Who needs fossil fuels?

Seaweed is able to absorb five times more carbon dioxide than land-based plants. Seaweed not only acts to remove and store greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, it can also be harvested to produce biofuels that are carbon-neutral. (Who needs fossil fuels?)

Humans can restore oceans and climate by creating and managing ocean seaweed ecosystems. Humanity needs hope, in the face of hope-killing news that our current 400 ppm of CO2 in the air dooms us to acidic oceans and potential 10 to 20 meters of rise in sea levels.  In contrast, man made seaweed farms offer hope for reducing the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere and reversing the catastrophic course that we are currently on.

    • Doug Kalkwarf says:

      Your post is very interesting and covers many issues that require debate. For example, the basic question of “Who needs fossil fuels” is not as simple as it first appears. Much of the Industrial Revolution was enabled by coal and many nations became wealthy during this phase. Poorer nations today, such as many countries in Africa, do not have the capacity to exist without fossil fuels, particularly coal and charcoal. Does the wealthy world have the right to deprive these poorer nations of an affordable source of energy?

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