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#IronGate: Geoengineering experiments come to the forefront #GlobalWarming

The Haida Gwaii Museum and Haida Heritage Cent...
The Haida Gwaii Museum and Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay, Haida Gwaii. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 2012, Haida Salmon poured 120 tonnes of iron dust to create a phytoplankton bloom during the salmon feeding cycle.

Friday, November 02, 2012, 02:40 (GMT + 9)

Intense controversy has erupted over the prospect of manipulating ecosystems to offset the effect of global warming when more than 100 tonnes of iron were dumped into the Pacific Ocean off British Columbia (BC) this summer. The experiment by the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation (HSRC), which was globally condemned, had two purposes: to counteract the greenhouse effect and to determine whether ocean fertilization can replenish fish stocks.

It will be prominent at United Nations (UN) talks held this week to address an international treaty to govern geoengineering experiments.

Haida Salmon is a partnership between a US geoengeering company owner and the First Nation community of the Village of Old Massett on Haida Gwaii off BC, Earth Island Journal reports.

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More effort needed to assess risk of climate change, hatcheries to wild stocks
Posted 11/02/2012
by - Margaret Bauman

Abundance of salmon in the North Pacific Ocean is the highest it's ever been, but fisheries scientists say there are many unanswered questions about how many fish the ocean can feed, particularly in light of climate change.

"I'm coming at it from the standpoint of limited ocean carrying capacity for salmon, and that changes all the time, depending on climate and all the other factors," said Kate Myers, a retired University of Washington professor who was a panelist at the recent Alaska Chinook Salmon Symposium in Anchorage.

"I don't think we really understand how carrying capacity is fluctuating with climate change, but it is an important topic for research," she said. "Some scientists want a more international focus on this issue. Stocks from many countries are overlapping."

"The North Pacific has more Pacific salmon in it now than it has in the last century," agreed Daniel Schindler, a professor in UW's School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, who also attended the......