Eventually we will! In fact, the fish will be so plentiful we’ll be able to feed the world’s hunger.
What makes you say that, Dad?
This is great! Nothing taste better than fresh fish cooked just right. Too bad we won't always get this lucky.
I plan to seed the ocean with iron. As you know, low iron concentrations in the equatorial Pacific and the Antarctic oceans limit the growth of surface algae. I’m sure you remember the IronEx experiments led by the Moss Landing Marine Laboratory.
But what does this have to do with fishing?
Scientists found that by slowly introducing iron into the ocean water they could encourage algae growth.
Well, Becky, I figure that if the primary producers of the ocean increased in numbers, then the tiny critters likecopepods will get more to eat. That means little fish will also get more to eat, in turn feeding the big fish.
What’s your plan, Luis?
My company has made a deal with the Marshall Islands for commercial rights to the 800,000 square miles of ocean around the archipelago. We’ll not only fix global warming, we will get rich as well!
How will you do that
We plan to put a mixture of iron, phosphorus, and key trace elements into floating time-release mini capsules that will keep the mixtures afloat longer and seed the ocean more slowly.
By continuous seeding of just 100,000 square miles of ocean, we can probably cut down by one-quarter to one-third the carbon dioxide emissions from the United States!
Since there is talk about greenhouse gas emission taxes for each country, we can get rich while helping to decrease CO2 emissions without having to cut down on too much fossil fuel and land use in the U.S.