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The University of Southampton
Biological Sciences

How to cool the planet and save coral reefs by the end of the 21st Century Event

Dave Beerling
13:00 - 14:00
28 April 2015
University of Southampton Highfield Campus Building 13 Room3021

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Adam Corres on 02380598148 or email .

Event details

A presentation on recent global carbon cycle modelling.

This presentation will report recent global carbon cycle modelling work investigating artificial enhancement of the chemical weathering sink for CO2 as a macro-engineering strategy for offsetting anthropogenic C-emissions. Increased land-ocean alkalinity fluxes and lower CO2 could substantially reverse end-of-century anthropogenic ocean acidification, even under a ‘business-as-usual’ carbon emissions scenario, helping maintain the viability of tropical coral reefs. Enhanced weathering may offer a scalable climate change mitigation option but major issues of cost and social acceptability should encourage urgent efforts to phase-down fossil fuel emissions.

Speaker information

Prof David Beerling,The University of Sheffield,Department of Animal and Plant Sciences

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