Planktos Science tossing plankton about (senselessly)
Our favourite ocean / world saving
investment opportunity saviour has been born again! Planktos, which was discussed before, has rechristened itself as Planktos Science. Way better of course, as now it really relays the joke to us.. it's a joke right? Please?
Russ George, founder as well as president of Planktos Science (-International?) deemed me worthy of a spam mail. Thanks Russ! Unfortunately Russ seems to be as shoddy a writer as myself (as CEO of Planktos Science International he should get himself a copywriter), and therefore I won't bother you with the complete letter. Instead some excerpts to give an idea:
If you are a religious person you might liken what we need to do as seeking absolution for our sins of emission by our acts of contrition and ecorestoration, otherwise the path to perdition is that of dissolution of those sins into dying oceans.
So as our reef beauties cry out and dissolve like Dorothy's wicked witch in our acidifying oceans, the acidification will certainly continue for at least another century unabated even if we never emit another molecule of fossil CO2 into the air. At the same time as the oceans suffer this chemical shock treatment, like those we give our swimming pools, they will continue as well to lose their photosynthetic capacity to counter this onslaught.
So where is there a source of emission free terrawatts of curative power we can devote to saving the oceans and help restore the balance of Nature? It is of course ONLY available from photosynthesis and therein lies the course we must chart to restore our oceans as we must surely not simply imagine the damage we've prescribed can simply be ignored and start from the present mortally wounded state. No mere conservation ethic or effort will suffice, we are far to far over the tipping point for that to work.
Eat your heart out Charles Dickens!
(Jenna seems to have a nice time though.)
By Pepijn on 27 07 08 - 23:43 | | ¶
But you failed to comment on the ocean crisis.. That is the point isn't it or is it rather your senseless ranting.. You apparently care only about your own ego and not issues.
reply by Pepijn: Hello "Frank" -from the same San Francisco IP-range as the other Planktos peeps-, feel free to read the linked posts if you do happen to care
frank (Email) - 28 07 08 - 17:20
Greenpeace's report on iron fertilization is available at:
A. Grottoli - 12 08 08 - 08:37