Proposal: Install giant pipes in the ocean to stir up deep water and bring it to the surface, causing new blooms of algae to grow and suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to fight global warming.
That's the theory proposed by James Lovelock, author of the Gaia hypothesis and British scientist Chris Rapley. The Gaia theory states that all living organisms and their inorganic surroundings have evolved together as one living system and that this system regulates the Earth's climate, ocean salinity and atmospheric content so that everything is as Baby Bear announced, "just right". Because Lovelock believes the climate is self-regulating, he believes that this period of global warming will eventually pass and the earth will cure itself, but he warns that the last time this happened, it took thousands of years. His believes his proposal for pipes in the ocean will help the Earth heal itself.
Lovelock admits that his proposal could have serious repercussions for marine life by increasing the ocean's salinity. The proposal itself makes little sense coming from a man who believes that the earth is self-regulating and will rebound from global warming. Surely, any attempt to induce the system will result in chaos? Lovelock states that he doesn't believe that any efforts by man will reverse global warming, and it is too late for the cutting of carbon emissions to have any effect.
"I think we are almost certainly past any point of no return, and that global warming is irreversible, almost regardless of what we do in the conventional things, like following the Kyoto Protocol," he said.
Lovelock and Professor Chris Rapley, Director of the British Antarctic Survey made their proposal by way of a letter to the journal Nature..