CIG SEMINAR: Drawing Down CO2 by 2030, William Calvin

Start Date/Time: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 1:30 PM
Ending Date/Time: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 3:00 PM
Location: ACC 120 (Academic Computer Center, 3737 Brooklyn Ave)

Tuesday, April 27 Speaker: William Calvin, Affiliate Professor, UW School of Medicine and PCC
Title: "Drawing Down CO2 by 2030 to Back Out of the Danger Zone for Abrupt Climate Shifts"

Dr. Calvin will give a presentation exploring the possibility of applying ocean pumps to lift nutrients while sinking organic carbon at depth in an effort to remove excess atmospheric CO₂. The process suggested in this seminar would sink the entire wind-mixed layer of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon, thereby removing it from the surface and delaying the production of CO₂ for centuries or millenia and transferring its production to a greater depth. The title of Dr. Calvin's talk tomorrow is "Drawing Down CO2 by 2030 to Back Out of the Danger Zone for Abrupt Climate Shifts".