Blue Growth Potential to Mitigate Climate Change through Seaweed Offsetting

Halley E. Froehlich, Jamie C. Afflerbach, Melanie Frazier, Benjamin S. Halpern - Current Biology Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

Blue Growth Potential to Mitigate Climate Change through Seaweed Offsetting
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Carbon offsetting is a contentious but growing market for mitigating climate change. Aquatic farming of seaweeds is a growing sector that may provide a new form of offsetting in the oceans. Froehlich et al. find large-scale global mitigation through CO2eq sequestration unlikely but local to regional applications more feasible.

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