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Put the lime in the sea-wa-ter*

July 24, 2008

Add lime to seawater, increasing its alkalinity, and it will absorb more CO2. OK. But CO2 is a result of the production of lime. This report states it takes less to make than the water will absorb, so it is “carbon-negative” in net result. (I love those terms!)

Maybe this happens naturally as part of the Earth’s balancing system. Again, we don’t know as much as we think we do…

*Apologies to Harry Nilsson, and, apparently, to Kermit the Frog:

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