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Tim Flannery interview with 'The News Minute' of India

Interviewed while taking part in the Bangalore Literary Festival Tim Flannery answers question on the climate problem and the potential role of seaweed. 

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Why Saving the Oceans Is as Vital as Protecting Rain Forest

Article on Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a New York based a marine biologist and climate advocate making the link between how we relate to the ocean and the fight against climate change.

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How a Hawaiian business is developing seaweed as cattle feedstock

Article on how a Hawaiian business is innovating in the use of seaweed as a cattle feedstock and thereby lowering methane emissions. 

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Marine forests - Nature's own carbon capture and storage

Excellent short article by leading seaweed researchers Carlos Duarte; Dorte Krause-Jensen and Helene Frigstad on the vital role that ocean forests already play in the carbon cycle . . . 

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Seaweed invasion damaging Mexican coastline and tourism industry

Mexican beaches are – literally – awash with seaweed. It's rotting, smelly, emptying the beaches of vistors, and threatening the tourism industry. But one of the reasons seaweed is causing problems – it's fast growing – is the very same reasons it offers such potential to draw down carbon. Just imagine if we could sequester (bury) the fast-growing seaweed in the ocean depths, rather than allow it to wash up and rot on beautiful coastlines.

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5 ways the ocean can reduce climate risk: could seaweed sequestration also play a role?

There's new understanding of the potential of the oceans in managing climate change. As recently published in Science, prominent researchers Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Eliza Northrop, and Jane Lubchenco argue for 5 ocean-based mitigation areas necessary to reduce climate risk. The growing understanding of the potential of oceans begs the question: what else can the oceans do in meeting climate goals? And what role can seaweed sequestraion play? 

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Sir David Attenborough supports efforts to protect UK kelp forests

In a short video for the BBC Sir David Attenborough makes the case for protecting the Sussex kelp forest. For both it's ecological / biodiversity benefits and it's capacity to draw down and sequester carbon dioxide in the oceans.

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The Gloves are off

Opinion piece on how we might respond to those who argue against the need to respond to the climate emergency from Ocean forests foundation Chairman Prof Tim Flannery

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National Geographic article on the potential of seaweed to tackle climate change

National Geographic article based on research undertaken at the University of California, Santa Barbara into the global potential of seaweed to draw down and sequester carbon dioxide

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Founder and Chairman Tim Flannery interviewed on BBC Hard Talk

Tim Flannery questioned on the climate emergency on the BBC World Service's premier interview programme.

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s new film ‘Ice on Fire’ focuses on seaweed as a response to the climate crisis

Taking its title from the frightening ability to ignite methane escaping from melting ice, 'Ice on Fire' features the ocean and the capacity of seaweed to grow rapidly, draw down CO2 and achieve wider environmental benefit. 

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Climate change movie ‘2040’ reveals seaweed potential

Taking inspiration from the world that his young daughter will inhabit in 2040 Australian film maker Damon Gameau explores a number of ways to effectively respond to the climate emergency. The film includes interviews with Brian von Hertzen of the Climate Foundation on the potential of seaweed and Oxford academic and writer Kate Raworth on finance and her argument revealed in her book 'Doughnut Economics'.  

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The World Meteorological Association releases data on the extent of the Arctic fires

Reveals how vulnerable trees are to the effects of a warming planet

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Exaggerating how much CO₂ can be absorbed by tree planting risks deterring crucial climate action

Clear opinion piece on the dangers of believe that we can somehow 'plant our way out of the climate crisis'. To tackle the climate crisis we need both ambitious and rapid emissions reductions and a focus of finding the most effective ways to draw down and sequester CO2 at scale. Ocean sequestration has enormous potential to achieve that.

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New report reveals invasive pests present significant threat to US Forests

A recent study found that planting more than a trillion trees around the world could remove two-thirds of all harmful emissions, potentially making it the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis. Putting aside the difficulties in finding the required and ensuring that trees achieving maturity and their carbon sequestration potential, this new report reveals the threat that US forests are now facing from introduced pests. Just when the amount of forest cover needs to increase, existing forests are under enormous threat from pests, rising temperatures, altered rainfall and fire.

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Excellent short World Economic Forum film on GreenWave and the potential of ocean farming

Bren Smith of GreenWave reveals his creative approach to growing seaweed and achieving multiple environmental benefits 

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Chile focussing on the ocean for UN Climate talks in December

With the IPCC set to release a major report on the role of the ocean in climate change it looks like the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Santiago could achieve unprecedented focus and interest in the role of the oceans.

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Graph reveals clear trend of emissions, and CO2 concentration growth

We must now fight the climate emergency on two fronts. Not only must we rapidly reduce emissions, to achieve climate security we must also explore how to take greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and sequester CO2 at scale.

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