Bach and Boyd (2021): Seeking natural analogs to fast-forward the assessment of marine CO2 removal

Lennart T. Bach and Philip W. Boyd IN: PNAS October 5, 2021 118 (40) e2106147118;

None of the proposed marine CDR (mCDR) methods is sufficiently well understood to determine their real-world efficiency and environmental side effects. Here, we argue that using natural mCDR analogs should become the third interconnecting pillar in the mCDR assessment as they bridge the gap between numerical simulations (i.e., large scale/reduced complexity) and experimental studies (i.e., small scale/high complexity).