Greenlandic Rock Flour at Science & Cocktails – University of Copenhagen

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Greenlandic Rock Flour at Science & Cocktails

Can glacially ground rock flour help fertilize the tropics? Photo: Greenland Perspective

Can glacially ground rock flour help fertilize the tropics? Photo: Greenland Perspective

How do we feed a growing world population? Can we actively capture CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in the ground? Can the vast Greenlandic Ice Sheet promote growth of crops in the tropics? Would it be environmentally responsible - or even a remotely good idea - to transport mud from one end of the world to the other? Can Greenland create economic growth by "doing good" on the global stage?

These are some of the many questions professor of geology Minik Rosing and former professor at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Andreas de Neergaard will address during their lecture at Science & Cocktails. The two are currently exploring the option of utilizing glacially grounded rock flour as a naturally produced fertilizer to be exported and distributed to the depleted farmlands of the tropics.

The lecture will be held at Byens Lys on Christiania at 20:00, and it will be accompanied by ice cold cocktails. Entrance to the event is free and the lecture is held in English. More information regarding the event may be found here