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Chemtrails In The Sky: Atmospheric And Oceanic Geo-Engineering

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September 30, 2010: Rosalind Peterson / Agriculture Defense Coalition – September 30, 2010

The Congressional Research Service released its new report on Geoengineering for members of the U.S. Congress on August 16, 2010.  The U.S. House Science & Technology Committee will release their interim and final reports on their Geoengineering Hearings in September 2010.  The U.S. House Science and Technology Committee on Geoengineering is working with the UK Parliament on Global Geoengineering Governance and has released its 5th Report (printed by the House of Commons) on March 10, 2010.  All of these published reports are located below in the pdf file section.

SOLAR RADIATION MANAGEMENT: ATMOSPHERIC & OCEAN GEOENGINEERING

Geoengineering is defined as planetary-scale environmental engineering of our atmosphere, our weather, the oceans, and the Earth itself.  The methods, or schemes, that may be used now without public oversight or debate, prior public notification, U.S. Congress or State oversight, are staggering in number and scope. 

(Update:  We should all remember that volcanoes erupt each year negating the need for any geoengineering schemes to be deployed.  In March 2010, a volcano in Iceland erupted and sent an ash cloud spreading over Europe which may last for months and may create global cooling along with acid rains which will have negative impacts on trees, water supplies, oceans, and soils.  Earth’s natural systems are still working…and we can’t afford for man to add to these problems or exacerbate them by deploying more toxic chemicals and particles into the atmosphere to reduce the amount of direct sunlight reaching the Earth.  Each unpredictable volcanic eruption on Earth has the same effect.

A few geoengineers have been on the news in recent days stating that the Iceland volcano will not cause any cooling…in order to keep promoting geoengineering as an option.  It should be noted that other scientists have been stating for the news media that these volcanic plumes will change the weather and also that there are acid rains and human health problems which could be associated with this and other periodic eruptions.

Geoengineers had no advance notice of this eruption nor will they know when future eruptions will take place.  Thus, we have to consider these natural events and measure their synergistic and cumulative effects before considering artificial geoengineering schemes. In addition, the synergistic and cumulative effects of their proposed geoengineering schemes, when natural volcanoes serve the same function, is unknown.  It is now time to shelve man-made geoengineering schemes… – RP) 

Many private corporations, universities, government agencies, private individuals, states, counties, and cities, have deployed, or will participate in deploying, a vast array of geoengineering experiments in the near future without public oversight or consent.  Currently no government agency, or the U.S. Congress at this time, will have any idea what the cumulative or synergistic effects may be when these experiments are deployed.  In addition, no one, not even the U.S. Congress or the public, will have any oversight of these programs, the chemicals or particles that will be used or how they will be implemented.  Thus, action is needed today to prevent these questionable experiments.

The U.S. House Science & Technology Committee held their first Geoengineering Hearing on November 5, 2009.  Two more were held in February and March 2010.  The public, the Environmental Protection Agency, at either Federal or State levels, state agencies, agriculture representation, medical doctors, and ocean scientists were not asked to testify at this hearing or in the two subsequent hearings held in 2010.  (C-SPAN did not tape or broadcast these hearings and the major media ignored them.)

The U.S. House Science & Technology Committee and the UK Parliament have engaged in an agreement to participate in geoengineering discussions and the possible implementation of global geoengineering governance proposed by the Royal Society and several climate scientists.  Private and public meetings of climate scientists, with little media coverage, were initiated in February and March 2010, in California, in order to elaborate on possible geoengineering schemes and to discuss global geoengineering governance guidelines. 

The purpose of one set of schemes are to initiate “Solar Radiation Management (SRM)” experiments.  SRM is designed to reduce the amount of direct sunlight reaching the Earth.  The consequences of these SRM schemes are unknown since planetary-scale engineering involves so many different geoengineering schemes with unknown cumulative and synergistic effects.

A key AAAS February 2010, geoengineering write-up states: “…Studies show, however, that people make judgments based primarily on their values, belief systems, world views, and emotions.  Facts play a much more minor role.  This gap cannot be bridged by loading the public with facts, or trying to make the public more science literate…”  Thus, a whole series of presentations were made to advise geoengineers and others on how to manipulate the public so that they would support these schemes.

In a Press Release dated December of 2002 titled:  “GEOENGINEERING TOO RISKY” A Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Press release warns, “…There are many reasons why geoengineering is not a preferred option for climate stabilization…”  These prescriptions include risks of global “system failure” and the “unpredictable responses” of Earth’s climate system to large-scale human intervention…” 

On March 22-26, 2010, the Climate Respond Fund (note the partners listing in the document section below),  sponsored the Asilomar International Conference on Climate Intervention Technologies in Monterey, California. The conference was designed to develop (global geoengineering governance) guidelines for  “…research and testing of proposed climate intervention and geoengineering technologies…”  

What are the consequences of deploying Solar Radiation Management geoengineering experiments?

1)  Some of these experiments are designed to reduce the amount of direct sunlight reaching the Earth thus reducing the power output and the effectiveness of solar panels and solar cars.

2)  Many proposed chemicals or particles used in these geoengineering schemes (i.e., U.S. Navy/NASA/C.A.R.E. experiments deployed September 19, 2009), are likely to be toxic to humans, marine mammals, oceans, fish, wildlife, food pollinators, and birds.  Many of these toxic chemicals, like sulfur, have the potential to contaminate drinking water, soil, cause acid rain or air pollution, and may impair human health from lack of Vitamin D, by reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the Earth.

3)  NASA research studies show that increasingly persistent jet contrails may turn into “man-made clouds” (or white haze), and are “…trapping warmth in the atmosphere and exacerbating global warming…Any change in global cloud cover may contribute to long-term changes in the Earth’s climate…” No current U.S. legislation addresses water vapor and aviation impacts on the global atmosphere.  In addition, our scientists do not appear to be funding or working toward reducing or eliminating this problem. What happens when additional programs are put in place to reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the Earth when we already have man-made clouds dimming the sun and exacerbating global warming?

4)  SRM may limit Honey Bee food pollination because the bee navigates and communicates through the use of ultraviolet light.  And we have no idea what the cumulative impacts of toxic chemicals, particles, and reduced sunlight will have on all of our pollinators, endangering food production.

5)  Photosynthesis is required for the majority of life on Earth to exist, along with healthy trees, and food crop production.  When cloud cover and reduced sunlight is present, crop production drops.  When direct sunlight and normal rainfall is present, crop production increases.  What happens when geoengineers deliberately reduce the amount of direct sunlight reaching the Earth?  What are the consequences of multiple uncontrolled experiments? 

The climate scientists and geoengineers all have one repeated mantra:  “…Geoengineering is not a solution to climate change and global warming…”  They are instead enlisting support to spend enormous sums to buy time to do something later.  Just what research, project funding, and development are they now engaging in to fix our current pollution problems now?  Nothing!  They are not promoting research into benefits that will be long-lasting or make a difference now. 

The “temporary fix” theory with “unknown consequences” seems to be their only contribution to the disaster they predict.  Should the public be willing to accept this temporary fix with unknown consequences? This attitude is unacceptable because those conducting the geoengineering experiments will be unaccountable if their experiments go awry or create profound negative consequences. 

Professor Benford wrote the following regarding the public in a Reason.com article in 1997:  “…But perhaps the greatest unknown is social:  How will the politically aware public react–those who vote, anyway?  If geoengineers are painted early and often as Dr. Strangeloves of the air, they will fail.  Properly portrayed as allies of science–and true environmentalism–they could become heroes… A major factor here will be whether mitigation looks like yet another top-down contrivance, another set of orders from the elite. Draconian policing of fuel burning will certainly look that way, a frowning Aunt Bessie elbowing into daily details…In contrast, mitigation does not have to push a new camel’s nose into our tents… Technical solutions can play out far from people’s lives, on the sea or high in the air…Once we become caretakers, we cannot stop…(they) must be carried forward in the shadow of our stewardship…”

Instead of questionable geoengineering experiments, all reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants, at their source, should be regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency and all funding should go to the EPA for developing alternative energy and transportation.  Scientists and researchers should be funded to invent ways to use waste energy from currently operating energy plants to produce clean, green power, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions is where funding should be directed…not to those programs and experiments that will not reduce our impact on Earth from various types of pollution sources.  The energy of the geoengineers should be redirected to solve pollution problems, not add to them.

On June 10, 2010 the U.S. Senate voted to uphold a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court Decision, that allows the EPA to regulate and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

EPA regulation of greenhouse gases is the ideal solution because they can start today and the U.S. can lead the world in taking immediate action instead of waiting until 2017, under U.S. Senate Bill 1733, or 2020 under the United Nations Copenhagen Accord.  The hitch in both U.S. Senate Bill 1733 (or the new one to be introduced by Senators Kerry & Lieberman), and the U.N. Accord on Climate Change is that no reductions are planned until either 2017 or 2020, and then only a 10-20% reduction in greenhouse gas emission is on the table at this time – nothing that starts today…which means, due to the long delay and limited reductions, that there must be no greenhouse crisis?

Our local, county, state and federal representatives should take immediate action to stop these geoengineering scheme deployments until scientists from every field, agriculture interests, ocean scientists, marine biologists, and the public have had time to thoroughly investigate these schemes and their effects on the Earth’s environment. No one has the right to use the Earth, or Earth’s atmosphere, as a giant experimental physics laboratory due to the unknown consequences of such actions. 

State and U.S. Congressional Hearings should be immediately held in order to completely investigate the consequences of proposed and ongoing geoengineering experiments by any individual, state, county, private corporation, the U.S. military, university or U.S. government agencies on agriculture, crop production, human health, and our oceans.  There is a lot at stake and all of us should make our voices heard in this debate.  End 

Note: Professor Gregory Benford of U.C. Irving stated in his article on Arctic Geoengineering on November 20, 2006: “…This idea is only the first step in making climate science…into an active science… This is not a new transition in scientific style…We will live inside the experiment …The main thrust of all this is to carefully use our ability to attack warming at its roots – incoming sunlight now, carbon dioxide later… Costs seem readily attainable – perhaps a few hundred of millions of dollars for an Arctic experiment. High altitude trials over the open ocean are little constrained by law or treaty, so show-stopper politics may be avoided…”

Funding:  January 28, 2010 Wired Science:  Bill Gates has sunk at least $4.5 million of his personal wealth into geoengineering research.  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/01/bill-gates-paying-for-climate-hacking-resear

“…While it’s a small chunk of Gates’ vast personal fortune, it’s a sign that the founder of Microsoft thinks we should at least be looking into the controversial practice of intentionally altering the Earth’s climate on a global scale. “[Gates] views geoengineering as a way to buy time, but it’s not a solution to the problem” of climate change, Gates’ spokesperson John Pinette told Science Insider. “Bill views this as an important avenue for research — among many others, including new forms of clean energy.”

The money will be directed by two high-level scientists at the forefront of geoengineering research: climate scientist Ken Caldeira, of Stanford’s Carnegie Department of Global Ecology, and physicist David Keith of the University of Calgary. They will decide which technologies should receive the cash in order to alter the stratosphere to reflect solar energy, filter carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and brighten ocean clouds…”

“…In a related development Keith, one of the scientists directing Gates’ money, co-authored a Nature editorial this week calling for an international fund for “solar-radiation management” in addition to traditional carbon emissions cuts. “Solar-radiation management may be the only human response that can fend off rapid and high-consequence climate change impacts,” Keith said in a press release Wednesday… He and his co-authors, Edward Parson at the University of Michigan and Granger Morgan at Carnegie Mellon University, propose a budget for solar-radiation management (aka geoengineering), beginning with $10 million a year now and growing to $1 billion annually by the end of 2020. The organization that manages the funds would also develop the governance structures to provide transparent risk analysis and manage feedback from the world’s countries…”  Thus, there would be no Congressional or public oversight…complete freedom to use the oceans and the atmosphere as a private physics laboratory… [read more below]

How Do You Like Your Skies…Natural or Man-Made?

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: This article contains a veritable motherload of information concerning Stratospheric Aerosol Geo-engineering, aka Chemtrails. Continue reading and researching below– SJH

Link to entire article below with PDF archives…

http://agriculturedefensecoalition.org/?q=geoengineering

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  1. I am really looking forward to the new film G. Edward Griffin is putting out on this subject and is on my hot list to buy! Chemtrails, vaccines and the NWO adgenda are my hot button topics.

    Kirk J

    October 1, 2010 at 7:00 am


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