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News Round-Up: Environment, Climate and Geoengineering / Weather Modification

Spy Drones To Enforce CO2 Regulations

Climategate Part 1 – A 2,000-page epic of science and skepticism

Oceans at a Tipping Point for Ecological Collapse

The U.S. Military is One of the World’s Largest Sources of C02

Alex Jones: Copenhagen births World Gov’t framework despite fallout over science fraud

AP: Monsanto dominating seed markets with patented genetics

The New GMO Debate: Genetically Engineered Organic Crops

Bayer Admits GMO Contamination is Out of Control

Researcher Wants Sulfur Pumped Into Stratosphere To Combat Warming

Filmmaker Robert Greene on Weather Modification, Geoengineering, and Owning the Weather; Film Screens Sunday at COP15 (Interview)

Chavez asking Cubans to ‘bomb clouds’ amid drought

Worlwide Corporate Control of Agriculture: The New Farm Owners

Is There Such a Thing as Agro-Imperialism?

Phthalate warning: Medications contain chemicals that “feminize” unborn baby boys

Chemicals used in plastics feminise the brains of little boys ’so that they avoid rough and tumble games’

Genetically Engineered Agriculture Results in Increased Herbicide Usage; Weed Resistance, Farming Costs and Health Concerns on the Rise

Genetically engineered hormones used by dairy industry promote cancer

CDC study finds mercury and more in Americans

Many of the tallest mountains in North and South America contain PCBs

Fluoride Causes Premature Births, Brain Degradation, Bone Loss, Cancer and Hormone Disruption

Deepest volcano caught on Pacific Ocean video

Massive Underground Coal Fire Started in 1962 Still Burns Today

Such unwanted coal fires rage or smolder in the United States, South Africa, Australia, China, India and beyond. They are burning in huge volumes in rural China and blazing in a district of India to such a great extent the flames from some surface coal fires are more than 20 feet high. Here in the U.S., they are burning in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Colorado and Wyoming as you read these words.

Chevron Sued for Billions After Poisoning Waterways in Ecuador; One of the Largest Environmental Damage Cases in History

 6 Ways Agriculture Impacts Global Warming

Beauty-conscious women put 515 chemicals on their face and body every day

Growing Food, and Community, in the Desert

 A cynic might look at a program like the Edible Schoolyard — the much-lauded school garden initiative launched by Chez Panisse’s Alice Waters — and wonder if such a thing would be possible outside the favorable growing climes (and foodie sensibilities) of California, and without the support of a famous chef. But as a moving article by a young teacher in rural Arizona shows, the answer is a resounding “yes.”

Newly evolved finch appears on the Galapagos Islands

 Scientists studying Darwin’s finches in the Galapagos are witnessing evolution in action. (Photo: Grant, P./PNAS)

Just a few years ago, the husband and wife team of Peter and B. Rosemary Grant made the breakthrough discovery that the beak sizes of some of the finches on the Galapagos Islands had already changed since Darwin’s visit in 1835. Now they believe they may have witnessed the evolution of a brand new species.

Bird feeders speed up evolution

Dams potentially cause more rain

Fish kill called necessary to save the Great Lakes

Burst Oil Pipeline Leaks 46,000 Gallons in One of Alaska’s ‘Worst Ever’ Spills

The Weapons Used In Iraq – Afghanistan Have Far Reaching Effects

We have seen the terrible consequences to human life and the environment that has been caused by weapons that contain uranium components. Genetically speaking the US and UK have destroyed the DNA of the Iraqi people as well as causing catastrophic effects on the environment.

Presidents and Prime Ministers really have a lot to answer for when they started the wars in the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza and now Pakistan. We are now seeing their continued aggression and intimidation against Iran and North Korea and one wonders that they have up their sleeve.

What we the public do not understand is that these very acts alone and the weapons being used are creating a mass genocide of millions of people around the world.



ClimateGate and the Surrounding Debate: Best of the Web Round-Up

ClimateGate – A Comprehensive Archive

Climategate UN Eugenics Crime Syndicate Exposed on CBC News

Copenhagen and Global Warming: Ten Facts and Ten Myths on Climate Change

“Catastrophic Global Warming”, Ecological Brainwashing and World Government

Climategate: “Men behaving badly” – a short summary for laymen

 What’s the hubbub? It all comes down to men behaving badly. Emails and files related to top scientists that support man made global warming theory were released in the hacked files. These scientists have authored/co-authored many of the studies relied on by the UN IPCC, and world governments. The studies have been used to pronounce global warming an immediate, and therefore taxable, threat.

Here are some of the highlights of the documents released.

10 mins to Expose Global Warming Scam

Climategate: Follow the Money

Thus, the European Commission’s most recent appropriation for climate research comes to nearly $3 billion, and that’s not counting funds from the EU’s member governments. In the U.S., the House intends to spend $1.3 billion on NASA’s climate efforts, $400 million on NOAA’s, and another $300 million for the National Science Foundation. The states also have a piece of the action, with California—apparently not feeling bankrupt enough—devoting $600 million to their own climate initiative. In Australia, alarmists have their own Department of Climate Change at their funding disposal.

The Hacked Climate Change Emails: What They Do And Don’t Show

Emails that rocked climate change campaign leaked from Siberian ‘closed city’ university built by KGB

There Is No ‘Consensus’ On Global Warming

CLIMATEGATE: A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY – UPDATED

Lord Monckton Warns Obama Will Attempt Use of Executive Authority to Commit US to Copenhagen Agreement

EPA is preparing to regulate emissions in Congress’s stead

Copenhagen climate summit: US rules that greenhouse gases endanger human health

EPA Says Breathing Is Deadly, But Radioactive Drinking Water Is Good For Us

Krauthammer: EPA Move May Bring a ‘Revolution on the Administration’s Hands’

Climategate: Barack Obama’s rule by EPA decree is a coup d’etat against Congress, made in Britain

Who needs tanks on the lawn when you have the Environmental Protection Agency? Barack Obama’s use of the EPA to pressurise the Senate to pass his climate change Nuremberg Decrees shows his dictatorial mentality. He wants to override Congress, which is hostile to his climate gobbledegook because it is representative of the American electorate, and sideline the nation’s elected Senators by ruling by decree, courtesy of the EPA. This is a coup d’état.

Climategate Outrage Explodes As Carbon Tax Agenda Collapses

 Outrage surrounding the climategate scandal is increasing as desperate apologists for the crooks caught manipulating data to “hide the decline” in global warming attempt to distance themselves from the perpetrators, burning a few scientists to save the larger carbon tax gravy train in a cynical damage limitation exercise.

The potential for the climategate scandal to derail the gargantuan agenda to exploit fraudulent fearmongering about global warming in order to ram through a new carbon tax is growing after the ringleader of the scam, Phil Jones, the head of the Climactic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, temporarily stepped down pending an investigation.

Bombshell UN Documents Outline Plan To Use Climategate Crooks In “End Run” Around National Sovereignty

Hacked climate emails include calls for ‘Earth Government’ as foundation of new world order, splitting of America

 One of the leaked climate emails was apparently a press release from “Earth Government” Newsletter dated 27 Mar 2003. The document calls for a ‘democratic’ world government that would amalgamate and reform the prevailing global institutions including the United Nations, IMF, World Bank WTO, NAFTA, FTAA and others “for the good of all.”

Manipulation of Data and Concepts: The Climate Change EMails

No science is possible: CRU has destroyed the original data

Forget The Emails, Code Discusses “Artificially Adjusted” Temperatures

Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD) and Climate Change

Environmental Warfare: Climate Modification Schemes

Climate change scandal deepens as BBC expert claims he was sent ‘cover-up’ emails a month before they went public

Russian TV Does Better Job Reporting ClimateGate Than CNN

Flashback: Weather Channel boss calls global warming ‘the greatest scam in history’

Oceans to fall, not rise, over millions of years

Extreme Sea Level Rise Goes Mainstream

The Red Planet was once blue… Giant ocean once covered third of Mars

Mauna Loa Observatory’s carbon dioxide readings near worst-case scenario

Copenhagen: Seattle Grows Up

The Road to Copenhagen part III: A “Planetary Regime” in the Making

Copenhagen’s Hidden Agenda: The Multibillion Trade in Carbon Derivatives

The Meaning of Climategate

CLIMATEGATE – Global warming ’caused by sun’s radiation’

Guru Of Science Czar Holdren Called For Doubling CO2 Emissions

U.S. Caught Drafting Secret Proposal That Could Torpedo Climate Negotiations

“The Obama administration’s role in what appears to be a secret plot to strong-arm through an agreement forcing poor countries to bear much of the cost of reducing emissions is despicable. President Obama cannot lead the world while wheeling and dealing from the back-room. These are supposed to be negotiations about how to solve a problem, not about how to appease the United States government.

“The ‘Danish text’ is grossly unfair and is a non-starter. The United States, which has already filled the atmosphere with far more than its fair share of greenhouse gas emissions, must reject this text and start listening to the proposals of developing countries.”

Doomsday Climate Cultists Attempt to Convert Kids

Context for ‘hide the decline’ discovered

At issue was a proxy-temperature graph showing trends in temperatures for the preceding 1000 years. The first version of this graph, prepared initially by Keith Briffa, did show a significant decline in temperatures late in the twentieth century. The attendees at the IPCC meeting expressed, in no uncertain terms, their sentiment that this decline was an outlying result that ought to remain hidden, presumably from the broader scientific community and the public, in order to avoid what they feared would be a misconstruction of this decline.

Global Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time

There has historically been much more CO2 in our atmosphere than exists today. For example, during the Jurassic Period (200 mya), average CO2 concentrations were about 1800 ppm or about 4.7 times higher than today. The highest concentrations of CO2 during all of the Paleozoic Era occurred during the Cambrian Period, nearly 7000 ppm — about 18 times higher than today.

CLIMATEGATE – A Complete List Of Things Supposedly Caused By Global Warming

CLIMATEGATE – Copenhagen: Global Population Control Program Suggested To Stop Climate Change

Woman who invented Credit Default Swaps is one of the key architects of Carbon Derivatives (which are the center of Cap and Trade)



Environmental News Round-Up

Drought: California Agriculture in Collapse – AP / Cryptogon 10/16/09

Chinese media claims Beijing snow ‘artificially induced’  – Prison Planet 11/2/09

7,000 buildings collapse in China under heaviest snow on record  – Ice Age Now 11/14/09

The Farmer-Veteran Coalition. A Modern Swords to Ploughshares – Treehugger 10/20/09

Michael Pollan’s 20 Food Rules to Live By – LifeHacker 10/10/09

Argentina: Disappearing Farmers, Disappearing Food – Global Research 10/30/09

Contaminated Food – Gaining Control of the Entire Food Chain – EclippTV 10/31/09

It is too late to shut the door on GM foods – Guardian, UK 10/18/09

Ireland Says Not in this Country: Bans Genetically Modified Crops – Treehugger 10/17/09

Artificial Sweeteners are Continually Found to be Unsafe and Toxic  – Natural News 11/14/09

The Fight Over the Future of Food: Monsanto, GMOs, and How to Feed the World  – Treehugger 11/11/09

Pesticides Destroying 60 Percent of Honeybees  – Prison Planet 10/22/09

Snack and soft drink sweetener putting millions at risk of high blood pressure  – Daily Mail, UK 10/30/09

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Produces Toxic Chemical “HMF” When Heated – Prison Planet 10/20/09

FDA Chairman Took $5 Million Donation – “No Conflict of Interest”  – The Zoo 10/21/09

A medical supply manufacturer, by the name of Charles Gelman, decides out of the goodness of his heart to give $5 million dollars to the research center. His July donation is 50 times the annual budget of the research center. Mind you this is the same manufacturer that is saying that Bisphenol A is safe. Even though scientist who have published their research in the “Journal of the American Medical Association,” report that it is linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Disappearing Plastic Bags – New Plastic Magazine Mailer Dissolves in Hot Water  – Treehugger 10/23/09

If it sounds too good to be true…

Invasion of the giant blobs of “sea mucus” – Boing Boing 10/12/09

Tara McGinley of Dangerous Minds reports on mucus-like blobs that are forming with increasing frequency in the Mediterranean. They’re loaded with bacteria and viruses and the larger ones are 200 kilometers (125 miles) long.

Potomac Conservancy blames chemical runoff for intersex fish  – Washington Post 11/11/09

Chemical BPA in workers linked to sex problems  – Tulsa World 11/10/09

The Environmental Consequences of War  – Treehugger 11/11/09

World Health Organization Says Cell Phones can Cause Brain Cancer  – Natural News 11/10/09

Zebra Mussels (and Lots of Other Species) Invading Great Lakes and No One Can Decide What to Do About It  – Treehugger 11/9/09

Synthetic DHA and ARA in Baby Formula is Causing Infant Illness  – Natural News 11/9/09

KBR may have poisoned 100,000 people in Iraq: lawsuit  – Prison Planet 11/9/09

Huge rise in birth defects in Falluja  – Prison Planet 11/13/09

Cocaine, Spices, Hormones Found in Drinking Water  – National Geographic 11/13/09

Dominican Republic town blames U.S. firm for birth defects – Miami Herald 11/5/09

Corn Ethanol Biofuels Contaminated with Antibiotics  – Natural News 11/7/09

EPA Bans Pesticide Insecticide Carbofuran by 2010 – Treehugger 11/6/09

Consumers Reports Confirms Bisphenol A Leaches From Tin Cans  – Treehugger 11/5/09

Stop the Phytonutrient Deficiency in America  – Natural News 10/31/09

From Long Island to the Solomon Islands, communities tackle climate change  – Mother Nature Network 11/6/09

Kenya’s Maasai tribesmen recruited as lion guardians  – Mother Nature Network 11/6/09

Once, the Maasai lived in harmony with the lions of Southern Kenya, keeping down their populations to protect game while also keeping the herds safe from other humans. Now, the government is recruiting members of that same tribe to help Africa’s lions survive plummeting population levels.

Ice Loss in Antarctic Peninsula Unprecedented in 14,000 Years  – Treehugger 11/6/09

GLOWING CORAL PHOTO: Fluorescence Found to Aid Healing  – National Geographic 11/6/09 

Asian Natural Disasters — Harbinger Of Events To Come  – Global Research 11/6/09

8 Worst Man-made Environmental Disasters of All Time – Treehugger 10/21/09

A Hunt for Seeds to Save Species, Perhaps by Helping Them Move  – NYTimes 11/10/09

Is it wise or foolish to assist with the migration of plants? Some experts see unintended consequences and others say it is worth the risk.

How the Bushmen of Africa Can Save Us from the Global Water Crisis (Video)  – Treehugger 11/9/09

The Modern Green Movement Explained in Diagrams (VIDEO)  – Treehugger 11/6/09

When Antibiotics Fail, Nurses Turn to Maggots And Manuka Honey to Beat Superbugs  – Natural News 11/12/09



Cool Science & Technology News

Living things glow with visible light – BoingBoing 7/24/09

DNA Not The Same In Every Cell Of Body: Major Genetic Differences Between Blood And Tissue Cells Revealed – Science Daily 7/17/09

Will observing the history of physics change it? – via Metafilter 7/29/09

The Niels Bohr Library & Archives has completed a project to transcribe its collection of more than 500 oral histories of physics, including a few audio snippets of the interviews. And, if you’d like to put a face with that voice, check out the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives. [via]

Space Travel: The Path to Human Immortality? – Alternet 7/24/09

Video: from Australopithecus to Homo sapiens in 5 minutes – BoingBoing 7/20/09

Philips to unveil saliva-based roadside drug test later this year – EnGadget 8/5/09

History Channel Documentary Validates Chemtrails and Weather Warfare  – InfoWars 7/24/09

How to Reverse Global Warming: 21st Century Climate Blueprints – Global Research 7/26/09

Cars ‘may soon be started by lasers’ – Refreshing News 7/12/09

Bill Gates, Infected By Geoengineering Virus, Patents Hurricane Mitigation Devices For Gulf Of Mexico – Treehugger 7/11/09

Bill Gates Sets His Sights On Controlling the Weather – Popular Science 7/10/09

Bill Gates of Microsoft envisions fighting hurricanes by manipulating the sea – Prison Planet 7/15/09

Will Krakatoa rock the world again?  – Daily Mail, UK 7/31/09

Towering 1,200ft above the tropical stillness of the Sunda Strait in Indonesia, one of the most terrifying volcanoes the world has ever known has begun to stir once more.

Almost 126 years to the day since Krakatoa first showed signs of an imminent eruption, stunning pictures released this week prove that the remnant of this once-enormous volcano is bubbling, boiling and brimming over.

It’s called Apophis. It’s 390m wide. And it could hit Earth in 31 years’ time – Guardian, UK 7/23/09

In Egyptian myth, Apophis was the ancient spirit of evil and destruction, a demon that was determined to plunge the world into eternal darkness.  A fitting name, astronomers reasoned, for a menace now hurtling towards Earth from outerspace. Scientists are monitoring the progress of a 390-metre wide asteroid discovered last year that is potentially on a collision course with the planet, and are imploring governments to decide on a strategy for dealing with it.

Nasa has estimated that an impact from Apophis, which has an outside chance of hitting the Earth in 2036, would release more than 100,000 times the energy released in the nuclear blast over Hiroshima.

 

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Sunspots, Geoengineering & Climate Change

Global Temperatures Chart 2500 BC to 2040 AD – Revolutionary Politics 6/9/09

Mystery Ingredient Cleaning Earth’s Atmosphere – National Geographic 6/3/09

The discovery of an unknown substance that scrubs away pollutants has shaken up decades-long assumptions about how our atmosphere gets clean.

Sun Stealing Earth’s Atmosphere – National Geographic 5/28/09

NASA Documents the Evaporation of the Aral Sea (2000-2009) – Treehugger 5/20/09

Climate projection roulette wheel – Metafilter 5/20/09

MIT has completed the most comprehensive computer climate model to date to project how much warming will occur in the 21st century. The biggest unknown is not nature, but human actions to address the problem. To illustrate the results of 400 simulations they use a roulette wheel display – which wheel is spun and where the ball stops no one knows.  The simulation uses the MIT Integrated Global Systems Model.

Space missions to visit the sun – Telegraph, UK 4/26/09

Two space probes are to be sent to explore the Sun, in an attempt to get closer to the centre of the star than any previous mission.

The spacecraft will travel more than 70 million miles to one of the least hospitable regions of our solar system, where temperatures are hot enough to melt metal and intense radiation along with chaotic magnetic fields can tear manmade structures apart.

Scientists hope the missions will help them answer a long list of questions that still exist about the sun, including why its outer atmosphere is hotter than its surface, and what causes solar wind, sun spots and flares.

First Official Climate Change Refugees Evacuate Their Island Homes for Good – Treehugger 5/8/09

Can US urban food deserts bloom? – Raw Story 5/27/09

‘Silent’ Sun renews activity – Refreshing News 5/7/09

After lying dormant for a few months, the Sun is once again witnessing revival of Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) activities since May 5, which will help in determining the beginning of a new 11-year-solar cycle.

On May 5, the Sun produced an impressive coronal mass ejection (CME) and a burst of radio emissions, signalling the passage of a shock wave through its outer atmosphere, an alert from NASA said today.

New York, Boston “Directly in Path” of Sea Level Rise – National Geographic 5/27/09

How Will Climate Change Affect Where You Live?  – Alternet 6/16/09

The missing sunspots: Is this the big chill? – Independent, UK 4/26/09

Our Sun is the primary force of the Earth’s climate system, driving atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns. It lies behind every aspect of the Earth’s climate and is, of course, a key component of the greenhouse effect. But there is another factor to be considered. When the Sun has gone quiet like this before, it coincided with the earth cooling slightly and there is speculation that a similar thing could happen now. If so, it could alter all our predictions of climate change, and show that our understanding of climate change might not be anywhere near as good as we thought.

The climate engineers – Guardian, UK 4/28/09

Geoengineering – via Metafilter 5/2/09

Geoengineering and the New Climate Denialism.  “[S]ometimes the politics around an issue become so twisted that it’s necessary to address the politics before we can have a real discussion about the problems and how to solve them. That’s the case with geoengineering.”

Scientists debate ‘shading’ Earth – Raw Story 6/16/09

Experts weigh risks of seeding atmosphere to counteract warming.

Obama administration considers climate engineering – Reporter News 4/8/09

The president’s new science adviser said today that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth’s air.

John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed. One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun’s rays. 



Climate Change & Weather Engineering News Round-Up

Expert predicts dire scenarios of climate change: mass migrations and war – MSN 2/22/09

Crop Biodiversity A Cure for Ocean Dead Zones?  – Treehugger 2/12/09

Salamanders “Completely Gone” Due to Global Warming?  – National Geographic 2/8/09

Common salamanders are disappearing in tropical forests in Guatemala and Mexico , a decline that may be due to a deadly fungus, climate change, or both.

 As planet warms, birds move north  – Raw Story 2/10/09

177 U.S. species winter further north than 40 years ago.

We’re Beginning to See Hints That Ocean Circulation is Changing: International Polar Year Director – Treehugger 2/25/09

Goodbye Maple Syrup: Climate Change Pushing Sugar Maple Out of Northeast U.S. – Treehugger 4/8/09

Rainforests: Lungs AND Heart of the Planet? – Treehugger 4/2/09

New Scientists reports this month a possibly controversial finding that not only are rainforests giant carbon sinks of the planet (lungs), but they may also be responsible for moving (heart) many of the weather patterns we see all around the globe.

Islands Disappear in India – National Geographic 3/16/09 

Alaska Coasts Melting — And Not Just the Ice – National Geographic 2/15/09 

Part of Alaska’s coast is drifting into the sea at twice the rate it has in the past, reshaping the Arctic shoreline, a new study says.

What does the sun cooling mean? – Guardian, UK 4/22/09

The sun’s activity is winding down, triggering fevered debate among scientists about how low it will go, and what it means for Earth’s climate. Nasa recorded no sunspots on 266 days in 2008 – a level of inactivity not seen since 1913 – and 2009 looks set to be even quieter. Solar wind pressure is at a 50-year low and our local star is ever so slightly dimmer than it was 10 years ago.

Sunspots are the most visible sign of an active sun – islands of magnetism on the sun’s surface where convection is inhibited, making the gas cooler and darker when seen from Earth – and the fact that they’re vanishing means we’re heading into a period of solar lethargy.

US Navy Physicist warns of possibly ‘several decades of crushing cold temperatures and global famine’ – Ice Age Now 4/10/09

“The sun has gone very quiet as it transitions to Solar Cycle 24.  Since the current transition now exceeds 568 spotless days, it is becoming clear that sun has undergone a state change. It is now evident that the Grand Maxima state that has persisted during most of the 20th century has come to an abrupt end.

“(The sun) might (1) revert to the old solar cycles or (2) the sun might go even quieter into a “Dalton Minimum” or a Grand Minima such as the “Maunder Minimum”. It is still a little early to predict which way it will swing. Each of these two possibilities holds a great threat to our nation.”

 

WEATHER ENGINEERING or “GEOENGINEERING”

Can Crazy Techno Schemes Actually Save Us from Climate Change? – Alternet 2/9/09 

VIDEO: Germany becomes one of the first countries to admit Chemtrails Ops  – Global Research 3/16/09

Surprising Clouds Forming Due to Lead in Air – National Geographic 4/18/09

China lets it snow after seeding clouds to end drought – BBC 2/19/09

The Chinese capital, Beijing, is covered in artificially-induced snow after cloud-seeding ends its longest drought in decades.  

China unleashes cloud-seeding in battle against drought – Houston Chronicle 2/8/09

Parts of China’s parched north got light rain after authorities fired shells loaded with cloud-seeding chemicals into the sky, but there was no end in sight for its worst drought in five decades

Chemtrails in the Sky Are Evidence of Nefarious Activities for Broad-Based Conspiracy Theorists – Alternet 1/27/09

Council on Foreign Relations on Planetary Geoengineering: “Add more small reflecting particles in the upper part of the atmosphere” – via Cryptogon 3/27/09



HAARP, Weather Engineering and playing God with the atmosphere

Project Censored 1995: The Pentagon’s Mysterious HAARP Project

EXCERPT: “For a project whose backers hail it as a major scientific feat, HAARP has remained extremely low-profile-almost unknown to most Alaskans, and the rest of the country. HAARP surfaced publicly in Alaska in the spring of 1993, when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began advising commercial pilots on how to avoid the large amount of intentional (and some unintentional) electromagnetic radiation that HAARP would generate. Despite protests of FAA engineers and Alaska bush pilots, the final Environmental Impact Statement gave HAARP the green light.

 

While a November 1993 “HAARP Fact Sheet” released to the public by the Office of Naval Research stressed only the civilian and scientific aspects of the project, an earlier, 1990, Air Force-Navy document, acquired by Earth Island Journal, listed only military experiments for the HAARP project. Scientists, environmentalists, and native people are concerned that HAARP’s electronic transmitters could harm people, endanger wildlife, and trigger unforeseen environmental impacts. Inupiat tribal advisor Charles Etok Edwardsen, Jr., wrote President Clinton on behalf of the Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope and the Kasigluk Elders Conference expressing their concern with the prospect of altering the earth’s neutral atmospheric properties.
 
HAARP also may violate the 1977 Environmental Modification Convention (ratified by the U.S. in 1979), which bans “military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques having widespread, long-lasting, or severe effects.” HAARP project manager John Heckscher, a scientist at the Air Force’s Phillips Laboratory, has called concerns about the transmitter’s impact unfounded. “It’s not unreasonable to expect that something three times more powerful than anything that’s previously been built might have unforeseen effects,” Heckscher told Microwave News. “But that’s why we do environmental impact statements.” [emphasis added]

 

Los Angeles approves plan to seed clouds with silver iodide – Treehugger 6/12/08

EXCERPT: “How bad has the drought gotten in Los Angeles? Bad enough that the L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $800,000 cloud seeding proposal last week to elicit more rainfall for the drought-stricken Southland, reports the Pasadena Star-News‘ Jennifer McLain. This unorthodox practice has already been used several times over the last 5 decades to varying degrees of success (emphasis on “varying” here).”

 

Agenda-Driven Response: HAARP and the Army’s Land Grab in Colorado – Singola blog 6/21/08

 

HAARP: Altering weather patterns and creating devastation. – Proud Political Junkie’s Gazette 6/19/08

 

NASA provides “Explanation” of China Earthquake: “Electrical disturbances on edge of atmosphere & impending quakes” – Global Research 6/5/08

 

China’s rain free Olympic plan met with skepticism – National Geographic 4/23/08

 

Weather Engineering in China – Technology Review, MIT 3/25/08

EXCERPTS: “To prevent rain over the roofless 91,000-seat Olympic stadium that Beijing natives have nicknamed the Bird’s Nest, the city’s branch of the national Weather Modification Office–itself a department of the larger China Meteorological Administration–has prepared a three-stage program for the 2008 Olympics this August.”
“First, Beijing’s Weather Modification Office will track the region’s weather via satellites, planes, radar, and an IBM p575 supercomputer, purchased from Big Blue last year, that executes 9.8 trillion floating point operations per second. It models an area of 44,000 square kilometers (17,000 square miles) accurately enough to generate hourly forecasts for each kilometer.  Then, using their two aircraft and an array of twenty artillery and rocket-launch sites around Beijing, the city’s weather engineers will shoot and spray silver iodide and dry ice into incoming clouds that are still far enough away that their rain can be flushed out before they reach the stadium.  Finally, any rain-heavy clouds that near the Bird’s Nest will be seeded with chemicals to shrink droplets so that rain won’t fall until those clouds have passed over. Zhang Qian, head of Beijing’s Weather Modification Office, explains, “We use a coolant made from liquid nitrogen to increase the number of droplets while decreasing their average size. As a result, the smaller droplets are less likely to fall, and precipitation can be reduced.” August is part of Northeast Asia’s rainy season; chances of precipitation over Beijing on any day that month will approach 50 percent. Still, while tests with clouds bearing heavy rain loads haven’t always been successful, Qian claims that “the results with light rain have been satisfactory.”….
The Chinese began experimental weather engineering in 1958 to irrigate the country’s north, where average yearly rainfall compares with that during the American Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and sudden windstorms blasting down from the Gobi desert have made drought and famine constant possibilities. Today, the People’s Republic budgets $60 to $90 million annually for its national Weather Modification Office. As for the return on this investment, the state-run news agency Xinhua claims that between 1999 and 2007, the office rendered 470,000 square kilometers of land hail-free and created more than 250 billion tons of rain–an amount sufficient to fill the Yellow River, China’s second largest, four times over. Furthermore, while Qian’s weather engineers in Beijing have been testing their capabilities for the past two years, the Chinese say that during the past five years, similar efforts have already helped produce good weather at national events like the World Expo in Yunnan, the Asian Games in Shanghai, and the Giant Panda Festival in Sichuan.”
“Although they possess the world’s largest weather modification program, the Chinese point to the Russians as being the most advanced. In 1986, Russian scientists deployed cloud-seeding measures to prevent radioactive rain from Chernobyl from reaching Moscow, and in 2000 they cleared clouds before an anniversary ceremony commemorating the end of World War II; China’s then president, Jiang Zemin, witnessed the results firsthand and pushed to adopt the same approach back home. As for the historical credit for starting the whole weather-engineering ball rolling back in 1946, that belongs to employees of General Electric in Schenectady, NY–most notably, scientist Bernard Vonnegut (brother of the late novelist Kurt), who worked out silver iodide’s potential to provide crystals around which cloud moisture would condense. During the 1960s and ’70s, the United States invested millions of federal dollars in experiments like Stormfury (aimed at hurricane control), Skywater (aimed at snow- and rainfall increase), and Skyfire (aimed at lightning suppression). Simultaneously, the U.S. military tried to use weather modification as a weapon in Project Popeye, during the Vietnam War, by rain-making over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in an effort to close it.”

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