The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. *** He has set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoices like a strong man to run its race. Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
— Psalm 19: 1, 4-6
By David Tulis
The skies over Chattanooga and many other cities among the 50 states are being regularly hazed out in a prophylactic program that saves the planet from the effects of sunlight.
The unfunded mandate of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering blessed Chattanooga on Dec. 3, 4, 7, 13, 15, 17-19 by my reckoning. On Tuesday the 15th, heavy jet activity preceded a storm system that darkened the city and left only a little rainfall — a process repeated in past months. Heavy striping by jets precedes a storm front that glowers and broods over Hamilton County and scuds away with nary a drop. Thursday, shapeless cloud cover fed by trails high above caught my attention as I during afternoon sales calls in the Hixson area.
National governments worldwide practice weather management, also known as solar radiation management, on the theory of anthropocentric global warming — manmade global temperature increases. The concept “climate change” with its variants controls the media and scientific literature and holds that ordinary human activity — farming, use of highways, industry — is destroying the planet and must be met with draconian progressive-oriented deindustrialization and new controls upon people and industry by the state to save the day.
Media ramps up ‘solar radiation management’ tale
Heightening the police state to suppress human activity is one solution to global warming.
The other is solar radiation management, also known as SRM. The Obama administration is reportedly considering climate management programs, a sort of iron dome protecting the surface of the earth from incoming sunlight. SRM replicates the haze volcanoes hurl across vast parts of the planet when they blow up.
The proposed injection of good pollution into the atmosphere by jet aircraft is hardly new, whether for storm creation (cloud seeding out West) or warfare (Agent Orange over jungle or Operation Popeye over the Ho Chi Minh trail).
But a remarkable contradiction exists between today’s practice and the world of scientific literature and the media. An aggressive aerosol program is being maintained in the skies of my hometown, Chattanooga, and very likely yours while university studies propose it as a theoretical solution to the supposed “global warming” scare.
Arguments are popping up in popular media to suggest the necessity of future commitments that appear already to have been concocted — drafted by policy circles in secret, signed without concern for public health, scheduled behind the wall of national security that saves the citizenry from worrying about the terminus to which the doctrine of necessity brings us.
Newsweek fears global disaster
Newsweek in a cover story proposes that the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines be a model for how scientists could create aerosol clouds to deflect sunlight and mirror away sunlight reaching the surface of the earth.
➤ “[Ken] Caldeira [on a National Academy of Sciences panel and a scientist] says that by sending a fleet of planes into the sky and spraying the atmosphere with sulfate-based aerosols, we could have a speedy, cost-effective method to cool the Earth. The sulfates would eventually fall out of the upper atmosphere and end up close to the Earth’s crust, but it’s probably not a major concern, Caldeira says. The sulfates would be thousands of times smaller than the air pollution around cities like Beijing or Shanghai, and they wouldn’t cause any increase in acid rain.”
➤ The story suggests chemtrail backers are willing to risk the danger of injecting aerosols in the atmosphere. “I’m negative about all the geoengineering options,” Mr. Caldiera says, “but I’m also negative about jumping out of burning airplanes with a parachute I’ve never tested before. I’d still rather have the parachute than not have it.” In other words, the existing program may have dangers of all sorts, but nation-states have no choice.
➤ Newsweek ignores national governments’ Pinatubo-scale efforts today and its varied manifestations, including metallic filament chaff dumped upon the earth below and new types of fibrous snow than can be rolled up like a carpet.
It takes seriously the work of an New York University philosopher and ethicist, however, who proposes redesigning the human race in what might strike you as a bold eugenic formula or a prescription for mass suicide. “Among the proposals were a patch you can put on your skin that would make you averse to the flavor of meat (cattle farms are a notorious producer of the greenhouse gas methane), genetic engineering in utero to make humans grow shorter (smaller people means fewer resources used), technological reengineering of our eyeballs to make us better at seeing at night (better night vision means lower energy consumption), and the extremely simple plan of educating more women (the higher a woman’s education the fewer children she is likely to have, and fewer children means less human impact on the globe).”
‘Just 2 years away’
Experiments in creating artificial weather are “just two years” away, says a New Scientist report covering a recent paper by the Royal Society. No, Chattanooga isn’t being subjected to climate control YET, we are to understand, but it’s a distinct possibility it could eventually happen.
Geoengineering to cool the planet by deliberately altering Earth’s atmosphere is highly controversial, with sceptics fearing it will fail and mess up the climate even more. Altering cloud cover, for example, could change rainfall patterns and increase droughts and floods unpredictably. Opponents also fear that if we rely on geoengineering solutions, people will no longer strive towards the main goal of dramatically reducing our reliance on the fossil fuels that are inexorably heating up the planet.
New Scientist mentions several proposals like those in the school of projecters encountered by the heroic Gulliver in Jonathan Swift’s heady satire of 1726, including altering cloud composition by with bismuth tri-iodide, turning cloud water into ice particles; the scheme would “reduce the water vapor and allow more radiation to escape.” Other wacky ideas include cannon, piping to the upper atmosphere and chemtrails by seagoing platforms.
Scientists such as Piers Forster of University of Leeds and others are skeptical of computer model tests and small-scale tests of chemtrailing. “We’ve emitted 500 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide and we only recently have any certainty this is affecting our climate, so limited tests would tell you next to nothing about the climate effects of solar geoengineering,” he says. New Scientist says it’s possible geoengineering could “[prove] to be impractical.” David Keith of Harvard says wants to test stratospheric aerosol geoengineering (you’d call it chemtrailing), but is awaiting for F$10 million in funding from the U.S. and a body to give “official permission” to conduct emission tests of sanctioned pollutants.
Academic theater, fruity ideas
Americans are said to have done no research on cloud-creating geoengineering, with most of what’s been spent going to computer models. Dr. Keith is said to be trying to get his way to a massive chemtrailing program that would go as far as he appears to want to go. A hesitant first step would be a “large balloon 20km up in the sky” that would “create a small plume of sulphate particles” and measure area atmospheric changes. He and other “cloud brighteners” are searching for funding from philanthropists.
Dr. Keith makes his case for a future program of SRM in a 2013 book The Case for Climate Engineering. The program is provocative and could have many unintended effects, he admits in an interview. Human health concerns need to take a back seat to save the planet.
“Now, there will be some direct risks, for sure,” he tells Recode.net. “If you put sulfuric acid in the atmosphere, some people could die from the extra air pollution. That’s a serious issue, and not one to take lightly. There’s an ethical aspect to taking action that results in harm. But it seems clear that the net impacts would be hugely positive. And that seems to me to be true from essentially all climate models.”
A small scale test envisioned at Harvard University and the Royal Society treads deftly into the fray. “This experiment — provisionally titled the stratospheric controlled perturbation experiment — is under development,” an abstract says, “and will only proceed with transparent and predominantly governmental funding and independent risk assessment.” Aluminum is not mentioned in the study, though it figures prominently in stratospheric aerosol geoengineering patents and is the ideal aerosol reflector.
What it means for our hometown
Aluminum, we know, and strontium and barium are perpetually in the air over Chattanooga, according to Bob Colby, air pollution control bureau chief. But these elements are off his radar as a matter of law. We know we are chemtrailed roughly every other day. We know that as we lead our lives we face hazards of many kinds — from unhealthy food, dangerous products, chemicals in consumer products, GMOs, police miscreancy and abuse, lawless regulators, decapitalizing and lawless taxation.
And now we either face climate modification as a future prospect, a perilous future necessity. Or should understand it as already under way? Either way, it’s almost too much to worry about. Crisis fatigue has set in.
If visual data suggests the truth, the academic world with its David Keiths and Ken Caldieras is entirely in the dark as to the real progress in weather control. What we see by looking up and what we read suggest two alternative universes. Weather control is already taking place over Chattanooga. As it intensified, I jumped onto the story in March, prompted by a freak snowstorm downtown a day after the city had been heavily sky striped amid shirt-sleeve weather. The literature about solar radiation control is growing, but existing practice is not made public.
The city is being heavily polluted from the sky. But its high purposes can’t be laid as an evil to industry. Sky tattooing is the official proceeding of a forward-thinking but improvident Uncle. Are you inclined to hold your nose and thank the U.S. government for aggressive weather modification, fulfilling a green agenda? Or are you tending another way? Are you asking how personally to deal with the medical and environmental fallout of current practice?
Sources: “Geoengineering the climate; Into the great wide open,” The Economist, Dec. 13, 2014
Atmospheric particles can brighten cold clouds as well as warm ones,” Phys.org, Dec. 5, 2014. http://phys.org/news/2014-12-atmospheric-particles-brighten-cold-clouds.html
Erin Biba, “Planet Reboot: Fighting Climate Change With Geoengineering,” Newsweek, Dec. 4, 2014, http://www.newsweek.com/2014/12/12/can-geoengineering-save-earth-289124.html
Andy Coughlan, “Geoengineering the planet: first experiments take shape,’ New Scientist, Nov. 27, 2014, http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429974.000-geoengineering-the-planet-first-experiments-take-shape.html?full=true&print=true#.VJRMyVLGY
Nicholas West, “Elite Think Tank Admits to Ongoing Climate Engineering Experiments,” Dec. 9, 2014, Globalresearch.ca. Originally at Activist Post, http://www.globalresearch.ca/elite-think-tank-admits-to-ongoing-climate-engineering-experiments/5418879
James Temple, “Harvard’s David Keith Knows How to Dial Down the Earth’s Thermostat. Is It Time to Try?” Recode.net. http://recode.net/2014/12/11/harvards-david-keith-knows-how-to-dial-down-the-earths-thermostat-is-it-time-to-try/
John A. Dykema, David W. Keith, James G. Anderson, Debra Weisenstein, ‘Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment[;] A small-scale experiment to improve understanding of the risks of solar geoengineering,” Nov. 17, 2014, The Royal Society, http://www.policyinnovations.org/ideas/briefings/data/00285. The study is at http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/372/2031/20140059.full