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Tufts University bioethicist Sheldon Krimsky observed that the modest regulations proposed at the first Asilomar conference were not based on any systematic definition of risk. During the panel discussing bio-risks, DNA co-discoverer James Watson blurted out, "These people have made up guidelines that don't apply to their own experiments."
Watson later railed against Asilomar and similar meetings, branding them "a real theatre of the absurd in which the only professionals were a bizarre collection of kooks, sad incompetents, and down-right shits." [Genetic Alchemy: The Social History of the Recombinant DNA Controversy]
Decrying the "myth that scientists in this field are self-governing," science historian Susan Wright has also found that bioengineering and geoengineering research agendas "are shaped by utilitarian interests of government or corporate sponsors."
Five years later, the controls proposed at Asilomar "were dismantled without anything like adequate knowledge of the hazards," she adds.
"It is a myth that most scientists working under competitive pressures can address the implications of their own work with dispassion and establish appropriately stringent controls any more than an unregulated Bill Gates can give competing browsers equal access to the worldwide web." [wired.com March 23, 2010]
ENEMY AT THE GATES
LOOK OUT BELOW
"This lobbying offensive has been underway for more than a year now but it has moved into a critical new phase. The world needs to pay attention," warns ETC's Diana Bronson.
"We knew Microsoft was developing cloud applications for computers but we didn't expect this," explained Jim Thomas of ETC Group, one of the founding organizations of the H.O.M.E campaign "Bill Gates and his cloud-wrenching cronies have no right to unilaterally change our seas and skies in this way. A global moratorium on geoengineering experiments just became a whole lot more urgent and the meeting in Nairobi is a fine place to ensure that it gets put into place rapidly.
DON'T DO IT, UN SAYS
International rules curtailing chemtrails and other geoengineering may result after scientists and diplomats from 193 nations meet May 12-20 in Nairobi. The 14th meeting of Subsidiary Body of Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice is the first time a UN Body has addressed geoengineering for the first time since the 1976 ENMOD Treaty banned environmental modification for "hostile uses".
SBSTTA 14 is already recommending that the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity call on its member governments to impose a moratorium on all climate geoengineering activities when it convenes in Nagoya, Japan this October.
Governments attending the Nairobi meeting agreed to forward the groundbreaking recommendation after near-unanimous support saw "strong statements" from countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. On the final day, Canada announced it would not support the text.
"Canada is the bête noire of climate change negotiations and nobody was surprised to see it stand out as the main objector to this proposal. The delegation itself was embarrassed," observed Silvia Ribeiro.
The SBSTTA resolution requests that "no climate-related geo-engineering activities take place until there is an adequate scientific basis on which to justify such activities and appropriate consideration of the associated risks for the environment and biodiversity and associated social, economic and cultural impacts."
But British and American geoengineers "do not intend to wait for international rules on technology that deliberately alters the climate," the London Times revealed.
A similar moratorium on dead-zone spreading ocean fertilization techniques - supported by the German environment minister and adopted by the Biodiversity Convention in Bonn in 2008 - was quickly violated by another German ministry sponsoring an ocean fertilization experiment in the Southern Ocean.
According to Hands Off Mother Earth, "The move caused a rift within the German cabinet, debate in the Bundestag, an international outcry"- and led to a strong reaffirmation of the moratorium by government delegates in Nairobi. [handsoffmotherearth.org May 19/10]
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE PLAYS GOD
These messages are not getting through to the U.S. government, which continues to issue environmental waivers for further oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, even as it pursues chemtrails. Ignored by corporate media, the U.S. Congressional Geoengineering Committee has already met "two or three" times since November 2009 to assess the "Implications of Large-Scale Climate Intervention".
"Over the past three months, a parade of advocates has been drowning out more cautionary voices," ETC Group reports. [ETC Group News Release Feb 11/10]
The all-male congressional geoengineering panel includes Professor John Shepherd, Lawrence Livermore chemtrail modeller Dr. Ken Caldeira, Dr. Alan Robock, Dr. James Fleming and American Enterprise Institute blogger Lee Lane. Consistently opposed to emission-reduction measures, the American Enterprise Institute is a right-wing think tank that sponsors panels on aerosol spraying. [Atlantic July/August 2009]
"Insisting on proof of global informed consent as a precondition for testing CE amounts to saying that Climate Engineering can never be tested," blogs Lee Lane. "Governments of the more industrialized states have concrete obligations to their own peoples." [American Enterprise Institute Mar 30/10; blog.american.com]
Britain's House of Commons Science and Technology Committee is joining their American counterparts to bankrupt the biosphere. But after chairing a Royal Society study on carbon sequestering and reflective aerosol spraying, Professor John Shepherd of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK bluntly told the House of Representatives committee, "None of the geo-engineering technologies so far suggested is a magic bullet, and all have risks and uncertainties associated with them. It is essential that we strive to cut emissions now." [National Oceanography Centre Press Release Nov 13/09]
After more than a dozen years of chemtrail spraying admitted by a senior FAA Air Traffic Control manager and tracked by ATC radars across Canada and the United States, chairman Bart Gordon remarked in his opening statement last November that the closed hearing "marks the first time that a Congressional Committee has undertaken a serious review of proposals for climate engineering."
"At its best geoengineering might only buy us some time," Gordon admitted. "Geoengineering carries with it a tremendous range of uncertainties, ethical and political concerns, and the potential for catastrophic environmental side-effects," he warned - before urging that more experiments be carried out.
"We must get ahead of geoengineering before it gets ahead of us", Gordon concluded. [science.house.gov; Chemtrails Confirmed 2010]
DAMN THE EARTH, FULL SPEED AHEAD
"Big industry and big science want to press ahead with geoengineering either as a 'plan B', or as a free pass to avoid reducing emissions. It's the big lie that lets them pretend that we can all carry on drilling and driving - business as usual!" derides Neth Dano of ETC Group in Nairobi.
But "assuming" that unproven technologies can bail us out of a crisis caused by untested technologies may make an "ass out of your and me."
"My biggest problem with the backstop argument is that it encourages people to think there's a do-over if we screw up our response to climate chaos, when in fact, we don't have any proven response or remedy," worries Worldchanging co-founder Alex Steffen.
After trashing the upper atmosphere with his Virgin Airways, billionaire Richard Branson has created a "Climate War Room" to work with "the right stakeholders" to "create a strategic roadmap for governance and regulation" in the geoengineering "battle area."
Vladimir Putin's key science advisor, Yuri Izrael directed a sulphate aerosol experiment in Russia last year that avoided publicity before being picked up by a popular blog.
Silvia Ribeiro at ETC Group's Mexico office is not impressed by "the richest men and the richest countries in the world [beginning] actual experiments that tinker with the planet's complex climate system that we do not fully understand.
"Suggesting a 'bottom-up,' governance process for such top-down planet-altering technologies is absurd. If they want a real 'bottom-up' process, they need to start with the people at the bottom who have already been affected by industry-induced climate change.
"Gates, Branson and the elite geoengineers are a long-way from the bottom. I'm sure they will keep their bottoms dry - and make money at the same time - no matter what happens to the planet. The geoengineering lobby has no mandate and no right to 'manage solar radiation' on behalf of anyone." [ETC Group News Release Feb 11/10]
They've finally done it.
Chemtrail proponents have pushed too far.
A dozen years after this reporter first broke the chemtrails story for Environment News Service, corporations and their hired scientists are coming out of the chemtrails closet to urge "geoengineering" Earth's wildly skidding climate with an all-out assault of toxic, sunlight-reflecting chemicals continuously spread throughout the upper atmosphere.
Despite warnings from the British government and America's top military leaders that worldwide demands for oil will far outstrip supplies by 2015, climate change profiteers hope to capitalize on the failed Copenhagen climate change talks by substituting planet-risking techno band-aids for a worldwide shift to renewable energy.
But this time, the same "quick-fix" mindset that brought us DDT, ozone-eating CFCs, global nuclear fallout, a deluge of DNA-altering chemicals, personal microwave radiation devices, deep ocean oil well blow-outs, chemtrail spraying, biological warfare, depleted uranium weapons and a seemingly endless "catastrocopia" of similarly innovative disasters may be stopped in time.
A global grassroots uprising opposed to hacking our shared home planet is finding its multilingual voice. And as the first international chemtrails symposium prepares to get underway in Belgium, the United Nations is about to extend its moratorium on ocean iron seeding to airborne aerosol spraying and similar Earth-modification efforts.
CALLS FOR MASSIVE CHEMTRAILS SPARK WORLDWIDE MOBILIZATION
The first scientist to push hard for this "sunscreen" in 1998 was Dr. Edward Teller. The father of the H-Bomb also advocated exploding nuclear bombs along U.S. coasts to create instant harbours.
"When asked specifically about the potential risks associated with using aluminum in the program as an aerosol, scientists replied by stating that they have not studied much about the risks associated with aluminum, and added that something terrible could be found tomorrow that they haven't looked at," reported BLN's Michael Murphy.
Among other biological effects, aluminum fallout drastically stunts plant growth - including crops such as corn, barley and wheat. [Technology Review Oct 2/08]
"When probed further about the deployment of existing aerosol programs, the scientists stated that no aerosol spraying programs have been deployed to date."
But Murphy discovered that chemtrails protestors outside the meeting were claiming "quite the opposite… Ironically, the substances that they reported finding are the same substances the scientists are "considering" implementing in the various aerosol spraying programs discussed at the meeting." [BLN Mar 24/10]
Called by Margaret Leinen - yet another scientist with commercial interests in a geoengineering company - the Climate Response conference intentionally imitated a 1975 meeting in Asilomar which saw molecular biologists arguing how to "self-regulate" their profitable, god-like experiments in recombining DNA.
"Crucially, the 1975 meeting sidestepped the question of how recombinant DNA research should be done and who it should benefit," writes Wired's Alexis Madrigal. Conference organizers "structured the rules to protect their own lines of research, while limiting other people's work."
"The recombinant DNA issue was defined as a technical problem to be solved by technical means, a technical fix," echoes MIT science historian Charles Wiener. "Larger ethical issues regarding the purposes of the research; long-term goals, including human genetic intervention; and possible abuses of the research were excluded."
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