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Why Geoengineering Isn’t Working Part 2.



Geoengineering aerosols over BC’s northern Gulf Islands Oct. 22, 2018 -Will Thomas photo




WHY GEOENGINEERING ISN'T WORKING

 

By William Thomas

 

 

PART 2.


 

GEOENGINEERS VS. THE WORLD

 

 

Humanity may be just 1°C away from tripping over a falling-domino series of further feedback loops that could exceed planetary thresholds, triggering a runaway hothouse.

Johan Rockström, executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, warns: “Once we go past 2 degrees [warming since pre-industrial times], we see that the Earth system tips over…”

 

We may already be there. 


So let’s crank up a 19-year-old solar geoengineering project into higher gear!

 

Not so fast.

 


NOT IN MY FRONT YARD, HOW ABOUT YOURS?

Research published in late 2017 shows that Solar Aerosol Injection does not remain in the targeted region “due to the rapid dispersion of aerosols in the stratosphere.

 

Earth’s atmosphere has no fixed boundaries. Simulations show that aerosols injected  into the "northern" stratosphere are “leading to increased likelihood for drought in the Sahel, just south of the Sahara desert,” explains Dr Anthony Jones, a climate science expert from the University of Exeter and lead author on a recent geoengineering study. "Our results confirm that regional solar geoengineering is a highly risky strategy which could simultaneously benefit one region to the detriment of another.”

 

"Reflecting sunlight would likely reduce Earth's average temperature but could also change global circulation patterns with potentially serious consequences such as changing storm tracks and precipitation patterns," warns the American Meteorological Society.   

 

During the month of May 2018, around 120,000 Sri Lankans were uprooted by mudslides and flooding.

 


Members of the Myanmar Rescue Team carry residents in a boat to travel along a flooded road in Bago -Myo Kyaw Soe:AP

Myanmar rescue team ferries residents along a flooded road in Bago -Myo Kyaw Soe/AP


In Myanmar in July, an estimated 100,000 people may have been affected after monsoon rains sent rising waters across four of the country’s states.

 

Also that month, at least 10 people were killed and some 50,000 others displaced by monsoon-triggered floods in Myanmar.

 



Trees and houses are partially submerged in floodwaters in this aerial photograph taken in Kainakary village in the district of Alappuzha, Kerala. -Bloomberg

Floodwaters drown Kainakary village in Kerala. -Bloomberg


In August, three-weeks of continuous downpours displaced 800,000 people as the worst flooding in a century drowned southern India's Kerala state, with death tolls climbing toward 500. Rainfall in some areas was well over double a typical monsoon season.

 

Remarkable rains that killed more than 1,200 people across South Asia and displaced another 1.3 million “are in line with predictions say climate scientists, who warn that worse is to come,” reports Japan Times.

 

“Our recent research shows a three-fold increase in widespread extreme rains during 1950-2017, leading to large-scale flooding,” said Roxy Mathew Koll, a climate scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pashan, near Mumbai. Over that 68-year period, flooding across India caused by heavy monsoon rainfall claimed 69,000 lives and left 17 million people without homes.

 

All this from the first tremors of Climate Shift – exacerbated by aerosol “laydowns” thousands of miles away in another hemisphere.

 

“These floods that we are seeing in Kerala right now are basically in line with climate projections,” stated Kira Vinke, a scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany. “If we continue with current levels of emissions – which is not unlikely – we  will have unmanageable risks.”

 

The South Asia monsoon normally lasts from June to September. But rapid warming in the Arabian Sea and nearby landmass is causing monsoon winds to fluctuate and intensify for three-to-four days, Koll explained. “During those periods, moisture from the Arabian Sea is dumped inland.”

 

“Over the last decade, due to climate change, the overheating of landmass leads to the intensification of monsoon rainfalls in central and southern India,” said monsoon expert Elena Surovyatkina, a professor at the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a senior scientist at PIK.

 

On current trends, India’s average annual temperatures are set to rise 3C compared to the pre-industrial benchmark by 2050, according to the World Bank.

 

 

MONSOON MAYHEM DISPLACES 20 MILLION

In June 2007, unusually heavy and prolonged monsoon floods displaced more than one million people in India and low-lying Bangladesh. 

 

In August 2007, wild monsoon rains lasting weeks flooded entire regions south of the Himalayas, killing more than 1,100, with 19 million people displaced. Hundreds of kilometres of farmland from the Gangetic plains to the Bangladeshi delta submerged when rivers burst their banks.

 

"Now climate change models predict heavier rainfall events happening more frequently, worries Himanshu Thakkar, co-ordinator of the South Asia Network of Dams, Rivers and People.

 

Displaced rainfall primarily caused by climate shift is made worse by distant geoengineering. The impossibility of untangling the effects of climate change from climate-altering aerosols is one of the biggest dangers of present and future SRM.

 

“Already we are observing that the monsoon is becoming harder to predict with traditional methods, says Vinke.

 

Given what’s happening in an atmosphere made much wetter by climate change, all would-be geoengineers must stay after class and copy this key sentence until they can repeat it verbatim:

 

“Altering cloud cover changes rainfall patterns.”

 

 


 opiod syringe -Brian Snyder

HOW ABOUT ANOTHER INJECTION?
Atmospheric scientists still have no clue what geoengineering is doing to this planet. Or even that it’s happening. (The ones who confirm it won’t go on record.)

 

What we do know is that a despair-driven opioid epidemic is sweeping the “greatest country on Earth”. So when even the scientists who think trying to artificially cool the Earth is not such a hot idea start saying we may have “no choice” but to resort to overdose-scale aerosol “injections”…

 

… what don’t they get about that word?



NAH, SAYS NAS

Funded in part by a very worried CIA, the National Academy of Sciences has looked at:

 

a: removing carbon-dioxide from the atmosphere


b: reflecting sunlight away from the planet

 

It’s too late for “a”. Planting survivable trees on eroded, clear-cut slopes is iffy. And current carbon-capture and storage technologies would take “decades to achieve moderate results and be cost-prohibitive,” according to their 2015 report.

 

As for more “b”: Not only does all-out climate intervention fail to address the root cause of climate change… There is significant potential for unanticipated, unmanageable, and regrettable consequences in multiple human dimensions from albedo modification…including political, social, legal, economic, and ethical dimensions, the NAS report concludes.


Not to mention, non-human dimensions. There is no separation.

 

As Zoë Carpenter reports: The unequivocal message from the committee was that the world cannot expect to geoengineer its way out of the climate crisis.

 

The climate “doesn’t go backwards. It goes different. And we don’t even understand where that different state ends up, points out a scientist on the U.S. Government research panel.

 

 

The yellow-throated tanager inhabits high elevations in Peru, where many high-elevation species are declining, a new study has found. (Graham Montgomery:University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT)

 Yellow-throated tanager among many declining high-elevation species. -Graham Montgomery/U. of Connecticut



“ILLUSORY CONTROL”

Interestingly, in preparing this latest NAS statement, its authors decided not to use the term “geoengineering”. They opted instead for “climate intervention.” As Marcia McNutt explained, “We…felt that ‘engineering’ implied a level of control that is illusory.”

 

 

NCAR SAYS NOPE

When scientists led by Simone Tilmes of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) threw 12 of the world’s leading climate models at aerosol geoengineering, they found that climate engineering “cannot solve the associated effects on the water cycle.”


 

NOT SO MUCH

"The potential of most climate engineering methods, even when optimistic deployment scenarios were assumed, were much lower than I had expected," admits Andreas Oschlies, an earth system modeler at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany.

 

This lack of effect is really striking," agreed Kelly McCusker at the University of Victoria, a few hours down-island from my hideout. The climate scientist emphasized: "This study nails home the continued importance of reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases."

 

“There is no silver bullet here,” committee chair and Science Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt told yet another press briefing in Washington. “We cannot continue to release carbon dioxide and hope to clean it up later.” 


Not when it’s killing the ocean on which all life depends.


Now when, McNutt further warns, If this strategy were ever halted, the globe would rapidly warm after the aerosols dispersed.

 

By how much? Some studies suggest that over the past 30 years, heat-holding aerosols of all kinds have blocked average surface temperature by as much as 1C

 

This means if we clean up the global haze visible from space, Earth will warm very quickly into the 3C-4C Danger Zone of: “Where has all the food and my front yard gone?”

 

 

GETTING PERMISSION

Geoengineering proposals that are technically the easiest to implement and have the quickest impact may be the most difficult to govern, the Climate Geoengineering Governance project warned in late November 2014.

 

They got that right.

 

 

TRUST US

An artificial sunshade that gives us time to slash emissions is the planet hackers’ go-to argument. “Now we know that any geoengineering scheme would only work with drastic mitigation measures in place, because it can be only used as a short-time fix, to buy some time,” wrote Tilmes in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

 

Thing is, guys, emissions are going the other way. Since NASA’s top climate scientist, Dr. James Hansen warned Congress that human-caused global warming was confirmed, 30 years later most U.S. legislators still insist collapsing ice sheets, warming-intensified wildfires, and constant crazy weather are a “hoax”.

 

 

TRENDING…

You may have heard 350.org urging that we keep our burnt dinosaur bone smoke to 350 ppm (parts per million) in the atmosphere.

 

Yet, despite 19 years of aerosol arousal, “atmospheric equivalent concentrations, which include other greenhouse gasses… averaged around 490ppm in 2016,” scribbled Robert Scribbler. 

 

We’re currently on course for warming of between 3C and 5C or more, reports New Scientist writer, Anil Ananthaswamy.

 

He means the civilization game will be over, with a decisive loss suffered by the home team.

 

How is this possible? 


“Greenhouse gases occur in very small amounts. But by increasing that just a little bit you change the background state of the system and make it that much more susceptible to increased extremes," explains Dr. Gerald Meehl, Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in the denial-shattering film, Chasing Ice.

 

 

drift-ice-ice-floes-in-the-arctic-ocean-nordaustlandet :Getty:Arterra

Drift ice in the hot Arctic-Ocean -Nordaustlandet /Getty/Arterra


THIN ICE

If you’re be-bopping along a cliff edge and fall off, your path has become nonlinear. 


This is where we are now.

 

"If it gets too warm and the ice gets too thin, it doesn't respond just a little bit,” cautions Dr. Tad Pfeffer, a U. of Colorado glaciologist, in that same visually and viscerally-stunning documentary. “You cross that tipping point, climate no longer matters. It’s irreversible. It's just going to keep going.”

 

Wouldn’t you know it, 95% of thick, contiguous ancient Arctic sea ice has melted since 1985Over the summer 2018, “this ancient ice actually broke apart for the first time in recorded history,” reports Avery Thompson for Popular Mechanics. “This ice will probably break up again this summer (2019), and permanent Arctic ice will completely disappear.”

 

This boon to Russian shipping and Arctic oil drilling spills “will be disastrous for the planet, since the Arctic depends heavily on that permanent ice to keep the North Pole cold,” Thompson helpfully points out.

 

 


Pick your penultimate poison –  environmental degradation, irreversible climate shift, economic collapse, global corporate control, species extinction, a superpower addicted to war, meatless Mondays –  the multiple converging crisis currently on track to end civilization and perhaps all life on Earth is, at root, a spiritual crisis. Only those who view themselves apart from Nature, and who regard an undefined “god" as residing vaguely “up there”, could continue to disrespect andf dismantle Creation itself.    


Only by understanding in our guts and wombs that Nature is our own nature and that the mysterious energy that demands veneration as something “sacred” is imminent in all things – can we come to see that the fate of one is the fate of all. 



PUSHBACK


3 REASONS FOR RIGHT ACTION



TIME FOR A NEW STORY, TONTO

How can we slam on the brakes with the accelerator jammed to the floor?

 

By telling a new story.

 

It’s clear that humanity needs a new story. Not of denial, masquerading as false hope, but of deeds doable now.

 

These new stories are a lot more exciting, satisfying and fun than we’re been told. 

 

We will not find this story of a blossoming worldwide consciousness in TIME.

 

We may not even find it in time. But everywhere we look, disobedient young people and their mentoring, activist elders are writing it with their passion and their courage right now.

 

Why let them have all the fun?


Regardless of the outcome, “re-sacrilizing” the Nature our ancestors long recognized as divine leads to realignment with our true nature. And this re-synching, in turn, leads to effortless “right action” in these confusing times... when we remember that the crows, forests, starfish, flutterbies, and all other sentient beings are us.

 

If they go, we go.

 

And if life prospers…

 

Right again.

 


 

Russian Arctic icebreaker not working hard

Russian Arctic icebreaker in open water -RT




See also:


YES, “CHEMTRAILS" ARE FOR REAL

(See my best evidence from the reporter who broke the chemtrails story.)

 



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