From the March 2010 Idaho Observer:
Megatons of Aluminum to Rain Down from Global Experiment
It took Indy-media Journalist Mike Murphy to do what mainstream media could or would not do - report on the ALARMING THREAT coming out of the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in San Diego. Geoengineering scientists are planning on dumping up to 20 MEGATONS (20 million metric tons) of aluminum, each year, into our lives.
Geo-Engineering (GE) is the artificial modification of Earth’s climate systems to REDUCE THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING.
Industrial sized GE projects range from DECLASSIFIED experimentation like ocean iron fertilization, to HIGHLY CLASSIFIED dangerous experimentation like AEROSOL SPRAYING (chemical spraying).
Scientist David Keith, standing aside fellow geoengineers Ken Caldeira and Alan Robock, said in the geoengineering seminar on February 20 that they have decided to switch their stratospheric aerosol model from sulfur to aluminum. Keith went on to say that 10-20 MEGATONS per year of aerosolized aluminum will be sprayed into the atmosphere to deflect sunlight to halt global warming. No journalist prior to Murphy (and even now) has reported on the bait and switch by geoengineers.
Dane Wigington, a climate researcher and solar expert, cornered Keith in the question and answers that followed.
Wigington: “Did you do a study on human respiration? 10 megatons of aluminum dumped into the atmosphere will have no human health impacts?”
Keith: “Let me be more careful here… to separate out the toxicological crux. The aluminum we have only begun to research and published nothing. Mostly worked on sulfur and the relevant comparison is that just as Robock said...(referring to sulfur particle number studies mentioned by Alan Robock).
“The whole thing he just got through was particle numbers, the impact of particle numbers…but we haven’t done anything on aluminum. So if we add onto the tropo aerosols, could we have any impact? That was totally irrelevant. That was just on particle numbers... But we haven’t done anything serious on aluminum and so there could be something terrible that we will find tomorrow that we haven’t looked at.”
BC Radio Debate reveals at least TWO BILLION threatened by Aerosol SchemeProfessor Martin Bunzl Ph.D. is the director of the Rutgers Initiative on Climate Change, Social Policy and Politics. Soon after the AAAS meetings, he debated Livermore scientist and geoengineer Ken Caldeira on the BBC. Caldeira’s argument was weakened by statements he made. For example:
“I don’t think we really know yet if these options will really reduce risk”.
Dr. Bunzl stated that a recent Rutgers report revealed that Caldeira’s Aerosol scheme would leave over TWO BILLION people without food.
Caldeira then stated: “We will have to work on developing procedures and institutions that will compensate people who are damaged and provide them with food.”
The Rutgers report clearly predicts Caldeira’s scheme will create great suffering on the planet. (Note: Other geoengineer’s have already stated that Africa and other regions will suffer more draught as well.)
Mauro Oliveira from GeoEngineeringWatch! has stated, “Considering the research in plain site, there is little doubt a great number of deaths will be attributed to geoengineering, likely beyond the scope of human imagination.”
eoengineering scientists to meet in closed door sessions to decide governanceOn March 22-26, 2010, the Climate Respond Fund is sponsoring the Asilomar International Conference on Climate Intervention Technologies in Monterey, California. This conference will address and “…develop guidelines for…research and testing of proposed climate intervention and geoengineering technologies…”
Independent journalists have been rejected entrance to the Monterey meeting, contrary to statements made outside the AAAS meeting by David Keith, that geoengineers believed in public transparency, democracy and even suggested some sort of referendum be used to allow the public’s input to guide the process. Immediately after though, he stated that “some things” should be kept secret, like torture and atomic weapons, for the greater good.