THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: GEOENGINEERING AND THE “CLIMATE ...January 7, 2015
To put all my cards on the table, I've always been one of those who just never bought into the "science" behind global warming, having strongly suspected that there had to be "something else" really behind it. More recently, as some evidence has suggested that the Earth isn't warming but but cooling down, the meme had to be changed to the tautological form of "climate change." Yes folks, the climate is "changing" (duh!) and we'd all better panic about it and, moreover (here comes the agenda), do something about it. For some - and I increasingly find myself in that camp the more I look into it - the "doing" has been going on a long time in the form of "chemtrails."
By way of a personal anecdote, I might as well explain why I've become interested in this recently. It's not, mind you, that I didn't believe friends and family members who've told me about it, but merely that I had never seen it, nor witnessed it, firsthand, until about two months ago, when a friend of mine and I were driving to a conference through the San Jaquin Valley in southern California. We took a route that brought us over the mountains down towards the city of Bakersfield, and as we descended, we noticed an odd, medium gray haze over the whole valley as far as we could see. At first, we thought this was merely fog, but then my friend pointed out that there was a peculiarly acrid chemical odor in the air, which, not having quite the sense of smell as he, I eventually noticed the further into the valley we drove. As if to confirm our growing suspicions, we both noticed a kind of cross-hatched network of contrails above the valley.
Now a scientist actually engaged in the process of "climate engineering" has not only spilled the beans, but is beginning to have second thoughts about it:
"Dr. Matthew Watson from Bristol University in the UK told the media recently that he's "terrified" by many of the geoengineering projects currently in the works to thwart man-made climate change, which is still being hawked by many in mainstream science as a threat to humanity.
"Speaking to the Daily Mail Online, Dr. Watson explained how futuristic technologies like spraying chemical particles into the sky to reflect sunlight back into space have the potential to disrupt how rain falls, how plants grow and how life lives.
"Right now, Dr. Watson is working on a $2.8 million project of this exact nature. The plan is to inject sulfur particles into the earth's atmosphere with the stated goal of blocking the sun's rays from reaching Earth, ostensibly to keep the earth from getting too warm.
"'Personally, this stuff terrifies me,' Dr. Watson told reporters. 'Whilst it is clear that temperatures could be reduced during deployment, the potential for misstep is considerable.'"
"Geoengineering will be much more expensive and challenging than previous estimates suggest and any benefits would be limited," maintains Professor Piers Forster from the University of Leeds, who has long tracked climate engineering projects of this type and determined them to be more threatening than beneficial.Professor Steve Rayner from Oxford University, who specializes in the legal and ethical ramifications of geoengineering, seems to agree. He told the Daily Mail Online that too little is known about the long-term effects of geoengineering, including their impact on planetary ecosystems.