Stuff NZ: Scientists Call For 'Geoengineering' Tests to Find Ways to Cool the Planet

by bluesbaby5050 on February 17th, 2015

Stuff NZ: Scientists call for 'geoengineering' tests to find ways to cool the planet.

COOL IT: Scientists say "geoengineering" may be necessary to combat climate change caused by human activity, such as this coal-fired power station near Liverpool, England as shown in the picture. [click on image to enlarge]

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Scientists are calling for tests to find ways to cool the planet - the first step toward exploration of the controversial field of geoengineering, which aims to change the climate by blocking the sun's rays.

It might be necessary if society can't agree on how to stop carbon emissions that are heating up Earth, a panel of experts said at the weekend meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The call for small-scale tests represents a profound shift in thinking among the scientific community, which has resisted conversations about deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the planet.

"We have to know through research ... what the benefits and risks might be," said climate scientist Alan Robock of Rutgers University.

Scientists say the proposals to study sun-blocking ideas are spurred by this sobering reality: Even if we completely stopped carbon emissions today, the Earth will continue warming over the next several decades.

A geoengineering test, opposed by some environmentalists, could involve wafting tiny sea-salt particles toward low-lying clouds off California's Central Coast to try to fend off sunlight. They argue that it's dangerous to tinker with the environment rather than stop the problem at its source.

Another might measure the cooling haze-inducing effect of emissions from cargo ships travelling from the Port of Oakland to Asia, the scientists said.

The scientists' recommendations followed last week's release of two reports on geoengineering by the National Research Council of the Academy of Sciences. The council recommended a research agenda for how to offset the release of billions of tons of carbon dioxide a year caused by the burning of fossil fuels.

The reports were funded largely by the Central Intelligence Agency, Robock said. That suggests that intelligence experts view climate control as a potential tool of international conflict, he said.

Some countries might try to create clouds and send them toward an enemy, for example. Or there may be disputes over the "right" temperature; for example, if Indonesia wants cooling to avoid sea level rise and Russia wants warming to increase agricultural production.

At present, the only geoengineering studies involve computer modelling. But it's time to do real-world testing, Saturday's panelists said.

"Current research is not sufficient to allow us to decide if it could be useful," said Lynn Russell, a professor of atmospheric chemistry at the University of California, San Diego. "We just don't have enough information to make this decision at this point."

Some environmental groups oppose geoengineering tests because they believe they would suggest that there's an easy technological fix to carbon emissions.

"Research into geoengineering is a distraction from the hard work of reducing carbon emissions," said Richard Heinberg of the Santa Rosa-based Post Carbon Institute.

"If something goes wrong, we may not be able to undo or control the damage," said Heinberg, who is particularly opposed to efforts to block sunlight. "The metaphor 'playing with fire' hardly begins to communicate the level of risk we are talking about."

Scientists said at the conference that they're also interested in researching ways to trap carbon in the atmosphere and remove it. However, they said, this approach would take longer to be effective.

"We're at the beginning of an important moment in human history: the trial separation of humanity and nature," said science ethicist Stephen Gardiner of the University of Washington.

Recommended modest steps in this direction, with trepidation."

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LettersToCleo: This is interesting Blue

part of the chem trails or geoengineering is to stop the radiation from fukishima is what i have read.

unfortunately its not 100 percent effective and has many negative effects which may be worse

they say fukishima is an extinction level event with the radiation its spewing into the oceans.

in the chem trails with the metals and coal ash it has negative effects as well.

they finding the aluminum in the chem trails is what is leading to the extinction of bees which will cause catastrophic food shortages because what bees do cannot be replace by man or its technologies.

as well the coal ash that is dropped into the atmosphere with the chem trails is designed to cause algae blooms in oceans on a mass scale which absorbs carbon dioxide into the ocean, but the negative effect is it creates massive growing dead zones in the oceans killing marine life because it acidfies the ocean, and the marine life cannot recover even if all fishing and hunting of marine life was stopped immediately this moment.

its the corporate elite and governments as well as military attempting from all main power countries of america, europe, russia and china trying to weaponize weather and manipulate and control weather.

and gmo corporations capitalizing on the chaos created by making money off it. like making uv resistant plants as ozone depletes, or aluminum resistant plants from chem trails for soils that have become saturated in aluminum.

LettersToCleo: Fukishima radiation in the atmosphere

You can see on netc site the radcom alerts as areas begin to glow and get picked up on detectors at various monitoring sites around the world.

in regards to precipitation, dont go out within the first hour of rainfall or you find youself more exposed and glowing more.

http://www.netc.com/

LettersToCleo: As far as why is Japan more affected

They are the most technologically advanced country.

Technology destroys the environment and humanity itself as it was created in the great fall or rebellion to challenge the prime creator. Reason why those that embraced technology were cast out of 5th dimension.

So with the earth waking up and energy frequency going up to gamma levels, which would drive humans insane,, those that embrace technology will be in a sense be like flees being shaken off by a dog, as the earth continues to wake up and raise its energy of frequency.

in terms of gamma wave frequency, human brain is not designed to operate in gamma long term, it drives humans crazy and shorts out the brain decreasing life span. Which in a sense is what is happening around the world as more and more people go crazy or become violent or depressed and suicidal.

Earths culling the heard of undesireables.

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