Take a deep breath. Slowly exhale and then take another breath. Now reflect on the state of your health. Are you often tired and low on energy? Do you suffer from one or more respiratory or neurological afflictions that do not clear up using conventional treatment and medications? Finally, go outside and look up at the sky. What do you see?
Climate change, which is usually associated with global warming, is certainly one of the hot topics of the day, and there are various factions who claim to know the cause and are vying to implement their solution.
Over the past quarter century, greenhouse gas emissions have been heavily touted as the driving force behind extreme weather that has becoming commonplace throughout much of the world. Scant publicity is attributed to other factors, such as the heating effects of the sun. On May 31, 2016, Valerie Richardson posted a report on The Washington Times that was entitled, “Scientists find evidence of global warming on Mars” where the reader has to question how the Red Planet can be heating up without the presence of human life and the burning of fossil fuels:
Earth isn’t the only planet grappling with climate change, although this other orb doesn’t have much in the way of fossil fuel emissions or a 97 percent of scientific “consensus” on global warming. Newly published evidence suggests Mars is experiencing global warming as it emerges from an ice age.
As described on Wikipedia, solar radiation management projects are a type of climate engineering which seek to reflect sunlight in an attempt to reduce global warming. Geoengineering is another scientific term used interchangeably with solar radiation management.
Known as the “father of the hydrogen bomb,” Edward Teller (1908-2003) was the co-founder and director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who, along with astrophysicist Lowell Wood, began to promote the idea of spraying aerosol particulates into the stratosphere as a means to reflect sunlight away from earth as early as 1997.
On Jan 15, 2014 Ashutosh Jogalekar included this critique of Teller in his Scientific American report entitled, “The many tragedies of Edward Teller.”
To me Teller will always be a prime example of the harm that brilliant men can do – either by accident or design – when they are placed in positions of power; as the famed historian Richard Rhodes said about Teller in an interview, “Teller consistently gave bad advice to every president that he worked for”.
Jeff Goodell, author of How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate, added his perspective of Teller’s global warming remediation theory in his Grist report entitled, “‘It’s a bad idea for geoengineering to be the equivalent of the Pompeii sex room’”
The chapter on Edward Teller, the old Cold War atomic physicist, is fascinating. To me he is the quintessence of a certain kind of 20th century thinking: technology is mankind’s way of beating nature down, overcoming nature by sheer force of will.
Clifford Carnicom is the founder and President of the Carnicom Institute, a non-profit research and educational organization that is devoted to environmental and health issues. Carnicom worked as a technical research scientist acting in a professional capacity supporting analysis and development of major Department of Defense physical and weapons modeling systems, with extensive computer programming and system application development experience. On Apr 6, 2016 he published a report called, “A Clash of Evidence: The Realities of Solar Radiation Management (SRM)” on his website that contained the following text:
The second great coup of the early journalistic ‘work’ was to define, in the eyes of the public, the very reason for the existence of geoengineering programs before any science was in place to justify the claim. Again, it was all far, far “too easy” for one of my persuasion. Check your internet history books, but you will find that a global and covert operation of unprecedented scale was, by use of a curious combination of implication and certainty, for the purpose of “reducing global warming.”
The problem that developed was that the claim of ‘cooling the planet’ by using aircraft to disperse aerosols did not fit the facts of observation. They did not fit them then, and they do not fit them now.
High, thin “clouds”, including those that originate from an introduced aerosol base, do not cool the planet; they heat it up.