Our planet Earth soon conditioned? by Joëlle Pénochet
To learn more and discuss: cool earth against global warming and climate change with global geoengineering: fiction or reality?
All important recent studies predict that climate change - announced over thirty years by several official reports, personalities and environmental groups - is inevitable and it will be much faster than previously anticipated. To counter an impending disaster, renowned scientific teams, supported by politicians, have designed artificial cooling projects Earth worthy of science fiction, that worry many climatologists. Experimenting with some of these new technologies may have already begun.
Climate change is racing and will soon become uncontrollable.
According to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC - the IPCC in English) 1, the first climate monitoring body, global warming in the twenty-first century will be between 2 and 5 ° as scenarios. It could reach 8 ° or 11 °, according to a team of researchers from the University of Oxford. A radical change could occur in a single decade. This possibility is the safety problems center in the USA. The report for the Pentagon "The scenario of abrupt climate change and its implications for the national security of the United States" 2003 developed by Peter Schwartz, a consultant to the CIA, and Doug Randall of Global Business Network, provides famines, pandemics, riots and civil wars and inter-state for the appropriation of natural resources last.
"Global warming is not close to the tipping point," warned the chairman of the IPCC, adding that "there is no more time to waste ... this is the future of humanity is at stake ". Eleven of the last twelve warmest years fall in the twelve years and 2007 could beat all the recorded temperature records. According to James Hansen, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) NASA in New York, "the current temperatures are in the upper range of those prevailing since the beginning of the Holocene, there 12 000 years." He continues: "If the warming totaled two or three degrees Celsius, we will likely see changes that make Earth a different planet than the one we know. (...) The last time the planet was too hot in the middle Pliocene, there are about three million years ago, sea level was about 25 meters above from today estimated . "(Le Monde, September 29 2006).
The first report of the National Observatory of global warming (ONERC), published in 2005, shows that warming is 50% higher in France than the global average warming, which should result in "huge consequences" for the country . The proliferation of extreme events would bring "profound changes in the lifestyle of the French. "
We have so far been the beginnings of environmental disasters that are expected to produce large-scale floods scratching the card numerous islands and some countries multiplication cyclones, heavy water shortages, famine consecutive to a worsening drought and desertification, drastic reduction of biodiversity (at least a quarter of land animals and plants would be condemned to disappear by 2050), thrust northward tropical diseases, pandemics ... According to the IPCC report 4e (February 2007), these events lead to migration of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. These climate refugees mainly come from the poorest and most vulnerable regions, such as coastal areas (where half of the world population) and sub-Saharan Africa.
Global warming could feed themselves, due to the release of greenhouse gases trapped in the permafrost (permanently frozen soil in polar regions), rainforests and ocean sediments. So for four years, and for the first time since the Ice Age, the vast Siberian frozen peat bog is about to turn into swamps, releasing billions of tons of methane (CH4), a greenhouse gas twenty times more powerful than the CO2. The current "carbon sinks" could soon turn into sources, as was the case in the European continent 2003: the growth of forests and plants, which absorb atmospheric carbon, was halted due to lack of water. (Or, summer 2003 will be considered "fresh" in 2050, as a modeler of Météo France). Similarly, the warming of ocean waters - which reached a depth of 3 km - reduced by increasing their absorption capacity of CO2. This runaway warming could make out the current forecast ranges.
Without the opposite phenomenon of "global dimming" ( "global dimming"), observed since the fifties (of 1950 1985 to the solar radiation at the surface of the earth has decreased globally from 8 30% to - with significant disparities by region of the world) and that would be reversed in recent years, global warming would be even greater.
A suicidal Humanity, or the great food oil
Rather than question the lifestyle aberrant developed societies, become the disastrous corporate model "developing", the authorities continue to reassure the public by offering illusory solutions and often highly polluting - like biofuels and car electric - and dangerous, like nuclear-called "second generation" (actually an old and obsolete technology that has never worked). Whereas today, only a radical and immediate change of economic system towards a model of "degrowth", could save the planet.
For decades, our leaders have remained deaf to the warnings of personalities and environmental groups, and alarmist reports (such as "Limits to Growth", the Meadows report ...). Their lack of political will to reduce waste and pollution, due to their fear of losing their sponsors (the United States, mainly oil) and their electoral clientele, combined with disinformation of "embedded" media system, led the disaster now recognized as imminent by the more moderate climate. This irresponsible behavior today allows eminent scientists of the Establishment to justify the use of the sorcerer's apprentice technologies.
The technologies of weather modification: the promising market of the XXI century?
The "geoengineering" is a new technology, originally closely linked to the military. The physicist John von Neumann began work on the climate manipulations just after the Second World War. In the late forties, the Department of Defense is investing in this field as part of a "shadow war" against the Soviet empire, especially for cause droughts that could destroy his crops. In 1967, the "Popeye" applied in Vietnam managed to prolong the monsoon season by seeding clouds with silver iodide to destroy the crops of the enemy, preventing the movement of troops and supplies along the Ho Chi Min trail.
At the same time, we started to use the same technique in agriculture to locally increase precipitation. Since the fifties, private companies of the time changes have increased (among the oldest in the United States: Atmospherics Inc., founded in 1960, or TRC North American Weather Consultants). Over a thousand projects have been filed in the United States and in other countries of the world for decades.
The Chinese champions in this sector have a Bureau of changing the time (depending on the China Meteorological Administration), the current concern is to ensure a perfect time for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. As for Russian President Putin, he boasts to prepare a radiant sun at every big event officielle.`Selon the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), over a hundred artificial weather modification projects are implemented today by several dozens of countries.
But these climatic manipulations seem very trivial compared to those in the study globally. The two main institutions involved in these geoengineering programs are the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Stanford University (California), including Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb, considered one of the most brilliant scientists of the twentieth century , remained the director emeritus until his recent death.
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