civilization science

It’s Here

So several years ago one was called a Conspiracy Theorist for saying that they are messing with the atmosphere. Now they are openly funding “research” for doing just that.

**BOULDER, COLORADO—**The top climate change scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said he has received $4 million from Congress and permission from his agency to study two emergency—and controversial—methods to cool the Earth if the U.S. and other nations fail to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

David Fahey, director of the Chemical Sciences Division of NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, told his staff yesterday that the federal government is ready to examine the science behind “geoengineering”—or what he dubbed a “Plan B” for climate change.

Fahey said he has received backing to explore two approaches.

One is to inject sulfur dioxide or a similar aerosol into the stratosphere to help shade the Earth from more intense sunlight. It is patterned after a natural solution: volcanic eruptions, which have been found to cool the Earth by emitting huge clouds of sulfur dioxide.

The second approach would use an aerosol of sea salt particles to improve the ability of low-lying clouds over the ocean to act as shade.

And of course, they don’t like the term “geoengineering”. It seems that it is not a “neutral” enough word. It reveals too much of what is actually occurring I guess.

But in a sign of how controversial the topic is, Fahey recommended changing the nomenclature from geoengineering to “climate intervention,” which he described as a “more neutral word.”

So you just might want to listen to the so-called conspiracy theories; more likely than not you will find some truth in them.


Progress or Atrocity

The quotes below come from the article found in the above link. The example here is just one of the most recent of numerous incidents over the years. Other examples are easy enough to find.

“Civilized” people like to think of themselves as ‘refined’ and ‘above the fray’ right? Or at the very least, developed and polite and ‘not an animal’. So what does it say about a ‘civilized’ people who destroy a group of people’s way of life in order to establish a WWF park?