The Government Is Already "Geo-Engineering" The Environment

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Apr 8, 2009, 11:50:12 PM4/8/09


Apr 9, 2009, 4:44:29 PM4/9/09
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Obama's Plan To "Geo-Engineer" The Planet Mirrors CFR Policy Documents

Radical terraforming programs come from elite Internationalists

Steve Watson
Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Obama administration's announcement that it is to consider radical
planetary "geo-engineering", such as "shooting pollution particles
into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays", exactly mirrors
recent publications penned by the elite Council On Foreign Relations.


Apr 9, 2009, 11:27:25 PM4/9/09
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Inaction on Climate Change May Put Geo-Engineering on Table


Apr 9, 2009, 11:50:37 PM4/9/09
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The Only Way Forward Is Back to Gaia's Garden Geo-engineering madness
will complete the destruction of the biosphere and human being(s). It
is critical that we reject industrial geo-engineering, to instead
embrace a program of sufficient global ecological protection and

April 9, 2009

By Dr. Glen Barry, Ecological Internet Earth Meanders come from
Earth's Newsdesk,

Human Hubris

Gaia (or the Earth System if you rather) is not a science project, it
is alive (albeit sick) and fully inhabited. To speak of geo-
engineering the climate before having exhausted local, national and
international efforts to reduce emissions, protect and restore old
forests, reform industrial agriculture, and other ecologically
sufficient policies to sustain being, is rash and foolhardy. Continued
ill-conceived technological, industrial diminishment of naturally
operating ecosystems can only hasten and ensure global ecological

Sadly, President Obama's new science advisor, John Holdren, has
indicated the administration is investigating geo-engineering --
massive planetary alterations such as shooting aerosols into the upper
atmosphere -- to 'solve' climate change and associated ecological
crises. The Obama administration is clearly signaling it is going to
take a compromising, technology heavy approach to climate change
policy. Social change and personal transformation necessary to achieve
global ecological sustainability have received nary a mention.

Obama's climate policies will not be guided by what science tells us
is required to stop hazardous warming. Rather, the U.S. government
will only pursue policies that do not threaten economic growth, and
rely upon more industrial technologies at the expense of natural
ecosystems. Given America's history of exceptionalism, I suppose such
hubris -- going from doing nothing to address climate change, directly
to seriously considering engineering the biosphere, completely
skipping the stages of self-examination and national transformation --
is to be expected.

Climate change is exhibiting itself as abrupt and highly unpredictable
changes in climate consistency. So what we do now is throw more
variability into the system? Geo-engineering will lead inexorably to
more climate variability, biological diminishment and loss of natural
ecosystems, precisely at the time when we must stop digging our
ecological hole (grave). Surely there will be as many or more losers
as winners as climate predictability breaks down further with
unexpected outcomes. To even consider such outrageous actions
distracts from the urgent measures that need to be taken now on energy
efficiency, conservation, renewables and a whole host of ecologically
sufficient policies that require sacrifice. Geo-engineering is
madness, shear madness.

Geo-engineering is a lot of malarkey and can never work. The
atmosphere and biosphere of which it is part is simply too complex to
manipulate in a dependable, predictable way. Humanity is unable to
control exotic species, keep plastics out of the oceans, stop illegal
logging and fishing, and provide clean water for all; yet now we have
the ecological expertise and political will to commandeer the Planet?

For 3.5 billion years the Earth has maintained conditions conducive to
life and continued evolution; and now, in order to avoid giving up and
sharing with the poor our large homes, cars, air travel and other
conspicuous consumption, humans (including scientists that should know
better) are considering taking the risk of humans ourselves
maintaining the atmosphere and all attendant water, energy and
nutrient flows. Even considering this as an option puts off the
necessary actions to stop climate change and onrushing global
ecological collapse by falsely suggesting there are technologies to
avoid the necessary social changes required to lighten and reverse
humanity's footprint upon natural ecosystems.

Nothing even remotely comparable to humanity engineering the Earth's
biosphere has been attempted. Fertilizing the oceans, making charcoal
of its ecosystems to bury, space mirrors, aerosol sprays, giant
umbrellas -- are we crazy, or just in denial? Setting aside the
ecological uncertainties for a moment, how would such a program be
carried out socially? Who makes the rules of who can change the
climate? I would suppose it is American business interests and not
peasants more intimately dependent upon natural climatic patterns.
What is proposed is similar yet even grander than Mao's Great Leap
Forward and numerous megalomaniacal attempts to conquer the world
throughout history.

Age of Ecological Restoration

Gaia is full of unbelievably varied, evolved, co-dependent and
precious life. The biosphere, or relatively thin zone of life from
under the soil, through terrestrial and marine ecosystems, to the top
of the atmosphere; is the finely honed skin upon Gaia, of unbelievable
complexity and sensitivity. Water and oceans are her precious blood.
The sum total of over 3.5 billion years of evolution in organisms and
Gaia, the super-organism, is a habitable Earth.

Eight millennia of forest clearance for agriculture, three hundred
years of accelerating industrial fossil fuel dependence, and a century
of human population and growth in inequitable consumption, have
resulted in us all cutting and burning Gaia to death. We have
misplaced our faith in technology, failing to understand it is the
Earth System which supplies both natural and technological resources.
You cannot eat a cell phone or money.

There exists a fundamental split between those that are willing to use
technologies such as the Internet when they are appropriate, while
generally proposing ecologically based policies; and those whose only
response to environmental harm is further industrial technology at the
continued expense of ecosystem diminishment. These decisions regarding
which is the best path forward to global ecological sustainability --
geo-engineering and continued economic growth, or ecological
regeneration and powering down to a steady state economy-- are
questions of life and death for us all.

Humanity must return to nature, limiting our excesses, not complete
her dismemberment. It is beyond our capabilities to dependably
engineer a biosphere. At this moment of awakening of our oneness with
the Earth, and the fact we have done her wrong, I intuit with all my
being and ecological knowledge that we must return to nature's fold
and not pursue more of the same resource industrialism that has
brought us to ruin. A biosphere cannot be engineered, but it may be
able to be restored. There is still time to get back to Gaia's

Restoring Gaia's Garden

Together the human family must commit itself to an Age of Ecological
Restoration, disavowing geo-engineering proposals and minor reforms,
in order to single-mindedly pursue global ecological protection and
restoration. It is up to our best and brightest to aid ecosystems to
regenerate with large-scale, targeted restoration ecology efforts
placed to maximally benefit landscapes -- both ecologically and in
terms of sustainable agro-ecological food and other plant material
production. Significant ecosystems, animals and genetic materials
still exist as materials and blueprints for the new garden. Restoring
the Earth is labor intensive and will provide many jobs and means of
sustenance from healthy land. This is a sort of geo-engineering, but
based upon restoring the natural systems that we have ripped asunder.

The hairless ape with opposable thumbs must return to Gaia's garden
and restore and expand natural ecosystems, while reclaiming the
industrial agricultural landscape with agro-ecological farming such as
permaculture and other systems of sustainable agriculture that renew
natural resources, increase natural diversity and enrich local
ecosystems. Land degradation is a much larger component of climate
change and general ecological decline than generally supposed. We must
not prematurely give up on Gaia's resiliency and the ability of her
ecosystems to be restored and to persevere, even as human industrial
society powers down to avoid further ecological collapse.

Now is the time to return to the land, seas and waters; and begin
rebuilding core strictly protected ecosystems and buffering agro-
ecological ecosystems of abundance and joy, adequate to maintain being
for humanity and all Gaia's creatures. Natural systems continue to
exist that can be restored and aided to regenerate. Important remnants
exist as roadmaps and seeds to allow their expansion and reconnection.
We must reject further industrial capitalism, brought to a maddening
crescendo with ill-conceived geo-engineering proposals, and instead
allow ourselves to be bioengineered at Gaia's command, creating with
natural stocks her new, old garden.

One Year for Governments and Then a Stewardship Revolution?

We could choose to give one year for the current governments (with
plenty of escalating protest action) to get their act together and
start taking ecologically sufficient policy measures on climate,
forests, water and oceans; and reject geo-engineering, or it will be
our and the human family's deepest calling to take whatever actions
are necessary to destroy the industrial growth machine and begin
powering down industrial society.

A Stewardship Revolution to stop industrial ecosystem liquidation,
including its intensification through geo-engineering, may best serve
humanity and the Earth's long-term prospects. It may be better to
crash the global industrial economy now, to relieve unsustainable
pressures upon ecosystems, than to allow the technological madness to
advance to a state where humanity and indeed all complex life are
irreparably lost forever. A credible revolutionary threat may spur
governments to required ecologically sufficient action.

A mighty buck deer comes to my window when the moon is full to tell me
these things. And a lifetime of ecological education helps too. I have
found my oneness with Gaia. I encourage you to do so too, by seeing
the natural world around you, and what it is saying to you, and by
studying and acting upon political ecology. When you understand and
feel the enormity of looming global ecological collapse, which if not
acted upon will devastate you and your family, I encourage you to act
accordingly, and with suitable urgency, using all actions within your

We are fighting for shared survival. Please start by fully
understanding that we will never, ever, ever be able to design and run
a biosphere. To try is ecocide and must be resisted using all means
necessary by all ecologically knowledgeable, clear minded and free
thinkers. But we may be able to recreate natural ecosystems and new
agro-ecological systems. There is one chance for the corporate/
industrial/military complex controlled governments to get ecological
sustainability policy right at Copenhagen in late 2009, and if they
fail, it will be up to global citizens to take the biosphere into our
own hands.

Dr. Barry will be further elaborating on these ideas in the
forthcoming book "New Earth Rising" coming soon. Discuss this essay


Apr 10, 2009, 5:27:00 PM4/10/09
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Obama may fire pollution particles into stratosphere to deflect sun's
heat in desperate bid to tackle global warming.

Informant: Dorothee Krien


Apr 10, 2009, 5:30:54 PM4/10/09
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Concerns About Chemtrails Given Fresh Impetus
Obama administration's announcement to explore "geo-engineering" spurs
questions about programs already underway

Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, April 10, 2009

The Obama administration’s announcement to explore “geo-engineering”
the environment in the name of preventing global warming has given
fresh impetus to concerns about whether such programs are already
underway in the guise of chemtrails.


Apr 11, 2009, 5:01:58 AM4/11/09
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Obama Advisor Back Pedals On Geo-Engineering Announcement Says
government is not considering radical terraforming, yet programs have
been ongoing for years

Steve Watson
Friday, April 10, 2009

Since both the mainstream and alternative media picked up on Holdren's
comments and sent them viral, the former director of Harvard
University's Science, Technology and Public Policy Program has
backtracked, saying that his comments were exaggerated and that the
Obama administration IS NOT considering geo-engineering.
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