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August 15, 2013

David Keith As Super Hero

(Note from editor:  David Keith, noted professor of applied physics at Harvard, was on the TEDS NPR program on August 9, 2013, and here's a video where he extolls (with deliberate humor) the benefits of 'climate engineering')

Image of Dr. David Keith from: David Keith's homepage

September 8, 2012

New Name Same Game

(note from editor:  It looks like the name of 'weather modification' has been largely changed in new publications and is now being called 'Solar Radiation Management', which even Wikipedia has an article on.  Excerpts from the Wikipedia article are below)

Solar Radiation Management

Solar radiation management  (SRM) projects are a type of geoengineering which seek to reflect sunlight and thus reduce global warming.

Examples include the creation of stratospheric sulfur aerosols. 

They do not reduce greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, and thus do not address problems such as ocean acidification caused by these gases. Their principal advantages as an approach to geoengineering is the speed with which they can be deployed and become fully active, as well as their low financial cost.

for more of the Wikipedia article, click here

Image of chemset courtesy of A. de Roche

June 2, 2012

If 'Weather Modification' Weren't Already Going On...

(note from editor:  This excerpt is from an article (Geoengineeing Could Turn Skies White) published 06/01/12 in

As if 'Weather Modification' Weren't Already Going On...

A new study by researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science attempts to determine just how big the effect from man-made geoengineering would be.

The white haze that hangs over many major cities could become a familiar sight everywhere if the world decides to try geoengineering to create a cooler planet.

Adding enough sulfate to the stratosphere to block 2 percent of the sun's light would make the sky three to five times brighter, they report in a paper that will be published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

The world might be cooler, but blue skies would become a little less blue, the scientists report.

And the injection of a continuous stream of sulfate particles would lend sunsets a man-made afterglow.

(Image from Editor's files of chemtrail haze spreading across rural area in upper Michigan 02/2012)