Daily Archives: August 4, 2015

Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering

The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is backing a group of climate scientists lobbying for geoengineering experiments. Photograph: Ted S. Warren/AP

John Vidal, environment editior, Monday 6 February 2012 10.18 GMT

Other wealthy individuals have also funded a series of reports into the future use of technologies to geoengineer the climate

What is geo-engineering?
Scientists criticise handling of geoengineering pilot project

A small group of leading climate scientists, financially supported by billionaires including Bill Gates, are lobbying governments and international bodies to back experiments into manipulating the climate on a global scale to avoid catastrophic climate change.

The scientists, who advocate geoengineering methods such as spraying millions of tonnes of reflective particles of sulphur dioxide 30 miles above earth, argue that a “plan B” for climate change will be needed if the UN and politicians cannot agree to making the necessary cuts in greenhouse gases, and say the US government and others should pay for a major programme of international research.

Solar geoengineering techniques are highly controversial: while some climate scientists believe they may prove a quick and relatively cheap way to slow global warming, others fear that when conducted in the upper atmosphere, they could irrevocably alter rainfall patterns and interfere with the earth’s climate.

Geoengineering is opposed by many environmentalists, who say the technology could undermine efforts to reduce emissions, and by developing countries who fear it could be used as a weapon or by rich countries to their advantage. In 2010, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity declared a moratorium on experiments in the sea and space, except for small-scale scientific studies.

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Illegal Dumping;Geoengineering a Special Report


KillingTimePublished on May 19, 2013

After they did this Millions of INFECTED SALMON have died and being ignored in Vancouver watch this video and see the full video in the description links

http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/conten…
Controversial Geoengineering Experiment to Stop Global Warming Discovered Off Canadian Coast http://aircrap.org/controversial-geoe…
need proof that there doing this now?
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/arc…
bill gates admits to chemtrails
http://www.hangthebankers.com/bill-ga…
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/conten…
According to a report prepared for the Air Force titled “Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather By 2025” the U.S. Air Force wants to fully control the weather on earth by the year 2025. http://britishcolumbiachemtrailalert….
http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/
http://rense.com/general67/weather.htm
HR-2977 legislation “Chemtrails”
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills…
http://www.flightradar24.com/

Sydney beached by a crimson tide caused by Iron fertilization/Geo Engineering.

A Massive and illegal Geoengineering Project has been detected off Canada’s West Coast
International Uproar: American Businessman Dumps Tons of Iron into the Ocean in World’s Biggest Geoengineering Experiment
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1qmn0Z/…

http://killerspray.com/

Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment…

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A Leak in the Bottle | City | Portland Mercury

[contributed by Stephanie Stano]

Tribes’ Treaty Rights May Dam the Flow to Nestlé

By Shelby R. King @shelby_king

FOR SEVEN YEARS, Nestlé’s been gunning to siphon Columbia Gorge water and sell it. Lately, it’s looked like their plan was airtight, but opponents may have found a leak: Native American water rights.

The fight to keep the Switzerland-based mega-corporation from getting rights to pristine Oxbow Springs water—which it wants to bottle and sell under its Arrowhead brand name—has mobilized environmental groups concerned about privatizing what is now publicly owned water and entering into a long-term contract with Nestlé, a company with an awful record on environmental stewardship.

With most of the state in a drought emergency, opponents have continued to fight what appeared to be a losing battle in January, when the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) agreed to a complicated water rights swap with the tiny town of Cascade Locks. The deal would circumvent a detailed “public interest review,” granting Nestlé the access it’s been gunning for.

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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales On Bridge Activists: ‘Protests Are Helpful’

[Contributed by Stephanie Stano]

For more than 24 hours, protesters with the environmental group Greenpeace have suspended from ropes below Portland’s St. Johns Bridge like spiders hanging by a thread, blocking the passage of the Fennica, an icebreaker that is key to Shell’s Arctic oil exploration plans.

A judge in Alaska has ruled that Greenpeace will be fined $2,500 for each hour the protesters remain in place. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Portland Police Bureau have not made any attempts to remove them.

OPB spoke with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who also serves as the city’s police commissioner, about who has jurisdiction over the protesters and whether they have his support.

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Our Take on America’s Clean Power Plan | Climate Reality

A statement from Kenneth Berlin, President and CEO of The Climate Reality Project, on the Final Clean Power Plan

“The final, strengthened Clean Power Plan comes at a critical time, not only for the United States, but also for the entire world. Across the globe, this commitment to cut emissions from power plants by nearly a third from 2005 levels will be seen as a crucial step toward fulfilling President Obama’s pledge to reduce our country’s greenhouse gas emissions 26-28 percent by 2025, which will set us on the path to achieving a strong emissions reductions agreement at the upcoming COP21 climate negotiations.”

“I would like to personally thank our tens of thousands of Climate Reality members and supporters who have submitted comments to the EPA, called their Senators, attended field hearings and marched in the streets in support of this work. Now it us up to all of us to replicate this success at home and abroad: we must continue to find ways to reduce emissions at every level and promote the widespread adoption of affordable, clean, renewable energy. And most important, we must demand that our leaders come away from the Paris climate negotiations with a strong commitment to reduce carbon emissions and put us on the path to a sustainable and prosperous future.”

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Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants | Clean Power Plan | US EPA

Rule Summary

On August 3, 2015, President Obama and EPA announced the Clean Power Plan – a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change. Shaped by years of unprecedented outreach and public engagement, the final Clean Power Plan is fair, flexible and designed to strengthen the fast-growing trend toward cleaner and lower-polluting American energy. With strong but achievable standards for power plants, and customized goals for states to cut the carbon pollution that is driving climate change, the Clean Power Plan provides national consistency, accountability and a level playing field while reflecting each state’s energy mix. It also shows the world that the United States is committed to leading global efforts to address climate change.

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5 Most Breathtaking Electric Drives in Europe


GreenTV

Published on Aug 4, 2015

Watch this breathtaking electric car road trip around Europe driven using Nissan’s all-electric LEAF and an e-NV200 100% electric van. The stunning route takes in 200km of European roads from Rieti in Italy via Spain, Sweden, Denmark, the UK and ending in Paris, France.
What’s your favourite electric drive?
Use #electricdrive to let us know in the comments and on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
For more information on the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 please visit http://www.newsroom.nissan-europe.com… or search #nissanelectric

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Calais migrant numbers in rise amid increased UK measures


Al Jazeera English

Published on Aug 4, 2015

The UK has announced new measures to limit the flow of undocumented immigrants as people trying to make their way there from the French town of Calais keep increasing.

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Calais.

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Global Risks 2013 Report | Overview


World Economic Forum

Published on Jan 8, 2013

http://www.weforum.org/

The Global Risks 2013 Report captures how over 1000 experts from industry, government and academia see the most pressing threats facing the world over the next ten years. It reveals how 50 global risks are perceived in terms of likelihood, impact and interconnections.

See:

http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GlobalRisks_Report_2013.pdf

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The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program – HAARP – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

E.J. Kennedy, P. Rodriguez, and C.A. Selcher
Information Technology Division

Introduction: Electromagnetic waves in certain frequency ranges are absorbed or refracted by the ionosphere, an electrically conductive region of the upper atmosphere beginning at an altitude of approximately 80 km. Radio waves of sufficient energy density are capable of temporarily modifying its electrical and physical properties within a small volume, enabling a new type of interactive research having application to a variety of Navy and DOD missions. The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, jointly sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and DARPA, is constructing a new interactive ionospheric research facility in Gakona, Alaska, to conduct both basic and applied research in this scientific discipline. We present a description of the major components of the HAARP Gakona Facility including technical detail of its current and planned performance capabilities. We also present some results from three research areas: extremely low and very low frequencies (ELF/VLF) generation, artificial optical emissions, and space research.

Facility Description: The HAARP Gakona Facility is located in a relatively remote region of south central Alaska where a variety of ionospheric conditions may occur, ranging from quiet to mid-latitude to auroral. The major feature of the facility is the high frequency (HF) phased array antenna, currently consisting of 48 elements. When completed in 2006, this array will consist of 180 elements with performance parameters as shown in Table 1.
Table 1 — HF Phased Array Antenna Performance Parameters.

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