Posted June 26, 2013 by Jerry Alatalo
Oneness – Earth Overview
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by Jerry Alatalo
After learning of the big deal made about President Barack Obama shaking hands with Raul Castro of Cuba, I thought it would be proper to make some comment about those making something of it. In the first place the stage was one where the life of Nelson Mandela, one of the most important figures of this generation, was being celebrated and remembered. Mr. Mandela had good relations with Fidel and Raul Castro, sharing his sentiments of solidarity with the Cuban people in 1991 as in common with the people of South Africa.
It strikes me as somewhat small-minded, as well as disrespectful considering where the handshake took place, to even enter into any kind of discussion of two national leaders simply greeting each other at such an occasion. To go down the road of criticizing two men for shaking hands shows just how far a distance there is to go to reach a state in the world where, borrowing the title of a book written by Mahatma Gandhi, “All Men Are Brothers”.
How is it that two world leaders shaking hands is not seen as a good thing? Those who are critical of handshakes, do they think that fistfights are the better alternative? All people should applaud and be hopeful when people shake hands. It is a good thing, and Nelson Mandela would say the same. Those who would criticize have failed to grasp the message of Mr. Mandela’s life illustrated with his profound examples of forgiveness and reconciliation after being elected President of South Africa.
In order to diminish in some way this ridiculous handshake-scandal between Barack Obama and Raul Castro I am posting a video of Mr. Castro at the event where his words about Nelson Mandela put things in their proper perspective. If this helps in any way to fight the media’s disgraceful, ignorant sensationalism, while raising the honor and respect that was shown by those who attended the memorial for Mr. Mandela, then it will be a beneficial action.
Listen to Mr. Castro’s words and I think you may agree that media outlets who spent any time talking about the “handshake” would have better served their audiences by showing this video instead. This example shows why the mainstream media news organizations have lost viewership at an increasing rate in the past few years.
Humanity has no desire for sensationalism, negativity, and division anymore. For news organizations and reporters who continue down that road, this is a lesson that it would be wise to take heed of. Keep doing what you’re doing and you risk extinction. More and more people see your actions as part of the problem, not part of the solution. In the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation that Nelson Mandela showed the world, I wish those who missed the most important aspects of the memorial event all the best in the future. May your future reporting endeavors allow you to attain the highest levels of journalistic integrity.
Nelson Mandela’s vision was one where the entire human race on Earth shakes hands.
by Jerry Alatalo
Jed Saul Rakoff is a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He speaks here at the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Distinguished Jurist Lecture 2013. After listening to his speech, he could be described as William Black’s milder-mannered brother. The body of his speech deals with the paucity (scarcity) of prosecutions of Wall Street managers for the massive frauds leading to the 2008 financial collapse in the U.S.A. and around the world, still being felt to this day.
It is interesting to note that Mr. Rakoff studied philosophy and law, and how this combination may have played a part in his views on how illegal activities during the years before the crisis have been handled by the Justice Department and other financial law enforcement agencies. My guess is that the study of philosophy came into the picture during Judge Rakoff’s analysis.
The speech will give men and women a clearer view of the situations and circumstances surrounding the 2008 meltdown.
So, why have there been so few prosecutions (almost zero) of managers at large financial companies? Were those managers unaware of the fraudulent activities of those under them, not realizing the extent or existence of frauds being perpetrated? Were there many mistakes, or intentional obfuscations of just how worthless complex financial products such as mortgage-backed securities were to buyers/customers at those firms?
Most of the men and women who have knowledge of the cause(s) of the 2008 meltdown are fully aware of the part played by massive frauds. Mr. Rakoff has come to conclude that the failure to prosecute people for those frauds signifies an “egregious (flagrant) failure of the justice system”, in sharp contrast to the prosecutions of hundreds of individuals during earlier years’ financial scandals involving “junk bonds” along with the 1980′s Savings and Loan (S+L) debacle, where hundreds of individuals became prosecuted, convicted, and punished.
He says that 800 people were prosecuted for their parts in the 1980′s S+L financial crimes. He points out that the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, when reporting on the 2008 situation, mentioned the word “fraud” 157 times, that the FBI was warning of the coming mortgage fraud crisis in 2004, and that a number of people had warned of the same in the years before 2008.
Judge Rakoff gives some possible reasons for the lack of prosecutions. Proving fraudulent intent is difficult, but top CEOs were aware of the legal issues, failed to make inquiries into what their companies were doing or not doing - many simply did not want to “know”. He points out that the Supreme Court has come down on the side of justifying “willful blindness” and “conscious disregard” as indicators of illegal intent, therefore prosecutable.
Mortgage backed securities in the forms of new, complex financial products were bought and sold at a very rapid pace, where it is difficult to determine if sellers were aware they were lying to buyers/customers, and the public – worldwide – was greatly harmed by the misrepresentations. Another reason for sparse or non-existent prosecutions was the idea that somehow the national and world economic situations would be harmed if individual managers were to face justice and punishment.
The judge points out that this defeats the concept of equality under the law to the fullest measure. He views Department of Justice excuses “unconvincing”. He does let the DOJ, SEC, and other enforcement agencies have some slack because there were anti-terrorism cases, Ponzi scheme cases, and insider trading cases all being pursued, pointing out that 120 FBI agents were available to investigate 50,000 mortgage fraud cases according to the Justice Department, then correcting that assertion as the SEC is responsible for mortgage-backed securities’ fraud cases.
He relates how the SEC had its focus on Ponzi scheme investigations after the infamous Bernie Madoff scandal, and that any mortgage-backed securities fraud cases were focused on smaller firms which were more easily prosecuted, as opposed to large financial institutions where years of long, hard work was required to prosecute. The least difficult cases became the focus, which were the Ponzi and insider trading varieties. The judge mentions that government lawyers have an incentive to win cases because then they have credentials for more lucrative career opportunities in the private sector, another factor in the choice to go after the cases which could be described as “low-hanging fruit”.
Judge Rakoff then mentions the government’s repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, enacted shortly after the Great Depression to prevent the activities which led to that economic/financial crisis from happening again. Financial firms were now able to go full speed ahead with risking depositor’s money on speculative, highly risky investments such as trillions of dollars worth of mortgage-backed derivatives and other exotic, impossible to understand financial products.
Around the year 2000 mortgage underwriting regulations were tossed out, leading to over 50% of mortgages being of the sub-prime category, often seeing people having no real ability to repay mortgage loans given those loans and shortly becoming unable to hit the monthly payment. One can guess that those who were pushing these obviously bad loans – aware that the customers would default – surely knew about the bundling of those mortgages in “toxic assets” derivatives as the escape hatch for banks and other mortgage lending firms. These toxic mortgages were then sold to institutional investors – pension plans, city, state, and national governments, etc. around the world – after the major credit rating companies branded them “AAA”, analogous to the street merchants with dozens of watches inside their coats.
Judge Rakoff describes prosecutorial history in the past thirty years where there was a shift from going after high-level individuals to going after companies. His view is that companies cannot be liable unless individuals in the company are liable. He quotes a colleague who said, non-prosecution agreements had become the “mainstay of white-collar criminal indictments”. Instead of pursuing white-collar criminals like members of the mob hierarchy, beginning with low-ranking people who then “flip” to allow the law to go up the ladder and prosecute, accommodation is negotiated with the companies to allow the companies to hire lawyers for internal legal investigations. The companies’ lawyers prepare a detailed report showing areas of legal concern needing to be remedied, individuals are not prosecuted, and compliance measures become determined.
The judge comes to explain that managerial agents of the company, the people responsible for the crimes, should be prosecuted. He simply defines fraud as, “lying to obtain money or property”, and that failure to prosecute individuals serves to erase any form of deterrence for future frauds, hurts many innocent people when penalizing companies, and – “shows weakness in the justice system that needs to be addressed”.
Judge Rakoff speaks calmly and softly. His words on white-collar crime are thunderous.
(Video source Penn Law channel – YouTube)
by Jerry Alatalo
Amory Lovins and Arnie Gunderson are two fellows who have been greatly involved in energy issues for a very long time. Both have come to the point where they are advocates of renewable energy in very intense ways, speaking out at every opportunity to show others why the great, world energy transition has to be sped up. The main reasons I have become a renewable energy advocate is very simple. Most importantly, fossil fuels’ significant contribution to environmental pollution and climate change. Then, because the energy from the sun and wind, as well as other renewables, is free.
Secondary, yet important reasons for a worldwide great transition to renewables, include the health of human beings and all life forms, a large reduction in the amount of military resources – which result in devastating wars, destruction, and worsening human relations – devoted to protection of fossil fuels’ production and transport, and the harmful effects of competition in fossil fuels industries globally.
After researching renewables in a not too intense way for some months, it just seems that the world’s people would want to move very strongly in this positive direction. My vision is of the Earth where every land has been covered with solar panels and windmills and industrial hemp, etc. for energy production, where every person has free energy in abundant supply. Where gas, oil, coal, and nuclear plants are energy dinosaurs, gone from the world just as whale oil disappeared many years ago.
The transition to renewables is now occurring, but it is simply not fast enough for me – and there are many millions of men and women around the world who feel the same. A personal hero of many renewable energy fans is Hermann Scheer from Germany, a man who was the driving force behind his country’s renewable revolution before passing away in 2010, who said, “a fast solar energy revolution is possible”. Amory Lovins and Arnie Gunderson are two people who belong in the same league with Hermann Scheer when it comes to advocacy for renewable energy’s tremendous potential.
With my personal experience of seeing a plane performing some kind of geoengineering exercise a few weeks ago, my determination to push for renewable energy on Earth intensified. Seeing a plane with a persistent contrail behind it extending for miles, and seemingly raining down “something” from the entire length of the formation, has me in a state where I am upset – I demand answers for what is going on with this activity. It seems that such an activity would not be necessary if the kind of fossil fuels emission reductions needed to halt global climate change were accomplished.
Geoengineering with planes around the world, with the spraying of aluminum, barium, strontium, and who knows what else, is an activity which some describe as done to reflect the sun’s rays away from the Earth, thereby reducing the temperature – the effects of global climate change. As geoengineering is almost a covert operation to most people, there is no real way to know what is actually involved. No politicians, media (but for alternative news from the internet), military, or business leaders are speaking to what is going on.
At this point I would lean toward the geoengineering theory which says that it is a cheap alternative to large, global changes in energy policies which would include a great revolution in renewable energy. Vested interests in the status-quo, powerful oil, gas, coal, and nuclear energy industries see geoengineering as a practice which keeps their positions of immense power, profits, and wealth intact. I suppose those who had been involved in the whale oil industry before it went extinct held on as tightly as possible before the end.
The obvious question for the human race is which direction to move in concerning energy production in this world. Is it the perpetuation of the energy status-quo, where greenhouse gas emissions stay at the same levels, geoengineering ”experiments” getting conducted on the largest of scales – which a rapidly growing number of men and women warn is dangerously unhealthy to all life forms – to avoid dealing seriously with the Earth’s climate and environmental challenges?
Or is it the most powerful movement toward clean, green, renewable energy that the world has ever seen?
Watch this conversation between Amory Lovins and Arnie Gunderson, then let the world know where you stand. What energy direction do you think humanity – the world – should move toward?
(Video source: Msmilkytheclown1 channel – YouTube)
by Jerry Alatalo
Nelson Mandela spent 27 of his 95-years-long life behind bars as a political prisoner. Keeping in mind that he was sent to prison after studying law, where he learned the architectural framework that basically ruled how the world moved, we can only imagine the thoughts he had while exploring his inner mental worlds for those 27 long years. One could see how Mr. Mandela spent a tremendous amount of time in a profound meditative, combined with thought-filled, state during his imprisonment. We could see how he traveled to amazing and astonishing places on his inner intellectual journey while enduring those endless hours, adding up to 27 years, before finally being released, and then becoming President of his home nation South Africa.
People can imagine the legal, political, philosophical, spiritual, and intensely human worlds of thought that Nelson Mandela explored after learning how to learn in university. One can see him in that cell, hour after hour, day after day, year after year, staring straight ahead while working with his mind and soul, actually writing lengthy books about all the important subjects of human life. In his mind.
How much of his focus was on what actions he would take after getting released, if released before dying, we will never know. However, it would be a safe bet that he had developed a set of actions for that possible day of freedom and had prepared himself for it. One could say with safety that he spent many hours thinking about the human race and the world - what was important to speak to and take action to bring about on this Earth.
Important issues such as strength and hope, opportunity for those denied, equal rights for all people, freedom and justice, equality as opposed to wealth disparity, and the oneness of the global village. After Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison he set out to speak on the important issues, including bringing about real, tangible improvements in the lives of the many millions of ordinary citizens around the world who helped him secure his freedom.
He spoke out on the North-South division of wealth, where economic systems remain unchallenged even though the practice of those systems is guided by the interests of the wealthy and powerful of the world – not concerned about the poorest of the poor. He spoke to addressing the need for answers to problems which keep all the people on Earth, not just the rich, in mind while the analyzing and problem-solving occurs. Mr. Mandela suggested using the intellectual capacity available in men and women around the world for developing ideas which then can become implemented – to equally benefit all the nations and people in the global village.
Nelson Mandela compared poverty to slavery and apartheid
He spoke out about ending poverty in the world, pointing out that as long as poverty persists none of us can rest. He urged thousands and thousands to join in the noble cause of ending poverty in this generation. He compared those millions of men, women, and children around the world to prisoners trapped in jails of poverty, and that it was time to set them free. Mr. Mandela spoke out by saying that slavery and apartheid were man-made, able to be overcome by the actions of human beings – and that poverty could be overcome with human actions as well.
He advocated for an end to poverty worldwide because it was every person’s right to live a life of dignity, developed nations’ ensuring of trade justice as the only way to end global poverty, an end to the debt crises of the poorest countries, and not looking away or hesitating to act with courage and vision. Nelson Mandela encouraged young people, and all people, to become the greatest generation, to make poverty - a crime against humanity - history.
Once world poverty has been eliminated, Nelson Mandela said, then we can all stand with our heads held high.
In 2007, after sharing the idea of forming a group of independently minded men and women elders from around the world with Peter Gabriel and Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela helped found the group and it came to be called “The Elders”. Today the group consists of the following men and women from around the world.
Martti Ahtasaari, Kofi Annan, Ela Bhatt, Lakdar Brahimi, Gro Harlem Bruntland, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Jimmy Carter, Nina Jinani, Graca Machel, Mary Robinson, Desmond Tutu, and Ernesto Zedillo.
In the first video Nelson Mandela speaks at the introductory gathering of “The Elders” in 2007, describing the men and women members as people who are able to work on and discuss problems which are global in dimension – violence, poverty, disease, illiteracy, etc. – without serving any vested interests, whether they be nations, corporations, or any group of individuals. Men and women who are independent and speak to solving intractable problems in the effort to create a peaceful, healthy, and fair world.
A better world.
Mr. Mandela said that “The Elders” work will reflect the spirit of Ubuntu, with kindness and generous accommodation, where the idea is kept in mind that “we are human only through the humanity of other human beings”. He mentions “The Elders” speaking freely and boldly, both in public and in private behind-the-scenes discussions, to the needs and concerns of those in this world who have the least, and suffer the most. He then talks in a way which reminds of St. Francis of Assisi, about finding peace where there is conflict, courage where there is fear, and hope where there is despair.
The second video is a memorial to Nelson Mandela made by The Elders organization.
Mr. Mandela speaks to Desmond Tutu words which perhaps sum up the extraordinary life he lived. Perhaps the spirit contained in those words sum up the extraordinary lives of every man, woman, and child on Earth.
As a sinner, I will expect you to write a letter to the big man up there. If a man of your standing can do that, when I knock on the door to heaven they will say, “We will allow you in.”
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(Video source: Theeldersorg channel – YouTube)
by Jerry Alatalo
Young girls and boys are everywhere compiling their “wish lists” for all the stuff they want from Santa for Christmas. It’s kind of interesting to remember those early years of our lives and the magical aspects of experiencing the Christmas traditions. Of course we see the over-commercialization of the season, which has the feature of distracting people from the essential spiritual message of the messenger Jesus. One probably shares a feeling and wish with a great many when one prays that humanity soon embraces the message of Jesus as well as all the spiritual teachers who have ever walked the Earth.
Any man or woman with any compassion, empathy, or concern for their fellow brothers and sisters will feel the hurt and disappointment of those who do not have the financial wherewithal in these difficult economic times to buy their children, family members, and friends all the gifts they would like. Compassionate people in every nation share involvement in efforts of all kinds to create conditions on Earth which reduce or eliminate poverty, leading to greater feelings of hurt for people unable to fully take part during this season of giving.
Many have a hard time understanding the message of Jesus to “give everything you have to the poor” if you want to be considered one of his followers. To spend a thousand dollars on gifts for Christmas is an acceptable action for those who can spare that amount. But, to give away the entire nest-egg, as well as all one’s possessions to the poor, the orphans, and the widows is a steep, steep hill to climb.
“There was a rich man who had many possessions. He said: I will use my possessions that I may sow, reap and fill my barns with fruit, I may have need of nothing. These were his thoughts in his heart. And in that night he died. He that hath ears, let him hear”. – The Gospel of Thomas
There is nothing to compare to death for intensifying one’s focus. No matter if a man ends up on Forbes’ list of the richest people in the world – a man will find no possible way, even with the finest accountants and lawyers money can buy – to take those accumulated billions with him when his time to transition inevitably arrives. I have never been a billionaire, and it would be a safe bet to say that no-one reading these words has ever experienced being the owner of a billion dollars.
This thought leads one to wonder what the billionaires of the Earth are thinking about in the weeks before Christmas. I have no issue with billionaires who have come to their fortunate financial position without harming others in the process. There are billionaires who have “gained the world as they sold their souls”, begging the question “what does it profit a man?”, a deep, deep philosophical thought that could help solve the problems humanity faces now in 2013.
Wealth inequality has become a growing phenomenon in recent years. Those who have read about reincarnation may have come across a theory that everyone has lived every form of life imaginable – poor, rich, sinner, saint, man, woman, war-monger, peacemaker, royalty, pauper, etc. – we have each lived through many incarnations, experiencing it all. If one accepts such a theory then it is harder to judge the so-called 1% – because in past lifetimes we have been part of the “élite” of that lifetime’s generation.
Reincarnation is an interesting concept, accepted as normal by billions of men and women, predominantly people in the Eastern regions and nations of the Earth. In The Secret Book of John, one of the gnostic texts found in Nag Hammadi, Egypt in 1945, Jesus may have indicated reincarnation when he said: “In those people the artificial spirit has grown strong and they have gone astray. Their souls are burdened, drawn to wickedness, and cast into forgetfulness. When they come forth from the body, such a soul is given over to the powers created by the rulers, bound in chains, and cast into prison again. Around and around it goes until it manages to become free from forgetfulness through knowledge. And so, it eventually becomes perfect and is saved”.
Regarding reincarnation, I forget the name of the person who expressed that if we accept the fact that we incarnate once, should it be a leap to accept the fact that we may live more than one life. I have no idea why I have gone into reincarnation here. Perhaps we can consider it an impulsive turning off of a vacation route to explore and visit an unplanned small town, just for something unique to experience.
So, humanity wants concrete solutions, an end to abstract thinking, as Vandana Shiva says in the video. I agree with Ms. Shiva, because she comes across as a very sincere, thoughtful woman who has a broader vision of the great potential humanity possesses to literally create a new world. The same could be said about Jane Goodall, whose reference to the seventh generation philosophy, where people are focused about how present actions affect those who are going to live in generations to come, as her thoughts make an intuitive, great amount of sense.
Both Ms. Shiva and Ms. Goodall are talking about a different and new way of living on Earth that is closer to nature, that cooperates with nature in ways that benefit all people and all living things. I suppose, going back to the idea of reincarnation, that these two women have attained knowledge, and are near to achieving human perfection and being saved. For certain spiritual traditions this means that the soul has achieved enlightenment and has escaped the wheel of birth and rebirth.
Be that as it may, my views are in accord with Vandana Shiva and Jane Goodall. It is time to stop playing god through manipulation of life forms with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), geo-engineering of the environment with dangerous applications of metals spraying, chemical technological “fixes”, and destruction of natural resources. It is time to allow the Earth to rest and recover from all the damage humanity has done to her.
This is perhaps not a new way of living for humanity, but a return to the original, simple ways of living the human race lived before environmental destruction began. A return to what the Native American Hopi people call “the original teachings”. In Hopi writings we find the words, “The most important factor we were instructed to watch is mankind because he will become the most mindless and heedless foe of Earth and nature”.
Perhaps Vandana Shiva, when she speaks of concrete solutions, is simply articulating what all people feel in their hearts. There are better ways of living upon this Earth. Ways which are more aligned with natural processes, and with much less harm to people, animals, and plants, the food which every living thing needs to live. Ways that are much less harmful to the water upon which all life depends for survival. Ways that allow people to see clearly and wisely what actions are in the best interests of all people and all life. Ways that allow for true sharing of the great abundance offered from the Earth – sharing between all without exception.
For humanity, it could mean the best Christmas ever.
(Video source: Democracy Now – YouTube)
by Jerry Alatalo
Here’s an interesting question. “Why are U.S. Congressmen and Senators silent on geoengineering?” There are a large number of men and women in the United States House of Representatives and Senate who claim that climate change or global warming is a hoax. In other words, these men and women elected politicians believe there is no such thing as climate change. So, let’s see if we can make some sense of this owned belief and the practice of geoengineering, which is being carried out to stop or reduce global temperatures’ rising.
Well, there is no way to make any sense of the lack of outrage about unnecessary expenditures on geoengineering coming from those climate change-denying men and women politicians.
Through the years we hear about awards going to particularly outrageous spending by the United States government. Like spending $250,000 on studying the mating habits of some odd type of insect, or $400,000,000 on a highway that goes miles into an uninhabited forest only to end in a cul-de-sac, or $1.77 million on a statue of Santa Claus in Florida, etc.
You get my drift.
For some odd reason, there have been no media plastered Washington, D.C. political speeches of outrage on the “wasteful spending on geoengineering, which is stopping a climate change problem that does not even exist!” You would think that the climate change deniers in Congress would be all over the issue of taxpayer money being wasted on spraying metals from planes going on all across America. I have yet to become aware of the amount of taxpayer money that is being spent on geoengineering, but the outrage coming from the climate change deniers is easily tabulated on the accountant’s calculator – zero.
Why is there total silence coming from the climate change deniers? Because the geoengineering option maintains their status-quo.
Geoengineering (weather modification to combat climate change) has been allowed to continue without a peep of protest from the climate change deniers because nothing then has to change. Big gas, oil, coal, and nuclear corporations and their owners can conduct business as usual. The enormous political, financial, and market power remains where it has always been – no need to fuss with carbon taxes and fees, lifestyle changes, increased production of renewable energies supplied free from the sun and wind, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and best of all, the American taxpayers foot the geoengineering bill.
The silence becomes simple to understand now.
So, we find massive amounts of aluminum, barium, strontium, silver oxides, fluoride and God only knows what else being dropped from planes, into the atmosphere to stop the sun’s rays from reaching the Earth. In effect the decision was made, without the knowledge and consent of American citizens, to massively pollute the Earth’s environment, including all humans, animals, and plants. Drive those SUV’s to the gas station, fill them up, and ride. Nothing to worry about. This technology is taking care of it.
With regard to geoengineering, humanity needs a major-league timeout.
Firstly, geoengineering is a giant experiment, with both known and unknown consequences. How many of you are aware that 193 nations signed on to a United Nations Biological Diversity agreement banning geoengineering? And that the United States was one of three nations which declined to sign the agreement? The situation is one where nations which want to conduct huge geoengineering experiments do not need any consent from the United Nations.
It is time for scientists to come forward and tell the truth about the science behind weather modification experiments. At this point there are scientists suffering from arrogance and hubris in geoengineering marriage with equally arrogant and hubristic billionaire owners of fossil fuels corporations. For a small handful of people to play god, while risking the health and well-being of all living things on Earth in the process, is not right. Humanity simply must collectively demand an end to geoengineering.
So, the situation now is one where the choice has been made to use technology, from the same people who caused the climate crisis in the first place, instead of making the hard choice to change the amounts of fossil fuels that become consumed on Earth. Just allow a few people to adjust the planetary thermostat, while keeping things like they were, without regard for the tremendous damage being done to all life forms.
If the experiments don’t work simply enlarge them. Instead of 50,000 square kilometers/miles, run the “experiment” over 500,000 square kilometer/miles. Pound the surface of the oceans with iron nanoparticles so algae can consume the Earth’s carbon dioxide and sink to the oceans’ floors. This is ocean fertilization, one the proposed options for fighting greenhouse gases. Another proposal calls for “artificial volcanoes”, where sulfurs are distributed up giant pipes into the atmosphere to block the sun’s rays from the Earth.
All these options, actually being considered by national governments around the world, would not require any changes for fossil fuels industries, are the cheapest options (paid by taxpayers), proposed by the same people who caused the crisis in the first place, who ask humanity to “trust us to fix this now”. Go back to watching the ball games and reality shows, we’ve got this all taken care of.
The United Nations General Assembly has to be given the power to vote on the continuance or curtailment of geoengineering actions. There needs to be a debate at the UN on this issue as soon as possible, with the representative of each member nation given a say on the matter. Geoengineering technologies are dangerous because no scientist or politician can predict the outcome(s) from their use. How does the human race know, once this technology has become accepted, when national leaders will use it for military or selfish political reasons?
In the following video, a man well-known by all who have done any research on geoengineering, Dane Wigington, talks with Russ Tanner, in a film made by John Massaria. Thanks to Lewey7777 @ YouTube. Mr. Wigington makes the point that geoengineering is destroying the Earth’s ozone layer, resulting in a powerful system of feed-back loops where continued spraying destroys more of the ozone layer, leading to more Arctic ice melts, leading to less of the sun’s heat being reflected away from the planet, increasing the sun’s heating of the Earth’s oceans, and occurring again and again. This process, according to Dane Wigington, will continue with horrific consequences, the worst being the release of tremendous levels of methane now frozen on polar ocean floors.
He is giving humanity the direst warning possible. Whether the human race will understand soon enough and end all forms of geoengineering, allowing the Earth to heal in ways that are of nature – we shall see.
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