2012 Feb. 11: U.K. England: Zero Carbon Britain Report: lifestyle changes to cut emissions: At war over geoengineering
… either cooling the planet or lowering carbon emissions (Report, 6 February). … weather and geologic events for various military and black operations, …
Few in the civil sector fully understand that geoengineering is primarily a military science and has nothing to do with either cooling the planet or lowering carbon emissions (Report, 6 February). While seemingly fantastical, weather has been weaponised. At least four countries – the US, Russia, China and Israel – possess the technology and organisation to regularly alter weather and geologic events for various military and black operations, which are tied to secondary objectives, including demographic, energy and agricultural resource management.
Indeed, warfare now includes the technological ability to induce, enhance or direct cyclonic events, earthquakes, draught and flooding, including the use of polymerised aerosol viral agents and radioactive particulates carried through global weather systems. Various themes in public debate, including global warming, have unfortunately been subsumed into much larger military and commercial objectives that have nothing to do with broad public environmental concerns. These include the gradual warming of polar regions to facilitate naval navigation and resource extraction.
Former executive adviser, aerospace & defence, Booz Allen Hamilton, Chicago
• Richard Mountford (Letters, 8 February) says investment in geoengineering is necessary because of “electorates not supporting the radical changes to their lifestyles … required by significant emissions cuts”. He has a point, but I’d regard the lifetsyle changes suggested by, say, the Centre for Alternative Technology‘s Zero Carbon Britain report as considerably milder than some of those which politicians are already imposing on their electorates