Rosalind Peterson: New report out on Geoengineering

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U.S. Congressional Research Service
Geoengineering Governance and Technology
CRS Report Released on:  August 16, 2010
Prepared for Members of the U.S. Congress

Please see this website for more information:

See Sections:

Note Health Effects from Lack of Sunlight + Increasing Cloud Cover

The funding for Geoengineering projects is expected from the U.S. House Bill 2454 Passed in 2009 and the companion Climate/Energy Bill that may pass in 2010 or early January 2011, before this current session of congress ends.  Draft copy available on Senator Kerry’s Website. See Section:

Please note that there have been three U.S. House of Representatives Hearings on Geoengineering.  The first was on November 5, 2009, the second and third hearings were in February and March 2010. A U.S. House Science & Technology Committee Geoengineering Final Report is due out in September 2010.

It should be noted that the hearings did not include scientists from fields (like marine biology, EPA, U.S.D.A., Forest Service, etc.,) or anyone who would question or oppose these issues-some concerns were raised.  The Committee heard mostly from those who were favoring these policies at all three hearings. The media did not cover this story nor were the hearings broadcast on C-SPAN.

Note:   NASA research studies show that increasingly persistent jet contrails may turn into man-made clouds (or white haze), that are “…trapping warmth in the atmosphere and exacerbating global warming…”  NASA (2005), goes on to state that “…Any change in global cloud cover may contribute to long-term changes in the Earth’s climate.  Contrails, especially persistent contrails, represent a human-caused increase in the Earth’s cloudiness, and are likely to be affecting climate and ultimately our natural resources…”

Water vapor is a greenhouse gas.  The above issue was never discussed at any of the three U.S. House hearings on Geoengineering or is this subject addressed by any climate / energy bills now in consideration before the U.S. Senate. The book:  Aviation and the Global Atmosphere also covers this topic along with several NASA and university studies. It should also be noted that photosynthesis, climate, weather, solar panel energy output, and crop production could all be reduced if Solar Radiation Management is implemented.

The hearings failed to note that some of the ocean iron fertilization experiments are not going well and may have had negative consequences.  Carbon sequestration is being fought in some countries due to water pollution and other problems.  If we sequester carbon in the U.S. the EPA will have to undermine the Clean Water Act which is planned under one version of the climate/energy bill passed by the U.S. House in 2009 –  HR 2454.  Please read the bill for this and other information.  (Note:  Under current -S1877- and proposed climate/energy bills in U.S. Senate no reduction of greenhouse gases is planned until 2017, and then only 17% of 2005 emissions.

The U.S. Senate in a historic vote on June 10, 2010, upheld a U.S. 2007 Supreme Court decision that lets the EPA regulate and reduce greenhouse gases today instead of waiting until 2017.  (Broadcast on C-SPAN but the media refused to cover this story – instead promoting the climate / energy bills in the Senate which would delay any reductions until 2017, through a “cap and trade ponzi scheme of offsets” or pollution credits which would allow polluters to continue to buy the right to pollute at current or ever-increasing levels.

It should also be noted  that the U.S. House Science & Technology Committee is working with the UK Parliament on the issue of Global Geoengineering Governance and has been since 2009.  It should be noted that they want to sell geoengineering schemes as “global warming reduction programs” in order to finance them through the “Cap & Trade” offsets ponzi schemes governed by unregulated market mechanisms (enriching the wealthy).  This is why the banks are written into the climate/energy legislation that is being considered by the U.S. Senate this fall.  (We encourage everyone to read the draft legislation on Senator Kerry’s website and also the U.S. House Climate/Energy Bill that passed in 2009.

See Report:  March 10, 2010 Printed by the House of Commons