University of Los Andes (ULA) senior lecturer in political sciences, Jutta Schmitt writes: This week, from March 22-26, the ‘Asilomar International Conference on Climate Intervention Technologies,’ hosted by the Climate Response Fund, is taking place in Pacific Grove, California-USA, where scientists discuss possible means to counter-balance climate change and its impacts. The kind of measures proposed to mitigate climate change pertain to the realm of geo-engineering and climate intervention techniques, and are outlined in the Conference’s working agenda.

The agenda itself can best be described as an array of proposals for ‘disaster management,’ aimed at ‘moderating’ global climate change. Listed among the various physical science aspects of climate intervention are experiments related to Solar Radiance Engineering, which respond to ‘Solar Radiation Management’ or the ‘management of climate change in the stratosphere and above,’ which test ‘the potential for aerosols in the troposphere or stratosphere to limit incoming solar radiation.’ Under the specific approaches for Solar Radiation Management figure the stratospheric injection of sulfate or other materials with global or regional coverage, satellite deflection of solar radiation, cloud brightening on a global or regional scale by sea salt or dimethyl sulfide (DMS) injection, ‘ocean brightening’ as another means to deflect solar radiation, arctic intervention and specific regional intervention relating to hurricane modification and redirection of storms, among others.

Hold on…

– ‘Spraying the stratosphere with sulfate or other materials’?

– ‘Hurricane modification and redirection of storms’!

Until recently, suggesting that this kind of experiments were being considered in earnest by high level scientist panels or that they could already be going on as we speak, was denounced as the pathetic fantasies of global conspiracy theorists gone crazy! But now and as Copenhagen went down the drain, all of a sudden we see the emergence of a Global Climate Crisis Management Team, ready to ‘geo-engineer’ us out of the mess.

Let’s take a closer look at the proposed ‘innovative’ techniques to deflect solar radiation, especially as they’ve already been put into operation for quite some time. Since years, former German Greenpeace activist Werner Altnickel, who obtained German and European Solar Prize distinctions for his alternative solar energy projects implemented successfully in his hometown, Oldenburg, has referred to the already ongoing spraying of the stratosphere with sulfate or other materials as described in the Climate Response Fund’s working agenda, in terms of a chemical crime committed right above our heads, clearly visible to the public in form of the so called Chemtrails and documented in thousands of videos and photos posted on thousands of websites on the World Wide Web.

Altnickel warns that spraying the stratosphere with chemicals and metals (polymers, fibers, cadmium, barium, aluminium, titanium, mercury, lead) is not only a highly questionable technological attempt to contain and mitigate climate change effects, but also a means to manipulate the weather and to create inductive fields, of special interest for military purposes such as enhancement or interruption of communication technologies. The spraying has taken place ever since the beginning of the nineties, with intense and wide-range Chemtrail spraying over North America and most of the Western European countries. Altnickel suspects that the US’ retreat from the Kyoto Treaty under George W. Bush is in the first place due to the assumption that it is ‘cheaper’ for governments to spray the skies and more profitable for the companies that provide the logistics, technology and substances being sprayed, than implementing and actually sticking to regulations that effectively protect the environment. The environmental contamination as a result of the massive injection of chemicals and metals into the atmosphere and the subsequent dangers to public health by exposure to hazardous elements stand in stark contrast to the proposed ‘mitigation of climate change effects.’

  • For Altnickel, the only peaceful way that can lead to popular resistance against these contaminating and highly dangerous practices is making people aware of what is happening, furthering public knowledge and understanding of these phenomena with the help of the new communications technologies.

It is worth to note that among the chief Science Advisors of the Climate Response Fund, host of the Asilomar International Conference on Climate Intervention Technologies, are Edward A. Frieman, Research Professor, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University California, San Diego and Senior Vice President of Science and Technology at the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

To our Venezuelan readers, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is notoriously known and remembered as the Corporation which, by means of its subsidiary INTESA, owned and managed the technological and electronic components of Venezuelas State Oil Company, PDVSA, and which oversaw and conducted the electronic sabotage and shutdown of the industry’s ‘electronic brain’ during the events of 2002-2003 that have come to be known as the management lockout and sabotage of Venezuela’s industrial heart.

According to research undertaken by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele in March 2007, SAIC is a private company, one of the main government contractors in the US, with a workforce of 44,000 people and a true record of 9,000 active individual government contracts with annual revenues between 8 and 12 billion dollars.

The main product of the company is brainpower and expertise to guarantee ‘national security’:

“(…) SAIC is a body shop in the brain business. It sells human beings who have a particular expertise — expertise about weapons, about homeland security, about surveillance, about computer systems, about “information dominance” and “information warfare.” If the CIA needs an outside expert to quietly check whether its employees are using their computers for personal business, it calls on SAIC. If the Immigration & Naturalization Service needs new record-keeping software, it calls on SAIC. Indeed, SAIC is willing to provide expertise about almost anything at all, if there happens to be a government contract out there to pay for it — as there almost always is.”

Given the brief background sketched above with regard to the possible military applications of Solar Radiance Engineering, it is disturbing to think that the very Senior Vice President of Science & Technology at the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is among the chief Science Advisors of the Climate Response Fund, which is hosting the Conference on Climate Intervention Technologies this week in Pacific Grove, California.

The conference’s commitment to take into consideration the social context of climate intervention, the international legal framework for climate intervention (ENMOD) as well as ‘ethical principles’ with regard to climate intervention technologies, does little to tranquilize the mind. And this is why the closing event of the conference will be a ‘plenary discussion on climate change, public attitudes, the media, and insights on implications for public discourse on climate intervention/geoengineering,’ read a brainstorming effort to resolve the problem of how to spin-doctor the world public into accepting and approving the application of these messing-with-the-climate-disaster techniques.

The upcoming World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth to be held in Cochabamba,¬† will definitely have to address the danger posed by this emerging ‘Climate Change Management Lobby,’ which rather than fight the root causes of the problem seeks to mess with the disaster in multiple ways.

The three basic postulates of the World People’s Conference on Climate Change, that is, to determine and fight the structural causes of climate change, to live in harmony with nature and to recognize and establish the rights of Mother Earth, are fundamental pillars in what can be considered the only viable way to effectively respond to the threats to human survival.

Recognizing that climate change is “a product of a model of life and development under the capitalist system that is premised on the supremacy of human beings over nature,” that it is necessary to “challenge the current system based on consumption, waste and the marketing of all aspects of life and nature,” and thus demanding that the rights of Mother Earth be recognized and defended, is imperative to planetary survival.

Messing around with the climate disaster and exploiting it for the sake of making profit from new climate intervention technologies and techniques, surely will pave the road to hell.

The World People’s Conference on Climate Change must stand up against climate intervention technologies, geoengineering and global environmental warfare.

Jutta Schmitt
jutta@franzlee.org.ve