Daily Archives: December 13, 2015

Paris Climate Summit’s 1.5 degree C temp. rise limit includes Geo-Engineering: Sign-on to Say No

The ETC Group is speaking out to turn back the proposal to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Centigrade in conjunction with geo-engineering, please read and send an email as advised below to sign on and add your name to this letter if you can see the dangers inherent in carbon capture and storage approaches as outlined as well as geo-engineering technologies, whose use is already underway.

Re-posted with thanks, from ETC Group’s website.

No to 1.5°C with geoengineering!

Sign-on letter

Paris, 11 December 2015

Seemingly out of the blue (or rather, out of the black smog of the UNFCCC process), some of the largest historical culprits for climate change, countries including the United States, Canada and the European Union, have decided to back an “ambitious goal” of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C. To achieve this, radical emissions cuts would be needed from now, but in the case of these countries, that’s not their real intention.

Instead, behind the smokescreen of a more ambitious goal, there is a set of Trojan Horse technologies being proposed, collectively called “geoengineering”.

The new proponents of the 1.5°C goal include also the largest oil companies. (*) They tell us that they can continue to burn fossil carbon and protect their assets because they are inventing something called Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) that will eventually capture CO2 emissions and store them “safely” in deep geological formations.

And, further still, they say that they can develop bioenergy with CCS (BECCS), a so-called “negative emissions” technology that will burn carbon that is locked up in the soils and forests, and bury this underground too. These are false “solutions” proposed by the oil industry, that will allow it to keep polluting in the false hope that future technological innovation can bring down emissions at a later date.

Please continue reading at ETC Group’s website.

To add your signature, please send a message to silvia@etcgroup.org

ETC Group & Heinrich Boll Foundation: Myth of Climate-Smart Agriculture at Paris, Dangers of Synthetic Biology to Developing Economies and Planetary EcoSystems, New Video Release

Thanks to Third World Network, for pointing to this information, and to the Guardian, for this report covering the excising of human rights language from the Paris Climate Summit conclusions, which impacts all nations but in particular affects the poorest and most disadvantaged communities in the world.

ETC Group, which, as noted on their website,  “works to address the socioeconomic and ecological issues surrounding new technologies that could have an impact on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people” and the  Heinrich Boll Foundation have been sounding the alarm recently about how the synthetic biology industry–a new and growing multi-billion dollar biotech industry where new synthetic organisms can be manufactured by gene tampering and gene replacement to function as little factories–whether to output certain chemicals, or petroleum, or perfumes, or vanilla, or saffron, or anything else–is poised, not to save the world as they project, via “climate-smart agriculture” but to destroy existing eco-systems and economies, particularly in developing countries.

The animation video they have recently released is very clear-cut and informative and traces how this new biotech industry could easily become a runaway train that spells catastrophe for the planet. 10:43 minutes, well-worth watching. Written and narrated by Jim Thomas. Produced by Jocelyne Clark.

From their website:

“ETC Group and Heinrich Böll Foundation are releasing new language versions of a ten minute animated introduction to Synthetic Biology. Titled “What is Synthetic Biology ? : Engineering life and livelihoods” this short explainer cartoon, drawn by award-winning Canadian animator Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre and produced by documentary filmmaker Jocelyne Clarke was previously only available in English but is now available in French, Spanish, Portuguese and German. Additonally, a Haitian Creole version is available thanks to support from the 11th Hour Project. “

Here’s the English version, please visit their website for all other languages mentioned above:

ETC Group has also released two significant reports on Synthetic Biology in relation to the fossil-fuel industry and bio-engineering crops in agriculture, these pdfs can be found at their website, links below:

Extreme Biotech meets Extreme Energy -an ETC Group and Heinrich Böll Stiftung Report

Excerpt from press release: The extreme genetic engineering industry of Synthetic biology (Syn Bio) is shrugging off earlier pretensions that it would usher in a clean, green ‘post-petroleum’ economy. Now they are partnering with big oil, coal, gas and mining interests. As the extreme biotech industry and the extreme extraction industry move towards deeper collaboration, the safety risks and climate treats emanating from both will become ever more entangled. This report details this emerging fossil-biotech alliance.

Report Release: Outsmarting Nature? New Report Questions Risky Synthetic Biology Developments Promoted Under “Climate-Smart” Guise

 

 

 

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Excerpt from the ETC Report, Outsmarting Nature?

From their website, where you can find immense amounts of information on subjects related to the impacts of climate policies, agriculture, biotechnology,

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From the ETC Report, Outsmarting Nature?

and ecology on developing countries and economies, they note, with reference to the recently-concluded Climate Summit in Paris:

“Farmers’ movements and their allies have already made it absolutely clear that so-called climate-smart agriculture is the wrong fix for climate change. Applying synthetic biology to the challenges that agriculture faces is doubly wrongheaded,” explains Silvia Ribeiro, ETC Group’s Latin America Director, currently en route to the Paris climate negotiations. “To cool the climate what needs to be recognized and supported is agroecological and resilient small scale and peasant farming systems, not falling for false fixes from the Big Agribusiness corporations that brought us climate change in the first place.”

“In Paris civil society will be saying we need system change to fight climate change. What we certainly don’t need are risky techno-fixes,” said Lili Fuhr of Heinrich Böll Foundation. ”Agribusiness corporations would have us believe it is better to change fundamental natural processes such as photosynthesis than to move away from  industrial agriculture and its damaging impacts – that is not just insane, but fundamentally unsustainable and unjust.”

The press release from which the above is excerpted can be found here.

“Climate-Smart Agriculture” or CSA is apparently a “brand” being pushed by old industrial mavens striving to camouflage themselves as green, sustainable developers in the new Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA), and appears to be a part of the global Agenda 21/Agenda 2030 brigade, covered here in other posts.

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From the ETC Report, Outsmarting Nature?

These issues in particular with reference to impacts on developing countries, ecosystems, and economies will continue to be monitored here.

For updated news on these subjects, please check in regularly at ETC Group and at Third World Network.

To learn more about Synthetic Biology, which is apparently sweeping through the biotech world and has ensconced itself in Universities, also see this brief informative video from Grist (check Youtube for other videos): 4:23 minutes

 

Zen Gardner: Saudi Princess Basmah Bint Saud Speaks Out About the Destruction Caused by Geo-Engineering

Re-posted, with thanks, from Zen Gardner. Interview with Saudi Princess Bismah Bint Saud, a global researcher able to see the inter-connectedness of issues worldwide, who shares her views on the destruction wreaked all over the world by non-stop chem-trailing of the earth’s atmosphere.

http://StopSprayingUs-SF.com – A Saudi Princess described the ongoing geoengineering program as a weapon of mass destruction, a method of slow poisoning which threatens all life on earth. HRH Princess Basmah Bint Saud, daughter of King Saud, said Saudi skies had completely changed in the past four years, and now looked like those of London – which had also vastly changed. She said geoengineering threatens the world’s water and food supply, and without water there is no life. When you tinker with Mother Earth, you court disaster.

Geoengineering was one of the key points of the new power in the world, she said. Those behind the program had huge resources, but were playing a dangerous game with the planet’s equilibrium through geoengineering, transhumanism, nanotechnology and reckless playing with DNA.

She spoke at the Istanbul Security Conference on December 5th, 2015, where she gave a keynote speech on “Global Justice and Ethics in the Changing World Order.” http://IstanbulSecurityConference.org

Her official website is: http://BasmahBintSaud.com

Source: Zen Gardner.com

Alex Newman/The New American: Paris Stunned As Scientists Debunk Climate Change Hysteria

Re-posted (in excerpt) from Sean Adl-Tabatabai’s post at Your News Wire, please visit for full story. Original article by writer and foreign correspondent Alex Newman at The New American.

While the absence of geo-engineering from talk of global warming at the Paris Summit is a whole big story in itself–not covered by mainstream media because they’re apparently paid not to talk about geo-engineering (as also so much else)–the other big story is about fudged data, evidence for global cooling, and global warming alarmism as strategy to push through global carbon taxes, global control, and global government. Are we tired of the word “global” yet…? I’m grateful to the scientists speaking out about these dark world-domination agendas and to the writers who are reporting them. Many thanks to Alex Newman and The New American as well as to Sean Adl-Tabatabai and Your News Wire, for this article; please visit there for the full story.

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Paris Stunned As Scientists Debunk Climate Change Hysteria

Posted on December 9, 2015 by

An international team of scientists have stunned attendees at the UN’s climate change conference in Paris recently by debunking claims that global warming is man-made.  

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The scientists say that while the science refutes the UN’s claim that man-made carbon emissions are to blame for global warming, they claim that the UN is pressing ahead with its sinister ‘climate regime’ agenda, which includes: destroying industrial civilization, propping up kleptocrats with Western tax funds, and seizing control of the global economy under the guise of regulating the immensely beneficial “gas of life,” also known as carbon dioxide.

Thenewamerican.com reports:

Dubbed “Day of Examining the Data,” the conference featured numerous presentations, each one debunking multiple elements of theincreasingly discredited anthropogenic (man-made) global-warming theory (AGW). From explaining the myriad benefits of carbon dioxide to the environment and mankind to highlighting the ongoing 19-year pause in warming, no intellectually honest attendee could have left the summit still believing the “climate” hysteria pushed by various governments and international outfits. Indeed, practically every fear-mongering narrative pushed at the nearby UN climate summit was mercilessly debunked with facts, data, logic, and common sense. Later in the day, the film Climate Hustle brutally exposing the climate alarmism premiered at a nearby cinema in Paris, earning nothing but profuse praise from attendees.

Among the scientists speaking at the realist summit were Dr. Robert Carter, former chief of the School of Earth Sciences at James Cook University. “Global warming is not happening,” he explained, even noting that long-term cooling was predicted. Carter’s presentation was especially fascinating because it totally shredded the outlandish notion that CO2 — exhaled by humans and critical to life — is “carbon pollution” in need of regulation. In fact, he said, even at current atmospheric concentrations, the Earth and the plants it supports are “starving” for more CO2. And in the past, CO2 concentrations were some 10 to 15 times higher. “Attempting to stop climate change is an exercise in utter futility,” he added, noting in an interview with The New American that nobody would seriously consider trying to “stop” earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.

Also speaking at the summit was Dr. Willie Soon, an astrophysicist and geoscientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), he explained, “is totally anti-science, and is harming science.” Emphasizing the massive role played by the sun in the Earth’s incomprehensibly complex climate system, Soon narrowed in on one particular claim in the IPCC report on the issue that he said made a complete mockery of science. “The IPCC is pure gangster science,” he explained. Speaking to The New American after his presentation, Soon said the vicious attacks against his character and family by global-warming alarmists had only motivated him to work harder. Rather than launching personal attacks, he said, critics should instead focus on the data and his conclusions published in the peer-reviewed literature.

Another top scientist at the summit was University of Virginia Professor Emeritus Dr. Fred Singer, founder of the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change. “There has been no statistically significant warming in 18 years,” he told the summit, showing a slide comparing observed temperatures with the various bogus predictions made by “climate models” relied upon by the UN, all of which predicted warming as CO2 increased. “The models don’t work. We should not use them to make policy.” He also noted that carbon dioxide — “the original plant food,” as he called it — is very valuable. “Plants are starving. They want more CO2,” Singer added.

Essentially, the internationally respected scientist continued, the climate has always changed due to natural forces — warming, cooling, and so on — from the beginning. And so, that means the obvious hypothesis that natural forces are still driving climate change, as they always have, must be shown to be false by proponents of the man-made climate change propaganda. In other words, the burden to show that the recent minor changes are attributable to mankind is on the alarmists who want to empower the UN, control CO2, and redistribute wealth. So far, though, the alarmists have failed, and they have a tough job ahead, Singer said.

“This is about money and power,” Singer told The New American in an interview, adding that governments had purchased the cooperation of many scientists on climate alarmism. “Science plays a small role, and mostly it’s being misused.” “It’s a matter of really trying to control things,” Singer said, noting that control of CO2 means control of economies and ultimately, people. What is being plotted right now at the nearby UN COP21 summit, he added, is a “direct subsidy to kleptocracies,” which are pocketing the climate loot and hiding it in their bank accounts. “It’s a matter of the poor in rich countries supporting the rich in the poor countries,” Singer concluded.

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