U.N. urged to freeze climate geo-engineering projects

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

In October 2010 the United Nations was asked to impose a moratorium on "geo-engineering" projects such as artificial volcanoes and vast cloud-seeding schemes to fight climate change, by some green groups, fearing they could harm nature and mankind.

The risks are too great said a group of envoys from many countries at a major U.N. meeting in Japan aimed at combating increasing losses of plant and animal species because the impacts of manipulating nature on a vast scale were not fully known.

Some countries regard geo-engineering projects costing billions of dollars as a way to control climate change by cutting the amount of sunlight hitting the earth or soaking up excess greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide.

"It's absolutely inappropriate for a handful of governments in industrialized countries to make a decision to try geo-engineering without the approval of all the world's support," said Pat Mooney, from Canada-headquartered advocacy organization ETC Group.

“They shouldn't proceed with real-life, in-the-environment experimentation or the deployment of any geo-engineering until there is a consensus in the United Nations that this is okay."

Some conservation groups say geo-engineering is a way for some governments and companies to get out of taking steps to slash planet-warming emissions.

Geo-engineering is nothing but playing G-d and this is not something that we should even attempt.

If it comes to reducing the impact of climate change we need to reduce emissions and NOT just CO2 emissions for it is not just CO2 that is the problem. Other pollutants are much more dangerous for the environment. So, why the constant stress on carbon?

The answer to that is simple. Carbon can – now – be traded, just like gold, silver, coffee, grain. Something that cannot be done with soot and other pollutants.

Spraying questionable aerosols and other geo-engineering methods, which is in all cases but untested territory, should not even been attempted.

Cloud-seeding has been used, I know, for many decades but I also know the problems that have been caused when there was no control of the floods of rain released. In addition to that we have still to-date no idea how safe the silver iodine and other agents used are actually in the environment.

The agencies that employ this – officially on our behalf – are playing G-d and have no idea what they actually may release when they do so.

We cannot play wound with our environment and with Nature in such a way. We are no the Creator and we have no knowledge of what results our actions might have. Stop geo-engineering now!

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