August 18, 2012
In 2010 David Keith, director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, has proposed releasing engineered nano-sized discs in the earth’s atmosphere to “offset global warming”- and that for just $ 1 billion of your taxpayer-money annually.
“You could manipulate the Earth’s climate at large scale for a cost that’s of the order of $1 billion a year. It sounds like a lot of money, but compared to the costs of managing other environmental problems or climate change, that is peanuts.”, Keith told Nanowerk News.
Keith also made clear that mentioning the annual cost is not necessarily an argument pro or con, but an “indication” rather, “that risk, not cost, will be the deciding issue.”
Until now, scientists have mainly looked at injecting the volcano-mimicking sulphur dioxide into the upper atmosphere as a way to “get the maximum cooling benefit.” This new nano-particle proposal of spraying “levitating” engineered nano-particles in the atmosphere might have serious drawbacks, Keith acknowledges:
“A downside of both these new ideas is they would do something that nature has never seen before. It’s easier to think of new ideas than to understand their effectiveness and environmental risks.”
On the upside, Keith says:
“(…) the distribution of engineered nano-particles above the Earth could be more controlled and less likely to harm the planet’s protective ozone layer.”
The risks that Keith is willing to take with the earth is illustrated by a speech he gave for TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design). Other speakers for TED have included Al Gore, Hans Rosling and Sir Ken Robinson:
“We could make the particles migrate to over the poles (…) which would have minimal bad impacts in the mid part of the planet, where we live, and do the maximum job of what we might need to do which is cooling the poles in case of planetary emergency, if you like.”
“The one thing about this”, Keith states, “is that it gives us extraordinary leverage, this.. this improved science and engineering will- whether we like it or not- give us more and more leverage to affect the planet, to control the planet, to give us weather and climate control- not because we plan it, not because we want it, just because science delivers it to us bit by bit. With better knowledge of the way the system works and better engineering tools to affect it.”
Control of the planet, no less, and at a minimal expense to the taxpayer- if you call $ 1 billion a year minimal. Another proponent of elaborate geo-engineering schemes is none other than John P. Holdren: Obama’s current science czar. During a keynote address before a gathering of Goldman Sachs luminaries on Energy, Environment and the Financial Markets in 2007, Holdren proposed several options to “combat climate change”. The most remarkable of which include (page 43) ““Scrub” greenhouse gases from the atmosphere technologically” and ““Geo-engineering” to create cooling effects offsetting greenhouse heating.”
As we know, this is not the first time Holdren proposed spraying the atmosphere with whatever particles needed to deflect sunlight for cooling purposes. The interesting thing regarding his PowerPoint presentation before the international bankers, is that it preceded his statements in favour of geo-engineering in 2009 and the subsequent outrage, which ultimately caused him to back-pedal on his proposals. Despite the controversy, Holdren maintained at a MIT-seminar that the geo-engineering option should not be discarded. The elitist Council on Foreign Relations wholeheartedly agrees with him. In the course of 2008, the CFR held several workshops dedicated to “Planetary Scale Geoenigineering” efforts after painting the environmental situation as being direr than the facts suggest.
Holdren’s participation in the Goldman Sachs conference was no incidental occurrence. In September of 2006, when Holdren was still director of the Woods Hole Research Center, he teamed up with the representative of the Goldman Sachs Center for Environmental Management. This partnership would supposedly “enable the Woods Hole Research Center to broaden and deepen its efforts to understand the ways that tropical forests contribute to human well-being (…)”. Initiator of the partnership was the eugenics liaison front of the Global Clinton Initiative, which donated generously to stimulate the partnership. As Holdren explained: “It’s particularly gratifying that we developed this project with Goldman Sachs as part of the Clinton Global Initiative- a farsighted effort of the former President to stimulate new partnerships among businesses, researchers, and public-interest organizations to address the great challenges in global health, environment, and economic development”.
Besides the fact that we learn of more and more Obama people being extremely tight to Goldman Sachs, the 2007 PowerPoint presentation proves that the geo-engineering-option was already on Holdren’s mind before he assumed the function of science czar. His presentation also clearly shows that Mr. Holdren is the favourite mad scientist employed by the New World Order.
In the first months of the Obama presidency, Holdren alluded that the subject had come up during White House discussions. Later, when the Associated Press reported on it, Holdren hastily back-pedalled on the subject, saying: “we have to look at the possibilities and understand them because if we get desperate enough it will be considered. I also made clear that this my personal view, not Administration policy.”
In 2007 Holdren did not yet suffer the burden of public office. This allowed him to be quite frank about his ideas, just as he was in 1977, when he warmed to the idea of a “planetary regime” to scale back the human population. He also, by the way, proposed putting chemicals in the water supply to ensure decline in fertility and chipping people to control their reproductive capabilities.