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No Longer a Conspiracy Theory: CIA Director Admits Plans of Aerosol Spraying for Geoengineering

Last week, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John O. Brennan addressed instability and transnational threats to global security at a meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations. During his long-winded talk of threats to US interests and how the largely CIA-created ISIL threat is impacting the world, Brennan brought up the topic of geoengineering.

Another example is the array of technologies—often referred to collectively as geoengineering—that potentially could help reverse the warming effects of global climate change. One that has gained my personal attention is stratospheric aerosol injection, or SAI, a method of seeding the stratosphere with particles that can help reflect the sun’s heat, in much the same way that volcanic eruptions do.

Brennan went on to echo the calls from some scientists who have called for aerial spraying.

An SAI program could limit global temperature increases, reducing some risks associated with higher temperatures and providing the world economy additional time to transition from fossil fuels. The process is also relatively inexpensive—the National Research Council estimates that a fully deployed SAI program would cost about $10 billion yearly.

The extent at which Brennan talked about stratospheric aerosol injection shows that he and the CIA have likely been considering this for some time.

As promising as it may be, moving forward on SAI would raise a number of challenges for our government and for the international community. On the technical side, greenhouse gas emission reductions would still have to accompany SAI to address other climate change effects, such as ocean acidification, because SAI alone would not remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

On the geopolitical side, the technology’s potential to alter weather patterns and benefit certain regions at the expense of others could trigger sharp opposition by some nations. Others might seize on SAI’s benefits and back away from their commitment to carbon dioxide reductions. And, as with other breakthrough technologies, global norms and standards are lacking to guide the deployment and implementation of SAI.

“Chemtrails” have long been the talk of conspiracy theories with massive amounts of disinformation being posted all over the internet including fake studies and photos. However, several real studies show that some ‘seeding’ or geoengineering may be taking place.

A study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is suggesting that geoengineering has already begun, and the substance being used is a toxic by-product of coal burning call coal-fly ash.

“The widespread, intentional and increasingly frequent chemical emplacement in the troposphere has gone unidentified and unremarked in the scientific literature for years. The author presents evidence that toxic coal combustion fly ash is the most likely aerosolized particulate sprayed by tanker-jets for geoengineering, weather-modification and climate-modification purposes and describes some of the multifold consequences on public health.

Also, it has been proposed that unintentional geoengineering may already be taking place as well. As Derrick Broze points out, researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are suggesting contrails from airplanes may be inadvertently geoengineering the skies.

Chuck Long is a researcher with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory at the University of Colorado in Boulder. At the recent American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Long and his team released their paper, “Evidence of Clear-Sky Daylight Whitening: Are we already conducting geoengineering?” The analysis found that vapor from airplanes may be altering the climate through accidental geoengineering.

It may be a very long time before we know what, if anything, is actually going on in our skies. However, when the CIA, who is responsible for so much turmoil on a global scale, begins talking about geoengineering, we should listen.

Please share this story with your friends and family who think it’s only conspiracy nuts who talk about spraying things into the sky.

The part of the speech where Brennan talks about geoengineering begins at the 12:05 marker.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.

  • Unapologetically Me

    Your website is to clunky to even navigate the article properly.

    • anna miller

      well why don’t you create your own web-site.

      • Matt Sharpe

        Anna Miller! Thanks for being on top of things, including the complainer that desperately needed to be shot down! Also, as a person who has been researching weather modification since at least ’92, I have to say that your info is accurate. Well said!

        • Unapologetically Me

          So feedback is not welcome here? I have been a loyal reader for some time and am finally fed up with my browser crashing because of it. Amusing that you feel that anyone with feedback needs to be shot down. I imagine you attack any debates you partake in in the same manner.

          • Matt Sharpe

            Was your “feedback” turned away? No, it was not. So why do you post it here where the subject of discussion is obviously geoengineering? Perhaps don’t engage your imagination on me at all. And btw, this was not a debate, this was you whining about your inability to use the site. I am actually uncertain as to how you could ever have arrived at any of the conclusions you state, being that none of them make the slightest bit of sense. If people responding to you in ways that aren’t positive bothers you, then maybe DON’T complain about the site in the comments section of a particular article, and perhaps DO send your opinions directly TO the FTP.

          • Unapologetically Me

            I am aware this was not a debate. I said that you likely debate in the same manner. Whining? Perhaps you should have a doctor look at that. Most people do not hear words. They read them.
            My comment was not offensive in nature, nor was it even really negative. I was seeking input from other viewers on their experiences with the site. I admit, I should have clarified more in the initial comment. Do not be concerned Mr. Dulle. Anna Miller has given me the feedback I was looking for.

        • anna miller

          The mere fact that “cloud seeding” has been going on globally for so long, and people don’t even know about it, is a statement unto itself. Thanks Matt! peace brother.

      • Unapologetically Me

        An odd question.
        Because I am not in the business of Media or website creation. I have been a reader of FTP for quite a few months now and am tired of it crashing my browser. Rather than throw a childish hissy fit or attack them in ignorance as some do, I thought I would leave some feedback.

        • anna miller

          I haven’t had the problem. It could be caused by the “gremlins”, if you know what I mean. I have the greatest respect for individuals who work so hard to present truthful information for us. The honest ones are few and far between. Let us all have more patience and gratitude and offer helpful solutions in a kind manner. Thanks unapologetically me, peace to you.

          • Unapologetically Me

            I use Firefox. Typically websites run very smooth for me, but FTP seems to be an exception. May I ask which browser you are using to navigate FTP smoothly?

          • anna miller

            firefox. But I run a very good cleaner once per day. Perhaps you need to degrag or have a good cleaning program? I use Advanced System Care. It seems to keep my computer running smooth.

    • disqus_H65NwhJdV1

      Browser crashing? Are you using a computer from 1995? Nothing is wrong with this site, upgrade your Pentium 3 with 56mb of ram and maybe the site would work for you. Just because you’re not up to date with technology is no reason to go blaming the web designer. I would LOVE to see your web sites.

      • Unapologetically Me

        What do you mean? Doesn’t ever body run DOS-SHELL, EGA 16 color display with their high speed 56kb dial-up modem?

  • supersajin

    Dumb assess!! Let’s reflect the Sun just in time for a mini ice age!!

    • anna miller

      Yes, last summer this was released. You are too young to remember but back in the 1970’s scientists were talking about the coming ice age called the “maunder minimum” This from last summer: July in fact: Around 500 astronomers and space scientists gathered at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, Wales, from 5-9 July, for the Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting 2015 (NAM2015, Cyfarfod Seryddiaeth Cenedlaethol 2015). A new model of the Sun’s solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly
      accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun’s 11-year
      heartbeat. The model draws on dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun,
      one close to the surface and one deep within its convection zone.
      Predictions from the model suggest that solar activity will fall by 60
      per cent during the 2030s to conditions last seen during the ‘mini ice
      age’ that began in 1645. Oh and check this blast from the past-Walter Cronkite reporting the “coming ice age”. good call supersajin.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hms8rggsMDQ

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  • Jason Curtis

    Governments have been trying to figure out how to control weather forever. If you can control weathet, you can control warfare. I think we have passed the point where that is meaningful, due to the current technology. Bad weather doesnt affect much.

    • Rhea Snowden

      Bad weather can affect crops. A bad crop yield could force a country to become dependent on another for food.

  • anna miller

    “Cloud Seeding” has been going on since post WW2. It is being done globally and is unregulated. Is wikipedia mainstream enough? The most common chemicals used for cloud seeding include silver iodide, potassium iodide and dry ice (solid carbon dioxide). Liquid propane,
    which expands into a gas, has also been used. This can produce ice
    crystals at higher temperatures than silver iodide. After promising
    research, the use of hygroscopic materials, such as table salt, is becoming more popular.[3] Cloud seeding to increase snowfall takes place when temperatures within the clouds are between 19 and −4 °F (−7 and −20 °C).[4] Introduction of a substance such as silver iodide, which has a crystalline structure similar to that of ice, will induce freezing nucleation. Jump to “Uses World Wide” or just google “cloud seeding” for proof, from mainstream sources, that CLOUD SEEDING HAS BEEN DONE GLOBALLY FOR DECADES.
    There is evidence that geoengineering over the decades has actually caused ‘global warming aka climate change” because artificial clouds do not allow the earth to breath at night, ie the fake clouds trap heat during the day. Here is an excellent web-site and well- sourced video. check it out: http://artificialclouds.com/

    • Pierce Nichols

      People have been experimenting with cloud seeding off and on, but it’s not reliable and lacks precision. Therefore, it has never been used on a regular basis anywhere.

      • anna miller

        You are wrong, google: global cloud seeding . It is amazing how humans can make such blanket statements based on opinion only. Here is one for you, from mainstream media no less:
        Bloomberg News.

        “Weather on Demand: Making It Rain Is Now a Global Business”

        Welcome to the strange world of cloud seeding
        http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2015-cloud-seeding-india/

  • zlop

    What a deception. If anything, Greenhouse gases Cool.
    “Greenhouse gases cool planets: Volcanos warm them | Tallbloke”

    Thermodynamics interacts with and dominates radiation.
    There is little room to wiggle. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/12/29/unified-theory-of-climate/

  • Doran Zeigler

    This is a joke of course. This O’Brennan asshole speaks of geo-engineering as if it will be a future event. They have been spraying chemtrails since the late 80s. What they spray does have the ability to block the sun’s heat, but it also traps the heat that bypasses the chemtrails further heating the earth. The theory by which they ascribe is junk science.

    They “expurts” are also not taking into account the high level of pollution caused by the chemtrails. There is also a lot more to the chemtrails than having to do only with global warming. Chemtrails are also a method of population control and delivering whatever chemicals they deem necessary to control the people and population.

    “Officially,” chemtrails do not exist (except to the mindless) those criss-crossing stripes that fill our skies every day are figments of our overactive imaginations. Don’t believe that they are interested in just cloud seeding to make rain. It is much more sinister than that. Let’s not be naive.

  • Lisa Farkass

    Ha Ha… so funny they talk about it like it hasn’t been happening for at least well over 5 years…. since I started noted and tracking con trails vs chem trails…….. so funny and sad….. 🙁 My hydrangeas this years are growing all whack racing for the sun ….. they look uneven and not round and bushy like normal….. they look like they are starving to reach the sunlight….. js

  • I still think its an ideal solution to a permanent problem since the flood didn’t work—you don’t want to really keep going on like it is now do ya?

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  • James

    Only idiots think they can play God with the weather – only the most chaotic and unpredictable system we know of. Let’s hope these agencies get shut down pronto.

  • ron_angell

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22076375 Science. 2011 Nov 11;334(6057):794-6. doi: 10.1126/science.1207374. Aerosol indirect effect on biogeochemical cycles and climate. Mahowald N1. Author information Abstract The net effect of anthropogenic aerosols on climate is usually considered the sum of the direct radiative effect of anthropogenic aerosols, plus the indirect effect of these aerosols through aerosol-cloud interactions. However, an additional impact of aerosols on a longer time scale is their indirect effect on climate through biogeochemical feedbacks, largely due to changes in the atmospheric concentration of CO(2). Aerosols can affect land and ocean biogeochemical cycles by physical forcing or by adding nutrients and pollutants to ecosystems. The net biogeochemical effect of aerosols is estimated to be equivalent to a radiative forcing of -0.5 ± 0.4 watts per square meter, which suggests that reaching lower carbon targets will be even costlier than previously estimated.

  • ron_angell

    “Operation Cumulus” RAF Royal Air Force geoengineering – August 1952 England- Weaponized Weather Cloud seeding and rain killed over 30 people and they washed out to see- The British Military test on the people of the UK.w http:/.www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6txJJakDTs

  • ron_angell

    http://www.ofcm.noaa.gov/fedplan/fp-fy10/pdf/3Sec3c-DOD.pdf http://www.facebook.com/groups/ICCOTPCR00112207/10152773543876874/ Globalized Weaponized weather is out of Lincoln Nebraska, and Asheville, NC; the Air Force CombatWeather Center at Hurlburt Field, FL, and Scott Air force base in Southern Illinois. which supportsthe Combat Weather Flights and BattlefieldWeather Teams through investigation, development,integration, exploitation, and training across newand existing systems and processes; as well as five detachments and operating locations. http://www.ofcm.noaa.gov/fedplan/fp-fy10/pdf/3Sec3c-DOD.pdf The Air Force and NOAA chemtrailing and creating storms in Florida to generate money in higher instance premiums for house and car insurance and health insurance. It is also fraud from theft of federal assets from the once very full and now empty disaster fund. This is insurance fraud and murder in cases of drowning a boating accidents car accidents and from hurricane Andrew, hurricane Katrina, hurricane charley, hurricane sandy. The real estate agents are tied to weaponized weather assaults on homeowners and its tied to torture murder and fraud. Do the 4100 military and civilians running weather modification programs have side business in construction companies and landscape companies and city agencies? I wonder how many of these employees run insurance companies or landscape companies or contracting companies? USAF METEOROLOGICAL AND SPACE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICESOVERVIEWAir Force weather forces provide high-quality, mission-tailored terrestrial and space environment observations, forecasts, and services to the U.S. Air Force (USAF), U.S. Army (USA), and a variety of U.S. Government (USG) departments and agencies. Air Force weather enables Joint Warfighters to anticipate and exploit the weather…for air, space, cyberspace, and ground operationsORGANIZATIONAF weather is functionally organized under the Director of Weather (AF/A3O-W), Directorate of Operations (AF/A3O), Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Plans, and Requirements (AF/A3/A5), Headquarters Air Force. The Director of Weather oversees Air Force-wide training, organizing, and equipping of AF weather organizations to include the following functions:Development of doctrine, policies, requirements, • and standards for weather support for worldwide AF, Army, and Special Forces training and combat operationsEvaluation of weather support effectiveness for • worldwide training and combat operations UNITED Management of weather officer, enlisted, and ci• vilian career fieldsDevelopment and implementation of mid- to • long-range plans for the organization, equipment, manpower, and technology necessary to meet future Air Force, Army, Special Forces, and other DOD agency weather requirementsAdvising Air Staff and subordinate headquarters • weather functional managers regarding manpower, career field management, personnel utilization, training, operations policy and procedures, and technology acquisitionAdvocating and fielding standardized weather AF weather operations provide a Total Forcecapability employing over 4,100 Active Duty (AD) andReserve Component (RC) military and civilian personnelsupporting Air Force and Army conventionaland Special Operations Forces (SOF) worldwide.The majority of AF weather personnel are focusedon two distinct, yet related functions: characterizingthe past, current, and future state of the natural environment,and exploiting environmental information toprovide actionable environmental impacts informationdirectly to decision-makers.AF weather is organized in a 3-tier structureto maximize capabilities that can be accomplished inthe rear area via “reachback” technology. This minimizesforward presence on the battlefield, making a“light and lean” presence consistent with the overallUSAF vision for contingency operations in the 21stcentury.AIR FORCE WEATHER AGENCY (AFWA)The centerpiece of global-scale collectionand production is the Air Force Weather Agency(AFWA), Offutt AFB, NE, a field operating agencyreporting directly to the Air Force Director of Weather.AFWA performs two distinct functions for AFweather. As part of its Lead Command responsibilities,AFWA plans, programs, and fields standardweather systems. At the same time, AFWA has astrategic-level operations and production function.Specifically, AFWA is charged with collecting, analyzing,predicting, tailoring, and integrating weatherdata at all operational levels.Through the execution of the second function,AFWA provides timely, accurate, relevant, andconsistent terrestrial and space weather productsnecessary to effectively plan and conduct militaryoperations at all levels of war. AFWA operates asatellite data processing center and a centralized climatologycenter with the largest military archive ofmeteorological data in the world. The agency runsnumerical weather prediction models, conducts globalcloud and snow analyses, and runs cloud analysisand forecast models. AFWA also maintains a globalmeteorological database, and provides dedicatedsupport to the Intelligence Community (IC).AFWA consists of a functional managementheadquarters; the 1st Weather Group (1 WXG)with three subordinate CONUS operational weathersquadrons (OWS); the 2nd Weather Group (2WXG), which operates three squadrons, two at Offuttand one at Asheville, NC; the Air Force CombatWeather Center at Hurlburt Field, FL, which supportsthe Combat Weather Flights and BattlefieldWeather Teams through investigation, development,integration, exploitation, and training across newand existing systems and processes; as well as fivedetachments and operating locations. The 1 WXGcommands three operational weather squadronsthat conduct weather operations in support of TotalForce Army and Air Force operations in the CONUS: http://www.facebook.com/groups/ICCOTPCR00112207/10152773543876874/ Earth Day 4-22-2015 Wake Up Call- Global geoengineering, weaponized weather warfare, and biochemical weapons of mass destruction. Rense Radio Show- Deborah Taveres Ron Angell http://mediaarchives.gsradio.net/stopthecrime/042215.mp3 Please download the PDF of the weapononized weather from NOAA that was once up on a public govt site about the DoD using weaponized weather on the American People and worldwide.

  • ron_angell

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22076375 Science. 2011 Nov 11;334(6057):794-6. doi: 10.1126/science.1207374. Aerosol indirect effect on biogeochemical cycles and climate. Mahowald N1. Author information Abstract The net effect of anthropogenic aerosols on climate is usually considered the sum of the direct radiative effect of anthropogenic aerosols, plus the indirect effect of these aerosols through aerosol-cloud interactions. However, an additional impact of aerosols on a longer time scale is their indirect effect on climate through biogeochemical feedbacks, largely due to changes in the atmospheric concentration of CO(2). Aerosols can affect land and ocean biogeochemical cycles by physical forcing or by adding nutrients and pollutants to ecosystems. The net biogeochemical effect of aerosols is estimated to be equivalent to a radiative forcing of -0.5 ± 0.4 watts per square meter, which suggests that reaching lower carbon targets will be even costlier than previously estimated.

  • ron_angell

    Directed Energy Weapons – By the order of the Secretary of the Air Force- Air Force Policy Directive 91-4 October 11th 2011 – Safety – Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) Distribution is UNLIMITED – Publications and forms can be downloaded from Air Force Police Directive 91-4 Directed energy Weapons Safety http://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/af_se/publication/afpd91-4/afpd91-4.pdf US LAW TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 113B > § 2332h
    § 2332h. Radiological dispersal devices
    (3) Special circumstances.— If the death of another results from a person’s violation of subsection (a), the person shall be fined not more than $2,000,000 and life imprisonment Current Photographs of me- https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=633754003313637&set=a.150216405000735.26028.100000371299469&type=1&relevant_count=8 http://www.ofcm.noaa.gov/fedplan/fp-fy10/pdf/3Sec3c-DOD.pdf The Air Force and NOAA chemtrailing and creating storms in Florida to generate money in higher instance premiums for house and car insurance and health insurance. It is also fraud from theft of federal assets from the once very full and now empty disaster fund. This is insurance fraud and murder in cases of drowning a boating accidents car accidents and from hurricane Andrew, hurricane Katrina, hurricane charley, hurricane sandy. The real estate agents are tied to weaponized weather assaults on homeowners and its tied to torture murder and fraud. Do the 4100 military and civilians running weather modification programs have side business in construction companies and landscape companies and city agencies? I wonder how many of these employees run insurance companies or landscape companies or contracting companies? USAF METEOROLOGICAL AND SPACE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
    OVERVIEW
    Air Force weather forces provide high-quality, mission-tailored terrestrial and space environment observations, forecasts, and services to the U.S. Air Force (USAF), U.S. Army (USA), and a variety of U.S. Government (USG) departments and agencies. Air Force weather enables Joint Warfighters to anticipate and exploit the weather…for air, space, cyberspace, and ground operations
    ORGANIZATION
    AF weather is functionally organized under the Director of Weather (AF/A3O-W), Directorate of Operations (AF/A3O), Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Plans, and Requirements (AF/A3/A5), Headquarters Air Force. The Director of Weather oversees Air Force-wide training, organizing, and equipping of AF weather organizations to include the following functions:
    Development of doctrine, policies, requirements, • and standards for weather support for worldwide AF, Army, and Special Forces training and combat operations
    Evaluation of weather support effectiveness for • worldwide training and combat operations UNITED Management of weather officer, enlisted, and ci• vilian career fields
    Development and implementation of mid- to • long-range plans for the organization, equipment, manpower, and technology necessary to meet future Air Force, Army, Special Forces, and other DOD agency weather requirements
    Advising Air Staff and subordinate headquarters • weather functional managers regarding manpower, career field management, personnel utilization, training, operations policy and procedures, and technology acquisition
    Advocating and fielding standardized weather AF weather operations provide a Total Force
    capability employing over 4,100 Active Duty (AD) and
    Reserve Component (RC) military and civilian personnel
    supporting Air Force and Army conventional
    and Special Operations Forces (SOF) worldwide.
    The majority of AF weather personnel are focused
    on two distinct, yet related functions: characterizing
    the past, current, and future state of the natural environment,
    and exploiting environmental information to
    provide actionable environmental impacts information
    directly to decision-makers.
    AF weather is organized in a 3-tier structure
    to maximize capabilities that can be accomplished in
    the rear area via “reachback” technology. This minimizes
    forward presence on the battlefield, making a
    “light and lean” presence consistent with the overall
    USAF vision for contingency operations in the 21st
    century.
    AIR FORCE WEATHER AGENCY (AFWA)
    The centerpiece of global-scale collection
    and production is the Air Force Weather Agency
    (AFWA), Offutt AFB, NE, a field operating agency
    reporting directly to the Air Force Director of Weather.
    AFWA performs two distinct functions for AF
    weather. As part of its Lead Command responsibilities,
    AFWA plans, programs, and fields standard
    weather systems. At the same time, AFWA has a
    strategic-level operations and production function.
    Specifically, AFWA is charged with collecting, analyzing,
    predicting, tailoring, and integrating weather
    data at all operational levels.
    Through the execution of the second function,
    AFWA provides timely, accurate, relevant, and
    consistent terrestrial and space weather products
    necessary to effectively plan and conduct military
    operations at all levels of war. AFWA operates a
    satellite data processing center and a centralized climatology
    center with the largest military archive of
    meteorological data in the world. The agency runs
    numerical weather prediction models, conducts global
    cloud and snow analyses, and runs cloud analysis
    and forecast models. AFWA also maintains a global
    meteorological database, and provides dedicated
    support to the Intelligence Community (IC).
    AFWA consists of a functional management
    headquarters; the 1st Weather Group (1 WXG)
    with three subordinate CONUS operational weather
    squadrons (OWS); the 2nd Weather Group (2
    WXG), which operates three squadrons, two at Offutt
    and one at Asheville, NC; the Air Force Combat
    Weather Center at Hurlburt Field, FL, which supports
    the Combat Weather Flights and Battlefield
    Weather Teams through investigation, development,
    integration, exploitation, and training across new
    and existing systems and processes; as well as five
    detachments and operating locations. The 1 WXG
    commands three operational weather squadrons
    that conduct weather operations in support of Total
    Force Army and Air Force operations in the CONUS: — with James Henry Fetzer, M´barek Afekouh, Judith Derancourt and 36 others at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

  • ron_angell

    http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/terror-air# Terror from the Air By Peter Sloterdijk Translated by Amy Patton and Steve Corcoran Overview According to Peter Sloterdijk, the twentieth century started on a specific day and place: April 22, 1915, at Ypres in Northern France. That day, the German army used a chlorine gas meant to exterminate indiscriminately. Until then, war, as described by Clausewitz and practiced by Napoleon, involved attacking the adversary’s vital function first. Using poison gas signaled the passage from classical war to terrorism. This terror from the air inaugurated an era in which the main idea was no longer to target the enemy’s body, but their environment. From then on, what would be attacked in wartime as well as in peacetime would be the very conditions necessary for life. This kind of terrorism became the matrix of modern and postmodern war, from World War I’s toxic gas to the Nazi Zyklon B used in Auschwitz, from the bombing of Dresden to the attack on the World Trade Center. Sloterdijk goes on to describe the offensive of modern aesthetics, aesthetic terrorism from Surrealism to Malevich–an “atmo-terrorism” in the arts that parallels the assault on environment that had originated in warfare.

  • ron_angell

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22076375 Science. 2011 Nov 11;334(6057):794-6. doi: 10.1126/science.1207374. Aerosol indirect effect on biogeochemical cycles and climate. Mahowald N1. Author information Abstract The net effect of anthropogenic aerosols on climate is usually considered the sum of the direct radiative effect of anthropogenic aerosols, plus the indirect effect of these aerosols through aerosol-cloud interactions. However, an additional impact of aerosols on a longer time scale is their indirect effect on climate through biogeochemical feedbacks, largely due to changes in the atmospheric concentration of CO(2). Aerosols can affect land and ocean biogeochemical cycles by physical forcing or by adding nutrients and pollutants to ecosystems. The net biogeochemical effect of aerosols is estimated to be equivalent to a radiative forcing of -0.5 ± 0.4 watts per square meter, which suggests that reaching lower carbon targets will be even costlier than previously estimated.

  • Steve Rusk

    Forget about what really needs to be done, let’s just go with the “Cheapest” thing that might work. How did the Lemmings gain control of our species?

  • ctwatcher✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Just a new name for an old program of insanity. What to breathe, chemicals from planes or just hot particles from Japan. So many ways to die, so little time. I guess people quit looking up once they figured out how to text! Which gave them all superman eyes to stop fracking beneath them as above fracking isn’t anything they know about.

  • ctwatcher✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    One more thing, many have taken soil samples from the emissions from planes, will Brennan be the one in court to answer why other chemicals were used on us and earth to destroy it and our quality of life or will he just go to the island? Anyone want to make a citizens arrest with me? I can’t hear you? I didn’t think so, waiting on others.

  • Moehamhead

    What a load of crap. The sky is falling!!!

    • James

      It does when you fuck with it

  • Hohum2

    I would be EXTREMELY cautious with any form of geoengineering in that it is an additive to a very delicate mechanism and we do not know if we are using a hammer rather than a spanner to make an adjustment. and we do not know exactly how much intervention is needed. What we do know is that our input so far of CO2 has been a major factor in the problem. It would be safer to stop this. Bear in mind the potential WW£ brewing in the Middle east is about fossil fuels, wheich we ought to be walking away from, rather than fighting over.

  • Steven Cropper

    if you want peeps to believe that your taking some corperate medicine

  • Hohum2

    This is trying to mitigate the symptoms rather than a cure. The cure is simple. Reduce greenhouse gasses and increase forests. Old money does not want to change, it will cost them. Sensible new money will invest in technologies reducing the production of greenhouse gases and natural ways (proper forests), that can mop up excess CO2 etc., and can be managed with husbandry, not slash and burn.

    • Aaron James

      They need to grow hemp. It grows in months compared to years like trees and it puts out 6x more oxygen per square metre. It can also be used for far more things and would create a stack of jobs.

  • Bruce

    Haven’t they been telling everyone between here and Pluto that there is no such thing as global warming, that it is a hoax?