The purpose of this hearing is to assess the status of geoengineering research in the United States, while also exploring potential technologies and innovation. Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:00am Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building Subcommittee on Energy (115th Congress) Subcommittee on Environment (115th Congress) Hearing charter Opening Statements: [...]
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U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wesley C Hoffmann (Clint) from the Aerial Application Technology Research Agricultural Engineering division used an electrostatic sprayer (insecticide/pesticide) to spray tap water above cumulus clouds in order to induce rainfall. [...]
“Our backs are against the wall and we must now start the process of preparing for geo-engineering,” the letter said. “We must do this in the knowledge that its chances of success are small and the risks of implementation are great.” The Paris Agreement commits countries to a system of volutary national climate action plans, which will be reviewed every five years in [...]
UK Government response to The Regulation of Geoengineering: The Royal Society has launched SRMGI in partnership with the TWAS and the EDF to explore SRM [...]
“Weather Modification technologies that claim to achieve such large scale or dramatic effects do not have a sound scientific basis (e.g. hail canons, ionization methods) and should be treated with suspicion.” [...]
“if the public comes to see geoengineering as, as one attendee put it, 'a crazy idea cooked up by rich Anglo Saxons to dominate the climate,' then they will all be rightfully tarred and feathered.” Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California. [...]
“Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) has embarked on what appears to be a hitherto missing key component of the hurricane research effort, HAMP ... (which) adopts the view that a good way to understand a meteorological system is to perturb it in some way.” Contracts & Grants Connected to HAMP Studies HAMP (Project FY2008-06-16); DHS Contra [...]
November 5, 2009 - Geoengineering: Assessing the Implications of Large-Scale Climate Intervention. US House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. Witness Testimony: Dr. Ken Caldeira, Mr. John Shepherd, Mr. Lee Lane, Dr. James Fleming, Dr. Alan Robock. January 13, 2010 - The Regulation of Geoengineering. Geoengineering House of Commons Science and [...]
Letter to William Laska, program manager for DHS’s Advanced Research Projects Agency, from Richard Spinrad, director of NOAA’s Office of Atmospheric Research (OAR) saying no to DHS funds to study hurricane mitigation, citing past failures with Project Cirrus, Stormfury, and SCUD. [...]
In view of these realities, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with the organizational assistance of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Global Systems Division of the Earth Systems Research Laboratory sponsored a workshop on hurricane modification at the David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, Colorado February 6-7, 2008. This action is [...]
The Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research (FICER) Grants for (GEOENGINEERING) research are provided to the University of Calgary from gifts made by Mr. Bill Gates from his personal funds. The activities of the Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research fall outside the scope of activities of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. FICER is not a Founda [...]
FAILED: H.R. 2995 (109th): Weather Modification Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2005. Rep. Mark Udall (Democrat) [...]
FAILED: S. 517 (109th): Weather Modification Research and Development Policy Authorization Act of 2005. Sen. Kay Hutchison (Republican) [...]
“Although 40 years have passed since the first NAS report on weather modification, this Committee finds itself very much in concurrence with the findings of that assessment we conclude that the initiation of large-scale operational weather modification programs would be premature. Many fundamental problems must be answered first. It is unlikely that these problems wil [...]
“to explore, develop and determine the feasibility of applying the technology of weather modification to meet the Nation’s increasing demand for clean water.” In 1961 Congress allocated funding for the creation of a weather modification program headed by the Bureau of Reclamation. Project Skywater came fifteen years after Irving Langmuir, Vincent Schaefer, and Bernard [...]
During world war two, fog was dispersed with a secret weapon called Fido. This stood for either “Fog Investigation and Dispersal Operations” or “Fog, Intensive, Disposal Of.” Calcium chloride sprays had shown some promise for absorbing fog in the 1930s but, by 1940, the only proven dispersal method was heating on a massive scale. Churchill instructed the Petroleum War [...]
The Environmental Modification Accountability Act #ENMODAA
An Act To End Atmospheric Experimentation Without Notification
Our solution is an addendum to the international weather warfare ban requiring two things:
• TRANSPARENCY: a worldwide requirement to give 48 hour notice before modifying or experimenting in our sky or surrounding atmosphere.
• VERIFICATION: create a worldwide citizen-powered sensor network to monitor atmospheric conditions, record video footage of sky conditions, analyze rainfall samples, and display atmospheric aerosols in real-time on a publically available website.
Hands Off Mother Earth Manifesto: A Permanent Ban on Geoengineering
110 civil society organizations and popular movements denounce geoengineering and demand an immediate stop to all open-air experiments.
If your organization would like to join the fight against geoengineering and endorse the HOME Manifesto, please send an email to [email protected].