Send a letter to your State Rep to support ANTI-GeoEngineering (GE) regulations and laws in your state.
U.S. Congress Held Hearings Nov. 8, 2017 On How To Expand and Finance GeoEngineering (GE):
Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Energy Hearing – Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology
Link to Video (Starts at 21:57)
November 2017: Statement from Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas)
Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology
“Some have questioned the unintended consequences of geoengineering. One concern is that
brightening clouds could alter rain patterns, making it rain more in some places or less in
others. Such technologies could drastically reduce global temperatures in the future by spraying
aerosols into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight.
While we are not sure this is plausible, some scientists believe it could achieve substantial
environmental benefits at a cheaper cost than regulations.”
Call up and let your Reps know that you do not consent to GEOENGINEERING (GE) pollution-generating schemes.
Randy Weber (202) 225-2831
Marc Veasey: (202) 225-9897
Steve Knight (202) 225-1956
Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947
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House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY HAS LONG KNOWN AND ESTABLISHED THAT GEOENGINEERING ACTIVITIES ARE HAZARDOUS – See “DOWNSIDES” from 2008 Scientific American article below:
SOURCE: Scientific American 2008 A Sunshade for Planet Earth / Sulfur in the Stratosphere / GEOENGINEERING
THE DOWNSIDES / GEOENGINEERING:
“UNPREDICTABLE CHANGES in regional wind and rainfall patterns
REDUCED EVAPORATION, leading to reduction in global rainfall
INCREASING ACID RAIN , possibly polluting pristine ecosystems
ACCELERATED DESTRUCTION of ozone layer, causing higher
incidence of cancer
CHEAP ENOUGH to be done unilaterally, without international agreements
which could increase global tensions
CONTINUAL MAINTENANCE required...”
(CONTINUAL MAINTENANCE = deliberately adding sulfur emissions)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Pollution
(Source: EPA – https://www.epa.gov/naaqs/sulfur-dioxide-so2-primary-air-quality-standards )
What are the harmful effects of SO2?
SO2 can affect both health and the environment.
What are the health effects of SO2?
Short-term exposures to SO2 can harm the human respiratory system and make breathing difficult. Children, the elderly, and those who suffer from asthma are particularly sensitive to effects of SO2.
SO2 emissions that lead to high concentrations of SO2 in the air generally also lead to the formation of other sulfur oxides (SOx). SOx can react with other compounds in the atmosphere to form small particles. These particles contribute to particulate matter (PM) pollution: particles may penetrate deeply into sensitive parts of the lungs and cause additional health problems.
What are the environmental effects of SO2 and other sulfur oxides?
At high concentrations, gaseous SOx can harm trees and plants by damaging foliage and decreasing growth.
SO2 and other sulfur oxides can contribute to acid rain which can harm sensitive ecosystems.