Government announces experimentation with solar geoengineering will not be allowed in Mexico
January 20, 2022 | ZeroGeoengineering.com | The government of Mexico announced that the country will prohibit experimentation with solar geoengineering.
The policy should bring pause to halt geoengineering in all other nations, especially the USA. Biden recently announced his plan to push forward stratospheric aerosol injection, involving the intentional release of sulfur dioxide (SO2) aerosols and other harmful emissions via cloud seeding, weather modification and other hazardous atmospheric activities known as geoengineering. -ZG
Government of Mexico – Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources |
“To prohibit and, where appropriate, stop experimentation practices with solar geoengineering in the country, the Government of Mexico, through inter-institutional coordination between the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) and the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), will carry out actions attached to the precautionary principle to protect communities and environmental environments.
The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations (UN), to which Mexico is a party, established in 2010 a moratorium that remains in force against the deployment of geoengineering.
The opposition to these climate manipulations is based on the fact that there are currently no international agreements that address or supervise solar geoengineering activities, which represent an economically advantageous and risky way out for the supposed remediation of climate change.
Therefore, Semarnat will implement a strategy that prohibits these practices within the national territory, which serve to strengthen the first references worldwide. Under the precautionary principle and the bases established in the Montreal Protocol, which promotes the protection of the ozone layer and the fight against climate change, any large-scale practice with solar geoengineering in its territory, which presumes to be large-scale technologies, but still remain in development, will be stopped.
CONACYT will coordinate with experts the review of existing rigorous scientific research to expose the serious risks that solar geoengineering practices represent for the environment, people and their community environments.
In addition, work is being done to make available to the general public relevant information on the subject of geoengineering that has been promoted in recent years by companies, scaling investments so that, without scientific support, they perceive them as alternative technologies to face the impacts of climate change.
Solar geoengineering practices seek to counteract the effects of climate change, through the emission of gases into the atmosphere such as: sulfur dioxide, aluminum sulfate, among others. This process induces the sun’s rays to be reflected back into space, thus preventing the increase in temperature in a specific geographical area.
However, there are enough studies that show that there would be negative and uneven impacts associated with the release of these aerosols, which cause meteorological imbalances such as winds and torrential rains, as well as droughts in areas of the tropics; In addition, they generate impacts on the thinning of the planet’s ozone layer.
Recently in the state of Baja California Sur, the Startup Make Sunsets, conducted technical experiments of this type, launching weather balloons with sulfur dioxide, without prior notice and without the consent of the Government of Mexico and the surrounding communities. In the blog of the website Make Sunsets, the company reports that it does not know the results of the experiment, since the balloons were not monitored or recovered.
The Government of Mexico reiterates its unavoidable commitment to the protection and well-being of the population against practices that generate risks to human and environmental security, working in a coordinated, rigorous and responsible manner for the well-being of the people of Mexico.”
Joint Press Release No. 3/23
Mexico City, January 13, 2023.
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“An American entrepreneur’s crude solar geoengineering effort in Baja California, first reported by MIT Technology Review in late December, has prompted widespread criticism, and now the Mexican government plans to ban related experiments.” Source
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