Mainstream Media Now Normalizing ‘Conspiracy Theory’ of Geoengineering Through Aerosol Spraying

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Paul Martin

Mainstream media is now normalizing the geoengineering practice of spraying particulates into the atmosphere with airplanes to cool the planet.

By Matt Agorist
TheFreeThoughtProject.com
November 28, 2018

The controversial subject of climate engineering or weather modification – which was popularized, and oversimplified with the term “chemtrails” – is stepping from the shadows and into the light of public scrutiny. What was once a conspiracy theory is now the subject of congressional debate and peer-reviewed studies. This month, a new study published in Environmental Research Letters, normalizes geoengineering and planes spraying particulates into the atmosphere to curb global warming.

The study recommends that a fleet of 100 planes make 4,000 worldwide missions per year to “save the world from climate change.” The planes would be spraying sulphate particulates into the lower stratosphere—around 60,000 feet up—to shield the earth from the sun to keep down temperatures.

The study is not the subject of conspiracy theory websites and is in fact being reported in the mainstream media. As CBS News reports:

The researchers examined how practical and costly a hypothetical solar geoengineering project would be beginning 15 years from now. The aim would be to half the temperature increase caused by heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

This method would mimic what large volcanoes do. In 1991, Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines. It was the second largest eruption of the 20th century, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

In total, the eruption injected 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide aerosols into the stratosphere. USGS said the Earth’s lower atmosphere temperature dropped by approximately 1-degree Fahrenheit. The effect only lasted a couple of years because the sulfates eventually fell to Earth.

Although controversial, some think that trying to mimic the impacts of a volcano eruption is a viable way to control global warming. This proposed type of climate geoengineering is called stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI). Theoretically if done at scale — and sustained — the impact can be large. The 1-degree temperature drop which accompanied Mount Pinatubo’s eruption is equal to about half of the human-caused warming Earth has experienced since the Industrial Revolution began.

One of the study’s authors, Dr. Gernot Wagner boasted about the inexpensive nature of spraying chemicals into the air to cool the earth, noting that this geoengineering practice “… would be technically possible strictly from an engineering perspective. It would also be remarkably inexpensive, at an average of around $2 to 2.5 billion per year over the first 15 years.”

Oddly enough, this study echoes the remarks of then-CIA director John Brennan when he addressed the Council on Foreign Relations in 2016, detailing a similar process of spraying chemical particulates in the atmosphere to cool the planet.

At the meeting, 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.

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