Daily Archives: November 7th, 2007

Entrenpeneurial Geo-Engineering and Climate Change

I’m going to go out on a limb here and paraphase my buddy, The UberHighwayman (a very controvertial character), “…Global Warming, i.e., Climate Change is a racket dreamed up by the elite, which is backed up by dubious science and to push their “green” products for exorbitant prices. It is also a way to scam more taxes from the serfs of the planet…”. That said, here is an excerpt from today’s Daily Galaxy :

Common sense and history says it would be only a matter of time before entrepreneurial enterprises in our era made themselves known in the fight against global warming.

Sadly, they’re not necessarily out to help; or at least, not entirely.

A month or so ago a group called Planktos wanted to begin dumping large amounts of iron in to the water around the Galapagos Islands. The theory is that by artificially increasing the amount iron in the water, it will help seed plankton that eats (stores) carbon from the atmosphere.

Galapagosislands_3 The Galápagos Islands -a protected archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator, 965 kilometres (about 600 miles) west of continental Ecuador in the Pacific are all part of Ecuador’s national park system, was the catalyst for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection during the famed voyage of the HMS Beagle in 1835.

Over the past several decades, the seas have begun to decrease their carbon consumption. Man-made pollution has severely damaged our oceans, and one must only look at the dead zones forming in the China East Sea and the Gulf of Mexico for proof.

Algae blooms are the issue that companies like Planktos are trying to combat. By ‘seeding’ the oceans, they believe that they can combat the blooms and bring oxygen back to the waters.

But, when you think about it, what are the companies getting out of it? A warm fuzzy feeling for helping the environment? Unlikely. No, by being able to “clean up the environment” Planktos believe that they can then sell carbon-offset credits to companies. It’s all about the bottom line.

Now if anybody has ever read UHs’ posts (he himself admits they’re rants), you know he doesn’t think very highly about the New World Order (NWO) and climate change. He isn’t the only one. Alex Jones of Prison Planet also says that Global Warming is an elitist scam. He often goes one better by claiming that it’s caused purposely by the elites using HAARP technology!

My purpose of writing this little tome is not to say yay or nay about human causation for Global Warming, 250 years of Industrial Revolution or military HAARP technology not withstanding. But what I do find interesting is the sudden “appearence” of these companies that are capable (that might be debatable) of technologies that could help alleviate the CO2 problem and counter dead zones in coastal regions. All ready to make some money of course.

Couple that with megacorps that are eager to exploit the retreating Arctic Ice Cap that’s opening the North West Passage and Russia planting its’ flag under the Arctic Ocean on a continental shelf, it does make one wonder whether this is all just coincidental, or a well planned out project.

Paranoid am I? Oh, but I do love conundrums!

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2007/11/common-sense-an.html#more

http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/11/carbon-offset-c.html

http://www.etcgroup.org/en/materials/publications.html?pub_id=659