Here it is folks - MSM admission: Harvard Scientists Moving Ahead on Plans for Atmospheric Geoengineering Experiments

Given that these people are out and out liars - take this article for what it is. DO share with your unenlightened friends however. Send it with a big fat I Told You So. ~r~

Harvard Scientists Moving Ahead on Plans for Atmospheric Geoengineering Experiments

The climate researchers intend to launch a high-altitude balloon that would spray a small quantity of reflective particles into the stratosphere.

by James Temple  March 24, 2017
Harvard University professor David Keith

A pair of Harvard climate scientists are preparing small-scale atmospheric experiments that could offer insights into the feasibility and risks of deliberately altering the climate to ease global warming.

They would be among the earliest official geoengineering-related experiments conducted outside of a controlled laboratory or computer model, underscoring the growing sense of urgency among scientists to begin seriously studying the possibility as the threat of climate change mounts.

Sometime next year, Harvard professors David Keith and Frank Keutsch hope to launch a high-altitude balloon, tethered to a gondola equipped with propellers and sensors, from a site in Tucson, Arizona. After initial engineering tests, the “StratoCruiser” would spray a fine mist of materials such as sulfur dioxide, alumina, or calcium carbonate into the stratosphere. The sensors would then measure the reflectivity of the particles, the degree to which they disperse or coalesce, and the way they interact with other compounds in the atmosphere.

The researchers first proposed these balloon experiments in a 2014 paper. But at a geoengineering conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Keith said they have begun engineering design work with Arizona test balloon company World View Enterprises. They’ve also started discussions about the appropriate governance structure for such an experiment, and they plan to set up an independent body to review their proposals.

“We would like to have the first flights next year,” he said at the Forum on U.S. Solar Geoengineering Research, held at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

In an earlier interview with MIT Technology Review, Keith stressed that the experiments would not be a binary test of geoengineering itself. But they should provide useful information about the proposed method that he has closely studied, known as solar radiation management. 

The basic idea is that spraying certain types of particles into the stratosphere could help reflect more heat back into space. Scientists believe it could work because nature already does it. Large volcanic eruptions in the past have blasted tens of millions of tons of sulfur dioxide into the sky, which contributed to lower global temperatures in subsequent months.

What’s less clear is how precisely the technique could control worldwide temperatures, what materials would work best, and what the environmental side effects might be. Notably, previous volcanic eruptions have also decreased precipitation levels in parts of the world, and sulfur dioxide is known to deplete the protective ozone layer. 

Keith has previously used computer modeling to explore the possibility of using other materials that may have a neutral impact on ozone, including diamond dust and alumina. Late last year, he, Keutsch, and others published a paper that found using calcite, a mineral made up of calcium carbonate, “may cool the planet while simultaneously repairing the ozone layer.”

The balloon tests could provide additional insight into how these chemicals actually interact with precursors to ozone in the real world and offer additional information that could help refine their understanding of solar geoengineering, he says: “You have to go measure things in the real world because nature surprises you.” 

Is it time for scientists to begin geoengineering-related experiments in the open air?

Tell us what you think.

Keith stresses that it’s too early to say whether any geoengineering technologies should ever be deployed. But he has argued for years that research should move ahead to better understand their capabilities and dangers, because it’s possible they could significantly reduce the risks of climate change. He stressed that the experiments would have negligible environment impacts, as they will involve no more than a kilogram of materials.

Funding for the initial experiments would come from grants that Harvard provided Keith and Keutsch as new professors. Additional funds may come from Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program, a multidisciplinary effort launching this spring to study feasibility, risks, ethics, and governance issues surrounding geoengineering. As of press time, it had raised more than $7 million from Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, the Hewlett Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Harvard-internal funds, and other philanthropists.

Geoengineering critics argue that the climate system is too complex to meddle with, that the environmental risks are too high, or that even talking about technological “fixes” could ease pressure to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Only two known geoengineering experiments have been carried out in the open air to  date: University of California, San Diego, researchers sprayed salt particles off the coast of California as part of the E-PEACE experiment in 2011, and scientists in Russia dispersed sulfate particles from a helicopter and car in 2009. The so called SPICE experiment in the United Kingdom was quickly scuttled in 2012, following public criticism and conflict of interest accusations after several of the scientists applied for a related patent.

In an earlier interview, Jane Long, a former associate director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, stressed that researchers moving forward with geoengineering experiments need to go to great lengths to ensure proper public notification, opportunities for input, and appropriate oversight, particularly if they’re relying on private funds. But she said it’s time to begin seriously studying the technology’s potential given the growing dangers of climate change. Source

“We should have started a decade ago,” she said. “It’s critical to know as much as we can as soon as we can.”


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What a freaking moron! Knew that was coming when he wrote his book. Words escape me!

Me too - thanks for sharing my posts Danielle. I can not imagine why I suddenly can't send to all. Interesting times.

SO said something typically him regarding our communities... without taking offense, give it an ear.

Welcome Rose. Same issues here & with others I know. Internet very dodgy today.

THanks for the link there. Going to post it all as well.

One step forward one step back on that S0 clip Rose, LOL...

Read the comments though, people are onto him. He's opened the door, be interesting to see if he tries to slam it shut again.

I guess from here on its going to be a matter of us managing the official spin on geoengineering. Shouldn't be that hard surely...or am I delusional about how much people trust those in charge?

People have way too much respect for authority in this day and age.

"...the proposed method that he has closely studied, known as solar radiation management." David Keith. Yeah its a big study.Thanks Rose. 

 More here on Todays News S0 March 26 2017

 Sunspots, Seismicity, Spraying Oh My | S0 News Mar.26.2017


David W. Keith, the Grim Reaper of geoengineering himself.

Only a matter of time before we came to this I guess.

I've seen LOTS of these releases of photophosheretic particles already.

Instead of speaking in the future tense, he should be using past tense!

"Should have started a decade ago"? Pull the other one!

Not just a moron but a lie to boot, he knows they have been at this for years.

Jim Lee did a good follow up on the Guardian article...including the history of this project that finally hit MSM. I don't know how big the Guardian is in the US so I don't know how many Americans are awake to this project or past ones. Either way, maybe US MSM will pick up on the story and maybe people will finally object to the potential destruction behind SRM and geoengineering overall.  Jim Lee's video:

My comment posted with the Suspicious Observers video and Guardian article:

I've never understood Suspicious Observers Ben Davidson's avoidance of the chemical trails issue and have been suspicious of his intentions to make everything seem to be about space weather. Here, he appears to be buying the idea that the Al2O3 spraying is only about to begin (as per geoengineer David Keith) instead of having been going on for two decades.

I agree wholeheartedly Elana

Can't stand the guy and his avoidance and he makes our communities out to be total nutbars.  I simply posted his links because a member asked me to.

Very pleased you called SO out. Rarely listen to him and have my own suspicions about his agenda.

And these are my comments to AirCrap when they asked what I thought of chemical trails being named a new cloud

I am not surprised by this, nor by the Baskin-and-Robbins version’s-a-whole-new-species-of-cloud/ar-BByDZlU?li=BBnb7Kz in cahoots with and and
It all spells the normalization of the geoengineering that has been going on for two decades under Project Cloverleaf. The global elites have been able to keep the eyes that see and the ears that hear at bay as "conspiracy theorists" while finding their way around keeping the atmosphere ionized and running the military-industrial-intelligence agendas that Clifford Carnicom named in 2005 in his film Aerosol Crimes (Cloud Cover). Now that HAARP is up and running again for Space Fence lockdown duty, it is the perfect time to normalize what younger generations cannot compare with earlier skies.
Feral House will be bringing out my Space Fence book, Under An Ionized Sky: From Chemtrails to Space Fence Lockdown, in January 2018. Wish it were sooner, but that's how it is with publishers.
I'm now starting the third book in the trilogy on Synthetic Biology and Transhumanism. They all fit together.
Hilarious. Sky dumping has been occurring for years and now it's being 'tested ' as an introduction to the public. Gee aren't 'they' responsible.


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