Skip to comments.Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering
Posted on 02/06/2012 3:56:54 PM PST by opentalk
A small group of leading climate scientists, financially supported by billionaires including Bill Gates, are lobbying governments and international bodies to back experiments into manipulating the climate on a global scale to avoid catastrophic climate change.
The scientists, who advocate geoengineering methods such as spraying millions of tonnes of reflective particles of sulphur dioxide 30 miles above earth, argue that a "plan B" for climate change will be needed if the UN and politicians cannot agree to making the necessary cuts in greenhouse gases, and say the US government and others should pay for a major programme of international research.
Solar geoengineering techniques are highly controversial: while some climate scientists believe they may prove a quick and relatively cheap way to slow global warming, others fear that when conducted in the upper atmosphere, they could irrevocably alter rainfall patterns and interfere with the earth's climate.
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These idiots want to play God, they can’t control themselves and thier lives but they are certain they can control the climate. They will kill us all for sure.
First they admit there has been no warming for the past 15 years.
They have been exposed by their own emails as being frauds.
Now they are pushing the same old UN nonsense crap.
And Bill Gates wants to finance this stuff on a shingle?
Where do they find these idiots?
Bill Gates is quite clearly not as smart as I thought he was.
"Professors David Keith, of Harvard University, and Ken Caldeira of Stanford, are the world's two leading advocates of major research into geoengineering the upper atmosphere to provide earth with a reflective shield.
They have so far received over $4.6m from Gates to run the Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research (Ficer). Nearly half Ficer's money, which comes directly from Gates's personal funds, has so far been used for their own research, but the rest is disbursed by them to fund the work of other advocates of large-scale interventions.
According to statements of financial interests, Keith receives an undisclosed sum from Bill Gates each year, and is the president and majority owner of the geoengineering company Carbon Engineering, in which both Gates and Edwards have major stakes believed to be together worth over $10m.
Another Edwards company, Canadian Natural Resources, has plans to spend $25bn to turn the bitumen-bearing sand found in northern Alberta into barrels of crude oil. Caldeira says he receives $375,000 a year from Gates, holds a carbon capture patent and works for Intellectual Ventures, a private geoegineering research company part-owned by Gates and run by Nathan Myhrvold, former head of technology at Microsoft."
Can we NOW stop listening to Bill Gates’ stupid ideas?
“Geoengineering” is code for “all land belongs to the big-government/big-corporate criminal complex.”
"Analysis of the eight major national and international inquiries into geoengineering over the past three years shows that Keith and Caldeira, Rasch and Prof Granger Morgan the head of department of engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University where Keith works, have sat on seven panels, including one set up by the UN. Three other strong advocates of solar radiation geoengineering, including Rasch, have sat on national inquiries part-funded by Ficer."
Microsoft mainly earns its living by locking down 80% market shares with a combination of third rate products and fascist marketing.
“...said Caldeira. “Do I have too much influence? I feel like I have too little. I have been calling for making CO2 emissions illegal for many years, but no one is listening to me.”....”
I got mine politics.
Using regulation to shut door.
Bill Gates ALWAYS feared the next garage lab inovation that black swan inventor who would make his products obsolete.
He is big on population control and vaccines.
If only they believed in GOD... they would know.
If buying MS products is helping to finance reckless crap like this, that's all the reason I need to boycott MS.
It's worse than that. Unlike the AGW models, which don't match reality, the matheatics and physics behind the geoengineering models is almost certainly accurate. By dumping controlled amounts of various chemicals where they have the highest multiplier, we can almost certainly nudge global temperatures in the direction desired. The problem is that if we geoengineer and the "warming" we are counteracting does not compensate for our actions, then we get an ice age. Unlike a repeat of the Medieval Climate Optimum, an ice age would be catastrophic.