Skip to comments.CIA-funded project could control the weather ($630,000 project for the science of geoengineering)
Posted on 07/29/2013 9:13:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is among five government agencies investigating new ideas to mitigate climate change, according to a report from Mother Jones.
The 21-month, $630,000 project will be run by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) with funding coming from the CIA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA.
The project is called "Geoengineering Climate: Technical Evaluation and Discussion of Impacts." Geoengineering is a fairly broad term, but in this context it refers to efforts to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere or reflect solar radiation away from Earth to lessen the effects of global warming.
According to the project's official description, a committee of experts will "conduct a technical evaluation of a limited number of proposed geoengineering techniques, including examples of both solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal techniques, and comment generally on the potential impacts of deploying these technologies, including possible environmental, economic, and national security concerns." The 16-member committee, which has already met three times, includes experts from the University of California at San Diego, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Environmental Defense Fund, Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University and other institutions.
Two CIA spokespeople gave Mother Jones conflicting answers about the agency's role in the research. One confirmed that the CIA was involved in the project, while the other would not confirm it but said "It's natural that on a subject like climate change the agency would work with scientists to better understand the phenomenon and its implications on national security." The CIA formerly ran a research center on climate change, which notably closed last year after Republican politicians said the intelligence agency should not be involved in researching climate change.
As you might guess from the project's fairly small budget, the committee isn't doing primary research or developing new technologies. Instead, they are reviewing the available published science on these subjects. An NAS spokesperson told NBC News that the project is "an assessment of the science what do we know, what do we not know, what are the risks based on what we know and don't know right now." Meanwhile, NAS project leader Edward Dunlea told Fox News that despite the closed-door nature of the first two committee meetings the research is not classified. "We're doing an evaluation," he said. "This is an assessment of what is known in the science literature about some of the proposed engineering techniques both solar-radiation management and carbon-dioxide removal."
According to Mother Jones the NAS funded two previous workshops on geoengineering. This is the first time that the CIA has participated.
MORE HERE FROM FOX NEWS:
TITLE: CIA wants to control the weather, climate change
CIA investigates weather control technology
The CIA is spending $630,000 on the concept. It closed its research centre on climate change and national security last year, after GOP members of Congress argued it was a subject the CIA shouldn’t be looking at.
The researchers are looking for a “technical evaluation of a limited number of proposed geoengineering techniques”.
This will include trying to work out which geoengineering techniques are feasible and try to evaluate the impacts and risks of each.
One method is a study which will look at pumping particles into the stratosphere to reflect incoming sunlight away from the planet.
There is a theory that solar radiation management could lead to a global cooling trend that might reverse, or at least slow down, global warming. There are other plans to look at removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
This is either satire or insanity !
if you could control the weather for $630K, wouldn’t someone have done it already?
I can't believe how ridiculous this is.
RE: if you could control the weather for $630K
That $635,000 is for a STUDY. How much it will eventually cost ( if it is even remotely feasible ) is anybody’s guess.
Cool. I’m going camping this weekend. Where do I put in my weather request?
man cannot control nature
It is getting cooler. Do not try to make it cooler as that will lead to crop failure.
Stop spending money on the global warming claptrap and get down to the business at hand.
RE: man cannot control nature
Well, the CIA is testing that to see if the statement can be falsified...
Global warming is non-existent. It is a ruse a false crisis to justify more regulation and control, the loss of liberties and the transfer of wealth to the wealthy. There has been no global warming in 16-17 years. How can they blatantly go ahead with this as if everyone still believed in the crisis? It pulls back the mask and shows our government for what it is - a totalitarian state.
“if you could control the weather for $630K, wouldnt someone have done it already?”
Apparently it worked, global temperatures have stayed about the same for 15 years now.
RE: Global warming is non-existent.
I think the enviro wacko’s have silently conceded that... that’s why you seldom see that term being used anymore.
Now it’s the catch-all phrase — CLIMATE CHANGE (one they can use both when the temperature goes up, down or sideways ).
They’ll need possession of the Ice Princess Diamond to make the machine work and I believe it’s back in the hands of the Cassadine family. Where’s my Member Only jacket?
“everything that will be invented already has been invented”
“a heavier-than-air flying machine cannot exist”
“space travel is impossible”
Send your request care of Manbearpig of you can find which mansion he’s living in now.
Sounds like the Halliburton Hurricane Machine.
man cannot control nature
BUT HE SURE COULD MAKE SOME DANGEROUS MISTAKES TRYING!!
Given that this is a GUBMENT project....ANYTHING is possible.
I hesitate to Speculate what sort of unforeseen “problems” could be be generated by the sort thoughtless actions such a governement project.