Numerous references are posted below this article.
At A Crossroad
The gravity of our collective crisis cannot be overstated. Current UV metering makes clear we are now being exposed to dangerously high levels of UV radiation, specifically UVB and UVC.
The metering performed in Northern California, on which this statement is based, was done by a pair of identical state-of-the-art, brand-new, science-grade meters guaranteed to be scientifically calibrated to a range within 4%. As stated earlier in this article, the tech who did this metering is a 40- year veteran in environmental measurement and interpretation.
Here in Northern California, we are already seeing frighteningly visible damage to foliage, trees, and plants. The ramifications of extremely high UV levels to all life forms – including us – are grave. As the die-off of other species go, so will we. We are in the 6th Great Mass Extinction – right here, right now! (References below)
If geoengineering continues unabated, and the ozone layer is completely destroyed, it will be game over for us all. No ozone layer = no life on Earth.
It's that simple.
Global geoengineering is tearing apart the entire fabric of life on our planet. • Geoengineering is poisoning our air, waters, and soils. • Geoengineering is pushing increasingly erratic atmospheric processes resulting from human-propelled climate change past the Chaos threshold into unpredictable, self-reinforcing, cascading events. • Geoengineering is disrupting the jetstream and all natural weather patterns, which in turn is fueling catastrophic climate feedback loops – the most dire of which are mass methane hydrate releases from the Arctic tundra and seafloor. • Geoengineering is destroying the stratospheric solar radiation shielding, which protects all life on Earth.
Do your own honest investigation and find out.
Global awareness of these lethal programs is rising quickly, but not fast enough. Its up to all of us to help shine the light on this life-or-death issue.
Every day counts.
From Harvard Magazine
The Science paper notes that loss of ice in the Artic threatens to release significant amounts of carbon dioxide and methane from the soils of Siberia and Northern Alaska, potentially accelerating climate change. The researchers also note that an increasingly cited remedy for climate change—geo-engineering the climate by launching sulfate particles directly into the atmosphere in order to reflect sunlight away from Earth—would accelerate the process of ozone loss by increasing the reactive surface area for the conversion of chlorine to free radical form, as was observed after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991.
UVB: a band of ultraviolet radiation with wavelengths from 280-320 nanometers produced by the Sun
UVB is a kind of ultraviolet light from the sun (and sun lamps) that has several harmful effects. UVB is particularly effective at damaging DNA. It is a cause of melanoma and other types of skin cancer. It has also been linked to damage to some materials, crops, and marine organisms. The ozone layer protects the Earth against most UVB coming from the sun. It is always important to protect oneself against UVB, even in the absence of ozone depletion, by wearing hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. However, these precautions will become more important as ozone depletion worsens. NASA provides more information on their web site
UVC: a band of ultraviolet radiation with wavelengths shorter than 280 nanometers
UVC is extremely dangerous, but it is completely absorbed by ozone and normal oxygen (O2).
NASA provides more information on their web site
GEOENGINEERING WOULD DESTROY THE OZONE LAYER
A Geo-engineering conference was held in Canberra this week see here. ‘Geo-engineering’ is taking radical steps to dramatically and rapidly cool the planet. One of the ideas being discussed at the conference is to fire sulfa particles into the atmosphere, one professor has spoken out about this:
Professor David Karoly, of the University of Melbourne’s School of Earth Sciences, says another ‘pie in the sky’ solution is to shoot sulfur particles in the atmosphere to shield the earth from the sun.
He says that would destroy the ozone layer.
“Ozone depletion would cause more UV radiation which would cause skin cancers – killing people,” he said.
“We know the mechanism for this, because it’s the process that affects the Antarctic ozone hole.”
Source: ABC Rural | 27/Sep/2011
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geoengineering destroys the ozone layer http://www.
6th mass extinction is now http://www.mysterium.com/
No ozone layer, no terrestrial life on earth http://www.theozonehole.com/
UV resistant genetically modified crops http://www.academia.edu/
From a recent science study on excessive UV. Although UV-B is only a minor component of the total solar radiation (less than 0.5%), due to its high energy, its potential for causing biological damage is exceptionally high and even small increases could lead to significant biological damage.
Excessive UV effects on phytoplankton. http://www.photobiology.info/
Human health and ecological consequences of ozone depletion. http://eesc.columbia.edu/
Excessive UV effects on ecosystems http://www.grida.no/
Excessive UV effects plant development/growth http://www.
Excessive UV effects plant growth http://www.ehow.com/how-does_
Excessive UV and plant growth http://www.google.com/#q=
Plankton produces 50% of earths oxygen http://news.
Plankton populations down 40% http://www.scientificamerican.