A Storm’s Brewin’: Are Spy Agencies Funding Weather Weapon Research?
Geoengineering, according to the Oxford Geoengineering programme, is ‘the deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth’s natural systems to counteract climate change’.
The aim of solar geoengineering is to reflect some of the sun’s energy back into space to counteract the rising global temperature caused by greenhouse gases.
Carbon geoengineering aims to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to fight the impact of greenhouse gases. An example of carbon dioxide removal could be planting trees on a global scale.
During a debate on geoengineering to combat climate change, a leading climate scientist spoke of his concerns that the intelligence services are funding the research to find out if the new technologies could be used as potential weapons.
Professor Alan Robock from Rutgers University in New Jersey told the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in San Jose that he felt ‘scared’ when an organisation claiming to represent the CIA asked him about the possibility of weaponised weather.
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