My Zimbio
Top Stories

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Welcome to

How do you like your skies - Natural or man-made?

How do you like your skies ... Natural or man-made?

No one, no government agency or private corporation, has the right to pollute our air or drinking water supplies, modify our weather, or impact the living environment around us – including the upper atmosphere.. Read more
Help Wanted!
You can contribute content to California Skywatch What we need
2008 - Suppressed Aviation Report Forecasts 'Massive Environmental Damage'
Climate change emissions by the airline industry, airport noise, and local air pollution are all trending sharply upwards, according to a suppressed report based on information contained in U.S., European and UK government databases maintained by regulatory agencies. Read more
Click here to go to petitionHand-signed petitions carry more weight. We urge concerned citizens, who want to take action, to go to the printer-ready document, print off the petition, complete and return it to the address at the bottom of the petition.

Hand-signed petitions carry more weight. We urge concerned citizens, who want to take action, to go to the printer-ready document, print off the petition, complete and return it to the address at the bottom of the petition.

Buying & selling the right to pollute, Senator Kerry style!

U.S. Senate Bill 1733 to be brought before U.S. Senate this fall - 2009. The Cap & Trade Section has been changed by Senator Boxer to the Pollution Reduction Investment (PRI) Section

"... Instead of using a "command and control" model where government tells individual companies where and how to reduce pollution, PRI is designed to let the private sector seek out the most cost-effective ways to meet our pollution reduction goals. Major polluters will be required to turn in one "carbon credit," essentially a voucher for the right to pollute one ton of carbon. These vouchers can be bought or sold, giving companies flexibility in how they reduce pollution. Those that can’t quickly or affordably do so can buy vouchers instead. Other companies better able to cut pollution can sell their vouchers to those who need them. Either way, PRI makes it profitable to reduce pollution by creating an important new incentive ..." (Emphasis ours) October 5, 2009 - Senator Kerry's Website

Read full text in HTML | Original document in .pdf | Senate Bill 1733

Ocean Holocaust!

Special Report

KTVU Channel 2 News reports on expansion of US Navy Warfare Training Program

Lethal Sounds - "Deafeningly loud sonar is a proven danger to marine life and its use throughout the world's ocean is spreading. This powerful NRDC movie, 'Lethal Sounds' makes it plain what sonar does to whales caught within its range, and explains how whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals should and can be protected from deadly sonar activities." NRDC. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan.
Take 5 minutes to watch the movie

"They're asking for a permit to actually harm or kill 11.7 million marine mammals over 5 years"
Rosalind Peterson speaks out on THE INFOWARRIOR radio interview with Jason Bermas - Listen

Your voices impact Washington. When you speak, it matters!

All Navy protest petitions that were received prior to June 8, 2009, were hand delivered to your elected officials in Washington, D.C. by the SkyWatch delegations from California and Connecticut.

Every U.S. Senate Office received a visit from members of the delegation along with two-thirds of the offices of the House of Representatives.

They received your petitions, our Navy poster, documents and other information about the U.S. Navy Warfare Testing Programs. In response to our lobbying efforts several members of the U.S. Senate sent a letter the following week dated June 19, 2009, to the NMFS (NOAA-U.S. Department of Congress), with the statement below included in their letter:

"In many regions, the Navy plans to increase the number of its exercises or expand the areas in which they may occur, and virtually every coastal state will be affected (emphasis ours). Some exercises may occur in the nation's most biologically sensitive marine habitats, including National Marine Sanctuaries and breeding habitat for the endangered North Atlantic right whale. In all, the Navy anticipates more than 2.3 million takes (significant disruptions in marine mammal foraging, breeding and other essential behaviors) per year or, 11.7 million takes over the course of a 5 year permit." Read the letter | .pdf version of official letter

The SkyWatch delegations will be taking all petitions received since June 8, 2009, again to Washington, D.C. in October 2009. These petitions and new information will be provided to all U.S. Senators and members of the House of Representatives. Please help in gathering signatures and getting them to us in the near future.

From the Federal Register March 11, 2009:

This application from the Navy "…requests authorization to take individuals of 32 species of marine mammals during upcoming Navy Warfare testing and training to be conducted in the NWTR areas (off the Pacific coasts of Washington, Oregon, and northern California) over the course of 5 years…"

See NOAA 'Incidental Take Applications'

See NRDC 'Navy' search results

The Navy Warfare Testing Program will "…utilize mid - and high frequency active sonar sources and explosive detonations. These sonar and explosive sources will be utilized during Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Tracking Exercises, Mine Avoidance Training, Extended Echo Ranging and Improved Extended Echo Ranging (EER/IEER) events, Missile Exercises, Gunnery Exercises, Bombing Exercises, Sinking Exercises, and Mine Warfare Training…" (More listed in Navy E.I.S.)

See 2009 U.S. Navy Range Complex Map (Active Sonar Training) .pdf

NRDC - Sounding the Depths: The Rising Toll of Sonar, Shipping and Industrial Ocean Noise on Marine Life Read .pdf

Take Action!

Print off a copy of the "Petition to Stop the Proposed Navy Warfare Testing Program Expansion & The Killing of 32 Species of Marine Mammals Over 5 Years in The Pacific Ocean". Return it to Rosalind Peterson for hand delivery! (Address and contact info on petition page). HTML version | .pdf version

Download and print off a copy of the Save Our Marine Mammals poster for distribution.

The White House wants your input on the stewardship of our oceans. Please read this!

See Rosalind Peterson's letter to President Barack Obama, Senators Dianne Feinstein, Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden & Barbara Boxer, U.S. Speaker Of The House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, U.S. California Congressmen Mike Thompson & Henry Waxman, et al.

"With the expansion of their Northwest Training Range Complex in the State of Washington, The Navy has decided to expand their contaminatation of our air, water and soils as well. They fail to list many of the chemicals that are to be used in these programs!" Article - The Peterson Perspective

Read Rosalind Peterson's letter to Michael Payne, Chief Permits, Conservation and Education Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.

Sign the Earthjustice petition "Taking the Wrong Path on Protecting Right Whales". Endangered right whales are swimming right into plans by the U.S. Navy to develop an Undersea Warfare Training Range 50 miles off the coast of Florida. Tell NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco that you want her agency to make decisions based on sound science and the law!

'Protect Whales During Navy Training Exercises', say Congressmen Mike Thompson & Henry Waxman

"The sonar exercises at issue would take place off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Hawaii, Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico – affecting literally every coastal state. In many regions, the Navy plans to increase the number of training exercises or expand the areas in which they may occur. Of particular concern are biologically sensitive marine habitats off our coasts, such as National Marine Sanctuaries and breeding habitat for the endangered North Atlantic right whale. In all, the Navy anticipates that its sonar exercises will “take” marine mammals more than 2.3 million times per year, or 11.7 million times over the course of a 5-year permit." (Emphasis ours)
Read the entire letter to Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere (.pdf)

Congressman Thompson Seeks Answers From NOAA Re NWTC

"Although I welcome NOAA’s commitment to review sonar mitigation measures, I am not aware of any specific elements included in the evaluation and am concerned that the review will be inadequate to address the Navy’s EIS with respect to protection of Pacific Coast ocean ecosystems." Mendocino Independent July 15, 2009

Now available ... Navy vs Nature color postcards

New Energy Center to Impact Future Weapons for Naval and Joint Forces

DAHLGREN, Va. (NNS) — The Navy demonstrated its commitment to "game-changing" directed energy technological programs at the Naval Directed Energy Center (NDEC) ribbon cutting ceremony held at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Sept. 10. The focus of activity in the new building will be directed energy systems and applications, which use electromagnetic energy to project military force and augment conventional capabilities.

U.S. Planning to Weaken Copenhagen Climate Deal Europe Warns

Exclusive: Key differences between the US and Europe could undermine a new worldwide treaty on global warming to replace Kyoto, sources say. The Guardian UK

You're appointing who? Please Obama, say it's not so!

The person who may be responsible for more food-related illness and death than anyone in history has just been made the US food safety czar. This is no joke. Here's the back story

NASA: Persistent jet contrails cause climate change

NASA noted in an October 2005 newsletter, that increasingly persistent jet contrails may turn into man-made clouds that are "trapping warmth in the atmosphere and exacerbating global warming".

NASA, based on its research and studies, goes on to state, "Any change in global cloud cover may contribute to long-term changes in Earth's climate. Contrails, especially persistent contrails, represent a human-caused increase in the Earth's cloudiness, and are likely to be affecting climate and ultimately our natural resources." Related NASA news release | Contrails and Cirrus Clouds - NASA Langley Research (PDF document) | NASA Pathfinder Contrail Studies | USA Contrails - Satellite image | NASA Contrail Formation Forecast

ESA: Contrails study

The European Space Agency conducted 'Contrails', a project study on the environmental effects of increasing volumes of air traffic, by intensively monitoring the daily contrail and cirrus cloud coverage, for one year (2004), over Europe and the North Atlantic. Contrails over the USA Satellite image | Final Validation Report (7mb .pdf)

FYI from the GAO . . .

In it's February 2000 report 'Aviation and the Environment', the US Government Accountability Office states:
"Aviation emissions are a potentially significant and growing percentage of greenhouse gases and other emissions that are thought to contribute to global warming. Aircraft emissions are potentially significant for several reasons. First, jet aircraft are the main source of human emissions deposited directly into the upper atmosphere, where they may have a greater warming effect than if they were released at the earth's surface. 'According to data from a 1999 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, global aviation contributed about 145 million metric tons of carbon in 1996, or about 2.4 percent of all human-generated carbon emissions – an amount roughly equivalent to the total carbon emissions of Canada'." Summary (HTML) - Full Report (PDF) | Abstract IPPC 1999 Report (HTML)

GAO Report on military use of chaff:
"The continuous stream technique, called saturation chaff, may be used by aircraft to cover a large area. Depending on the method and the number of aircraft, such releases could disperse billions of fibers." Read more

Contrails in the Media

A Change in the Weather

KTVU 2 News July 29 2008: In this special report, John Fowler looks at growing trend of meteorological manipulation Watch

Toxic Sky?

KNBC4 News in Los Angeles investigates the 'jet contrail' phenomenon and the Weather Modification Bill. Part 1 aired May 23, 2006.

Rosalind Peterson is interviewed by Paul Moyer as he reports: Is the government manipulating the weather? Part 2 of the series aired November 2006. Part 1 | Part 2

Scientist, Gregory Benford (a geoengineering proponent), stated some of his views in 'Toxic Sky?'. Professor Benford also attended behind-closed-door presentations on climate 'mitigation'. Take a look

PBS Nova: Dimming the Sun

PBS NOVA asks, "Are vapor trails from aircraft influencing the climate, and if so, should we worry?" See The Contrail Effect

BBC: Global Dimming

BBC Horizon cautions that some viewers may find this documentary disturbing as it examines the power of what scientists call 'Global Dimming'. Watch video

The Weather Channel segment on contrails. Watch video (Source: NASA Pathfinder Contrails Studies. Requires Windows Media Player)

Get The Latest in 'The Peterson Perspective':

United States New World Role: Low Level Nuclear Waste Dump
U.S. Senate Bill 1733 – Promotes Nuclear Power & Coal Industries While Enriching Venture Capitalists, Banks & Wall Street at Taxpayer Expense Read

U.S. Navy to Conduct Massive Atmospheric Experimental Tests Read

Plastic soup
It's called The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and it is poisoning the oceans. Read
The bees are disappearing!
"The adults are simply gone. No corpses left behind, nothing out of place. They are just gone." - David Suzuki
Bottled water
"It's an amazing new fad, one of the most successful advertising hypes in recent history. In 2002, Americans paid $7.7 billion for bottled water." What you need to know

Return to Top

About | Gallery | Links | Library | News | Contact | Home

Diet Magic:

No comments:

Post a Comment

10 Day Weight Loss Pills

Popular Posts



Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source. - The Best Free Online CalculatorŠ½

Fine Art - Painting Lessons: Real Art!
What is Bio-Farming? Can anyone do it?
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

My Zimbio
Top Stories
My Zimbio
Top Stories Get 100 FREE Visitors to Your Website!
eXTReMe Tracker
AyurCat for Cat Health Care