Bill Gates Funding Weather Control Technology

Bill Gates

Photo: Severin Nowacki (CC)

Sounds like something a comic-book super-villain would do, and Bill Gates certainly has the money to be one. Ben Webster writes in the Times:

The first trials of controversial sunshielding technology are being planned after the United Nations failed to secure agreement on cutting greenhouse gases.

Bill Gates, the Microsoft billionaire, is funding research into machines to suck up ten tonnes of seawater every second and spray it upwards. This would seed vast banks of white clouds to reflect the Sun’s rays away from Earth.

The British and American scientists involved do not intend to wait for international rules on technology that deliberately alters the climate. They believe that the weak outcome of December’s climate summit in Copenhagen means that emissions will continue to rise unchecked and that the world urgently needs an alternative strategy to protect itself from global warming.

Many methods of cooling the planet, collectively known as geoengineering, have been proposed. They include rockets to deploy millions of mirrors in the stratosphere and artificial trees to suck carbon dioxide from the air. Most would be prohibitively expensive and could not be deployed for decades.

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  • mcgibbo

    I wonder how long it'll be before the military find a way to exploit the technology?
    Assuming it doesn't completely fuck the climate up that is.

    • E.B. Wolf

      Easy calculation.
      Take whatever amount of time it takes to get the technology operational and add two seconds.

      • mcgibbo

        That long? or did you miss the nano off seconds lol

        • emperorreagan

          It'll be sooner than that:

          If it would take X years to have the technology fully operational, the US military will claim it is fully operational at X – 10 years. They'll proceed to run some terribly flawed tests that they claim proves it works while running hundreds of millions of dollars over budget. The technology actually won't work, though, and in fact the military contractors working on it will probably have set the development schedule back. They'll then go on about deploying the equipment overseas prior to it actually working, likely causing diplomatic issues with Russia or China.

          • mcgibbo

            You wrote diplomatic issues, I read World War 3. hehe

          • E.B. Wolf

            Good Point. I miscalculated in momentarily forgetting that the military is, first and foremost,a money-making machine.

  • Hadrian999

    bill gates is the new head of S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

    • tonyviner

      What becomes of Blofeld? Mr. Bigglesworth?

  • justagirl

    since when does an artificial tree suck carbon dioxide? anyway, people will have to plow them down to build more malls – or are they just going to position them on the millions of mirrors in the stratosphere?

  • ooohh scary warming haha

    Wow, everything I see on Disinfo reinforces the belief that manmade global warming is real. What happened to “fair coverage” of these issues? —-By the way, fvck you Billy Gates…. Elitist bastard.

    • 5by5

      Because it IS real.

      And three emails between scientists in one tiny university bitching about how to stop oil-company financed scientists/hacks (who aren't even climatologists) from pushing THEIR disinformation for profit, doesn't change the valid scientific research done over the past 100 years in 120 countries at multiple research facilities across the globe — no matter how much you want it to.

      And if your voluntary ignorance is allowed to persist, you will have condemned future generations to an unimaginable hell. I hope they piss on your grave for it.

      • I Love Co2

        Because it is NOT real.
        So 100mb of data equals 3 emails? Its a shame that all the original data from the tiny university that is leading the man-made global warming scare (CRU) somehow got lost, so no-one can check their results we just have to trust them.
        They also receive mountains of government finance to push THEIR disinfo, and governments lie: Iraq war and Weapons of Mass Destruction, covering up civilian murders in Iraq and Afghanistan.

        People like you make this world an unimaginable hell now

        Question Everything: Believe Nothing

        • I Love CO2

          Please remove the second post above. As you can see it is repeated.
          Your site had a hernia while i was trying to post.

      • Be scared of the Boogeyman

        Because it is NOT real.
        So 100mb of data equals 3 emails? The one tiny university that was leading the AGW scare (CRU) somehow 'lost' all their original data and we're supposed to just trust that they got it right? never mind that they are government funded and pushing Their disinfo also for profit.

        Governments lie alot: Iraq and WMD's, covering up the murder of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.

        Your probably forgetting that the Oil-companies own most of the alternative energy companies and developers, they want you to buy into the 'green' alternatives so they can keep making profit as the oil runs out.

        A section from the telegraph:
        'Initially, when Dr Pachauri took over the running of TERI in the 1980s, his interests centred on the oil and coal industries, which may now seem odd for a man who has since become best known for his opposition to fossil fuels. He was, for instance, a director until 2003 of India Oil, the country’s largest commercial enterprise, and until this year remained as a director of the National Thermal Power Generating Corporation, its largest electricity producer.

        In 2005, he set up GloriOil, a Texas firm specialising in technology which allows the last remaining reserves to be extracted from oilfields otherwise at the end of their useful life.

        However, since Pachauri became a vice-chairman of the IPCC in 1997, TERI has vastly expanded its interest in every kind of renewable or sustainable technology, in many of which the various divisions of the Tata Group have also become heavily involved, such as its project to invest $1.5 billion (£930 million) in vast wind farms.' (TERI – The Energy And Resources Institute)

        So Pachuri, whilst head of the IPCC and deciding policy, has been investing in oil and alternative energies. (conflict of interest)

        But its only the realists (skeptics) that are funded by big oil

        Answer me this: What should the temperature be? Bare in mind we have had ice ages and warmer periods prior to the industrial revolution

        People like you make this world an unimaginable hell now

        Question Everything – Believe Nothing

        • Tuna Ghost

          Judging by your infantile signature at the bottom there that this may be casting pearls before swine, but hell why not.

          The fact that oil companies are now invested in alternate energy does not, repeat DOES NOT IN ANY WAY invalidate climate change. Ten years ago we were lambasting them for getting in the way of alternative energy ideas, now you're on their ass for finally getting with the program?

          “What the temperature should be” is a misdirection. It's not about a single global temperature, it's about altering the climate in several areas in different ways which greatly affects biodiversity and a host of other very important things. Somehow we've gotten it into our head that we don't need other species or that we can alter the environment as we please, which is a very big mistake. People like you, who relish the idea of a conspiracy to rail against, are a big part of the system that keeps things the way they are. You are actively helping the people you should be fighting against.

    • Tuna Ghost

      A better question is “what ever happened to that open letter from 125 leading scientists, including at least a dozen nobel prize winners, regarding how it is commonly accepted in the scientific community that manmade climate change is real and is a pressing issue that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later?” Honestly, where is the motive for the scientific community to lie about manmade climate change?

      • Be scared of the Boogeyman

        Rediculous theories like people with conflicts of interest making policy desicions, throwing away original data so no-one can check, placing weather monitoring stations at airports and built up areas.

        • Tuna Ghost

          Most of those make no sense and all of them are, sadly, NOT a motive for the scientific community to lie about manmade climate change.

    • http://disinfo.com Disinformation

      If you look at all the articles here, you'll quickly see it's far from “everything”:

      http://disinfo.com/tag/climategate

      More here: http://disinfo.com/tag/climate-change

      You can see we don't censor that side of this issue. And you are always welcome to request an account to post your side of the story:

      http://disinfo.com/submit-story

      • Tuna Ghost

        I can't help but think that a better response would have been “a fair and balanced view does not, in fact, mean giving equal time to ridiculous conspiracy theories that have no grounding in reality or science simply because they are the opposite view of a story”. A balanced view does not mean giving equal time to a fringe of people ignoring very basic and obvious trends and facts.

        • chonus

          Hear, hear.

  • Anon

    He just wants everywhere to look like his native Washington state.

  • Mark Carmichael

    I dont believe for one second this is to do with global warming, i think this is just made up. It looks like global warming is a true fact but it is down to the fact that govenments have been controling the weather for decades causeing floods,tornado’s,heatwaves etc. so when the govenment scientiest come out and say it is to do with global warning people start to beleive, thats just NAIVE.

    The total truth is that it would be and is being used for the start of the depopulation scheme they have going. it has been proved that it has been used for this and their intensions are quite clear.

  • Mark Carmichael

    I dont believe for one second this is to do with global warming, i think this is just made up. It looks like global warming is a true fact but it is down to the fact that govenments have been controling the weather for decades causeing floods,tornado's,heatwaves etc. so when the govenment scientiest come out and say it is to do with global warning people start to beleive, thats just NAIVE.

    The total truth is that it would be and is being used for the start of the depopulation scheme they have going. it has been proved that it has been used for this and their intensions are quite clear.

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