Nico Giuliani

Unilateral Geoengineering

This is a document from the Council on Foreign Relations titled “Unilateral Geoengineering” from May 2008.

It explains methods of geoengineering, including, but not limited to lofting particles of sulfur dioxide, aluminum oxide dust or designer self-levitating aerosols into the stratosphere using high-flying aircraft in order to stymy global warming.

A section titled “Developments that could justify geoengineering” goes on to say that unexpected or rapid climate change would be justification for world governments to begin using these technologies.

Since 2008, Artic thawing and Greenland’s melting glacial shelves could easily embody these unexpected or rapid changes, therefore giving incentive to begin these practices.

Both of these were taken on April 9, 2014 from Mount Spokane, WA.

This is an article from April 17, 2014.

Edit: While retrieving this source (April 18, 2014), I noticed the article has actually been edited and rewritten since its initial posting.
The former story, and URL above read, "Ring around sun: Odd halo around sun sparks concern, even 911 calls"
The headline now says, "Ring around sun: Odd halo around sun sparks this woman’s strange 911 call"

Going back and editing news stories in this way to downplay their impact is becoming increasingly common it seems. Not to mention, it adds a layer of difficulty to citing sources when they can suddenly change like that.

Anyway, the article explains the phenomenon is called a “22 degree halo”, and that it is comprised of ice crystals. However, I personally watched the formation of the haze from the expansion of trails left by planes.
I speculate what is causing the newer, more intense halos is not solely ice crystals, but particulate aerosol metals as well.

Back home, 14 years later.