There is nothing in the article Robert links to that links Monsanto to these specific ideas/approaches, making his post and its apparent summary of what the article says misleading. It would be better to present direct evidence of what geoengineering projects Monsanto is actually involved in.


On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 9:38 PM, Robert Mann <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
   Monsanto, together with Oxford University, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Stanford University, MIT, BASF, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Max Planck Institute of Chemistry, are developing geoengineering projects to "fix" climate change.  Geoengineeering is the large-scale, intentional intervention in the ocean, atmosphere and land to make specific environmental changes to combat the human-caused effects of climate change.
        Proposed geoengineering projects include:
*Shooting sulphate particles into the stratosphere to reflect the sun's rays;
*Dumping iron particles in the oceans to encourage the growth of CO2-absorbing plankton;
*Genetically engineering crops so their leaves can better reflect sunlight;
*Constructing 16 trillion space sun shades to deflect sunlight above Earth;
*Launching 5,000-30,000 boats with turbines to propel salt spray to whiten clouds in order to deflect sunlight; and
*Dumping limestone into the ocean to change its acidity so that it can absorb extra CO2.

Michael Balter
Contributing Correspondent, Science
Adjunct Professor of Journalism,
New York University

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