« Géo-ingénierie du climat : science, gouvernance et incertitude » A quelques semaines de la conférence de Copenhague sur le climat, la Royal Society de Londres a publié début septembre un rapport intitulé « Géo-ingénierie du climat : science, gouvernance et incertitude ». Il estime que les risques d'une manipulation délibérée du climat restent encore à évaluer. Ken Caldeira, directeur du Caldeira Lab à la Carnegie Institution de Washington et l'un des 12 scientifiques auteurs du rapport, répond aux questions de Techniques de l'Ingénieur. Techniques de l'Ingénieur : Le rapport classe les méthodes de géo-ingénierie en deux catégories. Pour autant, peut-on mettre la capture du CO2 ( de l'anglais Carbon Dioxide Removal methods ) sur le même plan que la gestion du rayonnement solaire (de l'anglais, Solar Radiation Management methods) ? Ken Caldeira : Non. Les méthodes de capture du CO2 n'ajoutent pas de nouveau risque climatique (mais elles peuvent créer de nouveaux types de risques environnementaux). Propos recueillis par Clémentine Fullias
Morgellons disease: Managing a mysterious skin condition Morgellons disease is mysterious and controversial. Here you'll find answers to common questions about Morgellons disease — and suggestions for coping with it. By Mayo Clinic Staff Morgellons disease is the popular name for an unexplained skin disorder characterized by disfiguring sores and crawling sensations on and under the skin. Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded that Morgellons disease, which they refer to as an unexplained dermopathy, isn't caused by an infection or parasites. CDC experts note that the signs and symptoms of Morgellons disease are very similar to those of a mental illness involving false beliefs about infestation by parasites (delusional parasitosis). What are the signs and symptoms of Morgellons disease? People who have Morgellons disease report the following signs and symptoms: The intense itching and open sores associated with Morgellons disease can severely interfere with a person's quality of life. References
Morgellons Research Group | MORGELLONS SYNDROME RESEARCH & EDUCATION 10 Poisons Used To Kill People Crime Poison is definitely among fiction’s greatest weapons. Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes seem to have developed the audience’s taste for untraceable, fast-acting poisons. However, murder mystery is one thing, but when the story becomes reality, you have got yourself a real killer! Here is a list of the most famous poisons used to kill people throughout history. Hemlock or Conium is a highly toxic flowering plant indigenous to Europe and South Africa. Aconite comes from the plant monkshood. This was a favorite of the ladies! This one is a slow killer – a man-made slow killer! This substance is found in two marine creatures – the blue-ringed octopus and the puffer fish. Polonium is a radioactive poison, a slow killer with no cure. There are three forms of mercury which are extremely dangerous. Now here’s one right out of an Agatha Christie novel. If you’re watching Sherlock Holmes, then you’ll know about this one.
Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering | Environment A small group of leading climate scientists, financially supported by billionaires including Bill Gates, are lobbying governments and international bodies to back experiments into manipulating the climate on a global scale to avoid catastrophic climate change. The scientists, who advocate geoengineering methods such as spraying millions of tonnes of reflective particles of sulphur dioxide 30 miles above earth, argue that a "plan B" for climate change will be needed if the UN and politicians cannot agree to making the necessary cuts in greenhouse gases, and say the US government and others should pay for a major programme of international research. Solar geoengineering techniques are highly controversial: while some climate scientists believe they may prove a quick and relatively cheap way to slow global warming, others fear that when conducted in the upper atmosphere, they could irrevocably alter rainfall patterns and interfere with the earth's climate.
Harvard scientist David Keith fosters the study and discussion of geoengineering | Harvard Magazine Jul-Aug 2013 David Keith talks fast and takes stairs two steps at a time, as though impelled by a sense of urgency. The Harvard scholar is interested in both the scientific and the public policy questions that bear on climate change and has a hand in a surprising range of projects related to climate and energy. He co-manages the Fund for Innovative Energy and Climate Research (FICER), established by Microsoft founder Bill Gates ’77, LL.D. ’07, to support innovative climate-change research, and has founded Carbon Engineering, a company that appears on track to build the first industrial-scale plant to capture carbon dioxide from the air for possible commercial use. But Keith is best known for his work on solar geoengineering: strategies to counter rising global temperatures by reducing the amount of sunlight that reaches Earth and its atmosphere. Constructing Consensus Keith speaks candidly about the risks and uncertainties of solar geoengineering, acknowledging a range of possible outcomes.
Morgellons Disease: What Is It? Morgellons is a controversial and poorly understood condition in which unusual thread-like fibers appear under the skin. The patient may feel like something is crawling, biting, or stinging all over. Some medical experts say Morgellons is a physical illness. Others suggest it is a type of psychosis called "delusional parasitosis," in which a person thinks parasites have infected their skin. Your doctor may call it an "unexplained dermopathy," which means a skin condition that occurs without a known reason. Continue reading below... Symptoms of Morgellons Unpleasant skin sensations are the main complaint. Feeling like bugs are crawling all over the skin. Some patients report thread-like fibers stuck in the skin. People with Morgellons sometimes complain of other symptoms which may include: Difficulty paying attention and concentrating Extreme fatigue Hair loss Joint and muscle pain Nervous system problems Tooth loss Sleep problems Short-term memory loss Treatment of Morgellons
MRSA strain in humans originally came from cattle Public release date: 13-Aug-2013 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Jim Sliwajsliwa@asmusa.org 202-942-9297American Society for Microbiology A strain of bacteria that causes skin and soft tissue infections in humans originally came from cattle, according to a study to be published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The researchers who conducted the genetic analysis of strains of Staphylococcus aureus known as CC97 say these strains developed resistance to methicillin after they crossed over into humans around forty years ago. Today, methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strain CC97 is an emerging human pathogen in Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. The researchers sequenced the genomes of 43 different CC97 isolates from humans, cattle, and other animals, and plotted their genetic relationships in a phylogenetic tree. Moving forward, Fitzgerald says he and his colleagues plan to widen the investigation.
Roundup Linked to Global Boom in Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance Celiac disease, gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome are on the rise worldwide, and that rise has taken place in parallel with the increased use of glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide, shows a new US peer-reviewed paper from Dr. Anthony Samsel and Dr. Stephanie Seneff. The review has been published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Toxicology. Find Full Review Paper Here Roundup is linked in Samsel and Seneff’s new review paper to a major increase in celiac disease. “All of the known biological effects of glyphosate – cytochrome P450 inhibition, disruption of synthesis of aromatic amino acids, chelation of transition metals, and antibacterial action – contribute to the pathology of celiac disease,” Samsel and Seneff’s paper states. Monsanto’s Glyphosate (Roundup) has become the number one selling herbicide worldwide, due to the increase in the planting of Roundup Ready GM Crops. What is Celiac Disease? Journal of Interdisciplinary Toxicology Review Abstract: Authors: Dr.
U.S. military to treat PTSD with brain implants - NaturalNews.com Saturday, May 31, 2014 by: J. D. HeyesTags: PTSD, brain implants, US military (NaturalNews) Is it possible to predict a mood swing or control psychological outcomes? The industry publication Defense One reports that the Defense Department is working to develop a new brain chip to treat PTSD in soldiers and vets that could eventually work to treat a range of psychological problems among the broader American (and global) public: With $12 million (and the potential for $26 million more if benchmarks are met), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, wants to reach deep into your brain's soft tissue to record, predict and possibly treat anxiety, depression and other maladies of mood and mind. 'Automatically adjust therapy as the brain changes' The Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies, or SUBNETs, program is based upon nearly a decade of research in treating conditions like Parkinson's disease through a technique known as deep brain stimulation. Sources:
Géo-ingénierie Géo-ingénierie : la voie à suivre ? Propositions innovantes pour lutter contre le changement climatique Le 12 novembre 2010, l’UNESCO a organisé à son Siège, à Paris, une réunion internationale d’experts sur la géo-ingénierie et les questions de gouvernance qui lui sont associées. La géo-ingénierie répond à la nécessité d’atténuer les effets du changement climatique, et consiste en une altération intentionnelle du système climatique à grande échelle. Les participants à la réunion ont recommandé que les techniques de géo-ingénierie soient classées en deux catégories : Les participants à la réunion ont en outre recommandé la création d’un programme de recherche international semblable au Programme mondial de recherche sur le climat (PMRC) parrainé par le Conseil international pour la science (CIUS), l’Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM) et la Commission océanographique intergouvernementale (COI) de l'UNESCO. Liens utiles :
Morgellons Disease ? | The Morgellons Research Foundation (MRF) Genetic Code Shows Bird Flu In China Spread Between People : Shots - Health News hide captionA man who just recovered from the H7N9 bird flu leaves a hospital in Bozhou, China, in April. Since early May, the number of new H7N9 cases has dramatically declined. AFP/Getty Images A man who just recovered from the H7N9 bird flu leaves a hospital in Bozhou, China, in April. Since early May, the number of new H7N9 cases has dramatically declined. When a new strain of bird flu cropped up in China last winter, the billion-dollar question was whether the deadly virus could transmit between people. Now, Chinese scientists offer the first clear evidence that the bird flu is indeed contagious, although only slightly. A father, who became sick in March, passed the H7N9 virus to his daughter, epidemiologists report Tuesday in BMJ, the British Medical Journal. Since H7N9 first appeared in February, China has recorded 133 cases, and Taiwan one; 43 people have died from the virus. Throughout the outbreak, there have been signs that the virus might spread between people.