posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 12:44 PM
Originally posted by network dude
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
perhaps if you could contribute something to this thread as i have...
Yet here we have a guy who went out on his own to attempt an experiment on the oceans without approval and without knowing the consequences.
wrong he's just a money grubbing parasite, who's been doing this sort of thing for a while, with apparently powerful backers, including the vatican
which you'd know if you'd bothered to watch the video and follow the links
so please stop trying to belittle anyones concerns regarding this blatant act of destruction
lol, if phage can see this is bad news, why can't other supposedly intelligent posters?
george is a well known criminal, in deed, if not by conviction:
WALKING THE PLANKTOS
Admiralty Lawyers Avast !
Here be a new Tort: Carbon Offset Piracy
Piratbig2 The Black Spot stalks the carbon footprints of Planktos Corporation, last seen trying to inflict a hotfoot on the shoes of the
Climateer reports the scalawags may have added a new misdemeanor to the annals of Admiralty Law : Carbon Offset Piracy. Having promised more carbon
uptake by seawater than could plausibly be delivered by shoveling rust over the transom of the cockleshell research vessel that is the main asset of
the Enterprise, this merry crew has made off with the corporate flagship.
The yacht Weatherbird II possibly purchased with proceeds from scamming the faithful into greening the Vatican , has sailed out of sight of its
Hence Climateer is asking :
Is Something Very Wrong With Planktos?
Planktos is thirteen days past the date on which their 3rd quarter financials were due at the Securities and Exchange Commission. This is odd for a
few different reasons. 1) The company has no revenues...2) Planktos has moved its only tangible asset, the good ship Weatherbird II, outside of U.S.
jurisdiction. The boat is carried on the balance sheet at $796,727... PLKT also showed a $797,194 receivable, probably not from operations (they have
The marine saga continues-- Last week the Spanish papers reported Weatherbird II had hightailed it for High Barbaree, Agadir to be exact, but now
she is in Madeira, having been refused entry at Las Palmas on a claim of medical emergency due to , you guessed it, plankton poisoning.
The most recent account from the Spanish Mainsteam press, in El Publico, says Cap'n George wants the EU & Spain to pay Planktos to investigate the
"Cigatura Crisis " it claims to have discovered en route to nowhere. Is this El Ultimo Suspiro Del Alabatroz , or will the conversion of cutlass
rust into Sargasso blossom into the Treasure of the Indies ? The smart as paint money is laying two doubloons to a pottle of grog that these
lascaradoes will end up keelhauled.
POSTSCRIPT 19 December:
Before the Securities & Exchange Inquisition could locate a comfy chair, or His Spanish Majesty's Admiralty a handy yardarm, Planktos announced it
would attend to Suspending Operations itself.
3 January: They seem to have deep sixed their obligation to The Vatican
Stay tuned - they may yet be seen sailing in company with the gonzo French Nobel laureate who believes in the biological transmutation of iron into
manganese? There be a process promising great riches in synergy with cold fusion, as the two might convert ironic phytoplankton into manganese
New research discredits ocean fertilization scheme as fraudulent (University of Miami) Nov. 29, 2007
Because of an on-going investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the Weatherbird II did not load iron ore dust in the United
States. Loading material from the U.S. for the purpose of ocean dumping is illegal. Speculation is that the ship is looking to obtain the material in
a non U.S. port. It certainly is not available in Bermuda so the ship will most likely be heading towards Europe or possibly Canada considering it
left Miami and headed Northeast. The crew said they would be heading Southeast, however if you're going Northeast and did not want anyone to know, you
would naturally say Southeast. If your intention is to go Southeast from Miami, then Bermuda is not a waypoint.
Sea Shepherd did discover that they are looking to obtain iron dust from ground-up scrap. This contradicts their earlier report that they
would be using virgin iron ore dust. The problem with scrap is that it also contains oils, impurities, and alloys and this could have an adverse
effect upon plankton. Passing out little bags of dust one crewmember cautioned that it could be contaminated because they had it for a few months on
board. She said, ""If you get it tested it's probably contaminated because we've had this bag for several months now."
Amusingly this conversation was overheard on deck;
Russ George: I heard that Sea Shepherd is here.
Deckhand: Yeah, I heard that rumor.
Unidentified Tourist: What are they? Like Greenpeace?
Deckhand: Kind of. But more radical. More extreme.
Russ George: They've threatened to ram and sink us.
A clarification is needed here. At no time did Sea Shepherd ever threaten to ram and sink the Weatherbird II. Last July and August with the Farley
Mowat in the Galapagos, Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson said that Sea Shepherd would be working closely with the Galapagos National Park and the
Ecuadorian National Environmental Police to intervene against any attempts by Planktos to dump iron ore dust off the Galapagos. Last month Planktos
representative Michael Bailey gave a presentation to the Galapagos National Park and the Darwin Research Centre. The presentation did not address the
environmental concerns by the rangers and the scientists and they were not impressed. The Galapagos National Park wants no part of this bizarre
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society continues to work in cooperation with the Galapagos National Park, the Ecuadorian National Environmental Police
and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to monitor and oppose Planktos
Besides having a potential impact on global warming, the supposed ‘experiment’ could net George valuable carbon credits that he could then
sell on the open market for a hefty ransom.
Environmentalist groups are calling the dump a “blatant” violation of two international moratoria and warn that a massive plankton bloom could
have unforeseen and irreversible effects.
George remained defiant and even optimistic about the project as he asserted that an unnamed team of scientists is closely monitoring his
geoengineering experiment with equipment loaned from NASA and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration.
“We’ve gathered data targeting all the possible fears that have been raised (about ocean fertilization),” he said. “And the news is good news,
all around, for the planet.”
George is the former chief executive of Planktos Inc, a geoengineering firm dedicated to “removing CO2 from our oceans and atmosphere by healing the
seas, growing new climate forests, and erasing carbon footprints,” according to a statement online.
The defiant businessman had previously attempted similar large-scale commercial dumps near the Galapagos and Canary Islands, but those efforts led to
his vessels being banned from ports by the Spanish and Ecuadorean governments.
Scientists are currently debating the value of the types of ‘experiments’ George is conducting, but have warned that the long-term effects of
uncontrolled dumping could produce toxic tides and acidify the ocean.
“It is difficult if not impossible to detect and describe important effects that we know might occur months or years later,” John Cullen, an
oceanographer at Dalhousie University told The Guardian. “Some possible effects, such as deep-water oxygen depletion and alteration of distant food
webs, should rule out ocean manipulation. History is full of examples of ecological manipulations that backfired.”
i especially find amusing the arguments that since he hasn't been convicted of anything, or that there are no laws regarding, or that un treaty do not
have the force of law we should not presume to judge this criminal and his activities
they smell of a certain type of wheedling pleading, common to thieves caught with their hands in the cookie jar
maybe somebody should ram him, with a narco-sub
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