Alien Forest, Alien Ocean, Alien Sky

Imagine our declining pollinators – bees, moths, butterflies and bats – coming upon thousands of acres of toxic trees, genetically engineered so that every cell in the tree exudes pesticide, from crown to root. Imagine a world without pollinators. Without seed dispersers. Without soil microbes.

It would be a silent forest, a killing forest, an alien forest. No wonder Vandana Shiva scoffs at the moniker, biotechnology. “This is not a life technology. It’s a death science.”

Genetically engineered forests are a holocaust on nature. An award-winning documentary, A Silent Forest: The Growing Threat, Genetically Engineered Trees (2005, 46 mins) details the appalling effects. (You can buy the full length film at here.)

Global Justice Ecology Project director, Ann Petermann, defines the issue: “Genetically engineered trees are the greatest threat to the world’s remaining forests since the invention of the chainsaw.”

Jim Hightower calls them, “wildly invasive, explosively flammable, and insatiably thirsty for ground water.”

If planting a sterile, killer forest isn’t freaky enough, some GM trees will be viable and can and will contaminate natural species. Tree pollen can travel over 600 miles, according to a model created by Duke University, reported Petermann in 2006. Another study found pine pollen 400 miles from the nearest pines. This year, a scientist was surprised to find viable seeds 25 miles offshore.

“Sterile trees would also be able to spread their transgenes through vegetative propagation,” notes Petermann. Unlike with animals, being sexually sterile does not preclude reproduction when it comes to plants.

GM contamination occurs around the globe, as documented by GM Watch and the GM Contamination Register (among others). The technology cannot be contained. Genetically modified organisms are dominant over natural species and will forever alter Earth’s natural plants.

By the way, the latest batch of approved GM trees – 200,000 eucalyptus for seven southern states (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina) – are engineered to be cold tolerant. A lawsuit has been filed to overturn their approval.

Chemically altering the atmosphere to be cooler

Not only are the powers-that-be genetically altering trees, food crops and animals, they’re also chemically altering the atmosphere. In 1976, the United Nations banned hostile environmental modification, after investigative reporter, Jack Anderson, uncovered its use in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Next month, October 2010, the UN will vote on a resolution to stop all EnMod activities.

While the thought police label chemtrails a “conspiracy theory,” it’s unlikely that the UN scientific body calling for their termination would base such a recommendation on fiction. Those interested in scientific and legal proof can review the sources in my piece on atmospheric geoengineering.

Climate change is still being debated, especially after the University of East Anglia was caught publishing false data showing temperature increases. Significant errors in a report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), where it also falsely asserted as fact that Himalaya glaciers would melt by 2035, also fuel the debate.

Recently, an independent investigative body told the IPCC to stop lobbying on behalf of global warming programs. Members of the IPCC were also ordered to reveal their financial connections to such programs.

The temperature of the planet is characterized as too warm, and so the wealthy and powerful want to cool down the planet. If they do, those cold-tolerant GM trees will survive.

Altering the chemistry of the hydrosphere

Governments also support altering the chemistry of the hydrosphere. There is still much debate as to whether iron-seeding the oceans can remove enough carbon from the atmosphere to actually cool the planet. But, like the Cap and Trade scam, profit can be made so policy makers still support the idea.

Beyond deliberate attempts at geoengineering, we also have industry to blame for doing so. For over a century, humanity has been conned into poisoning the environment with toxic chemicals that end up in our streams, lakes and oceans. “Conventional” agriculture and industrial pollution is killing us.

Corporations profit by this, of course, is enabled and protected by governments. The most recent example, allowing BP to spray at least two million gallons of toxic oil dispersants into the Gulf of Mexico, is a case in point. This is after the Earth Day Blowout that released up to 350 million gallons of oil into the Gulf. Those dispersants enable oil to more readily penetrate the bodies of sea life, and they interfere with oil-eating microbes.

They’re destroying an ocean and the US Senate is giving BP a pass. It refuses to grant subpoena power to investigate, let alone criminally prosecute. Forget partisanship, says Dateline Zero, “they are the same party, and they get their money from the same people, they get their orders from the same people — and that includes big oil.”

The actions of the corporations involved and the governmental agencies charged with regulating them have caused an ongoing Extinction Level Event.

This is happening all over the world. Corporations are destroying the planet under the guise of seeking profit. But their ecocidal activities are so horrendous and so ubiquitous that profits seem hardly plausible as authentic motive.

When taken together – chemically altered skies and waters and genetically altered plants and animals – reasonable minds cannot but wonder at the alien transformation of Planet Earth that we are witnessing.

Rady Ananda began blogging in 2004. Her work has appeared in several online and print publications, including three books on election fraud. Most of her career was spent working for lawyers in research, investigations and as a paralegal. She graduated from The Ohio State University’s School of Agriculture with a B.S. in Natural Resources. Read other articles by Rady.

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  1. bozh said on September 8th, 2010 at 9:05am #

    One cannot assert falsely a future event like glaciers melting in himalayas in 35 yrs.
    Future is not ours to see. So, expecting an event to occur cannot be evalauted as true or false. No one can predict any event. It would have been better to have said that people expect said glaciers would melt 35 yrs from now.

    It is about time we abandoned words like “predict”, “fortell”, or “prophecy” cuz such words have no symbolic value; representing only a fancy.
    We are symbolic class of life; thus symbols, whether flag, logo, or word can only stand for events happening now or having happened and not for any future event.
    Even the word “unicorn” and not just “prediction” stand only for a fancy. Which means to most of us not go on hunting for the uincorn nor loooking for melting glaciers!
    This applies also to evocation of great perils if US wld not attack iraq. Evocation being synonimous with prediction. Had people known this, the evocation of perils wld have been evaluated as a fancy and dropped like hot iron.

    Please don’t listen to those who say we cannot learn. Yes, we can! tnx

  2. bozh said on September 8th, 2010 at 9:18am #

    Caveat! Of course, expectations, ‘promises’, ‘predictions’ of scientists and clerico-political class of people are not equal in value.
    Scientific ones are based on seeing, measuring first; political ones based on fancies or fancies built on fancies.

    Thus all clerico-political ‘promises’ represent only a fancy in the heads of such people.
    ?All promises [‘promises’] can be viewed as ‘predictions’. However, a political ‘promise’ causes much more iniquities than a real life ‘promise’.
    Obama’s sayings apear to be teeming with such tacitly or explicitly posited fancies.
    And people shld tell him that! But doesn’t he already know? tnx

  3. kalidas said on September 8th, 2010 at 9:32am #

    I predict we all have it coming (and deserve has nothing to do with it).

    And that’s 100% guaranteed.
    For everyone.
    For the good, the bad and the beautiful like myself.

    So never say never.

  4. kalidas said on September 8th, 2010 at 9:42am #

    Whoops… I meant to say the ugly, like myself.
    What was I thinking…?

  5. lichen said on September 8th, 2010 at 2:15pm #

    Neither of the alleged “scandals” that the author refers to surrounding global warming have any real weight; the telegraph, a right wing climate change denying gossip rag, is not a source. The earth is warming, whether two very small pieces of data not integral to the ultimate conclusion were mistaken or not. Indeed, both East Anglia and the head of the IPCC were cleared of misconduct and corruption allegations. GM technology needs to be outlawed altogether; it is a criminal death threat to the entire biosphere.

  6. Don Hawkins said on September 8th, 2010 at 4:22pm #

    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

    Lichen did you read this? With just what we saw this summer temperatures Worldwide the IPCC will have to update there data alright. Did you see the pictures out of Detroit today high winds abandoned houses and power lines coming down. Connect the dot’s, the big picture and remember,

    Cold hearted orb
    That rules the night
    Removes the colours
    From our sight
    Red is gray and
    Yellow white
    But we decide
    Which is right
    And
    Which is an Illusion

  7. teafoe2 said on September 8th, 2010 at 4:48pm #

    uh, “scientists”: My PhDs can lick your PhDs!

    Go ahead, prove something, anything. I’ll mobilize a Battalion of Expert Witnesses who will swear on the Nut estimate, I mean New Testament, Torah, Book of Mormon, Dianetics by J Ron Hubbert, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam, Boy Scouts Manual, your mother, what have you, that your Experts have used Shoddy Methodology.

    “Money doesn’t talk, it swears”.

  8. Don Hawkins said on September 8th, 2010 at 5:11pm #

    The question is not what you look at but what you see.

    Forbidden knowledge
    Governments today, talk of “cap-and-trade-with-offsets”, a system rigged by big banks and fossil fuel interests. Cap-and-trade invites corruption. Worse, it is ineffectual, assuring continued fossil fuel addiction to the last drop and environmental catastrophe or the end of the human race as we know it as a start, drums,saxophone, trumpet, base guitar, there is a solution not for all our problems but a start we will work on the others the solution therefore requires a rising fee on oil, gas and coal – a carbon fee collected from fossil fuel companies at the domestic mine or port of entry. All funds collected will be distributed to the public on a per capita basis to allow lifestyle adjustments and spur clean energy innovations. As the fee increased, fossil fuels will be phased out, replaced by carbon-free energy and efficiency. Farming practices Worldwide will begin to change and those that needed help will get help. Will we all live happily ever after no but it will be a start.

  9. j30 said on September 8th, 2010 at 6:13pm #

    I don’t have an opinion either way as to global warming; I’m keeping an open mind. But, I know I don’t trust anything coming out of Big Gov any more. Especially Empire.

    Given all the comments I’ve received on this article, here and elsewhere, I suspect my main point was made with too much subtlety.

    So be it.

    I’ll have to be more explicit next time.

    ~ Rady

    p.s. Love the quote, Don. Love the album.

  10. teafoe2 said on September 8th, 2010 at 6:51pm #

    excellent article. Rady are you familiar with Andrew Gavin Marshall, writes for Global Research.ca?

    here’s a link to a piece by him on another topic; if you open this you should find a link to a recent article on Climate Change etc.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=20907

  11. j30 said on September 8th, 2010 at 8:23pm #

    Yeah, I’m a huge fan of Global Research (and they post my work, so that helps :-) I highly respect Gavin and the Prof.

    didn’t find the climate article you refer to, tho.

  12. lichen said on September 8th, 2010 at 9:34pm #

    Great link, Don. The record-breaking disappearance of sea ice in Antarctica holds dire consequences for us all; when the methane enters atmosphere and the glaciers tumble into the sea, it will mean the end of all these pathetic little ideologies that people shield themselves from the truth with. What we need is climate justice, not more wall street gambling; i want iron-hard laws against polluting.

  13. mary said on September 10th, 2010 at 1:40am #

    From the mouth the the swivel eyed boss of a budget airline…
    Global warming? It doesn’t exist, says Ryanair boss O’Leary

    Outspoken airline chief says climate change is a plot by scientists seeking research cash

    http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/global-warming-it-doesnt-exist-says-ryanair-boss-oleary-2075420.html

    !!!!