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The Manhattan Project and Global Warming

Posted by seumasach on May 4, 2021

Cailean Bochanan

4th May, 2021

As I sit here with two jumpers on on another day of subnormal seasonal temperatures I have decided to take a break from my book “The Fourth Reich: my part in its downfall” and return to the theme of global warming. Warmists like to designate climate deniers or “scumbags”, as Monbiot would have it, as tools of Big Oil. But don’t they themselves belong to a lobby? Let’s have a look at then earliest global warming studies.

In 1953 (Gilbert)Plass told Time Magazine of his work on the effects of CO2 from industrial sources as a greenhouse gas, and the potential implications of an increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for global warming.

Gilbert Plass was not a climatologist but a Canadian physicist who had worked
on the Manhattan Project

In 1953 also Charles (Dave) David Keeling began work on atmospheric CO2 under Harrison Brown, a leading member of the Manhattan Project. Keeling’s recording of carbon dioxide has become the world’s most famous record of human-caused emission of greenhouse gases. His work was funded by the Atomic Energy Commission

December, 1957: Edward Teller, a leading physicist on the Manhattan Project, was one of the first prominent people to raise the danger of climate change, driven by the burning of fossil fuels. At an address to the membership of the American Chemical Society in December 1957, Teller warned that the large amount of carbon-based fuel that had been burnt since the mid-19th century was increasing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which would “act in the same way as a greenhouse and will raise the temperature at the surface”, and that he had calculated that if the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased by 10% “an appreciable part of the polar ice might melt.”[83]

In 1957, Roger Revelle co-authored a paper with Hans Suess that suggested that the Earth’s oceans would absorb excess carbon dioxide generated by humanity at a much slower rate than previously predicted by geoscientists, thereby suggesting that human gas emissions might create a “greenhouse effect” that would cause global warming over time.
In 1946, Roger Revelle was officer in charge during Operation Crossroads of the geophysical measurements taken during the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll). During World War II,Hans Suess was part of a team of German scientists studying nuclear power and was advisor to the production of heavy water in the Norwegian plant

In 1969,Glenn Seaborg,a leading scientist on the Manhattan Project made a speech extolling nuclear power, Seaborg said that those who opposed it “have just not considered the facts … nor weighed those facts in terms of realistic alternatives.” According to a New York Times article on the speech, Seaborg said that although there were technologies for mitigating pollution from fossil fuels, there were “no methods known of eliminating the carbon dioxide that results from combustion.”

The 1975 American Association for the Advancement of Science conference “The Atmosphere endangering and endangered” played a n important role in promoting the CO2 threat but dramatically downplayed the danger of radioactive fallout considered by many to be the most dangerous form of atmospheric contamination at the time. It’s effects would merely “add to the already existing back-
ground of radioactive debris in the stratosphere and on the surface of
the earth and presumably would influence temporarily the ozone layer
by creating some additional oxides of nitrogen.”

I had originally aimed to explore the link of global warming to the population control agenda but all roads led to Manhattan. There is no contradiction: the Manhattan Project was itself, unsurprisingly, a Malthusian project. Two of the Manhattan team stand out in this respect: Harrison Brown, the eminence grise behind the entire early warmest movement and Charles Galton Darwin, scion of the British, genocidal dynasty

As Paul Ehrlich, friend and collaborator of John P.Hindren, Obama’s science car and fellow Malthusian, wrote in his 1968 book The Population Bomb, nuclear arms are the ultimate ”population controlling device”

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