Why Question 42,000 SpaceX Satellites? Lots of Reasons! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Countdown to March 19/20th, 2021 Global Protest – Part 3
There are unresolved issues about blanketing low earth orbit (LEO) with satellites, in order to provide wireless telecommunications, surveillance, and military activities from space. As we count down to the March 19, 20th Global Protest actions, coinciding with the Equinox, we’re looking at some of the concerns voiced by experts, and an informed public.
In Part 1, we looked at the fact that “there are no trashcans in space.” NASA scientist Donald Kessler warned in a paper written in 1978, “Ultimately, space will become impassable because of the continuous cascade of colliding debris, including destruction of telecommunications systems and nullifying of further space launches.” 
Part 2 focused on further risks of ignoring the pollution of low earth orbit, and the unaddressed issue of bringing the human impact of littering and trash to space itself. 
Part 3 considers the impact of the commoditization of space on the “Global Electrical Circuit,” and human health.
Widget not in any sidebars
Researchers are asking how the global electric circuit affects climate. Are they asking the wrong question?
Shouldn’t we be asking, “How is humanity impacting the global electric circuit?”
Because, the National Academies noted back in 1986, “Man is also beginning to affect the electrical environment in which he resides.”
FRANKENPLANET – The Effect on the Planet
ONLINE STAR REGISTER: “We live in the Troposphere, the lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere. It extends upward to about 10 km (6.2 miles or about 33,000 feet) above sea level. The next layer called the Stratosphere holds the jet stream and the ozone layer. In the Mesosphere, located above the Stratosphere, we find electrical currents, lightning events, called sprites and elves. They deliver large amounts of electric current to the upper atmosphere.” 
SCIENCE DIRECT: “The global atmospheric electric circuit, solar activity and climate change The study of the global atmospheric electric circuit has advanced dramatically in the past 50 years. Large advances have been made in the areas of lightning and thunderstorm research, as related to the global circuit Changes to the global circuit are associated with changes of conductivity linked with the time-varying presence of energetic charged particles, and the solar wind may influence the global electric circuit by inferred effects on cloud microphysics, temperature, and dynamics in the troposphere. We now have a better understanding of how the conductivity of the atmosphere is influenced by aerosols, and how this impacts our measurements of the fair-weather global circuit. The global atmospheric electric circuit is also beginning to be recognised by some climate researchers as a useful tool with which to study and monitor the Earth’s changing climate.” 
ARTHUR FIRSTENBERG, CELLULAR PHONE TASKFORCE: “The ionosphere is a source of high voltage that controls the electric circuitry of the biosphere and everything in it, including the fine-tuned circuitry of every human, every animal, every tree, and every fish. If we do not immediately stop the destruction of our fragile blanket of electrified air, upon which we depend for growth, healing, and life itself, climate change and ozone destruction may not matter.” 
SCIENCE DIRECT: “The global electrical circuit: A review Research topics on the global electrical circuit are addressed that have received attention in recent years. These topics include the diurnal variation of the global circuit, surface measurements of electric field at high latitude, the annual variation, the semiannual variation, the role of lightning as a source for the global circuit, the electrical contribution of mesoscale convective systems, the possible effect of thunderstorms on the E and F regions of the ionosphere, the evidence for a global circuit impact from nuclear weapons tests, the controversy over long-term variations, the response to climate change, and finally the impact of the global circuit on climate.” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169809508001804
EOS ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: “Lam, et al. present new research into the correlations between changes in the IMF and atmospheric pressure anomalies found in the Earth’s polar troposphere, modulated by a global circuit of electrical current continuously moving between the ionosphere and the surface of Earth.” (Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2014GL061421, 2014).” 
ARTHUR FIRSTENBERG, CELLULAR PHONE TASKFORCE: “Electricity is not only something “out there” that powers our lights and machinery, it is the force that orchestrates growth and healing and keeps us alive. The global electrical circuit flows through the earth, up to the sky in thunderstorms, through the ionosphere, and back down to earth through the atmosphere and through our bodies. The current enters our bodies through the top of our head, circulates through our acupuncture meridians, and reenters the earth through our feet. In addition to direct current, it contains 8 Hz, 14 Hz, 20 Hz, 26 Hz, and 33 Hz components. These ELF frequencies are the Schumann resonances, and are identical to the brain wave frequencies of every animal. It also contains VLF frequencies. These are generated by lightning, vary seasonally, and regulate our annual biorhythms. We pollute this circuit at our peril.”
“The strength of the atmospheric electrical current is between 1 and 10 picoamperes (trillionths of an ampere) per square meter. Dr. Robert Becker found that 1 picoampere is all the current that is necessary to stimulate healing in frogs. It is these tiny currents that keep us alive and healthy. It was discovered more than forty years ago that ELF and VLF radiation from all of the power lines on earth is reaching the ionosphere, and the magnetosphere above it, where it is being amplified up to one hundred thousand-fold by interaction with electrons. As a result, the earth’s electromagnetic environment has been changed. The behavior of the magnetosphere, the structure of the Van Allen belts, the values of the Schumann resonances, and even the weather here on earth, have been altered. This phenomenon is called “power line harmonic radiation.” It was further discovered that the radiation from VLF radio stations is also amplified tremendously in the magnetosphere—so much so that a radio signal of 0.5 watts sent from an antenna in Antarctica can be detected by a receiver in northern Quebec. Dirty Electricity on the Global Circuit: What does this have to do with SpaceX and OneWeb? Or, to rephrase the question, if a single half-watt radio station broadcasting from the earth has a measurable effect on the magnetosphere, what effect will 20,000 satellites, some located directly in the ionosphere and some directly in the magnetosphere, each blasting out up to five million watts—what effect will that have on life below? The answer has to do with the fact that the satellite signals—like all wireless signals today—will be pulsed at ELF and VLF frequencies. That is how the data will be sent. Like an AM radio, the ionosphere and magnetosphere will demodulate, or extract, the ELF and VLF components, and then amplify them tremendously. The result is similar to how dirty electricity gets onto house wiring. All of the electronic equipment—dimmer switches, fluorescent lamps, computers, cell phone chargers, etc.—that are plugged into our walls, produce electronic noise that travels on the wiring, radiates into our homes, and makes us sick. Except that now the dirty electricity will get onto our bodies’ wiring. The noise from 20,000 satellites that are plugged into the ionosphere will pollute the global electrical circuit that we are all plugged into.” 
Does a FRANKENPLANET and a FRANKEN GLOBAL ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT cause FRANKENSTEIN-ism here on Earth? Is it time to question how human impacts on the global electric circuit affect human health here on earth?
ARTHUR FIRSTENBERG, CELLULAR PHONE TASKFORCE: “The harm from satellites is not due primarily to the radiation levels at the earth’s surface. The satellites are in low orbits, but they are still hundreds of miles above us, and the levels of radiation they expose us to here on the ground are at most about 10-5 μW/cm2. That is about one-millionth of the levels we are exposed to from cell phones, computers and cell towers. The threat to life comes instead from the fact that all these satellites are located in the ionosphere. The ionosphere is a source of high voltage that controls the global electric circuit, which in turn provides the energy for life. All animals and plants are polarized positive to negative from head to feet, or from leaves to roots. An electric current of picowatt per square meter amplitude flows from the positively charged sky to the negatively charged earth in fair weather, courses through the earth beneath our feet, and returns to the sky via lightning bolts during thunderstorms. Every living thing is part of this circuit. The current enters our heads from the sky, circulates through our meridians, and enters the earth through the soles of our feet. This current provides the energy for growth, healing, and life itself. We do not live by bread alone, but by the energy provided to us by the biosphere. Oriental medicine calls it qi or ki, Ayurvedic medicine calls it prana, and atmospheric physicists call it electricity. It provides us energy for life, and information that organizes our bodies. If you pollute this circuit with billions of digital pulsations, you will destroy all life. It is one thing to sit in front of a computer all day, or hold one in your hand. It is quite another to live inside of one.” 
ARTHUR FIRSTENBERG: “If we are going to save this planet, we have to be able to think and reason. And we have known since 1975 that microwave radiation damages the brain. In that year, Allan Frey published his ground-breaking article, “Neural function and behavior: defining the relationship.” 2 In a study on rats, he found that low-level microwaves – one hundred times lower than what people’s brains are exposed to from their cell phones today — damage the blood-brain barrier. This is the anatomical barrier that keeps toxic chemicals, bacteria and viruses in your blood from entering your brain. It is also the barrier that maintains the inside of your head at a constant pressure and prevents you from having a stroke. At least twenty laboratories in many countries confirmed Frey’s work over the years.”
PATRICIA BURKE: There is a Chinese proverb, “An error the width of a hair can lead one a thousand miles astray.” Western Medicine has yet to consider the impact of artificial radio frequency exposure on the electromagnetic pathways of Oriental Medicine, mapped out as the meridians.
“How I Broke My Nose on the Acupuncture Table – The cerebral-spinal fluid flows up and over the top of the head to perform 3 functions: to cool the brain, to lubricate the brain, and to cushion the brain. When the human energy field detects what it perceives to be a dangerous frequency in the electromagnetic environment, is it responding with a mechanical defense strategy that inhibits this process? I propose that a remarkable thing happens. Alongside the other well-known components of the fight-or-flight response, the bony plates in the skull can contract in order to create a protective helmet-like physical barrier to protect the brain. At the same time, the sac that surrounds the heart (the pericardium) can tighten up in order to act as a shock absorber. Why does the body do this? Because nature endowed humanity with an emergency response system for a danger found in nature – a lightning strike.”
Is this reaction to ubiquitous pollution of the natural environments impairing the brain’s ability to detox? Is this mechanism directly tied to the enormous cost and emotional toll of caring for older adults with neurological illnesses, dementias, and memory issues now being reported in even younger age groups? Does this explain the dramatic increase in children being diagnosed and treated for behavioral and emotional issues and learning disabilities? Are they actually experiencing dehydrated, compressed, overheated brains?
Is our inborn protective feedback loop becoming scrambled beyond repair?
Has an altered EMF environment and technological reach to the stratosphere taken us beyond our biological capacity to adapt here on Earth?
HUNDREDS OF ASTRONOMERS WARN ELON MUSK’S STARLINK SATELLITES COULD LIMIT SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES: “SpaceX plans to launch thousands of satellites as part of its Starlink space internet project ”Hundreds of astronomers have warned that satellite constellations like Elon Musk‘s Starlink network could prove “extremely impactful” to astronomy and scientific progress. A report by the Satellite Constellations 1 (Satcon1) workshop found that that constellations of bright satellites will fundamentally change ground-based optical and infrared astronomy and could impact the appearance of the night’s sky for stargazers around the world. Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to launch more than 30,000 Starlink satellites in order to beam high-speed internet down to Earth. The report warned that “Starlink alone may roughly double the number of space-based moving objects detectable by the unaided eye around twilight.” Options to reduce the impact include “darken them”, “keep them low”, “orient them to reflect less sunlight”, but number one on the list was “don’t launch them.”
Because… “An error the width of a hair can lead one a thousand miles astray.”
SpaceX Protest Promo Video https://stop5ginternational.org/spacex-satellite-protest-march-19-2021/
Healthy Heavens Trust Declaration on satellites https://www.5g-ilan.com
Sign the 5G Space Appeal https://www.5gspaceappeal.org
 See also: Space Pollution, The New Private Launch Industry Can Learn A Lot From Aviation About Sustainability, Scientific American, Feb. 2021, pp. 58-61, (gas exhaust, particle emissions, what goes up must come down)
 Those interested in learning about the connections between the ionosphere, the global electrical circuit, and the life force are urged to 2018 article, “Planetary Emergency,” and chapter 9, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life (Chelsea Green 2020).
Top image: Artwork Courtesy Flo Freshman Go with Flo!
Patricia Burke works with activists across the country and internationally calling for new biologically-based microwave radio frequency exposure limits. She is based in Massachusetts and can be reached at [email protected].