Contact: David Goldberg
COALITION DEMANDS HALT TO SPACEX SATELLITE PROGRAM, RADIATION THREAT CITED
Protest Planned for March 19th 10am at SpaceX Headquarters
HAWTHORNE, CA – Safe-technology advocates, environmentalists and astronomers from around California and beyond will converge on SpaceX headquarters to protest the company’s planned deployment of 42,000 low-orbit satellites and are asking for the immediate cessation of their satellite program.
The satellites, using 5G technology, would introduce microwave radiation around the world including mid-ocean, Antarctica, and all wildlife preserves and protected natural areas. Other companies such as One Web and Amazon have plans to launch up to 40,000 additional satellites. Opponents say the environmental and health impacts of the satellites will far outweigh any potential benefits. With a planned lifespan of only 5 years, 8,400 satellites will be built, launched, deorbited and burned up each year from SpaceX alone. This will add to ozone depletion, space debris and collisions, the conversion of deorbited satellites to toxic dust and smoke as they burn up in the atmosphere, and the proliferation of spaceports on pristine land and ground and water pollution around them.
Of particular concern is the global increase in microwave radiation from the satellites, ground stations, and millions of “user terminals”, which are, in effect, cell antennas all over the planet, one for each subscriber.
“We are literally guinea pigs for this technological experiment about which we have not been consulted, nor have we given our consent,” said David Goldberg, an event organizer. “This is the same technology used in the microwave attacks on diplomats, currently under federal investigation. Safer and more energy-efficient wired technologies are available and should be implemented, instead of thousands of satellites and millions of cell antennas that will increase wireless radiation and harm the environment.”
Participating organizations, including Children’s Health Defense, Americans for Responsible Technology and Moms Across America have composed an Open Letter to Elon Musk and SpaceX, urging Musk to sit down with scientists, astronomers and all stakeholders to begin an open discussion of the dangers of satellite programs. The letter is currently gathering signatures worldwide and to be hand-delivered to SpaceX headquarters by a group of children at the rally.
Participants are being asked to please abide by all California COVID-19 public health laws and mandates. https://bit.ly/3e1n13c. For more information http://bit.ly/3uGFJDb.
Visuals include people holding signs gathered outside SpaceX headquarters, children delivering a letter to Elon Musk/SpaceX opposing plans for satellite networks, and speakers addressing a crowd.
|Wireless radiation affects insects Honey bees pollinate most of the foods we eat, so are vital for human survival. But bees, and other insects, are under threat and there is evidence that their numbers are reducing. Not only might this trend lead to the extinct of many insect species, but it will reduce populations of animals further up the food chain and impact affect the production of food .One of the reasons this is happening is thought to be wireless (radiofrequency) radiation. Journal article 1Alfonso Balmori reviewed research that has been conducted on the link between exposure to power-frequency fields and wireless radiation and the decline of insect species. He said, ‘Insects are especially sensitive to electromagnetic radiation’, possibly because they possess a similar sense of magneto reception to birds, and that there has been evidence that that they are negatively affected by exposure for over half a century.Some of the harmful effects on bees (from power-frequency and wireless sources) include: loss of queen cells changes to weight gain of hive poor survival in winter changes to propolisation changes to flight, foraging and feeding changes to short-term memory causes worker piping signals which can mean disturbance or preparation for swarming reduced egg-laying speed of queen no honey or pollen in a colony by the end of exposure lower weight of honey comb increased mortality. According to Balmori’s review, harmful effects have also been observed in other insect species. As a result of most of the studies carried out, EMF radiation can be a problem for insects and for their orientation … and both laboratory and field studies on different invertebrate species have shown this,’ he said. According to Balmori, 5G radiation could pose an even bigger problem because the wavelength of the signal will be closer in size to that of the insects’ bodies, increasing the amount of radiation they absorb. He recommends employing the precautionary principle and considering the impacts on insects before rolling out new technologies .Journal article 2Daniel Favre and Associate Professor Olle Johansson tested their hypothesis that wireless radiation has a harmful effect on bees. When a transmitter was placed inside a honeybee hive, the bees began to emit strong piping sounds that usually suggest the colony is about to swarm or it is disturbed.|
1. Balmori, A, ‘Electromagnetic radiation as an emerging driver factor for the decline of insects’2. Favre, D and Johansson, O, ‘Does Enhanced electromagnetic radiation disturb honeybees’ behaviour? Observations during New Year’s Eve 2019’What you can do Reduce your impact on insect populations by reducing your use of wireless technologies, which require the installation of wireless base stations to support them. Use a landline phone for calls where possible Keep mobile phone use to an absolute minimum Use radiation-free internet and landline phone connections. https://emraustralia.com.au/collections/radiation-free-equipment/products/radiation-free-modem-router-packageWhat else you can do If you found the information above of interest, please forward this email to others. If you’d like more information, you can download our March issue of EMR and Health here.
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