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07 July, 2010

Hurricane-dependent Ecosystems At Risk From Ignorant Intervention

By Joel Carlinsky

A few weeks ago I had some correspondence with someone who mentioned in passing that he knew of a group using some device he described as about a cubic foot in size to control weather. While I was and still am extremely skeptical of any such claims, I was interested enough to research the matter. I found the Weather Rangers fit the description, so I sent an e-mail to David Wells asking to join the group. When that was approved, I joined--for just long enough to look over the website. Then I promptly unsubscribed and sent a letter to David Wells explaining why and cautioning him that he was likely to do serious environmental harm. I got no response, nor had I expected any.

The issue might have ended there, except that an Australian nut-case with whom I had clashed before sent a post to the OML asking for volunteers for a secretive project in Florida. It seemed likely to me, based on what I had learned about the Weather Rangers penchant for monkeying with storms, that the project he wanted volunteers for without telling them what it was about was probably an attempt to prevent Gulf hurricanes. I wrote a message to the OML saying so and pointing out some of the reasons this was a bad idea. Both this post to the OML and my letter to Mr. Wells were also posted on the website of a correspondent of mine who specializes in exposing secrets.

Predictably, my message to the OML drew a violent blast of defamation and billingsgate from the Australian lunatic, Ash Palise , who is apparently a former Scientologist, or at least certainly has copied their style of vituperation.

It also drew some cogent comments from several people to whom I forwarded it. Although David Wells and Alberto Feliciano, another of the Weather Rangers to whom I had sent a similar letter, have not yet weighed in, two members of the Weather Rangers have written to me in an a civil manner, so I have sent them replies trying to explain why I think they are doing the world a disservice.

I have set out below a few additional considerations that should be understandable by everyone, not just those familiar with the orgonomic understanding of the atmosphere.

Hurricanes have had a bad press. On the evening news they are seen as having caused a lot of damage, trees knocked down, etc. and it looks like what the announcer says, that they do a lot of harm. Many people who do not look any farther than the mass media for their education on current events accept that evaluation.

Nothing could be farther from the truth. In regions where hurricanes are common and there can be several in a normal year, they play an important ecological role. A large portion of the annual water supply is provided by these strong storms.

Trees are knocked down, true, but the resulting tangle of downed wood gives habitat and shelter to many species of animal life that need such tangles of downed timber to hide in from predators. While the downed wood is being recycled into the forest floor to provide nutrients to a next generation of trees, the insects that do the job gain food and a place to live. They in turn feed many species that live on them.

Species that are not adapted to life in a zone that has hurricanes cannot invade and cause all the damage that invasive species always do in a new habitat. If the hurricanes ceased, they would be able to gain a foothold to the detriment of the species already living there. The well-known case of the introduction of the rabbit to Australia should be enough to point out the risks of allowing exotic species into an area.

Just as there are some ecosystems, especially in Australia, but also in the Cascades in Oregon, for example, that are fire-dependent and need periodic fires to function properly, so also there are hurricane-dependent areas, in particular, the coastal zones in the sub-tropics, where the frequency of hurricanes has created a hurricane-dependent ecosystem.

The coastal zones in the sub-tropics are already under severe attack from development. The very last thing they need would be a short-fall in the frequency and strength of the annual tropical storms that keep them in balance. If humans were ever to gain the ability to interfere with these much-need storms it would be a disaster beyond any that can be imagined.

Unfortunately, there is now a serious risk that such ignorant intervention could actually take place. A secretive cult of irresponsible weather-control hobbyists who have no knowledge of ecology is plotting to disrupt the hurricanes upon which life in the coastal areas of the sub-topics depends. If you are concerned about this potential vandalism of the atmosphere and would like to help do something about it, please contact me. We need all the help we can get to stop this plot against the earth.

Joel Carlinsky

Please forward this message to any individual or group you think might be interested. Thank you.

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