Through the sale of "cooling credits," Iseman, who compared himself to a "Bond villain," says geoengineering activism is the way forward, even though it has no scientific backing and will likely destroy the planet and its many delicate ecosystems.
"We joke slash not joke that this is partly a company and partly a cult," Iseman joked, adding that his newfound caricature as some kind of movie bad guy "is going to be helpful to certain groups."
Even so, Iseman wants to block out the sun and freeze the planet because he believes that doing so will address his fears about global warming. Humanity has not done nearly enough, in his view, to interfere with the trajectory of the climate to prevent it from changing.
How Iseman is attempting to steer the climate more towards his liking involves sending weather balloons full of sulfur up into the stratosphere. Once there, these balloons are supposed to pop, releasing all their cooling pollution between the sun and the earth.
That pollution, we are told, reflects sunlight back into space, preventing it from providing warmth on the earth's surface. In Iseman's view, this is a smart thing to do that will prevent the planet from getting too hot. (Related: Remember when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] called for all nations of the world to start spraying chemtrails as the solution to global warming?)
So far, without any permission from governments to do so, Iseman has sent up two such weather balloons in Mexico, each carrying a gram of sulfur. What became of them is unknown because they were not tracked, and were merely used for tests.
In the future, Iseman wants to send up a whole lot more balloons, which he will pay for by selling "cooling credits," which are similar in concept to carbon credits.
"It's morally wrong, in my opinion, for us not to be doing this," Iseman said, adding that the most important thing is "to do this as quickly and safely as we can."
Nobody knows what the long-term impact of all that sulfur particle release will be, however. Others within the field of climatology are not so sure that Iseman's endeavors are safe, or that they will accomplish anything beneficial.
One skeptic is Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative executive director Janos Pasztor, who stated that "the current state of science is not good enough ... to either reject or to accept, let alone implement," this kind of solar geoengineering technology.
At the very last, Pasztor added, there needs to be some kind of oversight by governments, international accords, or scientific bodies. Iseman the Bond villain wannabe cannot simply shoot chemicals up into the sky in his backyard in the hopes that planet earth will be saved from too much warmth.
"To go ahead with implementation at this stage is a very bad idea," Pasztor further stated, comparing Iseman's plans to Chinese scientist He Jiankui's decision to use CRISPR technology to tamper with the DNA of embryos while the scientific community was still debating the safety and ethics of this process.
It turns out that Iseman has very little knowledge of atmospheric science, nor does he seem to care about what it might do to negatively harm the planet. Because it makes sense in his climate-warped mind to destroy the environment in this manner in order to "save" it, he feels he has the right to just go ahead with his plans as a "rogue" actor.
"That's because it's relatively cheap and technically simple to do, at least in a crude way," reports MIT Technology Review about how easy it is to blanket the skies in sulfur and other particulates.
It turns out that a James Bond film from 1964 actually did portray an Iseman-like character called "Greenfinger," described as a "self-appointed protector of the planet (who) could force a lot of geoengineering on his own."
Iseman's sulfur balloon project is also disturbingly similar to an incident that occurred roughly a decade ago when an American entrepreneur decided to pour hundreds of tons of iron sulfate into the ocean to suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
"Critics say it violated international restrictions on what's known as iron fertilization, which were in part inspired by a growing number of commercial proposals to sell carbon credits for such work," MIT Technology Review explains.
"Some believe it subsequently stunted research efforts in field."
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