Unnatural straight-line angle massive cloud formation / photo taken by me from my home on the Olympic Peninsula WA
“Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have identified an aerosol that could be used for ‘solar geoengineering’ to cool the planet, while repairing ozone damage at the same time. In a new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists said injecting light-reflecting sulphate aerosols into the stratosphere would cool the planet, but there is a risk of damaging the ozone layer which protects us from harmful UV rays in the process. However, the team claims to have identified an aerosol that could also repair the ozone layer at the same time as cooling the planet.
“Bizarrely, scientists behind the new study are proposing to do what Mr. Wigington claims has secretly been happening.”
VSF: Bizarre is correct. On the one hand Dane Wigington is being credited with ferreting out the truth, and on the other they are still pretending this is not occurring. At least they are admitting to danger to the ozone.
“Anytime you introduce even initially unreactive surfaces into the stratosphere, you get reactions that ultimately result in ozone destruction, as they are coated with sulphuric acid.” And now another ‘fix’ must already be in the new nano-particle aerosol sprays that we have all being seeing, perhaps these feathery things that have very fast dispersion rates and spread out over the sky in minutes. “…calcite, a constituent of limestone, could counter ozone loss by neutralising emissions-borne acids in the atmosphere, while also reflecting light and cooling the planet.”
Anonymous aerospace engineer: I looked at this a year ago – while it may work, there are as yet unresolved biological and environmental consequences that are unknown. I don’t support “Trial by Experiment” – the UV issue remains the greatest concern – they don’t know what these particulates will do to the Ozone Layer.
Calcite crystals are trigonal-rhombohedral, though actual calcite rhombohedra are rare as natural crystals. However, they show a remarkable variety of habits including acute to obtuse rhombohedra, tabular forms, prisms, or various scalenohedra. Calcite exhibits several twinning types adding to the variety of observed forms. It may occur as fibrous, granular, lamellar, or compact. Cleavage is usually in three directions parallel to the rhombohedron form. Its fracture is conchoidal, but difficult to obtain.
It has a defining Mohs hardness of 3, a specific gravity of 2.71, and its luster is vitreous in crystallized varieties. Color is white or none, though shades of gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown, or even black can occur when the mineral is charged with impurities.
Calcite is transparent to opaque and may occasionally show phosphorescence or fluorescence. A transparent variety called Iceland spar is used for optical purposes. Acute scalenohedral crystals are sometimes referred to as “dogtooth spar” while the rhombohedral form is sometimes referred to as “nailhead spar”.
Calcite, like most carbonates, will dissolve with most forms of acid. Calcite can be either dissolved by groundwater or precipitated by groundwater, depending on several factors including the water temperature, pH, and dissolved ion concentrations. Although calcite is fairly insoluble in cold water, acidity can cause dissolution of calcite and release of carbon dioxide gas. Ambient carbon dioxide, due to its acidity, has a slight solubilizing effect on calcite. Calcite exhibits an unusual characteristic called retrograde solubility in which it becomes less soluble in water as the temperature increases. When conditions are right for precipitation, calcite forms mineral coatings that cement the existing rock grains together or it can fill fractures. When conditions are right for dissolution, the removal of calcite can dramatically increase the porosity and permeability of the rock, and if it continues for a long period of time may result in the formation of caves. On a landscape scale, continued dissolution of calcium carbonate-rich rocks can lead to the expansion and eventual collapse of cave systems, resulting in various forms of karst topography.
Use and applications: High-grade optical calcite was used in World War II for gun sights, specifically in bomb sights and anti-aircraft weaponry. Also, experiments have been conducted to use calcite for a cloak of invisibility. Microbiologically precipitated calcite has a wide range of applications, such as soil remediation, soil stabilization and concrete repair.
Sea of Okhotsk & Sakhalin (two above)
The Bahamas (above) / Cuba & the Caribbean (two below)
Southeast of Greenland (above) http://go.nasa.gov/2hxTIcc
Japan (above) Dec.12, 2016 http://go.nasa.gov/2gumsxk
South of San Jose CA (two above) Dec.12, 2016 http://go.nasa.gov/2hxnVIn