5G update – August 12, 2020

Unassessed and unaddressed affects from satellites and wireless radiation.

Satellites

SpaceX

The launch of 57 more satellites by SpaceX in the early morning of Friday, August 7, at 1:12 AM EDT, has brought the number of SpaceX’s “Starlink” satellites orbiting in the Earth’s ionosphere up to 595.

Although this was the first launch since June 13, SpaceX has not been idle during this time. It has built additional ground stations and has received permission from the Federal Communications Commission to operate (so far) 40 ground stations, scattered throughout the United States. It has signed up customers to begin “beta testing” of the satellites that are already in orbit. Beta testing will occur initially, says SpaceX, with customers who live between 44 and 52 degrees latitude in the northern U.S. and southern Canada. SpaceX plans to begin the testing sometime in September.

As I reported in a previous newsletter, SpaceX’s launch of April 22, which brought the number of its satellites up to 420, was accompanied by reports of heart palpitations from far and wide.

Amazon

On July 29, 2020, the FCC granted Amazon’s application to launch 3,236 satellites into the ionosphere. Like the satellites of SpaceX and OneWeb, Amazon’s satellites will operate at millimeter wave frequencies and use phased array technology to cover the Earth with focused beams of radiation enabling customers to access the Internet from anywhere on Earth, on land or ocean.

The satellites of SpaceX, OneWeb and Amazon alone, if they are all launched, will total, together, about 92,000 satellites. If you add in Iridium and Globalstar, which are already operating small constellations, and the plans of Facebook, Link, Canadian companies Kepler and Telesat, the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, Russia’s Roscosmos, and other competitors, there could soon be 100,000 satellites orbiting in the ionosphere.

“But will you wake for pity’s sake”*

The out-of-control satellite industry is one of the stupidest things humankind has ever created. It treats the life-giving envelope of our atmosphere as if we don’t depend on it. It poses an immediate threat to life on Earth, in so many ways.

The 100,000 planned 5G satellites, each with a designed lifespan of 5 to 10 years, must be constantly de-orbited and replaced. This means that at least 10,000 satellites will have to be launched every year, forever into the future. If an average of 50 satellites can be launched on each rocket, that’s 200 rocket launches per year, just to maintain the satellites used for cell phones and Internet. And it means the de-orbiting of 10,000 worn out satellites per year, burning them up in the atmosphere and turning them into toxic dust and smoke. And that’s not counting the ever-increasing numbers of weather, research, tracking, monitoring, surveillance, military, and other kinds of satellites and missiles being launched in what will soon be a parade of rockets burning prodigious quantities of fossil fuels, punching holes in our atmosphere on a daily basis, and treating the source of all life as Earth’s largest garbage pit.

Martin Ross of the Aerospace Corporation and other researchers have been modeling the effects of daily rocket launches on ozone and global temperatures. Rocket exhaust, depending on the type of fuel used, may contain chlorine and/or oxides of nitrogen, hydrogen, and/or aluminum, all of which destroy ozone. SpaceX’s kerosene-fueled rockets deposit enormous amounts of black soot into the stratosphere, where it accumulates, absorbing solar radiation and warming the stratosphere. The warming of the stratosphere accelerates the chemical reactions that destroy ozone.

Most rockets are launched from the northern hemisphere. And the winter and spring of 2020 saw the largest and longest-lasting Arctic ozone hole in history. Ozone-watchers did not know what caused it, but they were not communicating with the scientists who are studying rocket exhaust. Our world is full of specialists, deaf and blind to other specialties, collectively asleep and marching toward oblivion.

Atmospheric physicists do not study astronomy. Astronomers do not study electricity. Electricians do not study biology. Medical doctors do not study acupuncture. Doctors of oriental medicine do not study atmospheric physics. But the universe is not fragmented, it is a whole, and our culture has forgotten what that is, to its peril and to the peril of everything alive.

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. Beta testing begins in September.

NATIONAL MEETING ABOUT SATELLITES, AUGUST 13 recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh8tIScM2a0&feature=emb_title

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, from 7 to 9 PM EDT (2300 to 0100 UTC), Americans for Responsible Technology hosted a meeting about the 5G satellites on Zoom. There were four presenters:

Ben Levi, technology consultant, will summarize the current satellite situation. Where are we now, and what is forecast over the next few years?

Joe Sandri has a law degree and has training and experience in radiofrequency engineering. He will describe how the satellites work. How will a typical 5G transmission use the satellites? What kinds of earth stations will be required?

Arthur Firstenberg will talk about the impact of the satellites on people and the environment. How will the electrical environment of the earth be altered by constant transmission of 5G signals?

Julian Gresser, attorney, will address what is being done legally to stop this. What right does the FCC or any other agency have to authorize the use of space for private commercial interests? What are the legal and ethical principles involved?

The second hour of the meeting will consist of a discussion among the presenters, followed by questions from the online audience, which will include members of the press.

-Updates from Arthur Firstenberg

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ADVOCACY EFFORTS

Children’s Health Defense Principal Brief in Landmark Case Against FCC on 5G and Wireless Harms: Submitted!

What we put in our bodies and our children’s developing bodies is the most important and most personal choice we make as human beings. But when it comes to damaging levels of radiation, that right to choose has been stolen from us.

Hawaii’s Big Island Called Upon Telecom to Cease and Desist 5G Deployment

A resolution to cease the buildout of 5G wireless infrastructure until it can be proven safe, through independent research and testing, passed the Hawaii County Council on July 22, 2020, almost unanimously. The vote was 8-1.

Easton CT is Saying NO THANKS to 5G, and We Can Too!

Take Action and request that your city pass a “cease and desist” resolution calling on wireless companies to stop their build out of 4G/5G small cell wireless antennas until such facilities are proven safe through independent research!

NIGERIA SUSPENDS ROLLOUT OF 5G

On May 5, the Nigerian Senate asked its Committee on Communications, Science, Technology and ICT, and its Committee on Health, to conduct a thorough investigation into 5G technology, and asked the federal agency responsible for telecommunications to suspend deployment of 5G “until a thorough probe to determine its suitability for human health has been achieved.”

“Senator Opeyemi Bamidele said it would be irresponsible of any government to subscribe to a technology that won’t be safe for its citizens,” reported the daily newspaper Punch.

Nigeria joins Slovenia and Papua New Guinea as countries that have suspended the deployment for 5G for health reasons. 

CHD Gives Notice to FCC Against 5G Cell Towers on Homes—Ex-Parte Letter Receives Over 15,000 Signatures!

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) submitted a legal notice to the FCC against the OTARD rule expansion, signed by over 15,000 people. At 735 pages, it is likely one of the largest submissions to the FCC in number of signatories. Of those who signed, 6,231 declared that they and/or their children have been injured by wireless radiation.

 

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ADVOCACY TOOLS

Here are three useful resources in the battle to redirect 5G toward safe technology. 
Note: These links are USA-based. While much of this influences the movement in other countries, we’re looking to expand our international coverage and support. To contribute updates from Australia, UK, Canada, Europe, or other regions, please email us.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is Determined You Will Have 5G Telecom Technology 
by Gary Null, Global Research

ALEC is an extension of industry. They’ve been writing laws. These laws can and must be repealed.
REPORT: Reclaiming Local Control Over Cellular Wireless Facilities in CO
by Dr. Timothy Schoechle, NISLAPP

This 20-page report outlines precisely how a group in Colorado are resolving the fundamental problem — including the ALEC laws! This is useful to share with your elected reps.
Updated 5G Municipal Legislative Code Template
by Americans for Responsible Technology

Our friends at Americans for Responsible Technology have also recently updated and released this sample 5G municipal code that they recommend for communities to bring to their elected reps across the country. Scroll then click the “Sample 5G Code”.
…Indicative of what we the people are ready to demand: accountability from elected officials. People are waking up, with feelings like this:

“Elected reps, we’ve had enough. We are going to educate you on the problem, and invite you to be part of the solution. You will need to find your courage, just like us. We can do it together. But if you choose not to show up, we will hold you accountable for being complicit with the crimes that are stealing our lives.”

Here’s the article, fyi:
Entire county board arrested following citizens arrest by 2 military veterans
 

EDUCATION

5G Friend or Foe: CHD’s Dafna Tachover at the First Debate with Telecom

This debate between “5G harms” experts and industry representatives was an invaluable opportunity to present to those working in the industry the science-based evidence that the harm caused by 5G is indeed real and cannot be dismissed as mere conspiracy theory.  Our hope is that the issues and evidence raised in the debate will cause them to re-think their products and technology.

Ask the Lawyers—5G Webinar Transcript

The advocacy organization 5G Free California recently conducted a webinar called “Ask the Lawyers” to enable advocates from around the country to ask questions on legal matters regarding 5G deployment. Dafna Tachover, Director of CHD’s Stop 5G and Wireless Harms Project, participated in the webinar, explaining our lawsuit against the FCC. The transcript below serves as a helpful action tool for advocates to better understand what is legally possible in their own communities and on a national level.

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