Private satellite companies: Stop Global Wi-Fi

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Category Global Issues
(Orig.) Publ.Date: 2015-03-24
References Five companies are gearing up to provide high-speed global Wi-Fi coverage from Space

Why this is important

Five companies are gearing up to provide high-speed global
WiFi coverage from space within the next three to four years, starting in June
this year. This would be an ecological and public health nightmare.

The extensive satellite network required will endanger the
ozone layer, and significantly contribute to climate change. Rocket
exhaust produces ozone-destroying chlorine, aluminium oxide particles, heat, and
water vapor into the stratosphere. Complete ozone destruction is observed in
the exhaust plumes of rockets - satellites are launched on rockets, producing water
vapor and cloud-seeding aluminum oxide particles that cause potentially
catastrophic changes in weather.

The New York Times (May 14, 1991, p. 4) quoted
Aleksandr Dunayev of the Russian Space Agency saying “About 300 launches of the
space shuttle each year would be a catastrophe and the ozone layer would be
completely destroyed.”

The number of launches is poised to increase astronomically.
Maintaining a fleet of (ultimately) 2,400 to 4,000 satellites, each with an
expected lifespan of five years, will likely involve enough yearly rocket
launches to be an environmental catastrophe.

WiFi operates using pulsed modulation microwave
radiation. “The human body”, says Dr Gerard J. Hyland, of the
University of Warwick, UK, “is an electrochemical instrument of exquisite
sensitivity”, noting that, like a radio, it can be interfered with by incoming
radiation. If a signal can operate a mechanical device, it can disturb every
cell in the human body.

The Department of Interior (USA) recently stated "the
electromagnetic radiation standards used by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) continue to be based on thermal heating, a criterion now
nearly 30 years out of date and inapplicable today" in reference
to the limits governing radiation utilized by WiFi. Additionally, in 2011
WiFi radiation was classified, along with radiation emitted by other wireless
technologies as a class 2B human carcinogen, along with lead, engine exhaust,
and DDT. Yet, the global WiFi project would make this exposure ubiquitous
and inescapable.

A recent letter sent by 88 organizations, representing over
a million people, to the European Economic and Social Committee outlines how
governments are betraying the public trust by ignoring the hazards of RF/MW

Studies show that wireless radiation can adversely affect
fetal brain development, in addition to causing double-stranded DNA breaks,
causing a wide spectrum of illnesses, of which there has been a huge spike.
Continuing and expanding involuntary exposure of a naive public to such a toxin
violates Human Rights and the Nuremberg Code of Human Rights for non-consensual

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