Human Generated Radiation is Harming Wildlife

Oblivious to the natural pace of evolution which has miraculously birthed and sustained life for eons, the wireless industry, spurred on by futurists’ vision of the “possible”, stands poised to dictate where evolution will take us and when it will get us there. But Earth was not consulted. Wildlife is being decimated and the future is looking increasingly bleak.

In his magnum opusBees, Birds, and Humans – on Electrosmog’s Destructive Effects on Nature, Bio-scientist, Dr. Ulrich Warnke states:

The information-processing and function systems of today’s humans, plants and animals are bombarded with artificial magnetic, electric and electromagnetic fields from numerous mobile and telecommunications sources in a concentration and intensity as never before. The consequences of these developments put forth by their critics cannot be overlooked any longer. Bees and other insects are disappearing. Birds avoid certain regions and are disoriented in others. Humans suffer functional problems and other sicknesses. And the evidence that suggests some of these problems may be inheritable means we’re passing them on to the next generation.

Humans and all life on this planet depend on the natural world for sustenance. As forgiving as our earth is, her patience is wearing thin.

Warnke continues:

What has also been known to science for many decades is that we as humans depend on this natural environment for many of our vital functions. Today, however, this natural information and functional system of humans, animals, and plants has been superimposed by an unprecedented dense and energetic mesh of artificial magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic fields, generated by numerous mobile radio and wireless communication technologies.

Growing electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from our digital world – though imperceptible to humans – is wreaking havoc on the natural world. We do not yet know to what degree and in what ways this deluge of frequencies and modulations – carrying mega amounts of data through our atmosphere – is affecting each being on the planet. But what is increasingly clear is that wireless expansion is not sustainable.

Impediments to understanding the full impact of electromagnetic radiation on wildlife

There are major obstacles preventing us from understanding the full impacts of electromagnetic radiation on wildlife. In India, in 2010, An Expert Committee to Study the possible Impacts of Communication Towers on Wildlife including Birds and Bees was tasked with submitting a report and recommendations to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The Committee delineated four main reasons why environmental impacts from electromagnetic radiation are so difficult to discern and quantify:

  1. Ubiquitous exposure to EMR radiation is a relatively new phenomenon
  2. EMR is invisible
  3. We have not had the time or means to track long-term impacts and lack standard protocols to study these
  4. There is a lack of data and no control group

The report states that although there is ample information on the impacts of EMR on human health, “these results cannot be extrapolated to reflect impacts on wildlife since the impact highly varies even within [the] same species depending on multiple factors such as body size, age, earthing, fat content in the body, objects in the immediate vicinity, and so on.”

Moreover, some animals respond to stimuli at far subtler levels than our measuring devices can discern thus adding further to our inability to understand the impacts of EMR on wildlife.

The Expert Committee recommended that more studies be conducted to assess long-term harms to wildlife, and that until we have a better understanding, we should take a precautionary approach.

It is a long way to go before we can have the required long-term ‘species specific data’ to decide on the threshold exposure levels for various wildlife species. Till such time a precautionary principle approach to be used to minimize the exposure levels and we may have to move ahead and adopt stricter norms followed in some other countries like Russia, China, New Zealand etc.

Unfortunately, here in the US, as well as in other countries, industry and government have chosen a very different course – that of unleashing millions of new “small” cells for smart cities, the Internet of Things and faster video streaming.

“Our egos are writing checks that the ecosystem cannot cash.”  Patricia Burke

Please also see the recent Overview Report put out by EKLIPSE, a EU-funded organization dedicated to studying areas impacting the ecosystem and biodiversity and “to answer requests from policy makers and other societal actors on biodiversity-related issues.”

The impacts of artificial Electromagnetic Radiation on wildlife (flora and fauna). Current knowledge overview a background document to the web conference 
http://www.eklipse-mechanism.eu/documents/15803/0/EMR-KnowledgeOverviewReport_FINAL_27042018.pdf/1326791c-f39f-453c-8115-0d1c9d0ec942

and the following Press Release put out by Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARDS) 
http://www.stopglobalwifi.org/documents/EarthDayApril2018Final.pdf

ADDENDUM:- Fourth Wave of Environmental Progress

It is well-known that environmental groups often join forces with businesses instead of remaining focused on their efforts to combat problems largely brought on by industry. This policy is now being turbocharged and applied to wireless technology without any regard for the adverse impacts wireless has on wildlife.

Frank Krupp from the Environmental Defense Fund writes in a Wall Street Journal Opinion Piece: 

“Market-based approaches and corporate partnerships are standard practice today. Yet too many environmentalists still regard business as the enemy, and vice versa. That may finally be changing, because an emerging wave of environmental innovation is making these partnerships more productive, and their results more precisely measurable. Call it the Fourth Wave of environmental progress: Innovation that gives people new ways to solve environmental problems.”

Environmental groups are embracing the Internet of Things, launching satellites, using sensors, Facial Recognition Technology, and Block Chain to address the most “pressing environmental challenges facing us”.

But adding to the problem in order to find solutions is not sensible. Rather we must remove the problems we are causing that harm wildlife.

FOURTH WAVE ENVIRONMENTALISM FULLY EMBRACES BUSINESS

The following articles about the “Fourth Wave of Environmental Innovation”  elucidate why it’s so terribly difficult to get environmental groups on board to protect people and wildlife from wireless radiation. This “Fourth Wave” fully embraces satellites, the IoT, and a cozy relationship with industry. 

Fourth Wave Environmentalism Fully Embraces Business  Mar. 20th, 2018 | Fred Krupp | WSJ
(Full article copied at the end of this Update)
“Market-based approaches and corporate partnerships are standard practice today. Yet too many environmentalists still regard business as the enemy, and vice versa. That may finally be changing, because an emerging wave of environmental innovation is making these partnerships more productive, and their results more precisely measurable. Call it the Fourth Wave of environmental progress: Innovation that gives people new ways to solve environmental problems.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fourth-wave-environmentalism-fully-embraces-business-1521585072

This is the next wave of environmentalism  Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) 
Think of the Fourth Wave as the first three waves – supercharged.
“The Fourth Wave is all about business, technology, financial and policy leaders, nonprofits, advocates and communities working in concert to amplify environmental solutions for maximum impact.”
https://www.edf.org/approach/fourth-wave?utm_source=bing&utm_campaign=edf_fourth-wave_pd_acq&utm_medium=cpc&utm_id=1521041787&msclkid=4dfb71830b89103bfef92a8ad3781638

EDF is going to space to help save our planet. What is an environmental organization doing building a satellite?
“The Fourth Wave of Environmental Innovation” Using Science, data and technology to empower people to take action. 
Podcast to “turbocharge” EDF and other efforts to use satellites to “drive solutions to our biggest environmental challenges.” 
https://www.edf.org/climate/space-technology-can-cut-climate-pollution-earth?addl_info=hero2

Welcome to the Fourth Wave: A new era of environmental progress  Fred Krupp | Mar. 21st, 2018 | Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) 
From Satellites to Facial Recognition Technology, our environmental groups join our government in teaming up with industry…and once again, the public is left out-of-the-loop. 
“World Resources Institute is using satellites to track Amazon deforestation on a website that can alert local authorities and the public to fires. Blockchain technology is being used to verify sustainability claims of tuna supply chains and manage energy trading across a solar-powered microgrid. The Nature Conservancy is even developing facial recognition technology for fish to help fishermen identify and track their catch.”
https://www.edf.org/blog/2018/03/21/welcome-fourth-wave-new-era-environmental-progress

How the Internet of Things Gives Our Environment a Voice  May 16th, 2018 | Scott Amyx | Medium
“While IoT was originally adopted by the industrial and manufacturing sectors, we are now beginning to see broad applications in the realm of environmental measurement and sustainability. Rather than merely estimating the effects of a certain action, we can quantify that action down to the millisecond on a real-time, continuous basis. This, in turn, allows us to better understand diverse areas of the environment including air pollution, water, renewable energy and much more.” “As these air monitoring devices and sensors reach ubiquitous density, they will provide aggregate collective data around what’s happening in a city — eventually allowing for a street-by-street evaluation of air quality [and you!!]…Daryani’s system is not simply mechanical….his product layers cyber or intelligence on top of physical hardware that will not only remove particles, but also provide an incredible amount of data around the quality of air and stream that information to various organizations.”
https://medium.com/the-fourth-wave/how-the-internet-of-things-gives-our-environment-a-voice-5b3a0f38fe2b

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT HARMS TO WILDLIFE

Bee hovering over yellow flower to collect nectar.

We’re killing off our pollinators by a confluence of pesticides and EMFs. So Walmart just filed a patent for robot bees. Is this really the kind of world we want to pass on to our children?

In an attempt to give us a visceral understanding of what’s going on at the cellular level when living beings are bombarded by EMR, in an article, Dying Bees: To Gabble or Gobble? author Benjamin Seller gives the following analogy:

 “Living cells bombarded with all this technically generated radiation is like a classical guitar ensemble attempting to play Vivaldi, while right next to them ear-splitting rock music suddenly pumps out of 1000 watt loudspeakers: the classical musicians go out of time and can’t play together any more. …If cells ‘go out of time’, the organism becomes sick.” 

It is therefore not surprising that different forms of life from the tiniest to the largest would be affected by EMR pollution, as we are all comprised of living cells. Bio-scientist, Ulrich Warnke writes:

“Effects of the Earth’s field and of its compensation or effects of weak artificial fields have been detected in life at all levels of development: with bacteria, single and multi-cellular algae, higher plants, protozoa, flatworms, insects, snails and vertebrates.”

Warnke then goes on to describe some of these effects:

  • “Magneto bacteria (Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum)—sludge at the bottom of the oceans—utilise the intensity of the Earth’s magnetic field for orientation.”
  • “Fish navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field.”
  • “Bees make use of the Earth’s magnetic field and its daily fluctuations for their orientation and communication. They also gain information on weather developments through the natural impulse signals in the atmosphere.”
  • “Whales can sense the magnetic field of the Earth.”
  • “Carrier pigeons are affected by variations in the Earth’s magnetic field down to flux densities in the nano-Tesla region.”
  • “Migratory birds have a mechanism, which acts like a compass.”

In a review article, Impacts of radio-frequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) from cell phone towers and wireless devices on biosystem
and ecosystem, authors, S Sivani and D. Sudarsanam, from the Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology at Loyola College in India, tell us that:

“RF-EMF radiation exposure can change neurotransmitter functions, blood-brain barrier, morphology, electrophysiology, cellular metabolism, calcium efflux, and gene and protein expression in certain types of cells even at lower intensities.”

In August of 2010, an Expert Committee to Study the possible Impacts of Communication Towers on Wildlife including Birds and Bees convened in India. Tasked with reviewing all the studies done to date both in India and abroad on “aspects of ill effects of mobile towers on animals, birds, and insects” they concluded:

The review of existing literature shows that the EMRs are interfering with the biological systems in more ways than one and there had already been some warning bells sounded in the case on bees and birds, which probably heralds the seriousness of this issue and indicates the vulnerability of other species as well. Despite a few reassuring reports, a vast majority of published literature indicate deleterious effects of EMFs in various species. The window of frequency range and exposure time required to make measurable impacts would vary widely among species and unfortunately we do not have any such data available for most of our free-living floral and faunal species in India. There is an urgent need to focus more scientific attention to this area before it would be too late.

The Expert Committee then offered a series of in-depth recommendations to India’s Ministry of Environment and Forest, which can be accessed here.

The full statement of their conclusions can be found here.

Though, in general, the US lags far behind other countries in recognizing the harms of EMR to wildlife and taking measures to preserve our flora and fauna, on February 7th, 2014, the US Department of the Interior wrote a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration stating:

“The placement and operation of communication towers….impact protected migratory birds in two significant ways.

The first is by injury, crippling loss, and death from collisions with towers and their supporting guy-wire infrastructure, where present. ….[and] impacts from non- ionizing electromagnetic radiation emitted by these structures.”

For more about the effects of EMR on wildlife, please see Katie Singer’s summary of studies of the effects of wireless technology on wildlife.

Wireless Devices & Wildlife

“Whether we can watch TV via our mobile telephone, is irrelevant to our future. Our future will depend on whether we can return to more human, social and ethical values again in the shaping of our lives and our relationship with nature.” Prof. Dr. Karl Hecht, Dr. med. Markus Kern, Prof. Dr. Karl Richter, Dr. med. Hans-Christoph Scheiner | https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/7521097891.pdf
GLOBAL UNION AGAINST RADIATION DEPLOYMENT FROM SPACE

Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space

www.stopglobalwifi.org

For Immediate Release

Date: April 19, 2018
Contacts: Ed Friedman, Bowdoinham, ME, USA 207-666-3372
Marcey Kliparchuk, Edmonton, AB, Canada 780-760-0872
info@stopglobalwifi.org

Proliferation of Wireless Radiation Emissions Accelerates New Silent Spring

On Earth Day, the Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARDS) warns it is essential the public recognizes what experts have long known: wireless radiation harms insects, birds, and trees. 

This is not a new finding, but no global action has yet taken place. The 2010 Report on Possible Impacts of Communication Towers on Wildlife Including Birds and Bees, commissioned by India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests, reviewed the literature on health and environmental impacts of wireless radiation. As shown in their Figure 2 (below), the vast majority of over 900 peer-reviewed studies show wireless radiation causes negative biological effects on humans, other animals, plants, wildlife, bees, and birds.

Wireless technologies are promoted as green and harmless but are neither. In addition to detrimental biological effects, they contribute substantially to global carbon dioxide emissions and accelerated climate change.

According to Energy Consumption in Wired and Wireless Access Networks, Wireless technologies will continue to consume at least 10 times more power than wired technologies when providing comparable access rates and traffic volumes.”

There is also strong scientific support for a moratorium on the implementation of 5th generation wireless or 5G which, like other wireless technologies, has never been safety-tested and will likely have a disproportionately negative effect on insect pollinators.

The current regulatory structure is focused solely on preventing thermally-based damage to wireless users. Environmental harm is occurring without any regulatory response to prevent it. Wireless exposure limits were never set to prevent harm to the environment. That is proving to be a mistake. Trees, crucial to global carbon dioxide balance and necessary for oxygen production, are being damaged and killed, as are pollinators and other wildlife.

As wireless technology proliferates, it creates damagingly high ambient levels of microwave radiation – electrosmog. Serious environmental damage is rapidly occurring including hereditary DNA damage and possible species extinctions.

Unlike chemical pollution, no physical contamination remains in the environment if wireless use is halted. An immediate reduction in wireless exposure means an immediate reduction in harm and will bear immediate fruit.

Commercial ventures, such as SpaceX and OneWeb bringing internet connectivity to the world via wireless radiation emissions from sky-based platforms, may accelerate environmental damage so quickly it becomes impossible for our regulatory agencies to act fast enough to prevent widespread environmental and economic devastation. In addition to increasing ambient microwave radiation, the vast number of rocket launches necessary to support an infrastructure of over 20,000 internet satellites will result in atmospheric ozone degradation caused by rocket exhaust – exacerbating ongoing ozone losses.

GUARDS was formed in 2014 to prevent irreversible atmospheric and biological damage from massive deployments of altitude-based radiation-emitting intrusive technologies.
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EFFECTS OF WIRELESS RADIATION ON BIRDS, BEES, AND OTHER POLLINATORS
Image of "mother bee" holding baby in arms. Honey combs at base with bees flying round are seemingly consumed by flames. Text interwoven in image explains how nature is at risk from wireless radiation.

No Place To Hide; Wireless Radiation Damages DNA.

The following series of articles discuss the effects of wireless radiation on bees and other pollinators.

DYING BEES: TO GABBLE OR GOBBLE? Benjamin Seller.

https://www.facts-are-facts.com/article/dying-bees-to-gabble-or-gobble

Excerpt:

“We have never seen so many different viruses together. We also found fungi, flagellates and other micro-organisms. This multiplicity of pathogens is confusing.” Van Engelsdorp suggests that the mysterious phenomenon is due to an immune deficiency, and poses the vital question: “Are these agents the causative stress factor or the consequences of a totally different stress?” Dennis van Engelsdorp of the American Association of Professional Apiculturists


BEES, BIRDS AND MANKIND – Destroying nature by “electrosmog”By Ulrich Warnke

To download full PDF file, go to, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/241538484_BEES_BIRDS_AND_MANKIND

This 2008 document is perhaps the most comprehensive coverage of the topic of bees and birds to date. It also includes a section about how radiation disorients birds thus contributing to birds colliding into towers.

Excerpts:

<“Our future will depend on whether we can return to more human, social and ethical values again in the shaping of our lives and our relationship with nature.

In this paper, he [Ulrich] shows how wise and sensitive nature was about using electrical and magnetic fields in the creation of life. But he can for this reason also convincingly criticise the present foolish and irresponsible interference in nature’s house- keeping. It is clear from his paper that the powers that be in politics, the economy and science are in the process of destroying what nature has built up over millions of years.

“Everyone who thinks beyond today and who inquires about what it means to be human is, in our opinion, called upon to contribute to this future: politicians guided by values rather than economical and tactical election issues; scientists and doctors more often remembering their obligation to the wellbeing of society and mankind; companies understanding, also in Germany, that profit and morality must be in harmony if they wish to remain successful in the long term. But what we need above all is critical citizens, who can spot the difference between technical progress and consumer foolishness: Citizens who, in both their roles as voters and consumers, remember that democracy once meant rule of the people, not ruling the people.

“But if bees and other insects disappear, if birds are no longer present in their traditional territories and humans suffer from inexplicable functional deficiencies, then each on its own may appear puzzling at first. The apparently unrelated and puzzling phenomena actually have a common trigger, however. Man-made technology created magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic transmitters which fundamentally changed the natural electromagnetic energies and forces on earth’s surface – radically changing million- year-old pivotal controlling factors in biologicalevolution.


TOO MUCH MOBILE RINGING WILL SOON MEAN BIRDS NO LONGER SINGING – Reports are flooding in from around the world about the lethal threat of mobile communications to birds. CARRIER PIGEONS NO LONGER ABLE TO FIND THEIR WAY HOME By Benjamin Seller. Facts Are Facts, No. 4, Page 2.

https://www.facts-are-facts.com/uploads/extract/pdf/facts-are-facts-11-11_bird-migration_magnetic-fields.pdf

Well referenced article on the various ways radio frequency microwave radiation affects different species of birds.


DISTURBING HONEYBEES’ BEHAVIOR WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES: A METHODOLOGY | Danial Favre | Published, Aug. 7th, 2017 | Journal of Behavior, JSciMed Central

Abstract:
Mobile phone companies and policy makers point to studies with contradictory results and usually claim that there is a lack of scientific proof of adverse effects of electromagnetic fields on animals. The present perspective article describes an experiment on bees, which clearly shows the adverse effects of electromagnetic fields on these insects’ behavior. The experiment should be reproduced by other researchers so that the danger of man-made electromagnetism (for bees, nature and thus humans) ultimately appears evident to anyone.

EXPOSURE OF INSECTS TO RADIO-FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS FROM 2 TO 120 GHZ April 16th, 2018 |
Arno Thielens, et al | Scientific Reports
This is perhaps the first study done on how the higher millimeter wave frequencies that will be used for 5g will impact insects.
“A shift of 10% of the incident power density to frequencies above 6 GHz would lead to an increase in absorbed power between 3–370%. This could lead to changes in insect behaviour, physiology, and morphology over time due to an increase in body temperatures, from dielectric heating.”

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-22271-3/metrics


BRIEFING PAPER ON THE NEED FOR RESEARCH INTO THE CUMULATIVE IMPACTS OF COMMUNICATION TOWERS ON MIGRATORY BIRDS AND OTHER WILDLIFE IN THE UNITED STATES DIVISION OF MIGRATORY BIRD MANAGEMENT (DMBM), U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE – for Public Release

Albert M. Manville, II, Ph.D., Senior Wildlife Biologist, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2009)

“ISSUE: The number of communication towers including radio, television, cellular, microwave, emergency broadcast, national defense, and paging towers has grown exponentially in the U.S. over the past decade. These towers present health and safety challenges for humans, but they are also a growing impact to populations of migratory birds, 4-5 million of which are conservatively estimated to die each year in tower and guy-wire collisions (Manville 2005, 2009). Virtually unknown, however, are the potential effects of non-ionizing, non-thermal tower radiation on avifauna, including at extremely low radiation levels, far below maximum safe1 exposure levels previously determined for humans.”

“Nature is the example. It shows us the principles of life, what’s good for our health and what makes us sick. We’re faced with these perfect examples on a daily basis, but modern science and today’s economics forge their own ‘laws’ that butt heads with nature and haughtily hope to win.” Walther Koren – Antenna Towers make it a Dog’s Life…

Published Research On The Adverse Effect Of Wireless Technology And Electromagnetic Radiation On Bees  Collection of publications on the effects of wireless technology courtesy of Environmental Health Trust.

https://ehtrust.org/published-research-adverse-effect-wireless-technology-electromagnetic-radiation-bees/

COLLATERAL DAMAGE FROM TECHNOLOGY

(Beyond the negative impacts of radio frequency/microwave radiation on wildlife, there are various other ways that our technology is harming wildlife.  Following are a few such examples.)

According to a memorandum from the US Department of the Interor, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act should be reinterpreted to allow for the unintentional killing of birds by industry such as oil drilling and cell towers. This is a tremendous loss to our efforts to preserve wildlife. “The Relevant Text of the MDTA is limited to affirmative actions that have as their purpose the taking or killing of migratory birds.” https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/m-37050.pdf “Under the new interpretation, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act forbids only intentional killing — such as hunting or killing birds to get their feathers — without a permit. The administration will no longer apply the act to industries that inadvertently kill a lot of birds through oil drilling, wind power, and communications towers. Critics fear that these industries might now end the bird-friendly practices that save large numbers of birds.” https://grist.org/article/trump-administration-rolls-back-protections-for-migratory-birds-drawing-bipartisan-condemnation/

GRAUER GORILLA POPULATION IN THE CONGO:

Illegal mining hits Congo gorilla population: conservationists   Ed Stoddard, April 6th, 2016 | JOHANNESBURG
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-gorillas-idUSKCN0X30T2

This Reuter’s article discusses the devastation and plunder our digital mania is causing to Grauer gorillas in the Congo. Though the environmental threat is not from EMR, this impact wildlife,

BIRDS COLLIDING WITH CELL TOWERS AND OTHER STRUCTURES:

Birds colliding with wind turbines

TOWERS, TURBINES, POWER LINES, AND BUILDINGS—STEPS BEING TAKEN BY THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE TO AVOID OR MINIMIZE TAKE OF MIGRATORY BIRDS AT THESE STRUCTURESBy ALBERT M. MANVILLE, II
Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics 262–272
http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/primers/wildlife/manville-paper/

“As imperiled bird populations continue to increase, new challenges arise from the effects of growing numbers of communication towers, power lines, commercial wind facilities, and buildings. This paper briefly reviews steps the USFWS is taking to seriously address structural impacts to migratory birds.”

“In today’s day and age, we’re no longer taught how to understand nature. We’re taught instead to analyze it, change it and exploit it.” Walther Koren – Antenna Towers make it a Dog’s Life…
WIRELESS KILLS TREES

Source: www.electricalpollution.com

WIRELESS KILLS TREES

We rely on plants and trees for our very lives, even people living in the most plant-free areas of major cities rely on plants for their existence.

Plants produce the oxygen we breathe and are the basis of all the food we eat. Even the most carnivorous amongst us rely on plants because the animals we consume all consume plants. Our climate is dependent on trees, sufficient numbers of trees, which is why the destruction of the Amazon rain forest is so disastrous.

Contrary to industry representations, wireless technology is neither a sustainable nor environmentally-friendly technology because wireless connectivity uses far more energy than wired connectivity.  According to Energy Consumption in Wired and Wireless Access Networks, “Wireless technologies will continue to consume at least 10 times more power than wired technologies when providing comparable access rates and traffic volumes. PON [passive optical networks] will continue to be the most energy-efficient access technology.” (http://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/rtucker/publications/files/energy-wired-wireless.pdf), even as technology becomes more energy efficient. A higher amount of energy is consumed in transmitting large amounts of information through the air (a medium that has high resistance and high level of signal absorption) compared to transmission via various corded communication connections (e.g., copper or fiber optic based). In fact, in a paper looking at the energy consumption of cloud computing, the authors state, “Our energy calculations show that by 2015, wireless cloud will consume up to 43 TWh, compared to only 9.2 TWh in 2012, an increase of 460%. This is an increase in carbon footprint from 6 megatonnes of CO2 in 2012 to up to 30 megatonnes of CO2 in 2015, the equivalent of adding 4.9 million cars to the roads. Up to 90% of this consumption is attributable to wireless access network technologies, data centres account for only 9%.”(emphasis added) (http://www.ceet.unimelb.edu.au/publications/ceet-white-paper-wireless-cloud.pdf) It is clear from the discussion, that cloud computing does not save energy unless it displaces local computing power, otherwise it just increases energy consumption, especially when accessed wirelessly.

Wireless devices use radiofrequency (RF) radiation sent indiscriminately through the air to communicate. The ambient levels of RF radiation have increased rapidly with the proliferation of wireless technology. Unfortunately, regulators around the globe have had their heads in the sand, refusing to believe that RF radiation emitted by common wireless devices can have biological effects, unless they cook you. Regulations in the U.S., Canada and many other parts of the world are based on the avoidance of thermal harm, not protection from non-thermal detrimental biological effects, despite numerous studies documenting their existence. See http://www.emfscientist.org, http://www.mainecoalitiontostopsmartmeters.org/?p=1469, and http://www.bioinitiative.org.

Radiation from wireless technology is now jeopardizing the health of our trees and other plants!

Adverse Influence of Radio Frequency Background on Trembling Aspen Seedlings: Preliminary Observations by Katie Haggerty, a sham-controlled experiment using aspen seedlings, found that ambient RF levels at the experimental site in Colorado, U.S.A, were high enough to cause necrotic lesions on the leaves, decrease leader length and leaf area, and suppress fall anthocyanin production.

According to Haggerty (citing supporting references), suppression of fall anthocyanin production is quite detrimental to the trees.

During fall leaf senescence photosynthetic mechanisms become vulnerable to damage by visible light. Anthocyanins shield the photosynthetic apparatus from high light levels, preventing photoinhibition and damage to leaf tissue due to light stress. Transport of foliar nutrients requires energy provided by photosynthesis, and since the majority of nutrients in overwintering deciduous trees are derived from foliar nutrient transport during autumn leaf senescence, differences in anthocyanin production could have major effects on plant fitness.

Absence of proper fall color has serious health implications for the trees, but it has serious economic implications for many parts of the country that rely on fall color tourists for a major portion of their income. Below is a picture of our basswood which would normally turn a beautiful yellow color, instead of this crinkly brownish. It lost all its leaves shortly after this picture was taken. It never turned the lovely yellow color.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON THE EFFECTS OF EMF ON WILDLFE

CELLULAR DECEPTION – an 8 minute artistic journey into 5G through song and images by singer/song writer, Oona McOuat.

Two billion years ago life first arrived on this planet; a planet, which was filled with a natural frequency. As life slowly evolved, it did so surrounded by this frequency. and Inevitably, it began tuning in. (For environmental impacts, please watch from 18:25 to 30:00.)  

Starling Childs, MS, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies- RF on wildlife
Artificial microwave radiation – an environmental and health disaster No. 1. “Artificial microwaves is a contaminant that can damage all biological life.” 14 min. video out of Sweden (in English).