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 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 opus – Bees, 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.
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.
Increasing levels of 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, 2010, An Expert Committee to Study the possible Impacts of Communication Towers on Wildlife including Birds and Bees submitted 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 difficult to discern and quantify:
- Ubiquitous exposure to EMR radiation is a relatively new phenomenon
- EMR is invisible
- We have not had the time or means to track long-term impacts and lack standard protocols to study these
- There is a lack of data and no control group.
The report goes on to say that although there is ample evidence of 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 until we have a better understanding, we should take a precautionary approach.
Unfortunately, industry and government have chosen a very different course – that of unleashing millions of new microwave emitting antennas and tens of thousands of new satellites in space to migrate every “thing”, event, point in time, and moment in space onto the internet to be analyzed, aggregated, monetized, stored in the Cloud, and then rained back into the world in the form of new platforms, gadgets, surveillance, and “conveniences” that will add yet more radiation to our already saturated world.
ADDENDUM – FOURTH WAVE ENVIRONMENTALISM FULLY EMBRACES BUSINESS
Environmental groups often join forces with industry to address environmental challenges. This is occurring now with the Fourth Wave of Environmentalism, where the wireless industry is embracing 5G and the wireless revolution without considering the adverse impacts on wildlife of this newest iteration of wireless technology.
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….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, satellites, sensors, smart cities and smart regions, facial recognition technology, block chain, and a very cozy relationship with industry. Yet by increasing exposure to wireless radiation we are contributing further to environmental problems, not solving them.
Fourth Wave Environmentalism Fully Embraces Business Mar. 20th, 2018 | Fred Krupp | WSJ
“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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
FURTHER RESOURCES FOR WILDLIFE EFFECTS
Wireless Silent Spring Oct. 2018 | Dr. Cindy Russell MD | VP Community Health SCCMA
“IN THE WAR ON INSECTS: NATURE BECOMES SILENT Our ill-fated desire to control nature as well as our tendency to ignore our own complicity in its destruction for profit was the focus of a seminal 1962 book, ‘Silent Spring.’ This publication is widely credited with ushering in the modern environmental movement. Rachel Carson, a marine biologist, and author of ‘Silent Spring,’ was first a lover of nature and a poet. Through her astute observations of nature, careful documentation and gifted writing, she was able to bring attention to the devastating and long lasting effects of pesticides which continue to impact all wildlife and species, including humans.”
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 provide answers to 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
Proliferation of Wireless Radiation Emissions Accelerates New Silent Spring April 19th, 2018 | Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARDS)
Letter To Grand Teton National Park On Environmental Impacts Of Proposed Mobile Communications
Thirteen-page letter, replete with supporting references, that can serve as a valuable resource for efforts to oppose wireless expansion.
https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2019.04.10-Dr.-Devra-Davis-Comment-Submission-to-the-NPS.pdfReport for the United Nations
Report for the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) And International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Report detailing the exodus of species from the Mt. Nardi area of the Nightcap National Park World Heritage Area during a 15-year period (2000-2015.)
Science: Plant and Animal Electromagnetic Sensitivity
“Impending Disaster: Several studies are now suggesting an impending disaster for all wildlife from man-made electromagnetic pollution. Experts suggest that the first signs are already visible and that it will be of a magnitude hard for anyone to envisage.
5G could be particularly harmful to insects. 5G radiation will penetrate at least 1 mm; proportionately this will affect many insects much more than larger animals. It could also be devastating for many plants, which also have many key tissues and systems within 1 mm of the surface.”
WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT HARMS TO WILDLIFE
In an attempt to give us an understanding of what’s going on at the cellular level when living beings are bombarded by EMR, 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 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 the ill-effects of mobile towers on wildlife, 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…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 sent 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.”
GLOBAL UNION AGAINST RADIATION DEPLOYMENT FROM SPACE
EFFECTS OF WIRELESS RADIATION ON BIRDS, BEES, AND OTHER POLLINATORS
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.
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 well-being 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 biological evolution.
Electromagnetic Pollution Risk to Bees Environmental Pollution: A New Perspective 2019 | Lynne Wycherley | The Bee Keeper’s Quarterly
As nations race to adopt 5G, driving up environmental electromagnetic pollution, Lynne Wycherley asks whether such trends pose veiled risks to our bees and other pollinators. Conscious of bees’ exquisite electromagnetic sensitivity, she invites us to explore many recent peer-
reviewed findings and to take a new look at electromagnetic hygiene.
“if abandoned to 5G and other rocketing EMFs, insects will face pollution levels that far exceed emerging biological wisdom…”
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.
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
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.”
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.”
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.
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.)
GRAUER GORILLA POPULATION IN THE CONGO:
Illegal mining hits Congo gorilla population: conservationists JOHANNESBURG
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:
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 STRUCTURES – By ALBERT M. MANVILLE, II
Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics 262–272
“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.”