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1) Dr. Paul Héroux, Ph.D., Professor of Electromagnetic Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University warns about the dangers of 5G and reasons for the push. There are no good reasons for this, and there are options that are so much better in every way.
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5G and IoT: a Trojan horse
«The wireless industry dreams of deploying its new 5G (fifth generation) infrastructure in your neighbourhood soon, as it has begun doing in California. Boxes the size of a PC could be placed every 150 meters or so on utility poles, sometimes with small-refrigerator-sized boxes on the ground. 5G technology uses pulsed, millimeter-sized microwaves that are easily blocked by obstacles such as leaves, hence the need to install millions of cell signal boosters near homes.
The telecoms say this is the most efficient way to ease the digital congestion caused by audio-video streaming, whose global traffic, according to American giant Cisco, will be eleven times higher in 2018 than in 2014. Data would move through fibre optic cables, but rather than bringing these cables to your home, the last leg of the data’s journey would generally be wireless… As markets work, personal mobile phone subscriptions are more profitable than the higher speed fibre optic connections linked to desktops through your own router. »
2) One last article about the huge increases in bills in Michigan since the introduction of ITRON smeters. Lawmakers are being flooded by complaints of bills doubling and more, with no explanation, often even after major changes were made to reduce usage. Just as BC Hydro told people, “it’s colder than last year”.
High energy bills frustrate public, lawmakers
3) Tucker Carlson, surprisingly, is going after social media and high tech companies, equating their products with tobacco. Some founders admit they knew product was likely harmful, like an addictive drug.
Google is gathering info constantly on cell phone users even when the phone is in airplane mode. Just one example of the telecom/industry interest in using wireless devices in ways beyond the prime intention (Trojan horse, as per Dr. Heroux?).
Another YouTube re. Google patents for spying and how tech companies are deliberately addicting children to wireless devices — “hijacking brains”.
A batch email I received today re. Site C from the Sierra Club:
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Peace River Valley. For some of you, this will be your first message directly from me and the Sierra Club BC team and I’d like to officially say, “Welcome to the Club!”
We are the oldest environmental organization in BC, and we’ve been part of every major conservation victory since 1969 including Clayoquot Sound, Carmanah Walbran, the Great Bear Rainforest and stopping the Enbridge pipeline.
You helped us lead the charge against Site C, despite the odds we faced. We didn’t do it because it was profitable or convenient, but because it was the right thing to do. And together, we achieved many important campaign goals:
- You drew UNESCO’s attention and created international pressure to stop Site C.
- You made Site C an election issue – our video about how you’d be subsidizing the fracking industry with your hydro bills was viewed over 115,000 times!
- You ensured Site C was reviewed by the BC Utilities Commission.
If you are like me, you found John Horgan’s announcement to continue construction of Site C heartbreaking. But the story didn’t end there.
Let me tell you about what’s happened since, and what’s happening now:
- Over 400 of you attended or streamed the Site C Summit in Victoria in January. If you missed it, you can watch many of the recorded talks on YouTube. It was an incredibly inspiring gathering of minds, and it strongly reinforced what we know to be true: our provincial government absolutely made the wrong decision on Site C.
- West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations are seeking an injunction to stop construction at the dam site based on Treaty Infringement.
- Our federal government is facing an end of February deadline imposed by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to announce an action plan with an assessment of Site C’s impacts on Wood Buffalo National Park.
- Geotechnical issues such as stabilizing the north bank of the river remain a serious threat to the cost and feasibility of completing the dam.
The strongest message we’ve heard since Horgan’s decision is that we must continue to show up for the people who are facing injustice. As you know, Site C is a glaring violation of Indigenous rights.
Sierra Club BC and I will continue to help raise the profile of court cases regarding Site C from Treaty 8 Nations in the Peace River Valley and downstream in the Peace-Athabasca Delta. I hope you will join us.
We look forward to getting to know you, and I invite you to get to know us better.
In the coming weeks, we’ll keep you updated on what you can do to hold our governments accountable on a terrible Site C decision and what else we’re doing to defend BC’s spectacular natural environment.
Peace Valley Campaigner
Sierra Club BC
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse”
~ Edmund Burke