1) A former Danish member of government and an IT consultant is asking so many important questions about 5G. There are many here that all of us should be asking, and demanding answers.
Asking the right questions: Guest Blog from Julius Gorm Graakjær Grantzau, former member of The Danish Parliament
“5G is being rolled out across the country and the world with rapid speed and high priority, governments are part of removing any barriers, that would exist (e.g. approvals when placing transmitters in the public domain) and nobody can explain, why we are going to have 5G (and why it’s a rush). Furthermore, 5G is being rolled out before there is any standard for, what 5G is (and no standards means no approvals).“
2) An excellent article about 5G that is reaching many concerned about cancer, a very important constituency.
5G May Pose a Danger to Your Health – And to the Survival of the Human Race
“The idea that all this EMF exposure might affect our bodies is still considered far-fetched in mainstream science. And even among alternative health buffs, only a fringe is worried about it.
Yet it’s interesting to note that the U.S. Congress saw fit to exempt the telecommunications industry from any liability for the health effects of EMF radiation.
They aren’t taking any chances…but you and I are…”
3) Below in Letters is a response I received from Andrea Loken of Kingston’s very active group in response to an article in the Dec. 3 update about data centres’ consumption of energy. She offers a reminder that wireless devices use even more energy. Here is an excellent article she wrote for Rabble: https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2019/10/climate-health-spread-5g-networks-poses-multiple-risks which is well worth the read.
It is vital that we begin to educate people, especially those who are concerned about climate change, about this issue and to join forces with them. There are so many people who are worried about climate change (more, frankly, than are concerned about health) and groups working on this issue. Please consider connecting with some in your community — and if you find one, please let me know and I will post it so others can join if they wish. We do have a common goal of making our environment safer — and banning 5G and using fiber optic cable instead would be a great goal to work toward.
From: “kingston4st” <firstname.lastname@example.org (contact given with permission)
To: “citizensforsafertech” <email@example.com>
Cc: “Mark Gildenhaar”, Chair of K4ST (name given with permission)
Sent: December 5, 2019
Subject: Re: Update 2019-12-03 5G data–> increase in carbon emissions
Thanks, Sharon. It is my understanding that data centres are not the worst culprit of the internet when it comes to energy consumption and carbon emissions. The energy consumption of the “wireless cloud” (the sending of data by wireless means) exceeds the energy consumption of data centres by 10X, as shown in this report from the Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications (which happens to be out of Australia). https://ceet.unimelb.edu.au/publications/ceet-white-paper-wireless-cloud.pdf
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I talked about this in my op-ed for Rabble:
In other words, using fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) instead of wireless connection from the street into buildings is a massive way to save on energy far exceeding the switch from incandescence to LED!!
This should be talked about everywhere from climate conferences to council meetings where “climate emergencies” are being discussed. I did a presentation to the City of Kingston Working Group on Climate Action about this and it was well-received and raised a lot of awareness. (I didn’t talk about health at all – just energy.)
I think this should be exploited and makes a compelling case to get climate activists on board with the banning 5G. Tell everyone to start meeting with local climate activist groups. Band together with Extinction Rebellion, etc. and get 5G on their radar.
Thanks for your work, Sharon!
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.“ — Aldous Huxley