The CryoSat study, measuring the severity of the loss of Arctic ice thickness and carried out by a team of scientists led by University College London in 2013, deserves to go down in the annals of history for being unique in more ways than one. The co-author, Katharine Giles, shortly after the paper was published in early 2013, was killed in collision with a lorry when cycling to work in London. This event, tragedy though it was, would not stand out were it not for the fact that her closest colleague and mentor, Professor Seymour Laxon, working on the same study, had died on New Year’s Day of the same year, after suffering brain damage in a fall the day before. These two deaths and one other, that of Oceanographer, Dr Tim Boyd killed by a lightning strike in Argyll, Scotland on the 27th January, compelled a Cambridge Professor to make the remarkable claim that they may have all been assassinated.
Beyond the ice curtain and through the ring of fire we arrive once again at centre stage in the grand theatre.
Integrating our vision of the two opposing forms of geoengineering, we can see that the red pill, warming modification shifts the jet stream towards the pole whilst the blue pill, cooling modification shifts the jet stream toward the equator. The interplay between the two, the warming modification acting as the “background”, interspersed with periodic cooling interventions, these opposing forms of climate engineering give rise to the weird jet stream configurations that have been observed in recent times.