Our Environmental Protection Movement
Founded in 2020, North Yorkshire NO TO 5G is supporting numerous successful campaigns that are helping to produce real change, Through varied events, and online petitions organized by our dedicated members, we work to hold leaders and decision-makers accountable for their actions, moving them to rethink what is possible.
What We Believe In
We are helping to build awareness about 5G and the impact on the environment within The Dales National Park and surrounding areas. Working with the community and with local leaders, we help to provide knowledge and resources to support the localised democratic voice. Our campaigns are a collective effort towards building a strong Local Environmental Protection Movement'
'The earth is not a platform for human life
It's a living being. We're not on it but part of it. Its' health is our health'. Thomas Moore
No One Should be Silenced
5G will result in a massive increase in inescapable, involuntary exposure to wireless radiation. If the telecommunications industry’s plans for 5G come to fruition, no person, no animal, no bird, no insect and no plant on Earth will be able to avoid exposure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to levels of RF radiation that are tens to hundreds of times greater than what exists today, without any possibility of escape anywhere on the planet. These 5G plans threaten to provoke serious, irreversible effects on humans and permanent damage to all of the Earth’s ecosystems.Immediate measures must be taken to protect humanity and the environment, in accordance with ethical imperatives and international agreements.
UK High Court Challenge Against EMF's and 5G
Jessica Learmond-Crique is a solicitor who became involved in understanding the harmful health impact of 5G when a member of her community alerted her to an application to put a mast on the building opposite her apartment.
This case is currently raising funds for its stretch target.
THIS HERALDS A HEIGHTENED STATE OF WORLD EMERGENCY
Putting The Earth Inside a High-Speed Computer
By Arthur Firstenberg
ON MAY 26, SPACEX FILED an application with the Federal Communications Commission for 30,000 “next-generation” (“Gen2”) satellites. They will orbit at between 328 km (203 miles) and 614 km (380 miles) in altitude. They will use frequencies from 10.7 GHz to 86 GHz. They will aim focused beams that will cover the Earth in a mosaic of overlapping cells, each cell being about 8 kilometers in diameter.
The databases filed with the FCC by SpaceX indicate that 40,700 1-MHz channels are available to each satellite, and that a minimum of 7.8125 MHz of spectrum is needed for each user, if I am interpreting them correctly. Which means the Gen2 Starlink satellites could be capable of serving up to 150 million Internet users at the same time.
This is not a good thing.
I requested to hear from people who have been having heart palpitations since April 22. With its launch of 60 more satellites on April 22, SpaceX brought the number of its “first generation” (“Gen1”) satellites up to 420, which is the number it had previously announced it needed for "minor" coverage of the mid-latitudes to about 56 degrees north and south. The responses to my request have come from far and wide, and I find them extremely disturbing. Here are some of them
The full extent to which the 420 satellites are being tested is unknown to me. They are communicating with ten earth stations located in the United States. They are being tested by the U.S. Air Force for use by military aircraft. SpaceX intends to keep launching 60 satellites at a time every couple of weeks. The next launch is scheduled for tonight, June 3, at 9:25 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. SpaceX plans to begin what it calls beta testing with perhaps 10,000 private customers about three months from now when it has about 840 satellites in orbit. Beta testing alone could have devastating consequences. If and when Starlink signs up millions of paying customers, it is possible that nothing will survive -- no humans, no animals, and no insects. It is likely that it will be blamed on COVID-19, unless this world wakes up in time.
The Digitalization of the Ionosphere
The harm from satellites is not due primarily to the radiation levels at the earth’s surface. The satellites are in low orbits, but they are still hundreds of miles above us, and the levels of radiation they expose us to here on the ground are at most about 0.00001 μW/cm2. That is about one-millionth of the levels we are exposed to from cell phones, computers and cell towers.
The threat to life comes instead from the fact that all these satellites are located in the ionosphere. The ionosphere is a source of high voltage that controls the global electric circuit, which in turn provides the energy for life. A brief discussion of the science can be found in my 2018 article, “Planetary Emergency”. Those who wish more detail may wish to consult chapter 9 of my book, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life, and the bibliography supplied with that chapter. That chapter is titled “Earth’s Electric Envelope.”
Very briefly, all animals and plants are polarized positive to negative from head to feet, or from leaves to roots. An electric current of picowatt per square meter amplitude flows from the positively charged sky to the negatively charged earth in fair weather, courses through the earth beneath our feet, and returns to the sky via lightning bolts during thunderstorms. Every living thing is part of this circuit. The current enters our heads from the sky, circulates through our meridians, and enters the earth through the soles of our feet. This current provides the energy for growth, healing, and life itself. We do not live by bread alone, but by the energy provided to us by the biosphere. Oriental medicine calls it qi or ki, Ayurvedic medicine calls it prana, and atmospheric physicists call it electricity. It provides us energy for life, and information that organizes our bodies. If you pollute this circuit with billions of digital pulsations, you will destroy all life.
It is one thing to sit in front of a computer all day, or hold one in your hand. It is quite another to live inside of one.
This must be prevented. There is no more important task on the Earth right now -- not climate change, not deforestation, not plastics in the ocean, and not stopping 5G on the ground. None of that will matter if SpaceX is allowed to go forward with Starlink.
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5G The Environmental Impact
Organisms - Continuous exposure to non-ionising microwave radiation, has a detrimental impact on all living organisms, animals, birds, insects, plants, trees, soil based micro-organisms, as well as humans. Birds may abandon their nests, suffer plumage deterioration, locomotion problems, reduced survivorship or death. The declining bee population suffers colony collapse, and disrupted navigational skills. Bees are a crucial part of the earth’s ecosystem and vital for agriculture, providing pollination for our plant-based food.
Ecosystems - Microbes central to all life on Earth, are also susceptible to damage from microwave radiation. Microbes are diverse in form and function. In soils, one teaspoon of topsoil contains around 1 billion individual microscopic cells and around 10,000 different species. These organisms have many tasks, and are central to crop fertility, purifying the environment from pollutants, regulating carbon storage stocks and production/consumption of many significant green house gases, such as methane and nitrous oxides.
Energy Consumption - The expansion of the use of digital technology and the 5G wireless network is the most significant contributor to increased energy consumption. During 2013-15 the expansion of the wireless cloud was equivalent to an additional 4.9 million cars on the road. Current mobile phone usage at 3%, consumes energy at a higher rate than aviation. This is projected to rise to 20% over a decade, but with 5G, energy consumption is predicted to escalate to upwards of 170% by 2026. By 2030 information technology will consume one fifth of all global electricity.
Carbon emissions – The use of digital technologies increases as the global population rises and new devices enter the market. 5G will create an increased demand for such devices, therefore raising the current carbon footprint. During production, digital technologies are at their least environmentally sound, generating around 68% of total carbon emissions, equating to 30kg of carbon dioxide. The total impact that digital devices have on carbon emissions throughout their life span, from manufacture to the energy required to power them and ultimately the end waste created. is hard to estimate.
Earth’s Natural Electromagnetism - The alteration of the Earth’s electromagnetic environment may be an even greater threat to life than the radiation from ground-based antennas. 5G satellites located in the Earth’s magnetosphere, will exert a significant influence over the electrical properties of the atmosphere or the global electrical circuit in which we naturally inhabit. The biological rhythms of living species are controlled by the Earth’s natural electromagnetic environment .The well-being of all living organisms depends on the stability of this environment, and the electrical properties of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Space debris - enveloping our planet in low Earth orbit, lies within 1.250 miles of the Earth’s surface. The debris ranges from microscopic particles to obsolete spacecraft, chunks of satellites, rocket bodies, momentum flywheels, nuclear reactor cores to residual fragments from a collision or debris breaking up. Space debris moves about 10 x faster than a bullet. Some will fall out of orbit and burn in the Earth’s atmosphere, but a giant rocket fragment crashing into a satellite at 21,6000 mph would present untold problems on Earth. As the launching of 5G satellites continues, without an appropriate end of life plan, this situation can only worsen.
Atmosphere - Implementation of a 5G global wireless network includes the launching of rockets to deploy 5G satellites. The satellites will have a short lifespan, which would indicate an increase in deployments for the foreseeable future. Black carbon particulates emitted through these launches, could potentially cause significant changes in the global atmospheric circulation and distributions of ozone and temperatures. Solid state rocket exhaust contains metallic debris, chlorine and alumina which destroys the ozone. Google’s Project Loon is launching helium balloons. The balloons will only have a 10-month lifespan. The amount of helium being used or its’ impact is yet unknown.
Oxygen and water - Higher radio frequency signals especially in the mm-wave range, are effected by atmospheric attenuation. This attenuation in the atmosphere is caused mainly by signal absorption by gasses such as O2 and H2O. The effect of signal absorption under 10 GHz is fairly low and predictable, however above this, the attenuation increases significantly, especially at certain frequencies. This is dependent on the absorbing characteristics of gasses, with 60GHz being absorbed by the atmosphere with almost 98%. attenuation by O2.
Noise – The global wireless use of radio-frequency threatens vital climate applications, long term weather and natural disaster predictions, along with the study of water vapour in relation to climate change. Transmissions 24/7 from mobile-phone networks degrade the quality of the Earth Observations from space. Certain 5G radio-frequency signals, are close to those used by satellites to gather crucial weather and climate data. A noise buffer, may be required between the 5G transmissions and the water-vapour signal to minimise interference. Electromagnetic noise interference disrupts the navigation process of birds, bees and other insects.
Light pollution – ‘Brightness’ from SpaceX Starlite satellite constellations will be visible with the naked eye, and will destroy the natural aspect of the night sky. It will also have a disastrous effect on astronomy. The ability to search for potentially hazardous asteroids and comets, the most dangerous objects in the entire Universe to our species survival, will be threatened. The specific identification and measurement of transient and variable events, such as supernovae, flares, and variable stars, may also be lost.
Data - harvested by 5G infrastructure is likely to result in an increase in data traffic of up to a thousand times. The data will require massive computers to allow it to be stored and maintained. These computers will be housed in large data storage centres.
Economic incentives mean that telecommunication companies will pursue their strategies for increased marketing and production of technology in spite of any known environmental impact. . By way of the experimental nature of 5G, we cannot foresee the full impact that the new 5G technology is going to have on the environment.
Waste - The many component parts used in technology associated with 5G network creates waste and scours important resources, with detrimental consequences for the environment. Precious metals and minerals used in the production of smart-phones or the small cells needed for 5G, are not a renewable resource. These metals often cannot be recycled and so the technologies cannot be recycled, thus creating tons of waste which ends up in landfills or other disposal systems
Devastation – The Congo rich in minerals, is mined for columbite-tantalite or coltan for use in the manufacture of electronic devices. The mining has a devastating impact on the incredible biodiversity of the region, which is the habitat of the Grauer’s Gorillas. The forests are decimated by the mines and wildlife is killed or traded. Grauer’s Gorillas are one of the 25 most-endangered primates in the world. Scientists fear they may very soon be extinct.
Frank Clegg Former CEO Of Microsoft
5G Is Not Safe
Frank Clegg makes an urgent appeal to the government of Canada to suspend the rool-out of 5G until proven to be safe - There has been no testing to show that 5G is safe over long term exposure.
Dr Devra Davis On Mobile Phone Dangers Especially In Young Children
Taking Precautionary Measures
Barrie Trower Military Expert On Microwaves
Speaks on the dangers of WiFi especially to young girls, pregnant mothers and babies
Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe
'Obviously electricity is not, as so many modern doctors would have it - an ordinary stressor, and it is a mistake to assume that one's vulnerability to it is an indicator of one's state of health'. from Firstenberg, The Invisible Rainbow