The Mexican Sun Sets on Making Sunsets

Readers may remember our recent article on the geoengineering startup, Making Sunsets.

By the “Make Sunsets” blog post below, it seems to be little more than one guy in Oakland, CA, Luke Iseman, who’s upset about “climate change” toiling in his backyard launching weather balloons purchased from Edmund Scientific while trying to beg money from science-challenged people in the hope of some wishful climate effectiveness. 

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/12/28/geoengineering-attempt-by-startup-is-releasing-particles-into-the-atmosphere/

Well the Mexican Government has stepped in and said no mas.

From Climate Home News

Mexico plans to ban solar geoengineering after rogue experiment

A US startup carried out a geoengineering experiment in Mexico, which the country claims was done without prior notice and consent

By Sebastian Rodriguez and Joe Lo

Mexico announced this Tuesday a set of measures to ban solar geoengineering experiments in the country, after a US startup began releasing sulfur particles into the atmosphere in the northern state of Baja California.

The Mexican government said it will develop a strategy to ban future experimentation with solar geoengineering, which will also include an information campaign and scientific reports. However, the government did not announce more specific actions.

“Mexico reiterates its unavoidable commitment to the protection and well-being of the population from practices that generate risks to human and environmental security,” said the government in a statement


…The company’s co-founder Luke Iseman said he conducted the experiment in Baja California because he lives there.

The Mexican government said the experiment was carried out “without prior notice and without the consent of the Government of Mexico and the surrounding communities”.

Making Sunsets is already selling “cooling credits” for future balloon flights with larger amounts of sulphur dioxide for $10 each.

“Your funds will be used to release at least 1 gram of our ‘clouds’ into the stratosphere on your behalf, offsetting the warming effect of 1 ton of carbon dioxide for 1 year,” the company claims on its website.

https://www.climatechangenews.com/2023/01/18/mexico-plans-to-ban-solar-geoengineering-after-rogue-experiment/

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Mr.
January 21, 2023 2:04 pm

And the climate snake oil sales industry loses another spruiker.

Bryan A
Reply to  Mr.
January 21, 2023 4:28 pm

“Mexico reiterates its unavoidable commitment to the protection and well-being of the population from practices that generate risks to human and environmental security,” said the government in a statement…

OK…then let’s see you stem the tide of “refugees” on your northern border carrying Fentanyl and the Cartels Human Trafficking

Rich Davis
Reply to  Bryan A
January 22, 2023 8:04 am

The Mexican government is powerless to stop this and most likely are fully corrupted by the cartels in any case. They can no more stop the flow when Dementia Joe wants the floodgates open, than they could allow the flow when Trump cracked down on it.

US policy either enables or undermines the rule of law in Mexico. Right now The Big Guy of Ten Per Cent fame is undermining the rule of law in Mexico.

Tom Halla
January 21, 2023 2:07 pm

As if anyone knows Climate well enough to engineer it? Or in which direction? The Little Ice Age was an era of famine, plague, and witchcraft trials.

morton
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 21, 2023 3:26 pm

well,
we’ve already got the plague and trials.
I guess the famine is next…

Bryan A
Reply to  morton
January 21, 2023 4:30 pm

Then boils, then flies, then frogs

barryjo
January 21, 2023 3:01 pm

Just one more delusional twit with a messianic complex.

AndyHce
Reply to  barryjo
January 21, 2023 3:12 pm

Naw. 5 to 7 trillion $ of public funds spent against “climate change”. With some much swriling around, who would miss a few bucks here and here? He just wanted to catch some of the crumbs from the noise that Mann and his ilk generate.

michael hart
Reply to  AndyHce
January 21, 2023 3:30 pm

I tend to agree with you, AndyHce.

So much money being creamed off the general public by the climatariat, It’s difficult to begrudge one particular guy his chance at “Hey, why not me too?”.

Rich Davis
Reply to  AndyHce
January 22, 2023 7:27 am

Exactly AndyHCE! This needed to be banned, but not because a trivial amount of cooling might occur. It needed to be stopped because it was a pure and simple SCAM!

antigtiff
January 21, 2023 3:21 pm

Arrest him….put him in a Mexican jail….that will teach him….

DMacKenzie
January 21, 2023 3:25 pm

Haha, thats hilarious. Most oil and gas companies combust H2S to SO2 in flare stacks as the lesser of evils in the amount of tons of S per day, kilotons for the biggies, and this know-nothing is going to charge people $10 per balloonfull…..Ha haha ha ha.

Rich Davis
Reply to  DMacKenzie
January 22, 2023 7:32 am

Not a know-nothing. He is fully culpable for the fraud he is perpetrating.

Jono1066
January 21, 2023 4:03 pm

Heck, Id buy some of that just for the hell of having a real original world saving certificate to show my grandchildren in years to come to show just how crazy the world had gone in the early 2020s

Rich Davis
Reply to  Jono1066
January 22, 2023 7:36 am

Hmmm, that could cause your grandchildren some concern about one quarter of their genetic inheritance, Jono.

Jeff Alberts
January 21, 2023 10:29 pm

who’s upset about “climate change” toiling in his backyard launching weather balloons purchased from Edmund Scientific while trying to beg money from science-challenged people in the hope of some wishful climate effectiveness.”

Climate change did all that? Purchased weather balloons and begged money? Or does someone not know how to use commas?

Rich Davis
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 22, 2023 7:40 am

Lol!!

Glad we have you on the pedantry force, Jeff.

The image of a personified (deified?) Climate Change ™ toiling away in this poor guy’s back yard, uninvited, is just tickling my funny bone.

Peta of Newark
January 22, 2023 12:29 am

What an ugly horrible world we now live.
Where anything and everything is misunderstood, often deliberately so and where any spark of originality or ‘difference’ is deemed a threat and is, via tsunamis of relentlessly tedious and contrived thinking, wrong.

Whereupon a huge machine comprised unthinking jobsworths, officially employed or not, descend and do **everything** in their power to extinguish the spark – labouring the delusion that their ‘doing science’ or that they ‘know better’.
Are smarter. Care more. Possess more virtue. Are richer. Have bigger dicks.

‘children’ in the broadest sense might be regarded as ‘original sparks’ – every last one of them actually is such a thing.

That’s where the babies went. Potential mothers didn’t and don’t want their bundles-of-joy to have to endure that – can you blame them?
Existing bundles are now neurotic suicidal wrecks, ever worried that that killing machine is gonna take them down next – as they watch their parents simultaneously become part of that machine and victims of it. With no other option.

It *was* predicted. It *is* happening. Starvation is the cause.

Dave Andrews
January 22, 2023 6:49 am

A number of ‘climate scientists’ along with many other academics etc have signed up to an organisation calling for an International Non-use Agreement on Solar Geoengineering.

https://www.solargeoeng.org

Rich Davis
Reply to  Dave Andrews
January 22, 2023 7:53 am

Of course they have! While most here would be with me that tinkering with the atmosphere would be a pointless waste of money at best, and a threat of dangerous cooling at worst, the Climastrology communists fear the idea of any “solution” to their contrived “problem” that fails to collapse Western Civilization.

If their whole house of cards could be toppled by burning up a few hundred billion dollars worth of sulfur up in the stratosphere, then we would have no need to dismantle all of our industry and send it off to China. We could resume exploring for fossil fuels and enjoying a modern standard of living, and there would be no need to continue with myriad subsidy farming enterprises.

Gums
January 22, 2023 8:15 am

Salute!

I don’t get it, somehow eliminating a zillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is not considered geo-engineering. Neither is covering a thousand acres of dirt with PV panels, despite the CoP for bio-diversity stating that interfering with solar insolation is geo-engineering( was in one of the article’s references I looked up). Another ref described carbon sequestration as geo-engineering unless is capturing stuff from burning fossil fuels! Guess I can’t have a tree farm to create all the pellets being burned in the U.K.

Oh well.

Gums wonders…

Redge
January 22, 2023 9:17 am

Making Sunsets is already selling “cooling credits” for future balloon flights with larger amounts of sulphur dioxide for $10 each.

I thought Greens were against acid rain.

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