4.0 c ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE
Environmental harm caused by the creation, distribution, installation, operation and disposal of 5G technology is inestimable.
- The amount of power required to operate the systems and manage the data is more than the aviation industry uses.
- Microwaves by their very nature create warming, and so the unbridled radiation of the atmosphere contradicts all calls to reduce ‘global warming’.
- The mining of materials including lithium for batteries and back-up power is very harmful.
- The harm to nature from the polarised radiation is also already well documented.
Planetary electromagnetic pollution: it is time to assess its impact
The impacts of artificial Electromagnetic Radiation on wildlife
Russell CL, 2018. 5 G wireless telecommunications expansion: public health and environmental implications. Environmental Research 165: 484–95.
UK press articles from 2006 to 2010
University of Surrey white paper
Waldmann-Selsam, de la Puente, Balmori,
INSECTS/ AMPHIBIANS / BIRDS
Mobile phone-induced honeybee worker piping
Mobile phone mast effects on common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpoles: the city turned into a laboratory.
Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure of Western Honey Bees (2020, Thielens, Scientific Reports)
Changes in honeybee behaviour and biology under the influence of cellphone radiations (Kumar, Current Science, vol. 98, no 10, 2010)
“We have compared the performance of honeybees in cell phone radiation exposed and unexposed colonies. A significant (p < 0.05) decline in colony strength and in the egg laying rate of the queen was observed. The behaviour of exposed foragers was negatively influenced by the exposure, there was neither honey nor pollen in the colony at the end of the experiment.”
A possible effect of Electromagnetic Radiation from Mobile Phone Base Stations on the Number of Breeding House Sparrows (Passer domesticus)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17454083 (Bauwens, Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, 2007)
Electromagnetic Fields Act Similarly in Plants as in Animals: Probable Activation of Calcium Channels via Their Voltage Sensor (2016, Pall M., Current Chemical Biology, Volume 10, Issue 1)
REPORTS OF DYING AND DISAPPEARING INSECTS AND WILDLIFE
Documenting the worldwide starvation of insects caused by microwave radiation, and the consequent starvation of birds, bats and frogs for lack of insects to eat:
Allan Hardman writes from Mexico:
“I am, like you, astounded by the silence. I also remember driving down the Central Valley of California from college to my parents’ house in the ‘60’s and stopping often to scrape and clean my windshield. That problem has now been solved — kill the bugs! And the birds who ate them.”
Andrea Mercer writes from Colorado:
“I moved to Minnesota in 2006 in the summer. I would see bats flying through the streets and swarms of insects of many species in densities I had never experienced living in Oregon. Year after year they would disappear. Minnesota was saying it was white nose syndrome blaming that on the disappearance of bats. But it was more to me. The bats didn’t have food… I found deformed dragonflies that couldn’t fly in Minnesota.”
Rangaswami Ramakrishnan writes from India:
“In India we had sparrows which we used to call Indian Sparrows, with brown wings, and we used to see lots of them making nice noises and the whole variety is now missing in cities. There are still a few left in the villages… All due to 4G.”
Eva Goedhart writes from Los Angeles:
“It kills me watching the bees die everywhere I go. There are so many of them on tennis courts and in one spot in our backyard. I can’t figure out why I always see dead bees in the same spot. It makes total sense that they’re starving! We pick the bees up, bring them inside, put few drops of water and honey next to them and they eat! Sometimes they’re able to fly away!
“I’m 50 years old and I grew up in Poland and remember a totally different world. Frogs, toads, hedgehogs, tons of insects. Now I live in Los Angeles and it’s a true horror watching the towers popping up everywhere. Everything is slowly dying.”
Karen Eichstadt writes from South Africa:
“I remember those days where the wind screens would be smeared with insects. That almost never happens anymore. We are like the frogs in the pot of water and don’t even notice the temperature rising.”
Sam Samson writes from Scotland:
“I’m 71 and remember the myriad of insect and bird life. Yesterday I found a bat unable to get to roost, I tried to place it in a dry safe place, very unusual in winter.”
Warren Friedman writes from South Africa:
“I’ve been blaming EMF’s for the decline in insects for over twenty years. I miss the birds and bats.”
Jeanne Aymé-Martin writes from France:
“I do understand why you are so bewildered because I am too. We are very much concerned about the survival of a so low number of bees, insects, and bats in our garden and in nature in general.”
Francisco Gabiola Guerra writes from Belgium:
“When I go on holidays to the town in Spain where I was born, in the past in summer you heard all the time crickets in the fields, there were butterflies in the fields, you heard birds all the time, when you went to the fields there were honey bees everywhere. Today none of that is present.”
Antonia Holthuizen writes from the Netherlands:
“I live next to the woods. In May 2016, when I came to live here, there were always so many frogs on my driveway. I could hardly avoid them with my bike, there were that many. But in the last two years, I may be glad to see one, maybe two. One dragged itself to my doorstep. I talked to him but didn’t know how to help him. Next time I will pick him up and bring him to the woods where I, myself, can’t feel the radiation anymore, and see if this might help him.
“Last year I also saw bumblebees stumbling across my lawn. I let one crawl over my hand, what a beautiful creature, wonderful. But I couldn’t help them. They died. It became a bumblebee cemetery. Later I realised that they would die exactly there where I myself also suffered from the two masts, hidden in the church tower in the village.”
Connie Drummond writes from the UK:
“Insects have gone, small birds are not in the trees and we are left with a few kestrels and kites who, too, are starving and just circling the skies desperate for grub like vultures.”
Patricia Ormsby writes from Japan:
“5G got switched on in late February. Five days ago I noticed that the black kites (Milvus migrans) that used to roost around our vegetable field, that left our field when smart meters were installed but moved on to fields further away with no smart meters, have now fled those fields entirely. Totally empty sky, but lots and lots of ground birds in those fields. What kites still remain have moved to the forests. Each time I have gone out I have seen one or two kites attempt to fly out over the fields and then give up.”
Angela Foulds writes from Australia:
“In Melbourne millimetre wave trials across 25% of the city just began. This morning, on my walk with a neighbour we were mortified to see dead bees and insects on the ground throughout our hour-long walk, all the way to a nature park and all along the streets back home.”