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Life on Earth is under assault from human-caused electromagnetic fields



The Earth is under assault from dirty electricity, which is affecting all forms of life. This pollution comes from satellites, the electrified wires that span the sky, causing harm to cells and organs.


The assault on Earth began in 1968 with the launch of military satellites and the situation worsened with the introduction of cell or mobile phones in the late 1990s. The deployment of satellite networks by companies like Iridium, Orbcomm and Globalstar led to widespread health issues and strange events.


SpaceX entered the satellite phone market in 2019, and reports of headaches, heart problems and other symptoms increased. In March 2021, the situation was exacerbated as SpaceX and other companies launched a large number of satellites, dramatically impacting all life on Earth.


It is crucial to address this radiation and its harmful effects to ensure the survival of both humans and the planet.




Lough Neagh Lake, Northern Ireland

The least noticed and greatest assault on Earthly life rains on us from the sky. Nature’s wires strung above us from horizon to horizon, carrying the electricity that helps power our bodies, and the information that informs our growth, healing, and daily lives, now carries dirty electricity – millions of frequencies and pulsations that confuse our cells and organs, and dim our nervous systems, be we humans, elephants, birds, insects, fish or flowering plants.


The pulsations pollute the Earth beneath our feet, surround us in the air through which we fly, course through the oceans in which we swim, flow through our veins and our meridians, and enter us through our leaves and our roots. The planetary transformer that used to gentle the solar wind now agitates; inflames.


The lake pictured above is the United Kingdom’s largest. Located in Northern Ireland, Lough Neagh swarms so densely with flies every spring and summer that residents shut their windows against the living smoke. Clothes left out on a line are covered with them. So is any windshield on a vehicle travelling around the lough’s 90-mile shoreline. Until 2023.


Last year, unbelievably, no flies were to be seen. Windshields and hanging clothes were bare of them. None flew into open windows. Other species that used to eat them were gone as well – ducks, frogs, fish, eels, and predatory insects. Fly larvae were not there to keep the lake bottom clean. Little was alive in the lough except an overgrowth of algae. “Has the ecosystem of the UK’s largest lake collapsed?” asked The Guardian in a 19 February 2024 article.


Has the ecosystem of the entire Earth collapsed? we ask, for the same is happening all over, according to reports I have been receiving for a year from almost everywhere on every continent.


56 Years of Global Vandalism


 On 13 June 1968, the United States completed its launch of the world’s first constellation of military satellites. Twenty-eight of them, more than twice as many satellites as were in orbit around the Earth until then, were lofted to an altitude of 18,000 feet, in the heart of the outer Van Allen radiation belt. The “Hong Kong” flu pandemic began two weeks later and lasted for almost two years.


For the next three decades, the skies slowly filled up with hundreds of satellites, mostly for military purposes. Then in the late 1990s, cell phones became popular.


On 17 May 1998, a company named Iridium completed its launch of a fleet of 66 satellites into the ionosphere, at an altitude of only 485 miles, and began testing them. They were going to provide cell phone service to the general public from anywhere on earth. Each satellite aimed 48 separate beams at the Earth’s surface, thus dividing the planet into 3,168 cells. Reports of insomnia came from throughout the world.


Iridium’s satellites began commercial service on 23 September 1998. The effect was devastating. I contacted 57 people in my network in 6 countries, plus two nurses, one physician, and a support group for patients. 86% of the people I interviewed, and the majority of patients and support group members, became ill on Wednesday, 23 September exactly, with headaches, dizziness, nausea, insomnia, nosebleeds, heart palpitations, asthma attacks, ringing in the ears, etc. One person said it felt like a knife went through the back of her head early Wednesday morning. Another had stabbing pains in the chest.


Some, including me, were so sick we weren’t sure we were going to live. We were all acutely ill for up to three weeks. I suddenly lost my sense of smell on 23 September and did not recover it for six years. Mortality statistics from the US Centres for Disease Control revealed a 4% to 5% rise in the national death rate beginning the last week in September and lasting two weeks. Some people reported a reddish sky on the night of 23 September.


In early December 1998, I again received telephone calls from far and wide asking me what had changed. Orbcomm, providing data service to industries, had gone commercial on 30 November with 28 satellites orbiting 500 miles up.


On 25 July 1999, another company, Globalstar, achieved worldwide cell phone coverage with 32 satellites, 876 miles up, and began testing. I again received calls from people who were certain the Earth felt different again.


On 28 February 2000, Globalstar completed its constellation of 48 satellites and went commercial. Nausea, headaches, leg pain, and respiratory problems were widespread, both among people who called themselves electrically sensitive and people who did not. The effects were felt starting on Friday, 25 February, the previous business day.


Iridium, which had gone bankrupt in August 1999, resumed full commercial cell phone service worldwide on 30 March 2001 after signing a contract with the US military. The night of 30 March was accompanied by an even more intense and widespread red sky than the one that had accompanied its initial launch of service two and a half years previously. A red aurora was seen in the northern hemisphere as far south as Mexico, as well as in the southern hemisphere. There was a catastrophic loss of Kentucky racehorse foals in late April and early May, and since mares abort several weeks to a month after a viral infection or other triggering event, this put the triggering event at about the end of March. Similar foaling problems were reported at the same time from Ohio, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Maryland, Texas, northern Michigan, and Peru. Breeders also reported both newborn and older horses with unusual eye problems and adult horses with pericarditis.


On 5 June 2001, Iridium added data to its voice service, including connection to the internet. Hoarseness was a prominent complaint of many who contacted me during the next few weeks.


For the next two decades, Iridium and Globalstar were the only providers of satellite phones. Enter SpaceX in 2019.


In November 2019, SpaceX began regular launchings of 60 satellites at a time into an even lower orbit, only 326 to 350 miles up, and I began to receive reports from people around the world of headaches, dizziness, insomnia, exhaustion, skin problems, feelings of oppression and heart problems. Almost 200 people in my network reported heart palpitations, heart arrhythmias or heart attacks.


In March 2021, the density of signals polluting the ionosphere increased significantly. SpaceX, which had already launched more than 1,000 Starlink satellites and was testing them on a limited number of customers, launched 60 satellites on 4 March, 60 more on 11 March, 60 more on 14 March, and 60 more on 24 March. A competitor, OneWeb, also launched 36 satellites on the night of 24 March. More satellites were launched into space in that month and on that day than ever before. And on 24 March, SpaceX dramatically increased the speed of its satellite internet connections to over 400 Mbps.


On 24 March 2021, a threshold was passed, and the deterioration of life on Earth accelerated tremendously. Some people reported not feeling well beginning on 4 March or 11 March but 1,000 people in 50 countries emailed or called me on or after 24 March confirming my own awareness that something terrible was happening to our planet. The reports came from people in New York City, Paris, London and from people living in remote locations miles from the nearest cell tower. They came from people who used no wireless technology at all and from people who had smart meters on their homes and 5G antennas outside who emailed me from their cell phones. They came from people young and old. It did not matter, they all had similar experiences. Everybody, whether they were previously ill or not, became suddenly and profoundly sicker on 24 March or 25 March, depending on the time zone in which they lived, and most slept little or not at all the night of 24 March.


People reported that not only they, but also their spouse, children, parents, neighbours, friends, coworkers, clients, and everyone else they knew were sick, exhausted and irritable on March 24 or 25 and had trouble sleeping. Some reported that their pets or farm animals were sick at the same time – cats, dogs, chickens, goats, cows.


The details were consistent. They could not sleep for one, two, three or more nights, beginning 24 or 25 March. Some took melatonin or other sleeping aids and still could not sleep. They had pain and itching, either all over or in specific parts of their body, commonly their feet and legs. They had headaches. They had muscle spasms. They were weak and exhausted and could hardly stand or walk, and some tripped or fell. They had skin rashes. They were dizzy, nauseous and had stomach aches and diarrhoea. The ringing in their ears was suddenly more intense. Their eyes were red, or inflamed, or their vision suddenly worsened. They had heart palpitations, rapid or irregular heartbeat, or suddenly high or very low blood pressure. A few had nosebleeds, coughed up blood or their eyes popped a blood vessel. They were anxious, depressed or suicidal, and irritable.


Since then, SpaceX has been launching rockets carrying dozens of satellites at a time on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, filling the heavens with luminous objects that interfere with astronomy, spewing chemicals that are destroying our planet’s protective ozone layer, filling the upper layers of the atmosphere with water vapour that should not be there and that is increasing the current in the global electric circuit and the violence of thunderstorms, and cluttering up space with satellites that are nothing but solar arrays and computers that are continually failing, wearing out, and having to be replaced, and which are de-orbited to burn up in the lower atmosphere, filling it with metals and toxic chemicals for everyone to breathe – and altering the electromagnetic environment of the Earth that had not changed in three billion years and that life below depends on for its vitality and survival.


Last Thursday morning, 14 March 2024, from Boca Chica, Texas, SpaceX successfully launched its Starship – the largest rocket ever built, the one it wants to ferry men and women to Mars with – into space for the first time.  And on Friday it launched yet another 23 Starlink satellites to bring its total polluting the ionosphere up to more than 6,000, now not only for internet communication with rooftop dishes but for direct communication with handheld cell phones. The 6,000 satellites are also now communicating directly with one another, wrapping the Earth with pulsating lasers carrying 42 million gigabytes of data every single day.


Everyone I know has had trouble sleeping and been suffering since last Wednesday, the night Starship launched.


Since 24 March 2021, not only has human health deteriorated, but the biodiversity of the Earth, everywhere, has plummeted. People have not so much noticed the decline of the larger wildlife like wolves, bears, lions and tigers, which were already scarce, but they are shocked by the total disappearance of the smallest animals that were only recently so common you couldn’t open your windows without them flying in. They are shocked by the disappearance of all the frogs that used to swim in their ponds, the birds that used to nest in their trees, the worms that used to slither on the ground, the insects that used to fly through their windows and cover their clothes hanging on the line. My newsletters of 29 March21 June20 September17 October, and 28 November 2023 carried major stories about this from various parts of the world. My newsletters of 5 December and 26 December 2023, and 9 January and 6 February 2024 quoted from people all over the world who have emailed or called me, and I have a huge backlog of more such reports that you can read when I publish them in the future.


If we want to have a planet to live on, not only for our children but for ourselves, the radiation has to stop. Not only do the cell towers have to come down that are so ugly to look at, but also the cell phones that we hold in our hands and have become so dependent on and the satellites that are squeezing all the life that remains out from under them. We are running out of time.


About the Author


Arthur Firstenberg is a scientist, journalist and author who is at the centre of a worldwide movement to reduce electromagnetic pollution. His book, ‘The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life’ (2017), is the first book ever published that tells the history of electricity from an environmental point of view. He is also the author of ‘Microwaving Our Planet: The Environmental Impact of the Wireless Revolution’ He is the founder and president of the president of  Cellular Phone Task Force

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