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The story of the invention and use of electricity has often been told before, but never from an environmental point of view. The assumption of safety, and the conviction that electricity has nothing to do with life, are by now so entrenched in the human psyche that new research, and testimony by those who are being injured, are not enough to change the course that society has set. Two increasingly isolated worlds—that inhabited by the majority, who embrace new electrical technology without question, and that inhabited by a growing minority, who are fighting for survival in an electrically polluted environment—no longer even speak the same language. In The Invisible Rainbow, Arthur Firstenberg bridges the two worlds. In a story that is rigorously scientific yet easy to read, he provides a surprising answer to the question, “How can electricity be suddenly harmful today when it was safe for centuries?”
Electricity is at once the spark of life and the undoing of it. To what extent is our present environmental crisis a result of this contradiction? Where, exactly, did the modern epidemics of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease come from, and why are they out of control? Just how dangerous are computers and cell phones? This groundbreaking book supplies the answers to these and other questions. It is a must-read that begins in the year 1746 and explains what has gone wrong and what must change if we are to survive. A breaker of taboos and an antidote to two centuries of denial, this book is uplifting. An entertaining tale and a resource for researchers, it is a road map to how we came to be where we are, and a window to a possible, necessary, more alive future.
Your help is needed now - Please present this Appeal to your Government
The Earth has reached its limit.....
In 1995, when cell phones were still luxury items, Sarah Benson from Australia contacted me to say that we had to organize internationally to prevent an electromagnetic assault on the Earth from the ground and from space.
The following year, cell towers began to sprout like mushrooms over all natural landscapes. Wherever they sprouted, we received reports that bees disappeared, birds fell dead out of the sky, and frogs turned up with deformed legs, missing eyes, and other genetic mistakes in lakes, streams and forests.
A few years later, 3,000 German doctors warned that the radiation from cell phones and cell towers was causing headaches, anxiety, insomnia, attention deficit disorder, extreme fluctuations in blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, cancer, and heart attacks and strokes among an increasingly younger population.
The latest alarming study, released on October 15, 2018, shows a much more precipitous decline in insect populations than anyone had suspected—a 30- to 60-fold decrease in insects in Puerto Rican rainforests over the past few decades. Their study shows that insect populations did not decline during the 1990s until 1997, when they suddenly and precipitously dropped. That is the year cell towers were built everywhere in Puerto Rico.
In Sweden, neurosurgeon Leif Salford showed that a cell phone disrupts the blood-brain barrier within two minutes, and causes brain damage within two hours
In India, zoologist Neelima Kumar proved that a ten-minute exposure to a cell phone rendered honey bees completely unable to metabolize their food
In Spain, biologist Alfonso Balmori raised tadpoles on an apartment terrace near a cell tower. When shielded from the radiation, they all thrived; when exposed to the cell tower, the tadpoles all died
We originally envisioned this as an emergency appeal by scientists and doctors, which we planned to present to the world’s governments by November 1, 2018. But the outpouring of support and signatures from around the world, not only from doctors and scientists, but in far greater numbers from people who have been injured by their cell phones or by cell towers, and from the general public, has surprised and overwhelmed us. More than 300 environmental and health organizations and 13,000 individuals from all walks of life, from at least 96 countries, have signed so far. We are still processing the backlog of signatures, and we have posted as many of them as we can on the website.
In anticipation of asking everyone—not just scientists and doctors—to sign, we have now automated the process.
So far, translations of the Appeal in eight languages (Chinese, Croatian, English, French, German, Greek, Russian and Spanish) have been posted on the website and at least 12 more (Arabic, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Macedonian, Mongolian, Norwegian, Romanian and Serbian) will be posted soon. We are seeking volunteer translators for Farsi, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish and other languages.
We are just two people—a professional editor at the United Nations, now retired, and I—and we need your help in order to make this Appeal succeed.
We are now asking everyone - not just scientists and doctors, but everyone - to sign the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space.
All individuals and organisations are encouraged to sign and share the Appeal.
Success is much more likely if the public is on board in large numbers.
Over 20,000 US dollars has been spent on this Appeal to date, including website design and maintenance, data processing services, computer time, office supplies, paper, postage, international phone calls, professional translators for certain languages, a part-time assistant, and many other expenses. Until now this has been paid for entirely from sales of my book, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life, which gives both the historical and scientific background of the present problem.
Radio and television announcements, professional lobbyists, and other aspects of a public relations campaign will cost much more money than we presently have. Therefore we have recently added a “Donate” page to the website and we are asking for donations in any amount.
Another way to support the Appeal is to purchase my book. All the proceeds from sales of my book are being used to fund this Appeal. I keep none of this money and collect no salary for my work on the Appeal.
We originally anticipated gathering signatures mostly from doctors and scientists, and presenting the Appeal ourselves to the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the European Union, and all of the 195 nations of the world. This would have had to be done by mail, email, and by finding appropriate people to present it around the world in person. But now we have a much bigger and more effective resource – YOU. You live in more than 90 countries around the world, and some of you are well connected, both with the public and with your government.
Please print out copies of the Appeal from the website: www.5gSpaceAppeal.org/the-appeal and present it to the appropriate officials in your national government who are in charge of telecommunications and outer space.
You may also wish to send the Appeal to:
PLEASE RECORD the names of the officials to whom you have presented the Appeal, and the date presented, and send me this information by email along with a copy of your cover letter.
Arthur Firstenberg, Administrator
International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space
P.O. Box 6216
Santa Fe, NM 87502