The world's population is still reeling from last year's
natural disasters. Japan, a first-world nation, was
brought to its knees by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake
and subsequent tsunami in March; the US faced a record
number of weather-related disasters; East Africa
was hit with the worst drought in over half a century,
putting 13 million people at risk; and the list goes on.
If we find ourselves so vulnerable to threats which
should be predictable, what hope do we have in the
face of threats never before encountered?
In one sense, such natural disasters cannot be separated
from those of man's making, such as the twin crises
of the collapse of the trans-Atlantic-centered global
financial system and the immediate specter of thermonuclear
war. Both underscore the imperative to redirect
global policy away from the contrived conflicts
of oligarchical manipulation, which have kept mankind
in a state of relative infancy, toward the conscious evolution
of the human species.
Recently, circles in Russia have proposed to judo the
current insanity of a drive towards war by invoking
Lyndon LaRouche’s principle of the Strategic Defense
Initiative (SDI). Termed the Strategic Defense of Earth
(SDE), this new initiative would focus on cooperation
between the USA and Russia for missile defense, as
well as defense against the threat of asteroid or comet
impacts. This is not the stuff of science fiction, as this
very real threat was underscored by the recent nearmiss
of asteroid 2005 YU55. ...
February 15, 2013: Asteroid flys-by & meteor hits Russia
SDE Update: Asteroid 2012 DA14 Flyby
The extremely close flyby of near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 is a warning to the inhabitants of this planet. Although this particular asteroid will safely miss the Earth, its close approach raises two key challenges. First, what about the hundreds of thousands of asteroids just like 2012 DA14 that we have not yet discovered? Second, how will we defend the Earth when one is on a collision course?
IGMASS: Towards International Collaboration in the Defense of Mankind
Currently, mankind lives on only one planet. We are all subject to similar threats: threats that do not distinguish between nations, religions, political parties or social classes. Irregular solar activity, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, asteroid and comet impacts — these events don’t contemplate national boundaries before they strike. So why should we, when we are defending ourselves from them?
This was the issue underlying a high-level scientific conference, Space and Global Security of Humanity, held in Yevpatoria, Ukraine, from September 3-6, 2012, bringing together scientists from largely Russia and Ukraine, with attendees from Kazakhstan, Belarus, Germany, and Canada, as well. The only United States participation came from two representatives of the LaRouche Policy Institute, Benjamin Deniston and Jason Ross, who presented the leading political, economic and scientific work of Lyndon LaRouche’s movement in the United States.
Strategic Defense from Extinction
LaRouchePAC Basement team members Ben Deniston and Liona Fan-Chiang discuss the role of LaRouche's original Strategic Defense Initiative, the Russian proposal for a Strategic Defense of Earth, and the role of mankind in mastering the forces of the solar system.
Update: Defense of Earth
The "Strategic Defense of Earth" concept, originally proposed six months ago by Dmitri Rogozin, has received renewed attention over the recent weeks from individuals close to president-elect Putin, whose official inauguration as the next President of Russia is scheduled for this coming Monday, May 7th. It should be seen as no coincidence that this increased attention to the defense of earth idea coincides with major coverage of the ideas and personality of Lyndon LaRouche, the original author of the SDI, the model for the SDE.
The SDE & Real Strategic Defense
Every serious nation knows that we cannot have war among major nations ever again. If we go with that level of warfare, in today's age of technology, the whole planet is finished. So what we do, is we go to space. We look at defense of the planet from the top down, and we take the threats from space, from extreme weather, and from silly nations playing war games, and incorporate them into one system, which will defend mankind as a whole. That is the intention behind the latest Russian proposal for a Strategic Defense of the Earth, a space-based system which would guard against missiles – as well as asteroids and other threats from space.
Strategic Defense of Humanity
Were the United States to eject Obama, and to reciprocate Russia's offer for an S.D.E., we would not only avert the danger of thermonuclear war in the short term, but we could eliminate the reason for humanity to ever go to war. Peace, is not the negation of conflict; it’s an active commitment among all peoples to "the common aims of mankind".
Strategic Defence of Earth: What You Didn't Know About Viruses
The revived SDI, now known as Russia's Strategic Defense of Earth, is a strategic flank to the current threat of world war. But the implications go far beyond nuclear deterrence, and allows us to make positive scientific breakthroughs in cosmic phenomena in the large and in the very small.
Strategic Defense of Earth: What You Didn't Know About Viruses Ep. II
January 6th, 2012 • 3:20 PM
In this episode we attack the curious case of seasonal epidemics and pandemics, like the flu, showing the relationship it has with solar and cosmic radiative activity. Demonstrating yet another aspect of the imperative we have to join Russia in developing a Strategic Defense of Earth science driver program.
Our Galactic Species
December 29th, 2011 • 8:59 PM
If we secure a peace from thermonuclear war by removing Obama, but don't enact a plan for our long term survival in the Milky Way, then it will only be a Pyrrhic victory.
Biospheric Engineering · Planetary Defense of Humanity
February 13th, 2012 • 1:00 PM
There is no way we can address a food crisis from the standpoint of only producing more food. It will require an upshift of the entire system, which means reviving the commitment to mankind’s extraterrestrial existence.
Mankind’s work in space has fundamentally altered our relationship to food production here on earth. The transformation of agricultural existence from an earth-based view from the ground, to the view of millions of farms over entire continents marked a major shift in mankind’s power over nature.
We now have the foresight to be prepared for severe weather, monitoring crop disease, pest swarms and even transmitting crucial data directly to farmers for precision farming. All of this is done from our space-based capability which is being shut down by President Obama.
Biospheric Engineering: Planetary Defense of Humanity, Episode 2
How does one know whether or not human beings will not go the way of the Dinosaurs? Is it an accumulation of stresses on human existence which indicates such a threat? Despite the severe crisis in the food supply, that in itself is not a positive proof for why we are in danger of going extinct. Understanding the threat requires a different quality of mind outside of just a day to day existence.
Biospheric Engineering: Planetary Defense of Humanity, Episode 4
Biospheric Engineering: Planetary Defense of Humanity is a show dedicated to examining the global food shortage from the standpoint of mankind’s potential. We examine the political underlying causes of famine and examine the biospheric solutions that could be applied at mankind’s most advanced level: space and beyond.
Any planetary recovery must necessarily begin by examining the economic principles which underlie the difference between a successful and unsuccessful economic policy. In particular, we must first elaborate the characteristics of a self-developing system -- one whose evolution is entirely governed by its internal relations, not subject to any fixed outside metric. Then we will look at the case of Russia, where it stands now, and the where the current proposal for Arctic development fits within a self-developing system.
Breaking the Ice on Arctic Development
Michelle Fuchs reports on two sides of a potential global perspective for Arctic Development. The first is an update on Russia's planned Arctic City, dubbed "Umka" and the second is the planned expansion of Ireland's River Shannon Estuary. Also: the US just decommissioned its only icebreakers.
Basement Mail-Bag: Arctic Development
In the first installment of the Basement Mail-Bag, host Ed Hamler and Basement member Peter Martinson answer questions that were E-mailed from our international audience. This week features questions on Arctic Development, the necessity to work with Russia on their Strategic Defense of Earth policy, and the role of creative life in the Universe.
Towards a Fusion Economy
January 27th 2012 • 9:13PM
Sky Shields and Ben Deniston presented conclusive evidence yesterday on the LPAC Weekly Report of a universal principle which dictates that either a living species must evolve and progress, or else it will be made extinct. This inviolable law applies to man as well.
One Species Must Go Extinct
September 7th, 2011
Since mankind's discovery of fire, at least 400,000 years ago, we have seen continuous transformations of the biosphere in relation to mankind's necessities. One species is going to hold back his evolution, like a dinosaur trying to stop the mammals.
"One Planet is Not Enough": ISS Crew Discusses Human Space Flight & The Galactic Threat
Sept. 22, 2011
On Tuesday, September 20, the International Space Station Expedition 30 crew held a news conference at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. 21st Century Science & Technology magazine was at the Johnson Space Center on Tuesday to ask the astronauts what their thoughts were on the threat of mass extinctions and role of US/Russian cooperation on great projects in that context.
A Vernadskian Law of Evolution
October 11, 2011
Meghan Rouillard, of LPAC's Basement Research team, has just completed a new translation of a paper by Vladimir Vernadsky, called "The Evolution of Species and Living Matter", from 1928. In this video, she reviews a central concept of this paper, called the biogenic migration of atoms, which refers to the transformation of material by life and the consequent restructuring of the environment. This process increases throughout evolution, in correlation with the upwards progression of species.
However, as Vernadsky shows, a new class of this action emerged with Man, who supersedes mere metabolism, achieving a far greater transformation of material and his environment with his powers of thought, of the type which would be manifested by great projects such as NAWAPA and the manned colonization of space.