Wednesday 24 February 2021


 Hi there Folks. Very important to our future. 

Open Letter to Elon Musk & SpaceX

SUBJECT: Of bees, humans, and satellites

Dear Elon Musk, Kimbal Musk and all SpaceX Board Members, Officers, and Lead Investors,

In 1962, when Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, insects were so thick upon this Earth that you could not drive a car very far, anywhere in the world, without its windshield becoming splattered with their bodies.

Ms. Carson would not recognize the world today: Windshields are clean. Birds are starving. Crops have no pollinators. A solution has been suggested for farmers: robotic bees, which are being developed at Harvard University. But that is not a solution for the world, because as the insects go, so go we.

And the world knows this. Why have millions of people joined environmental organizations? Why did Jeff Bezos just create a $10 billion-dollar environmental fund? Why are wealthy people signing up to go live on Mars and leave the Earth behind? Because our home is being destroyed, and on some level everyone knows this. But they do not know why. Yes, there are climate change, habitat destruction, and insecticides, but those cannot explain the 76 to 82 percent decline in flying insects in 63 nature preserves in Germany. Those cannot explain the 97 to 98 percent decline in crawling insects in a pristine rainforest in Puerto Rico.

If you expose honey bees to an ordinary cell phone for just ten minutes, their metabolism shuts down. Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins build up in their blood. They can no longer metabolize their food or utilize the oxygen they breathe. And since the same radiation is bathing us all, to a greater or lesser degree, everywhere on Earth, the same thing is happening to every living thing. It happens faster in bees than in us because bees have a much higher metabolism. The radiation comes from all forms of wireless technology, on Earth and in space, and it is being treated as if it is not there.

We are writing to you at this time because SpaceX is in process of surrounding the Earth with a network of thousands of satellites whose very purpose is to irradiate every square inch of the Earth. SpaceX, like everyone else, is treating the radiation as if it were not there. As if the mitochondria in our cells do not depend on electrons moving undisturbed from the food we digest to the oxygen we breathe. As if our nervous systems and our hearts are not subject to radio frequency interference like any piece of electronic equipment. As if the cancer, diabetes, and heart disease that now afflict a majority of the Earth’s population are not metabolic diseases that result from interference with our cellular machinery. As if insects everywhere, and the birds and animals that eat them, are not starving to death as a result.

We write to you today to ask you to halt the Starlink project because it is so destructive. Although the satellites are a few hundred miles high, even the tiny levels of radiation that will reach the surface of the Earth are higher than levels from solar storms that have been correlated with beachings of whales — whales that live in oceans which until now have hardly been subject to manmade radiation at all. And the satellites are being located in the Earth’s ionosphere, which controls the global electric circuit that we all evolved with, and that travels through the bodies of all living things on its way from sky to Earth, through Earth and oceans, and back up to the sky during thunderstorms. We pollute this circuit with billions of electronic frequencies at our peril.

We ask you to halt this project and sit down and meet with us, and with our scientific colleagues, and with our colleagues from the astronomical community, who have just formed the Safeguarding the Astronomical Sky Foundation (SASF). The sky belongs to everyone. The consequences of filling it with thousands — potentially tens of thousands — of disposable satellites are many:

  • radiation
  • visible pollution of the night sky
  • interference with astronomy & meteorology
  • rocket exhaust, contributing to ozone depletion and climate change
  • ground and water pollution from intensive use of increasingly many spaceports
  • accumulating space debris
  • continual deorbiting and burning up of aging satellites, polluting the atmosphere with toxic dust and smoke
  • ever-increasing likelihood of collisions
  • increasing risk of the Kessler syndrome

Do we really want to build learning gardens at our schools, that will be pollinated with robotic bees? Do the oceans and Antarctica and all rainforests and wildlife preserves really need the Internet? Do the immutable stars in the unchanging heavens really need competition from ten thousand or more moving lights? We believe in something better. For us. For our children. For insects and for all of life.

We await your response.


Arthur Firstenberg, Scientist & Author, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life, (2020)



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ON FEBRUARY 10, 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, refused to reconsider its decision in Juliana v. United States. The child plaintiffs in that case are demanding that the United States stop permitting, authorizing and subsidizing the burning of fossil fuels. The children are demanding that the United States give them back their future. Having lost in the Ninth Circuit, they are preparing to appeal their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A FEW WEEKS AGO, another, equally important case was argued before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in
Denver. In that case, Santa Fe Alliance v. City of Santa Fe, we are demanding that a federal law that prohibits the City from protecting its residents from cell tower radiation be struck down as unconstitutional. We, too, are demanding to be given back our future. Win or lose, our case too will likely end up before the Supreme Court.

The Earth is going down rapidly, and on some level everyone knows it. But in the last 50 years, the environmental movement has become fragmented, and must be woven back together if we are to have any chance of survival. We must advocate not just for birds, and amphibians, and whales, and elephants, and bats, and bees, and trees, and human health, each separately, as the world is doing today, but for all of them together, because they are all one. We must work not just against climate change, and radiation, and pesticides, and habitat destruction, and plastics, and air pollution, and groundwater pollution, and deforestation, each separately, as the world is doing today, but against all of them together, because the root cause is the same.

The workers, millions of them, all over the planet, are attempting frantically to plug thousands of holes in the dam in a futile attempt to prevent it from bursting, instead of recognizing that it is the dam itself that is destroying us, and that it must be dismantled in order that the river once more run free. The river is life, with its blessings and dangers. The dam, growing taller by the minute, is our efforts to multiply the blessings and eliminate all the dangers. The holes are from the pressure by the river to break free. Do we have the wisdom to stop, to begin removing the dam, little by little, to let the water of life flow over the top again, before the dam we are working so hard to maintain is destroyed in a flood that will surely kill us all?

I have spent the last couple of months compiling lists of email addresses for staff, officers, scientists and board members of all of the major environmental organizations in the world, and I am now ready to assemble a team to write letters to them all. To urge them to all start working together again. And to begin a discussion that will result in the creation of Radiation Programs within each of their organizations -- programs to stop the radiation that comes from cell phones, cell towers, and satellites; radiation that until now the world has pretended is not there.


Please Sign Letter to Elon Musk and SpaceX


Stop 5G International is collecting signatures from individuals and organizations on an Open Letter to Elon Musk and SpaceX asking for a halt to the satellite program. “We write to you today,” says the letter, “to ask you to halt the Starlink project because it is so destructive.” The letter lists some of the consequences of filling the sky with tens of thousands of disposable satellites:


·                    radiation

·                    visible pollution of the night sky

·                    interference with astronomy & meteorology

·                    rocket exhaust, contributing to ozone depletion and climate change

·                    ground and water pollution from intensive use of increasingly many spaceports

·                    accumulating space debris

·                    continual deorbiting and burning up of aging satellites, polluting the atmosphere with toxic dust and smoke

·                    ever-increasing likelihood of collisions

·                    increasing risk of the Kessler syndrome

The letter and signature form are posted on Stop 5G International’s website:

Protest Planned on March 19 at SpaceX Headquarters

On Friday, March 19, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, there will be a protest rally against the satellite program in front of SpaceX Headquarters at 1 Rocket Road in Hawthorne, California. This event will kick off and be the centerpiece of the 5G Global Protest Day which is being planned for the next day, March 20, 2021, in countries throughout the world.

The rally will protest the SpaceX satellites, which are intended to provide wireless internet to every corner of the globe, including
Antarctica, the oceans, and the Amazon rainforest, using 5G technology. To date, SpaceX has submitted applications to the Federal Communications Commission for 42,000 satellites, and has already launched more than 1,000 of them.

For information about attending the protest, please go to

5g-spacex-satellite-protest-march-19-2021 or email [email protected].


"5G and Our Health" Conference, September 10-12, 2021


On January 23-24, 2021, I was invited to be one of the presenters at the annual Take Back Your Health (TBYH) Conference, which took place online this year and had 2,500 attendees from throughout the world. Because of the interest my presentation generated about the effects of wireless technology on health and environment, a TBYH conference focusing just on this issue -- 5G, WiFi, and wireless radiation -- has been scheduled for September 10-12, 2021. This will also be a virtual conference. Titled “5G and Our Health,” the announcement for the conference begins:

“We are more connected, yet more unhealthy and unhappy than ever. Environmental scientists and doctors are making connections between wireless radiation, chronic illness, and our environmental crises. We want to answer the urgent questions, 'Have we taken Wi-Fi radiation technology too far?' and 'Can we find a safer way to use the internet to connect?'"

Details and registration information are here:




In my last newsletter, “The Wrong Pandemic,” I reported that after a few minks tested positive for COVID-19, Denmark decided to destroy all 17 million minks on all of the mink farms in that country. I also reported that “sanity broke out” and that the eradication campaign was halted after only 2.5 million minks were destroyed. A subscriber in Denmark has written to me with the news that the reprieve was only temporary, and that almost all of the 17 million minks were slaughtered. She sent me an article dated November 24, 2020, with the headline, “Mellem 100.000 og 300.000 danske mink er stadig i live” (“Between 100,000 and 300,000 Danish minks are still alive”).

“The Wrong Pandemic” generated intense feelings among subscribers. The majority expressed their heartfelt thanks: “Bless you for trying to make the world a better place.” “I love it when someone writes sanity the way you do!” “How refreshing to read some sanity and reality for once.” “You have nailed it absolutely perfectly.” “Thank you for the truth!” “Finally a message that doesn’t avoid the truth.” A small minority felt just as strongly the other way, e.g., “You are an insane psychopath.” A few were so offended by what I wrote about masks and COVID-19 that they unsubscribed, and one member of our board of directors even resigned.

I will continue to report the truth as I find it, as a scientist and as a human being working on behalf of all life on Earth.




Arthur Firstenberg

P.O. Box 6216

Santa Fe, NM 87502

phone: +1 505-471-0129

[email protected]
February 23, 2021

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