LISA RENEE: “Golden Ratio”

The Golden ratio was used to achieve balance and beauty in many Renaissance paintings and sculptures. Da Vinci himself used the Golden Ratio to define all of the proportions in his Last Supper, including the dimensions of the table and the proportions of the walls and backgrounds. The Golden ratio also appears in da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man and the Mona Lisa. The Vitruvian Man, is a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1490. The drawing, which is in pen and ink on paper, depicts a man in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and inscribed in a circle and square. Da Vinci later called this sectio aurea or the Golden section.

 

In mathematics, two quantities are in the Golden Ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities. The figure below illustrates the geometric relationship.

 

The Golden Ratio based spirals, Fibonacci spirals, and Golden Spirals often appear in living organisms. The Golden Ratio is found in geometry, appearing in basic constructions of an equilateral triangle, square and pentagon placed inside a circle, as well as in more complex three-dimensional solids such as Dodecahedrons, Icosahedrons and Buckyballs.

There is a special relationship between the Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, … etc, each number is the sum of the two numbers before it). When we take any two successive Fibonacci Numbers, one after the other, their ratio is very close to the Golden Ratio. This is called an approximation or limit value in calculus.

The Golden Ratio based spirals and Fibonacci spirals are used in the propagation of artificial intelligence machinery and are acquired through forming bonded attachments to the original Krystal Spiral. Their structure creates Metatronic Bodies, Reversed Merkaba ratios, and is based on Consumptive Modeling which has major implications for generating Fallen Consciousness. This leads to the disconnection from higher dimensional connections, creates Consciousness Traps and cuts off the being from exchange with the Eternal God Source flow.

Phi is also used as a symbol for the Golden Ratio and on other occasions in math and science. This use is separately encoded as the Unicode glyph ϕ. The Fibonacci sequence, provides yet another way to derive Phi mathematically. The Golden Ratio 1.618033988749894848204586834 … appears in mathematics, art, nature and architecture. The Golden Ratio also is called the golden mean or golden section.

Plato (427–347 BC), in his Timaeus, describes five possible regular solids (the Platonic Solids: the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron), some of which are related to the Golden Ratio. [1]

The term “Phi” was coined by American mathematician Mark Barr in the 1900s. Phi has continued to appear in mathematics and physics, including the 1970s Penrose Tiles, which allowed surfaces to be tiled in five-fold symmetry. In the 1980s, phi appeared in quasi crystals, a then-newly discovered form of matter.

Golden Ratio in Renaissance Art

[See feature photo, The Vitruvian Man]

The drawing is based on the correlations of ideal human proportions with geometry described by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius in Book III of his treatise De Architectura.

In 1509, Luca Pacioli wrote a book that refers to the number as the “Divine Proportion,” which was illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci later called this sectio aurea or the Golden section. The Golden ratio was used to achieve balance and beauty in many Renaissance paintings and sculptures. Da Vinci himself used the Golden Ratio to define all of the proportions in his Last Supper, including the dimensions of the table and the proportions of the walls and backgrounds. The Golden ratio also appears in da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man and the Mona Lisa. Other artists who employed the Golden ratio include Michelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt, Seurat, and Salvador Dali. [2]

The Vitruvian Man, is a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci around 1490. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the architect Vitruvius. The drawing, which is in pen and ink on paper, depicts a man in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and inscribed in a circle and square. The drawing and text are sometimes called the Canon of Proportions or, less often, Proportions of Man. [3]

Golden Ratio in Nature

The Golden ratio also appears in all forms of nature and science. Some places include:

  • Flower petals: The number of petals on some flowers follows the Fibonacci sequence.
    Seed heads: The seeds of a flower are often produced at the center and migrate outward to fill the space. For example, sunflowers follow this pattern.
  • Pinecones: The spiral pattern of the seed pods spiral upward in opposite directions. The number of steps the spirals take tend to match Fibonacci numbers.
  • Sunflower seeds: Sunflower seeds grow in Fibonacci spirals.
  • Tree branches: The way tree branches form or split is an example of the Fibonacci sequence. Root systems and algae exhibit this formation pattern.
  • Shells: Many shells, including snail shells and nautilus shells, are perfect examples of the Golden Spiral.
  • Spiral galaxies: The Milky Way has a number of spiral arms, each of which has a logarithmic spiral of roughly 12 degrees. The shape of the spiral is identical to the Golden spiral, and the Golden rectangle can be drawn over any spiral galaxy.
  • Hurricanes: Much like shells, hurricanes often display the Golden Spiral.
  • Fingers: The length of our fingers, each section from the tip of the base to the wrist is larger than the preceding one by roughly the ratio of Phi.
  • Animal bodies: The measurement of the human navel to the floor and the top of the head to the navel is the Golden Ratio. But we are not the only examples of the Golden ratio in the animal kingdom; dolphins, starfish, sand dollars, sea urchins, ants and honeybees also exhibit the proportion.
  • DNA molecules: A DNA molecule measures 34 angstroms by 21 angstroms at each full cycle of the double helix spiral. In the Fibonacci series, 34 and 21 are successive numbers.

Fibonacci Spiral

The Fibonacci spiral gets closer and closer to a Golden Spiral as it increases in size because of the ratio of each number in the Fibonacci series to the one before it converges on Phi, 1.618, as the series progresses. Beginning with Zero, then 1, it then moves on to the next number, as such : 0+1=1, 1+1=2, 2+1=3, 3+2=5, 5+3=8 and so forth. When we apply this mathematical formula to quantify or measure the movement of energy or Consciousness within time or space, the Fibonacci Spiral loses its connection going back to the Zero Point or Source, instead the sequence uses the previous number to add into itself to get to the next higher number of the sequence. It has no center connection, so it attaches to another or consumes what is in its path to expand. Fibonacci Spirals illustrates the math used to perpetuate the war over energy, therefore the Consciousness suppression on the earth. When the sequence grows in number or size, it is due to the consumption of the previous values in order to grow itself larger. The larger it gets, the more it consumes, progressively moving out and away from the organic Krystal Spiral of the original core manifestation body or divine template body, as it expands. Therefore the Fibonacci Spiral is a mathematical model of Metatronic Reversal recorded in the consciousness fields that ultimately attach like a parasite to a living host, collecting waste products, such as accumulating toxic Miasma fields, which form into the Qlippoth or Adverse Sephiroth, in the Phantom Matrix to infect the Universal Tree of Life.

Golden Spiral

In geometry, a Golden Spiral is a logarithmic spiral whose growth factor is φ, the Golden Ratio. That is, a golden spiral gets wider (or further from its origin) by a factor of φ 1.618 for every quarter turn it makes. Since the ratio between consecutive Fibonacci numbers approaches the Golden Ratio as the Fibonacci numbers approach infinity, so too does this Golden Spiral get more similar to the previous approximation the more squares are added. [4]

Krystal Spiral

The differences between the Krystal Spiral and Fibonacci Spiral and the Golden Ratio Fibonacci spiral and sequence can be understood in terms of their respective relationships to their creation point. The Krystal Spiral and the mathematical sequence from which it emerges comes directly from the Zero Point or central point of all union. The Krystal Spiral perpetually retains a living, breathing connection through the preservation of what came before, as it expands through Multiplication.

 

HGS Reference: Correct Calculus, Mathematical Code, “Golden Ratio” Page 80

References:

  1. Golden Ratio
  2. Live Science
  3. Vitruvian Man
  4. Golden Spiral

See Also:

Krystal Spiral

Sacred Geometry

 

~via Ascension Glossary

LISA RENEE: “Connecting with Spirits of Air”

In this meditation we intend to connect with the Spirits of Air, in order to deeply communicate the ways we can be of service to the air elements.

 

With love and compassion in our heart, we ask to connect and communicate with the Spirits of Air, the living consciousness of the atmosphere of our planet, and to recognize the air elementals as living consciousness inside our own body, as an intrinsic part of our elemental body and DNA code.

 

With deep love and sincerity, we speak to the air element as one with our sacred heart, and through our dedication to heal ourselves and the earth, we call upon the sacred sovereign cosmic law to communicate our love, gratitude and heartfelt desire to acknowledge and support the healing of the Air elements, and the living spirit of Air, inside our body and throughout the atmosphere of the earth.

 

Now imagine that you can feel the wind, the wind is blowing gently around your body, acknowledge the spirit of the wind and air as you experience the wind through the external senses of your physical body.

 

Call to your mind to deeply feel and remember the moments in time when you have experienced the wind and air as sensations on your physical body.

 

As you intend to feel and connect with the living spirit in the wind and air, let it relax you to go even deeper, allow the animated sensation of the feelings of the wind to awaken your spirit within, with each deep breath of air circulating through your lungs and body to transport you into the altered state of extra dimensional reality.

 

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~via Ascension Glossary

 

Photo by Ascension Avatar – July 25, 2019

“Specter with a Scepter”

 

‘$HITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD’ ~ Phillip Schneider on “Trump’s EPA Wants to Reverse Round-Up Verdict — Protecting Bayer-Monsanto”

“After Bayer AG, which recently acquired the Round-Up herbicide in a $63 billion buyout of Monsanto, has once again been found guilty in a California court for not informing customers that their product can cause cancer. The Trump Administration on the other hand, wants that ruling overturned. In August of 2018, Monsanto lost their first big lawsuit alleging that the active ingredient of their Round-Up herbicide causes cancer. Ever since that day, thousands of plaintiffs have began suing Monsanto for causing their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. One of those plaintiffs is Edwin Hardeman, who was the first to challenge Monsanto in a federal court. The judge overseeing Edwin’s suit even restricted him from discussing Monsanto’s past, Hardeman’s ‘personal history’, and information about regulatory decisions, barring him from talking about anything besides whether Round-Up caused his cancer. Despite what his attorneys argued was a huge disadvantage, he was still able to get his point across, won the suit against Monsanto, and was awarded $25 million. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Justice Department want to see that ruling overturned by a higher court, according to a Ninth Circuit court brief filed in December. Bayer’s stock soared immediately thereafter. This decision isn’t surprising seeing as though Trump ran his whole campaign on the economy, not environmental or health safety. According to a 2017 Associated Press analysis, almost half of Trump’s EPA appointees have previous industry ties, with about one-third previously working as lawyers or lobbyists for chemical or fossil fuels companies like Monsanto. Twenty-four ethics waivers were signed by Trump pick Don McGahn allowing former industry members to oversee the industries they used to work for. In November, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Trump Administration had unlawfully excluded millions of tons of toxic materials from undergoing safety review, including common products such as fire retardant, house paint, and insulation. The Trump Administrations argument as to why the Hardman case should be ignored is that the Trump EPA does not classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, and therefor Bayer and Monsanto have no need to label it as such. However, a plethora of research shows the opposite. In a recent 2019 meta-analysis, scientists found that glyphosate exposure could raise the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer by as much as 41%. It doesn’t appear that the Trump Administration will allow Bayer’s stock to go down without a fight, but I have a feeling that isn’t going to stop victims of Round-Up from seeking justice.”

~Phillip Schneider

~via

Waking Times

ELVA THOMPSON: “The End Game”

“The matrix mind is blown when we ‘real eyes’… the truth about the manipulation of our genome, the fabrication of our history, and how human beings that once walked the path of interdimensionality became the blood sacrifice, the cannon fodder for an alien species proxy wars… battles between evil and evil. The games are designed for two things — to waste our life in a fantasy world — while in the name of profit, the natural world is being destroyed all around us. And secondly to stimulate the unthinking survival mind of the reptile brain, so we can go on a rampage, beat up our partner, or go on a killing spree… because that is exactly what we are being programmed to do by the media of whatever form. And, the crime of all crimes is that these soulless creatures are targeting children… Does our path in life have a heart or are we cogs in the matrix machine?”

~Elva Thompson

 

Speak I of Ancient Atlantis, speak of the days of the Kingdom of Shadows, speak of the coming of the children of shadows.
Out of the great deep were they called by the wisdom of earth-men, called for the purpose of gaining great power.

Far in the past before Atlantis existed, men there were who delved into darkness, using dark magic, calling up beings from the great deep below us.

The Grand Cosmic Year of twenty-six thousand years ended on December 21st 2012. The auspicious date recorded on the Mayan Calendar when the age of Piscean materialism gave way to the mental Age of Aquarius.

In the reset from the old to the new, the rulers of this construct have paved the way for their vision of a new world order. They have abolished the remainder of our freedoms under the guise of safety and protection; blatantly stolen public lands for the benefit of their political oil and gas money machine, and other anti-life interests that keep them in power. Without a whimper from the public, government officials have scrapped environmental protection, opened up the wholesale slaughter of endangered species, and spied on everything we write and say…and still we sleepwalk through life thinking the future is a promise.

And, while we dream, the ‘smooth savage clean-cut nice guy of TV scenes’, the psychopathic beast that is elected to represent us is feathering its own nest and plotting our demise.

When we consider all the ways we are being betrayed by the elected snake oil salesman that are supposed to represent us… it is breathtaking!

A Spiritual Smack

It’s time the Cosmos knocked some sense into us… make us ‘real eyes’ what’s going on in a ‘whirled’ that seeks to divide us on every level: sex, class, race and creed. On a heart based level, humans are one Nation, one Archetype… so, why have we allowed the programme of Duality, and our inherited thought forms to divide us?

Does our path in life have a heart or are we cogs in the matrix machine?

In the isolation of the ‘special individual’, we have become polarised — controlled by our investment in self to become pawns on the chess board of life, and at the mercy of pull and push governments, out of control dictators, and faceless corporations… entities that have done everything in their power to destroy our spiritual connection to Source Creation… and trample on our hearts.

When we consider all the ways we are being betrayed by the elected snake oil salesman that is supposed to represent us… it is breathtaking!

Constant war, starvation by design, weather manipulation, nano particulates sprayed into our environment to modify our DNA, fluoride in our water, GMOs, vaccinations, glyphosate laced food, the decimation of our wildlife, the deforestation of our planet, destruction of heart based music, and of course sacrificing us on the digital altar of destructive science.

Estranged From Nature

From tribal people free to roam a world without fences and walls, we have been rounded up and put into cities of concrete and glass — shut off from spiritual reality and put in a box along with our thinking.

Researchers from the Douglas Mental Health Institute in Montreal found that city dwellers showed the highest levels of activity in the amygdala, and anterior cingulate cortex of the brain. These complex brain structures regulate emotions, store memories and have been associated with various mental health illnesses including depression, generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and phobias…

…in other words mental illness.

We were all aboriginal people at one time — is the forced destruction of our inclusive sonic reality the root cause of our spiritual unease — the cause of our constant searching for meaningful connection with life?

The War on Consciousness

The managers of the human farm: the royal blue bloods and their fawning political errand boys on both sides of the ‘red and blue’ aisle are well aware of how we, the compromised animals called homo sapiens operate. They are up to speed manipulators of our emotions, and are well aware that we as co-creators with Source define our reality by our thinking on an individual and collective basis. Therefore, because our thoughts are electromagnetic extensions of our intent, our rulers can deliberately manipulate and programme our minds with fear and negatively charged information. This negativity is further compounded by blood sacrifice at the energetic centres and sacred places on our planet.

The negative thought forms released by torture and sacrifice go into the energy grid that bathes our third dimensional conflict driven plane, and consequently into the ‘non thinking’ collective hive mind. This ‘hateful vibration’ creates havoc and negative effects in our own lives — and in the life of the planet. In our ignorance we have become prisoners of the black mirror — the looking-glass of our opposite energetic reality.

The world is a scary place when we wake up to the truth about who runs the fractal geometric construct we call earth. The matrix mind is blown when we ‘real eyes’… the truth about the manipulation of our genome, the fabrication of our history, and how human beings that once walked the path of interdimensionality became the blood sacrifice, the cannon fodder for an alien species proxy wars… battles between evil and evil.

It’s hard to deal with… full bloody stop.

The Alien Agenda

The secret alien agenda has always controlled the flow of information on this plane, fomented wars by funding both sides, and created all patriarchal fear based control religions.

It is they who decide what we are taught as ‘truth’ — it gets beaten into us. The bigger the trauma the better… and many never recover from the programming… never claim their right to live their lives. Instead, they adhere to status quo thinking and poison themselves, and sentient reality with unfulfilled lives, hate and resentment.

Social Engineering

The culture of violence that has taken over the world’s stage is a direct result of social engineering. The satanic cabal that runs the show want humanity to turn on itself, to behave like armies of sub-human brutes and turn the planet into a massive killing field. They have turned us into instruments of their own parasitic will, pitted nation against nation, brother against brother, and mother against son.

The Luciferian agenda has attacked us on every level of our being using fear, indoctrinated ideals and a bogeyman of someone else’s thinking. Through lies, misdirection and waving a carrot on a stick in front of our noses, they have led us into slavery, cashed in on our ‘greed and need’ for ‘smart’ everything.

They even control the music we listen to. They make sure that our modern-day songs resonate with the devils chord. Standard tuning A-440 Hz only resonates on the three lower chakras. It is heartless music, purely third dimensional, and a war on spiritual consciousness, all courtesy of the Rockefeller Foundation. Information on A-440hz can be found: medicalveritas.org/musical-cult-control/

Illuminati Much!

It is no accident that the daily dose of information projected at us by the media is inherently violent, divisive and narcissistic. Violence is encouraged even glorified under the bloody banner of patriotism in main stream news’ tv shows, Hollywood films… and let’s not forget video games.

Definition of gamer: a person who plays video games or participates in role-playing games.

According to statistics as of July 2018 there were 2.2 billion gamers in the world… are you shocked? I was.

That is a staggering third of the population playing computer games… games that mirror life….

Games about the picking of sides and a fight for alpha status… to be a winner! Everyone is programmed to want to be a winner just like a male dog pissing on a tree to mark its ‘winning’ territory.

The games are designed for two things — to waste our life in a fantasy world — while in the name of profit, the natural world is being destroyed all around us. And secondly to stimulate the unthinking survival mind of the reptile brain, so we can go on a rampage, beat up our partner, or go on a killing spree…because that is exactly what we are being programmed to do by the media of whatever form.

And, the crime of all crimes is that these soulless creatures are targeting children….

Children at Risk

“As many as 97% of US kids age 12-17 play video games, contributing to the $21.53 billion domestic video game industry. More than half of the 50 top-selling video games contain violence. Violent video games that have been blamed for school shootings, increases bullying and violence towards women. Critics argue that these games desensitize players to violence, reward players for simulating violence, and teach children that violence is an acceptable way to resolve conflicts.” [Source: Procon.org]

And it doesn’t stop there. Now we have untested 5G to contend with.

5G and Mind Control

Here’s an interesting piece of information from CH4 News, Feb 5th, 2001… note the date and imagine how far they have got with their zombifying tech in 2019.

“Mass UK mind control technology and zombification of Britain’s Police has been a reality. The British government spent 2 and a half billion pounds on a 400 MHz pulse modulated microwave transmitter network which broadcast 17.6 Hz into the brains of all Britain’s police and anyone living near the planned transmitters, to be used by the CIA in research in optimal mind-control. The TETRA system will also flood the New York and London underground, so commuters will regularly be exposed to behavioural modification during rush hour.’

But there is nothing to see here for the hive. After all, it’s all for their safety and convenience.

The New World Order for the Next Grand Cosmic Year

The cabal’s end-game is to micro chip us. It should be easy in this convenience now world of sheeple people. Everyone who doesn’t get the game play wants to be superman or superwoman, and will queue up for digital enhancement and, is it possible that this old/new technology will transform their reality into a new matrix?

Remember that to get around Cosmic Law the scum bags have to tell us what they intend to do. Is the film the Matrix their karmic escape route? if so… their agenda is almost a faite accompli and all done in secrecy while we were sleep walking.

Viola! The New World Order will have created a new species of digitally controlled zombie slaves called homo borgiensis.

Coming Out of Denial and Cognitive Dissonance

The evil that has taken root in our minds is energetic and its aim is to disconnect us individually, and as a species from original Source Creator.

For those of us who still have our own mind, it’s time to stand back and take a good look at the concept we call life. Time to start investigating the causes of the hateful, divisive rhetoric that has taken hold of our thinking, and our world… and see if any resonance in that quagmire belongs to Self, and if so, how deeply we are invested in the game.

Go Into the Looking Glass

Reality is dual — there is a physical world and an energetic mirror image and, in the moments of everyone’s now, billions of thoughts… good and bad are creating our reality ‘brick by thinking brick’, on a personal and collective level. Our lives, and the fate of nations are the result of our thinking and its extension action.

Don’t you think it’s time to get our thinking house in order and align ourselves with Life?

There is a lot of hype and expectation about the Age of Aquarius, so lets take a look. Aquarius is the first house in the New Grand Cosmic Year. It is ruled by Uranus, the seventh ray planet of the violet force… the seventh colour of the rainbow. Uranus is explosive, breaking up old thought forms and habits. It is the spiritual wrecking ball that leads us through the restricting rings of Saturn with its cemented traditions and limitations into occult understandings where the hidden is revealed.

Uranus is the planet of spiritual rebellion and redemption…

We are in a time of transition — Uranus will rock the boat of this world and we should expect to see our lives in upheaval, empires rise and fall, and a new order take its place. What that order is… is up to us. It depends upon our thinking.

Uranus… uranium is the force of change on every level of our spiritual awareness and physical existence. It is the cleansing wind of Soul Creation — nothing will be left untouched, and so my fellow travellers it is time to re-forge our links with nature and its kingdoms. Rise above the petty squabbles, the drama, the hate of the hive mind, and be sovereign once again.

We walk this journey on our own, and at this stage of the game, humanity in its divisive vibrational state will never rise to ascension frequency, nor partake of the promise offered by mystical Christianity.

But we can. Let’s align ourselves with life…take care of our little space and become creators of the Beauty Road.

We are on our own walk back to Source Creation. Follow your heart and join the fourth dimensional rebellion.

 

~via WakingTimes.com

ECOWATCH: “Trump’s EPA Won’t Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide”

“Siding with pesticide corporations over the health and well-being of kids is the new normal at the EPA. Today’s decision underscores the sad truth that as long as the Trump administration is in charge, this EPA will favor the interests of the chemical lobby over children’s safety.” 

Ken Cook – President, Environmental Working Group

 

President Donald Trump‘s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not ban the agricultural use of chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide that the EPA’s own scientists have linked to brain damage in children.

The decision, announced Thursday, was a response to a petition from public health and environmental groups who had pushed for a ban. The agency ruled that “critical questions remained regarding the significance of the data” on the pesticide’s health effects.

The ruling is the latest in a series of Trump EPA decisions that weaken chemical safety rules. In April, it opted against a full ban on asbestos in favor of restrictions that critics say could usher in new uses. Also this year, it issued restrictions on a paint-stripping chemical that were weaker than a ban proposed during the Obama years. Finally, just last week, it widely expanded the use of the pesticide sulfoxaflor, which its own scientists have shown can harm bees.

“Siding with pesticide corporations over the health and well-being of kids is the new normal at the EPA,” Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook said in a statement. “Today’s decision underscores the sad truth that as long as the Trump administration is in charge, this EPA will favor the interests of the chemical lobby over children’s safety.”

The EPA’s decision came after a federal court ordered the agency to make a final call on the ban by mid-July. Chlorpyrifos has been banned for home use since 2000, but farmers have continued to spray it on crops like apples, strawberries, broccoli and corn. The Obama administration had initiated a ban on agricultural uses of the pesticide, but Trump’s EPA reversed it, setting off a legal battle with environmental advocates. In the absence of federal action, states have moved against the pesticide on their own. Hawaii became the first state to ban chlorpyrifos in 2018, and California announced it would ban the chemical in May. New York is also moving towards a ban.

Research has linked chlorpyrifos exposure to lower IQ, memory loss, breathing problems and increased risk of autism in babies born to mothers who lived near farms where it was sprayed.

“What we have with chlorpyrifos is multiple academic research projects that have shown that actual children who actually live in California are being harmed by this chemical,” said Center for Environmental Health senior scientist Caroline Cox. “It’s pretty rare that you have that kind of evidence for any toxic chemical.”

So how was the EPA able to decide that the science wasn’t conclusive? The ruling was a direct consequence of former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt‘s decision to limit the kinds of studies that regulators could use to make decisions.

Under Mr. Pruitt, the agency proposed a rule saying it could not consider scientific researchunless the raw data behind it was made public, saying the issue was a matter of transparency. Scientists argued that studies measuring human exposure to pesticides and other chemicals often rely on confidential health information and argued the E.P.A.’s real motivation was to restrict the ability to develop regulations.

In opting not to ban chlorpyrifos, the E.P.A. rejected a major study conducted by Columbia University on its effects on children in New York City. The E.P.A. said because it was unable to obtain the raw data and replicate that study, which linked the insecticide to developmental delays, it could not independently verify the conclusions.

The 12 groups who brought the petition against the EPA vowed to keep fighting.

“We will continue to fight until chlorpyrifos is banned and children and farmworkers are safe from this dangerous chemical,” they said in a joint statement reported by Earthjustice, the legal organization that represented the groups.

Former senior EPA attorney Kevin Minoli thought that federal courts would ultimately rule in favor of a ban.

“To me, this starts the clock on the use of chlorpyrifos on food crops in the US.”

 

~via EcoWatch.com