Prohibiting hostile use of environmental modification techniques
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Prohibiting hostile use of environmental modification techniques hearing before the Subcommittee on Oceans and International Environment of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, second session ... January 21, 1976. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on Oceans and International Environment.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Weather control -- War use.

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF26 .F6625 1976
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 46 p. ;
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5014042M
LC Control Number76601573

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Use of environmental modification techniques for hostile purposes does not play a major role in military planning at the present time. Such techniques might be developed in the future, however, and would pose a threat of serious damage unless action was taken to prohibit their use. The Environmental Modification Convention (ENMOD), formally the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques is an international treaty prohibiting the military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects. The Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD Convention) is an instrument of international disarmament law specifically intended to protect the environment in the event of armed conflict. It prohibits hostile use of the environment as a means of Size: 72KB. hostile use of environmental modification techniques (with annex). Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December Authentic texts: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. Registered ex officio on 5 October MULTILATERAL Convention sur l'interdiction d'utiliser des techniques deFile Size: KB.

In its Article I the Convention, which is part of disarmament efforts, prohibits the Contracting Parties from engaging in "military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects as the means of destruction, damage or injury to any other State Party". The conference shall review the operation of the Convention with a view to ensuring that its purposes and provisions are being realized, and shall in particular examine the effectiveness of the provisions of paragraph 1 of article I in eliminating the dangers of military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques. The Working Group on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques held twenty-nine meetings between 2 July and 1 September , attended by all CCD members present at the session. During the Working Group, several modifications to the text of the convention were agreed upon. the dangers of military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques. 2. At intervals of not less than five years thereafter, a majority of the States Parties to the Convention may obtain, by submitting a proposal to this effect to the Depositary, the convening of a conference with the same objectives. Size: 74KB.

History: The problem of artificial modification of the environment for military or other hostile purposes was brought to the international agenda in the early s. In July , USA and USSR agreed to hold bilateral discussions on measures to overcome the danger of the use of environmental modification techniques for military purposes and. In July the U.S. Government renounced the use of "climate modification techniques" for hostile purposes. Both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives held hearings, beginning in , and the Senate adopted a resolution in calling for an international agreement "prohibiting the use of any environmental or geophysical modification activity as a Followers: Ironically, Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD) were acknowledged by the UN in upon the signing in Geneva of the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques. Since then climate manipulation has been amply documented by Size: KB. prohibiting the hostile use of environmental modification techniques. The resulting “Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use File Size: KB.