Lightning of itself emits Nitrogen into the atmosphere, and Nitrogen is good for trees and plants. So generating lightning by seeding the atmosphere with ionized gas (plasma) actually helps the environment by helping rain forests thrive. As the equator swells due to hyper melting of the ice caps due to global warming, there is more rain now, and we can expect more rain in the future, and hence more naturally occurring lightning near the equator.
If we can capture this unlimited energy from the atmosphere and feed it into the electrical grids worldwide and for use by electric vehicles so as to replace or supplement fossil fuels, we can reverse the phenomena known as global warming.
Deflecting Radiation: Electric fields and Artificial Atmospheres
Alpha particles are positively charged, beta particles are negatively charged and gamma radiation is electrically neutral. This means that alpha radiation and beta radiation can be deflected by electric fields, but gamma radiation is not deflected. Magnetic fields: Because they consist of charged particles, alpha radiation and beta radiation can also be deflected by magnetic fields. Just as with electric fields, gamma radiation is not deflected by magnetic fields. Remember that opposite charges attract. Beta particles are negatively charged so they will be attracted towards a positively charged plate. And positive alpha particles will be attracted towards a negatively charged plate.
It should not be overlooked that the Super Capacitor probe electrodes can be so biased by pre-charging the circuit (by windmill turbine, charging the battery, hydro-electric turbine or otherwise), that the Super Capacitor can function as a veritable atmospheric vacuum cleaner of nuclear fallout by exposing both positively biased and negatively biased probe electrodes at various locations in the atmosphere where harmful radiation has contaminated the atmosphere. Used with a nuclear powered Tesla coil, one can imagine the creation of nuclear powered artificial atmospheres.
Super Capacitors are labor intensive to build, which can help reduce the unemployment rate worldwide.