What are They Spraying in The Sky?

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January 5, 2018 -- First reported in 1998, jet-dispersed aerosols appear to be filling the sky with artificial clouds, precisely matching the description of a weather modification patent held by a top U.S. defense contractor. Dubbed "chemtrails" by observers, the aerosols are thought to be a brew of aluminum and other toxic metal oxides harmful to the environment and human health.

Activists who've delved deeper into the matter say a massive spray campaign is underway around the planet, one altogether different from the practice of cloud seeding to stimulate rainfall.  To the contrary, chemtrails aren't generated to relieve drought conditions, but in part to create them. The dispersed aerosols are formulated to keep normal clouds from condensing into precipitation. Over time, an enormous airborne reservoir of sequestered water vapor is generated, then steered for hundreds of miles with other weather modification technology. Eventually, the clouds will condense and the moisture will fall to the ground – sometimes in an ark-like deluge or "snowmageddon", or as a mile-wide tornado. Chemtrail opponents have branded this phase of the secret program weather warfare. And they claim the U.S. Air Force is in charge of it.

Needless to say, the subject is controversial. Dismissed by federal officials as a misunderstood natural phenomenon, these artificial clouds may still be hazardous, even if you're not standing beneath one when its travels come to an end. To unravel the mystery and separate the facts from urban legend, you should check out two documentary films, What in the World are They Spraying?, and Why in the World are They Spraying?, which are available on YouTube. You can also order them from Amazon.com.

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So far, the mainstream media and even the editors at Wikipedia have promoted the U.S. Air Force position that chemtrails don't exist and anyone who thinks they do is the victim of a conspiracy theory. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, these two DVD's may be the Mona Lisa that puts the matter to rest.

Produced by G. Edward Griffin, Michael Murphy and Paul Wittenberger, the documentaries feature scientists, retired USDA workers, a strategic weapons consultant, military historian, investigative journalists and even a former TV weatherman.  Together, they paint a chilling picture of a covert campaign to geoengineer the weather and contaminate the environment for generations to come. The films also explore several related subjects, including the quest by agribusinesses to eliminate non-GMO farms, and new stock market products that allow investors to profit from weather-related catastrophes.

So, what exactly comprises a chemtrail cocktail? First of all, the phenomenon is not to be confused with normal airplane contrails. ("Con" refers to the condensation that occurs when water vapor exhaust is emitted by jet engines in cold air, leaving a temporary trail behind the plane.) According to those interviewed in the films, a combination of vaporized aluminum, barium, strontium, and a variety of other ingredients is pumped into storage tanks on board non-commercial jet aircraft. Pilots fly the planes to their appointed destinations and disperse the material at high altitudes via dispensers mounted on the wings and/or tail. Aluminum oxide may also be added to the jet's fuel supply and get emitted from the engines.

At this point, the sprayed aerosols make contact with the air and the metals oxidize, generating nano-sized particulates that can remain aloft in the sky for up to 20 hours. If there are natural clouds nearby, the nanoparticles will chemically latch onto the water vapor to prevent precipitation. Barium is included in the oxide brew in part to provide a whitening effect. This disguises the metallic signature and gives a more cloud-like appearance to the aerosols.

Chemtrails are initially distinguishable by their elongated formations or gridlike pattern. However, as the particulate matter spreads out, the formations become either wispy fragments of artificial cirrus, or a murky, smoke-like haze. The artificial brew then migrates eastwards, following air currents or the jet stream.

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Although chemtrails have been sighted in many states and countries, the sprayings are especially prevalent in the Pacific Northwest.  Former weatherman Scott Stevens and military weapons consultant Mark McClandish claim in the films that the West Coast is targeted in order to sequester water vapor from fronts coming off the ocean. Not surprisingly, the timing of the alleged Air Force program has coincided with the exceptional drought in California.  Over the past two decades, mega-wildfires have deforested tens of millions of acres throughout the West.  It's possible that a more conductive atmosphere created by the airborne metals may be triggering lightning strikes as well.

A former USDA Farm Service Agency specialist, Rosalind Peterson, and retired USDA biologist Francis Mangels explain in the films that the aerosol spraying program is disrupting micro-climates, inhibiting photosynthesis, destroying the ozone layer (causing more damaging UV rays) and raising soil pH to an unhealthy level. Micro-organisms essential to nourishing plant life are also disappearing, which in turn jeopardizes the survival of the plants and trees themselves.

Mangels has measured soil and water samples -- including a lined pond near his home in Redding, California -- and turned up high concentrations of aluminum oxide, along with lesser amounts of barium and strontium. After first ruling out alternative explanations, he traced the source of the contaminants to rainfall. Even more disturbing, measurements of the snow pack on Mt. Shasta revealed an increase of aluminum many times the permissable rate established by the EPA. At an Anti-Geoengineering conference in 2015, Mangels said that he'd also found aluminum oxide nanoparticles inside the circulatory system of plants he'd analyzed.

The ethics of controlling the weather and climate have been discussed for decades, including the 2010 book by James Fleming of Colby College, "Fixing The Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control."

As the moisture-laden artificial clouds cross the Continental Divide, other forms of weather modification technology are deployed to tap into this massive airborne lake. Nick Begich, Jr., son of the late Alaska congressman of the same name, explains in Why in the World are They Spraying? that a weather modification facility set up in his home state can help create the condions for a storm, steer it in a specific direction and even increase its intensity.  This can be accomplished in part by transmitting a high energy radio frequency beam into the ionosphere, which creates cyclotron resonance. The idea was first proposed by the electrical genius Nikola Tesla in the early 20th century, and later taken up by physicist Dr. Bernard Eastland, who patented it in 1987.

Even the course of the jet stream can be altered, according to Begich, who wrote the 1995 book Angels Don’t Play This Haarp. HAARP stands for High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, a program run by the U.S. Air Force in Alaska until 2015, when the University of Alaska Fairbanks assumed control of the facility. UAF says HAARP will continue to function as an experimental project for researchers, including those working on military projects. A second facility is up and running in Puerto Rico, and a third is alleged to be secretly operating elsewhere in Alaska. Elsewhere in the world, HAARP-like stations operate in Northern Scandinavia (EISCAT) and at Russia's Sura Ionospheric Heating Facility. (One other facility was recently rumored to be operating in the Pacific Ocean on Isla Guadalupe, 150 miles from the Baja peninsula.)

With the weather modification equipment thus deployed, the volume of moisture arriving from west to east may either produce large hail, heavy rainfall or an unexpected blizzard. Other tools are available to generate or manipulate tornadoes and hurricanes, produce snow at non-freezing temperatures, or cause a torrent of rain to pound same location for several days. For their part, U.S. Air Force officials have steadfastly denied any involvement in aerosol sprayings since they were first observed, claiming that the alleged chemtrails are simply a hoax.

Non-military federal agencies support this position.  According to a 2001 fact sheet (PDF) jointly issued by the EPA, NOAA, FAA and NASA, "persistent contrails are line-shaped clouds... [formed by aircraft that] ...often evolve and spread into extensive cirrus cloud cover that is indistinguishable from naturally occurring cloudiness. The fact sheet also states that the grid-like, tic-tac-toe appearance of contrails simply reflects the ordinary flight patterns of commercial and military air traffic. There is no explanation as to why these "persisent" trails started appearing almost daily in the sky only about twenty years ago, or why so much video footage shows the trails emitted from locations on the aircraft other than the engines. Neither does the fact sheet explain why ordinary clouds transform into haze when they encounter the trails.

And there was more obfuscation to come. In November, 2016, three scientists with the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford teamed up with the founder of the websites Contrail Science and Metabunk.org, Mick West, to conduct and publish a survey in the journal Environmental Research Letters. Calling to mind the old Crest toothpaste commercial that boasted "four out of five dentists surveyed...", the authors stated "Results show that 76 of the 77 scientists (98.7%) that took part in this study said they had not encountered evidence of a SLAP." SLAP stands for "Secret Largescale Atmospheric Program", a term invented by the survey team. Following publication of their findings, a host of media outlets, from the Smithsonian Magazine to Huffington Post, jumped onto the SLAP bandwagon and heralded the survey as evidence that chemtrail opponents were wrong. The Huff piece even labeled them "chemtrail truthers". The New York Times joined the fray as well, neglecting to mention that the Carnegie Institution is a major player in stratospheric aerosol engineering. Besides that, less than 17 percent of the 465 scientists handpicked to participate in the survey responded.

Unimpressed by official denials that a spraying program was taking place, former Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio included a chemtrail ban in the first version of a 2001 bill known as the Space Preservation Act. (Kucinich was later persuaded by colleagues to drop the chemtrail reference in order to advance the bill to a vote, and the legislation never reached the floor of the House.) A short time later, the city councils of Berkeley and Richmond (both in Northern California) passed nonbinding resolutions to ban chemtrails.

Other local government agencies in the West have not been as quick to step up to the plate. In response to numerous citizen complaints, a state environmental official in Arizona told a town hall-like meeting that the sky laid outside her agency's jurisdiction. To which one citizen responded, "We are being sprayed like we're bugs, and it's really not OK." Meanwhile, representatives from the California counties of Siskiyou and Shasta have refused the persistent pleas of area residents to test the air and water for metal oxide contamination. In Shasta County, public hearings were held in 2014 to learn more about chemtrails, but no subsequent action was taken.

Of course, anyone who follows the trendy science of geoengineering knows all about weather modification and aluminum aerosol spraying. Noted academics in the field routinely discuss and publish papers about the techniques which the U.S. Air Force and other agencies have claimed for the past 14 years are a figment of the conspiracy theorist's imagination. Professor David Keith of Harvard  University even published a book on the subject, A Case for Climate Engineering in 2013. He later  appeared on The Colbert Report (on Comedy Central) to promote the idea.

That same year, a feature article about Prof. Keith in Harvard Magazine, called “Buffering the Sun”, describes the sprayings in a way that might allow even a third grader to connect the dots about chemtrails: “One suggestion, inspired by sulfur-spewing volcanoes, involves modifying a fleet of jets to spray sulfates into the stratosphere, where they would combine with water vapor to form aerosols. Dispersed by winds, these particles would cover the globe with a haze that would reflect roughly one percent of solar radiation away from Earth.”

So maybe chemtrails are not a hoax after all. As for the sulfates Keith talks about in his book, they're not what shows up in soil and water tests. In What in the World are They Spraying?, Keith is seen addressing a scientific conference in San Diego three years before his book release, stating that aluminum oxide is a far better choice for spraying because of its chemical properties. During a Q and A at the same conference, Keith was asked by Dane Wigington of the advocacy group Geoengineering Watch about health risks associated with dispersing aluminum oxide into the air and allowing it to accumulate on the ground and in drinking water. Keith claimed that he and his peers had yet to conduct any studies which might answer that question.

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