Russian Airline Tragedy: Malfunction, Human Error, Weather Related, Midair Collision or Sabotage?

Russian Airline Tragedy: Malfunction, Human Error, Weather-Related, Midair Collision or Sabotage?



by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)



Shortly after takeoff on Sunday, Domodedovo air traffic control lost contact with Saratov Airlines’ An-148 flight 703, bound for Orsk on the Russia/Kazakhstan border from Moscow.



All 65 passengers and six crew members were killed, including three children and three foreign nationals – reportedly citizens of Switzerland, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.



Valery Gubanov was an experienced pilot with around 5,000 flight hours. A large-scale search and rescue operation began Sunday after the crash – wreckage and body parts reportedly scattered over a wide area.



It’s too soon to know what caused the tragedy. Two flight recorders were recovered, their information crucial to determine what happened.



According to Russia’s Investigative Committee, the pilot reported no technical failures, no mayday call sent in flight. Airline spokeswoman Elena Voronova said aircraft maintenance fully conformed to proper operating standards.



During its ascent, the aircraft reached around 6,500 feet, then abruptly dropped nearly 1,000 feet, regained its stability briefly before dropping off radar contact.



On Monday, Tass said the plane didn’t break up in midair. It exploded on impact with the ground, citing Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko.



She explained “information from the flight recorders will enable experts of the IAC (Interstate Aviation Committee) to reconstruct the flight in detail and determine the cause of the crash,” adding:



“(D)uring the course of the preliminary investigation, all versions will be looked into, including the work to investigate the airline’s activity, the technical condition of the plane and the pilots’ professional level, as well as facts about the required training underwent.”



“(I)nvestigators have obtained fuel samples, the files of radio exchanges between flight controllers and the plane’s commander, the files of the system tracking the airliner on the ground and in the air, along with the radar’s electronic data on the plane’s flight.”



Flight recorders were severely damaged, decoding them still believed possible.



According to Tass, “(a) criminal case is being pursued under Article 263.3 of the Russian Criminal Code (violation of security requirements while using aircraft, resulting in the death of two and more persons through negligence).”



Was a bomb or something else responsible for the plane’s explosion on impact with the ground? Investigators will be looking into the possibility.



If suspicious fragments or other disturbing evidence is found, sabotage would have caused the disaster. 



So far, it’s unknown why it occurred. What downed the aircraft will be known once forensic analysis is completed.



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Geoengineered Winter Weather, The Chemical Ice Nucleation Factor

8pThe climate engineers have the power to chemically cool-down surface temperatures when enough atmospheric moisture is available to them. The more heavily and extensively the geoengineers utilize chemical ice nucleating materials, the more extreme the surface cooling that they can create. This is not speculation, but verifiable fact proven by patented processes. One example is below.

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Mainstream media covered the fact that Chinese scientists are engineering snowstorms, are we to believe that the US government and others aren’t doing the same?

The US military is as large as the next 10 largest militaries combined, thus they have the ability to carry out climate engineering (weather warfare) operations on the largest scale by far. Not only have US military commanders stated that the disintegrating climate is the greatest national security threat, they have long since stated their objective of “owning the weather”. Are we to believe that our government would ask our permission before deploying climate engineering operations? In fact, our government’s own documents prove climate engineering has been ongoing for decades. The “departure from normal high temperature” map below (from Dec 29, 2017) clearly revealed where surface temperatures were cold, and where they were not.

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The arc of below normal surface temperatures began at the Hawaiian islands and rotated clockwise up and over the “ridiculously resilient ridge” of drought creating a geoengineered high pressure zone that was created over the US West (from ionosphere heater installations like HAARP), then descends back down to the eastern US. This freeze / fry scenario has been ongoing in recent years

In order to engineer an end of year cool-down for parts of the US and Canada, the flow of moisture from the Pacific (that was until recently directed completely around California) was chemically nucleated by the climate engineers. What happens when these endothermic reacting materials rain down on far above freezing bodies of water like Lake Michigan? (the majority of Lake Michigan is still at nearly 45 degrees F)  Perfectly spherical ice balls form and start washing up on shorelines. The chemical nucleating elements form a nucleus around which ice continues to form.

How about all that temporary ice along the US East Coast which the media did their best to sensationalize?  Did anyone bother to check the ocean temperatures?

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Sea ice floats in Boston Harbor, Jan. 3, 2018, in Boston. Photo credit: AP

Why is so much ice forming on ocean waters that are 40 degrees F or higher? This fact should also be remembered and considered, sea water does not freeze until it reaches 28.4 degrees F. “Slush Waves” were also recorded along the coast near Boston, why are no official sources questioning this? Why are no official sources offering any reasonable explanations for such a phenomenon when ocean temperatures are 40 degrees F or higher? The answer is because they are not allowed to tell the truth. The illegal federal gag order on all National Weather Service (NWS) and all National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) employees should be a glaring red flag. Surface ice storms are also now a constant threat due to the chemical ice nucleating elements reaching the surface before solidifying.

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Photo credit: Jonathan Nimerfroh

How warm is the East Coast scheduled to get after the engineered weather whiplash cool-down passes? The “departure from normal high temperature” map below paints a shocking picture of East Coast warmth (in close proximity to a chemically nucleated cold zone in the center of the US) that was scheduled to follow on the heals of the media hyped (and completely engineered) “winter storms”. Will the geoengineers be able to alter the outcome of this “forecast” with yet another engineered cooldown? Winter storm “Hunter” is the next theatrically named creation of the climate engineers that will follow the temporary weather whiplash warm-up.

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The top 3 superpowers (USA, China, and Russia) have the largest militaries, and thus the greatest ability to effect the climate with their ongoing chemical ice nucleation cool-down operations. It is important to remember and consider that the majority of nations are either actively or passively participating in the global climate intervention programs. Comparing the more recent scheduled temperature anomaly forecast map below with the map shown earlier in this post reveals a number of profound weather whiplash changes occurring in the space of only a few days. Greenland has  gone from far below normal surface temperatures back to far above normal temperatures, the eastern US has done the same. Conversely, portions of Russia and China have done the opposite, going from far above normal to below normal. The geoengineered winter weather whiplash scenarios will continue to worsen rapidly, patented chemical ice nucleation processes are a primary factor. It must be remembered and considered that all “predictions” (scheduled weather) are in a state of constant flux. So much depends on what the climate engineers choose to do (or not to do) at any given window of time.

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Headlines from Siberia reveal an incident of uniformly spherical “ice boulders” suddenly washing up on the shores of Nyda, Russia. Are we to believe this is only an “act of nature” as “official sources” have told us?

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Photo credit: Ekaterina Chernykh

Why would the “ice boulders” occur with Arctic sea ice at record low levels? Why would perfectly spherical “ice balls” occur at all?  2012 was the previous record Arctic ice low for this time of year, 2016 has shattered that former record. 2017 has brought yet another new record low level of Arctic sea ice.

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Why would such formations occur from the record warm Arctic Ocean? Sea temperatures in some zones of the Arctic Ocean have been as much as 25 degrees above the 30 year average. This average was taken from 1981-2011, when the ocean temperatures were already warmer than the pre-industrial era.

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Why are governments and media doing all they can to hide the reality of the record warm Arctic from the public? There are many reasons, none of them are benevolent. Temperatures and ice melt in the polar regions are going completely off the charts as the “departure from normal temperature” map below makes clear.

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Siberia is undergoing massive engineered cooling assaults, but the extremely rapid warming of the planet is undeniable and climate engineering is helping to fuel the overall fire. Are the climate engineers trying desperately to reduce the methane “blowouts” that are occurring in Siberia due to rapidly thawing methane permafrost deposits? Whatever the case, the short term engineered (and highly toxic) cool-downs come at the cost of a worsened overall warming. 2017 is now officially the 2nd warmest year ever recorded, narrowly missing the record warm year of 2016, which broke the record set in 2015, which broke the record set in 2014.

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Photo credit: Andrey Naumenko

Again, the “experts” tell us that the “ice boulder” phenomenon is a “natural” occurrence. But if this is so, why is there no long term historical record (or pre 1945 photographs) of this phenomenon occurring? There is no such long term record (pre 1945) because the ridiculously uniform “ice boulders” are absolutely not natural. The climate engineers became very active in the polar regions immediately after the end of WWll, historical data confirms this fact. About the ice anomalies being “natural, the “experts” are simply lying, as they are paid to do. We are all swimming in a sea of lies and deception that is propagated by countless individuals in academia, media, and “official sources”, who have completely betrayed humanity in exchange for a paycheck and a pension. When will the population reactivate their sense of sanity and reason? When will the population recognize that our geoengineered skies should not look like they do? When will the population face the fact that steel structure high-rise buildings (building 7 on 911) don’t just fall down because of an office furniture fire on the lower floors? And why can’t the masses discern that miles of shorelines covered with almost perfectly uniform and symmetrical “ice boulders” is completely unnatural?
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Below is an article on chemical ice nucleation that I first posted in November of 2015. The information it contains is every bit as relevant now as it was then.

The Engineered Winter Deception, Chemical Ice Nucleation

All around the globe, extreme, destructive, and unprecedented “frozen precipitation” events are occurring. A great many of these events begin at temperature ranges far above the freezing point (though temperatures on the ground can drop precipitously as the nucleation process unfolds). Why? Most have never heard of “chemical ice nucleation for weather modification”, but patents exist for this process and the Chinese government has long since admitted to engineering frozen precipitation events. The 90 second video below is astounding, a 200 foot wide river of ice flowing through the Saudi desert on November 2nd, 2015.

Extreme hail events are happening with alarming frequency, often in the most unlikely locations where such storms have not historically occurred.

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“Ice storm” hits Saudi Arabia in Early November, 2015

When moisture laden storms are saturated with artificial/chemical ice nucleating elements (due to the destructive attempt by the climate engineers to temporarily cool-down ground temperatures on the ground), storms that would have been a deluge of rain become unprecedented onslaughts of frozen precipitation.

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Record hail storm in Quito, Ecuador, February 14, 2015

The damage being inflicted by the rapidly increasing hail storms is massive and growing.

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Record hail event, Bogata Columbia, February 22, 2015

Africa is also being subjected to unprecedented hail events.

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A record shattering 3 feet of hail is dumped on the East African nation of Eritrea, March 14, 2014

Below is a shocking photo of “ice balls” piled up on the shores of Lake Michigan. Why is there no long term historical record of such a profound phenomenon? Chemical ice nucleating materials form a central core of ice that builds up around itself. The motion of the waves then contribute to the spherical shape.

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“Ice balls” have formed and accumulated on Lake Michigan in the last few years, why? Such “ice balls” have even formed on lake water that was 40 degrees, how is this possible at temperatures far above the normal freezing point? Without chemical ice nucleation, it isn’t possible.

What is occurring on the shores of distant seas? Yet more “ice balls” have appeared in recent years.

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“Ice balls” on the Baltic Coast in Northern Poland. “Official” sources say this recent unprecedented phenomenon is just “natural”, are we to believe them?

Other European countries are noting the same phenomenon.

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Ice balls on the coast of Finland. The “official” explanation for this recent mysterious anomaly? Again, we are told it is a “natural” occurrence.

How natural do these “ice pancakes” look in the photo below?

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CNN news called these “ice pancakes”  “mysterious”. This phenomenon has also been observed on various lakes and rivers in recent years. It is the extreme uniformity of these formations that separates them from any natural phenomenon. Chemical nucleation materials are the core causal factor that produce the recent rash of profound ice formations

“Freezing rain” has now become commonplace. Extreme “ice storms” are wreaking havoc all over the globe. Depending on atmospheric conditions and temperatures, precipitation from storms that have been sprayed with chemical ice nucleating materials can reach the ground before actually freezing.

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This vehicle photo was taken in Versoix, Switzerland. Formerly unprecedented ice storms have now become the norm as the geoengineers do their best to create temporary chemical cool-downs in a rapidly warming world

Where can the most profound chemical ice nucleation examples be seen? The satellite photos below show completely unnatural ice formation structures on the Arctic ocean, September 15th, 2015. Arctic ocean temperatures have persisted at record high levels and the warming continues to worsen. Why would ice form in open water under such conditions, and in a manner that is completely different than the normal ice pack winter expansion? And all this during a year that has had record warmth and record ice melt in the Arctic? Surface ice formation on record warm seas worsens the overall warming by trapping the heat below.

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Another satellite photo taken over the Arctic Ocean, September 15, 2015. Extremely anomalous sea surface ice formation is clearly evident.

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Even into November, 2015, astoundingly high ocean temperatures have persisted and continue to shatter records. The map below clearly shows that sea surface temperatures were as much as 24.7 degrees ABOVE NORMAL in the Arctic ocean on November 7, 2015.

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Global ocean temperatures are skyrocketing so rapidly that scientists must keep updating charts to keep up.

The excerpt below was taken from a recently posted Article from “Arctic News”, it should be read carefully. Arctic news describes the effects of atmospheric particulates (primarily from geoengineering which Arctic news refuses to admit to). They then state clearly the negative overall effects of these particulates (again, a result of geoengineering). And at the end of the article from which this excerpt was taken, Arctic News and the Arctic Methane Emergency Group calls for global geoengineering to be deployed immediately, as if it has not already been going on for over 6 decades in clear view and causing catastrophic effects. We must all diligently “sift the baby from the bathwater” so to speak. Though the front line data from Arctic news is accurate and verifiable from other sources, their constant call for geoegineering to commence is extremely alarming.

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Particulates, in particular sulfate, can provide short-term cooling of the sea surface. Large amounts of sulfate are emitted from industrial areas in the east of North America and in East Asia. On the Northern Hemisphere, the Coriolis effect makes that such emissions will typically reach areas over the nearby ocean to the east of such industrial areas, resulting in the sea surface there being cooled substantially, until the particulates have fallen out of the sky. Since the sulfate is emitted on an ongoing basis, the cooling effect continues without much interruption.

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This sulfate has a cooling effect on areas of the sea surface where ocean currents are moving warm water toward the Arctic Ocean. Because the sea surface gets colder, there is less evaporation, and thus less heat transfer from the ocean to the atmosphere during the time it takes for the water to reach the Arctic Ocean. As a result, water below the sea surface remains warmer as it moves toward the Arctic Ocean.

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Similarly, as illustrated by above image, sulfur dioxide emitted in industrial areas in North America and East Asia can extend over the oceans, cooling the surface water of currents that are moving water toward the Arctic Ocean.

So the overall conclusion from Arctic News is that the atmospheric particulates are making a bad situation worse, not better. Yet, they continue to call for geoengineering deployment as if that is not the source of “atmospheric pollution” they have just condemned.

Below is a recent satellite photo of the sea surface off the coast of Greenland. Again we see an extremely anomalous and unprecedented pattern of ice formations like those shown earlier in this article. The massive chemical ice nucleation efforts in the Arctic, by the geoengineers, is undeniable.

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The AccuWeather “forecast” (scheduled weather) for November 16-20, 2015, shows snow with a daytime high of 59 degrees and a night time low of 40 degrees. Why?

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In the next map, we see snow again called for on the 22nd with the same temperatures as the earlier forecast, yet, on the 25th only rain is called for with much colder low temperatures? Snow is now often reported at temperatures up to 50 degrees and even above, welcome to the world of chemical ice nucleation. As previously mentioned, there are patents for such processes, and again, the Chinese scientists have openly admitted their programs to create engineered snow storms.

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What scenario are the geoengineers creating in the US with their chemical ice nucleated cool-downs? The exact antithesis of what has been the case in the US for the previous 3 winters. The extreme scenario shown in the most current NOAA map below is historically unprecedented, but in recent years has become the norm.

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The “scheduled” weather from the geoengineers is for temperatures to be up to 20 degrees below normal in the West, and 20 or more degrees above normal in the East.

Chemical ice nucleation of storms and precipitation does create a cold dense layer of air on the ground level that can drastically lower temperatures temporarily. But what is the overall cost? A decimated climate system, a worsened overall warming of the planet, and total contamination of the atmosphere and surface of our planet (due to the highly toxic fallout from the climate engineering programs). If you think your winter weather is natural, think again. Exposing the ongoing climate engineering insanity is challenge we must all face head on, make your voice heard in this battle. Forward solid informationto all those that need to know and don’t. Make every day count in this most critical fight.
DW

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BEST OF THE WEB: Mother Russia saves freezing US consumers as record-cold weather forces Washington to buy Russian gas

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Russia will deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the US, Kommersant daily reports. The reason for the deal is the sharp rise in gas prices on the east coast of the US.

An LNG tanker belonging to French energy company Engie is now shipping from the British port of Isle of Grain to an American terminal, Everett, located near Boston.

The gas being shipped is from Russia’s Yamal LNG plant, according to the newspaper. The tanker is due to arrive in the US on January 22.

As the newspaper reports, the deal was signed because of rising gas prices – to an unprecedented $6,300 per a thousand cubic meters – on the east coast of the US. Extreme weather conditions, in particular a snow storm, led to the price hike.

US sanctions against the Russian energy sector do not directly ban supplies of LNG to America from Moscow. However, Washington has repeatedly stressed it wants to oust Russia as Europe’s key gas supplier and has imposed sanctions that hinder the financing of Gazprom’s projects with Brussels.


Comment: Well aint that a daisy. US sanctions only ban or hinder OTHER COUNTRIES from buying Russian gas!

The tanker was loaded in the British port just after Russian tanker Christophe de Margerie arrived in the UK in December with the first batch of Russian LNG.


Comment:also forcing the Brits to break the sanctions they too signed. What a bunch of feckless eejits liberal-cosmopolitan Anglo-Americans are.

In December, Russia opened an LNG plant in the country’s northern region of Yamal. The ice-breaking tanker was named after the former CEO of Total, Christophe de Margerie, who died in a plane crash in Russia.


Comment: Yes, and in very suspicious circumstances at that.

The tanker can carry up to 173,000 cubic meters of LNG. Russia plans to build 15 tankers of that size.

Costing $27 billion, the plant will have three production lines and a total capacity of 16.5 million tons of LNG per year. Almost 96 percent of the Yamal LNG plant’s production has already been contracted.

The project is a joint venture between Russia’s NOVATEK (50.1 percent), Total (20 percent), CNPC (20 percent), and the Silk Road Fund (9.9 percent).

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Geoengineering: Waging Weather Warfare On World Populations

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Humanity’s attempt to manipulate Earth’s climate and life support systems is the absolute epitome of unbridled hubris. The ongoing global geoengineering assault has placed our planet under a state of siege. The thriving world we have formerly known is no more, we are accelerating at blinding speed toward a completely new and unimaginably challenging reality. What can we do to expose and halt the weather warfare assault? The ongoing criminal climate engineering operations are exposed in the PowerPoint presentation below. It was given at the Northern California event titled “Climate Engineering, Government Criminality, And Vaccine Dangers”.

Climate engineering is mathematically the most destructive form of anthropogenic activity ever unleashed on the biosphere. Geoengineering programs must also be considered biological warfare due to the highly toxic materials that are being dispersed into our skies. The fight to expose and halt climate engineering is a fight for life, nothing less. All are needed to help sound the alarm, sharing credible data from a credible source is essential to the effort. Make your voice heard while it can still make a difference.
DW

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Conspiracy Theory Now Conspiracy Fact, as Congress Holds Hearings on Weather Manipulation

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Washington, D.C. – Geoengineering is finally going mainstream as the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Energy Hearing, on Wednesday, held the first House hearing about the science that until now has generally been considered a “conspiracy theory” and relegated to the fringe’s of society by the Praetorian Guard mainstream media — controlled by the ruling power-elite oligarchy.

The controversial subject of climate engineering or weather modification – which was popularized, and oversimplified with the term “chem-trails” – is stepping from the shadows and into the light of public scrutiny for the first time.

The congressional hearing, titled “Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology,” was attended by members of the House committees as well as representatives of think tanks, academics, and researcher scientists to discuss the future of geoengineering research.

Participants in Wednesday’s hearing include Full Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Environment Subcommittee Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), and Energy Subcommittee Chairman Randy Weber (R-Texas). Testimony was presented by Dr. Phil Rasch, chief scientist for climate science, Laboratory Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Dr. Joseph Majkut, director of climate policy at the Niskanen Center; Dr. Douglas MacMartin, senior research associate, Cornell University; and Ms. Kelly Wanser, principal director, Marine Cloud Brightening Project, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington.

Interestingly, “Chemtrails” have long been the talk of conspiracy theories with massive amounts of disinformation being posted all over the internet including fake studies and photos. However, several real studies show that some ‘seeding’ or geoengineering may have already taken place – indicating that secret projects to test the science have likely already taken place.

A study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health suggests that geoengineering has already begun and that at least one substance being used is a toxic by-product of coal burning called coal-fly ash.

“The widespread, intentional and increasingly frequent chemical emplacement in the troposphere has gone unidentified and unremarked in the scientific literature for years. The author presents evidence that toxic coal combustion fly ash is the most likely aerosolized particulate sprayed by tanker-jets for geoengineering, weather-modification and climate-modification purposes and describes some of the multifold consequences on public health.”

The hearings largely operated as a coming out party for the field, and as an opportunity for the industry to attempt to solicit funding from the Trump administration to advance basic research.

A 2013 report by the Congressional Research Service, titled Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy provided a brief overview of the “geoengineering” technology:

The term ‘geoengineering’ describes this array of technologies that aim, through large-scale and deliberate modifications of the Earth’s energy balance, to reduce temperatures and counteract anthropogenic climate change. Most of these technologies are at the conceptual and research stages, and their effectiveness at reducing global temperatures has yet to be proven. Moreover, very few studies have been published that document the cost, environmental effects, socio-political impacts, and legal implications of geoengineering. If geoengineering technologies were to be deployed, they are expected to have the potential to cause significant transboundary effects.

 

In general, geoengineering technologies are categorized as either a carbon dioxide removal (CDR) method or a solar radiation management (SRM) (or albedo-modification) method. CDR methods address the warming effects of greenhouse gases by removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. CDR methods include ocean fertilization, and carbon capture and sequestration. SRM methods address climate change by increasing the reflectivity of the Earth’s atmosphere or surface. Aerosol injection and space-based reflectors are examples of SRM methods. SRM methods do not remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, but can be deployed faster with relatively immediate global cooling results compared to CDR methods.

During Wednesday’s hearing, the potential need to set up a regulatory structure within which experiments would be allowed, at a set scale, was discussed.

California congressman Jerry McNerney said he plans to soon introduce legislation to direct the Energy Department and other federal agencies to support two National Academy of Sciences reports on geoengineering. One would develop a research agenda for solar reflection methods; the other would provide guidance for governance of resulting experiments.

According to a report by investigative journalist Derrick Broze, writing for Activist Post:

“The push for discussion of geoengineering from the Trump administration should come as no surprise. Back in January 2017, Activist Post reported that ‘the U.S. Global Change Research Program quietly recommended new studies looking into two specific areas of research involving geoengineering.’ With the release of their report, the GCRP became the first scientists in the federal government to formally recommend studies involving geoengineering.”

Previously, we reported on Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John O. Brennan, addressing the topic of geoengineering while discussing instability and transnational threats to global security at a meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations in late June 2016.

During his long-winded talk of threats to US interests and how the largely CIA-created ISIL threat is impacting the world, Brennan brought up the topic of geoengineering.

Another example is the array of technologies—often referred to collectively as geoengineering—that potentially could help reverse the warming effects of global climate change. One that has gained my personal attention is stratospheric aerosol injection, or SAI, a method of seeding the stratosphere with particles that can help reflect the sun’s heat, in much the same way that volcanic eruptions do.

Brennan went on to echo the calls from some scientists who have called for aerial spraying.

An SAI program could limit global temperature increases, reducing some risks associated with higher temperatures and providing the world economy additional time to transition from fossil fuels. The process is also relatively inexpensive—the National Research Council estimates that a fully deployed SAI program would cost about $10 billion yearly.

Every expert to testify at Wednesday’s hearing noted that geoengineering techniques shouldn’t be substituted for efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and prepare for climate change impacts. Additionally, a letter, signed by 24 scientists and environmental advocates, stated that “any consideration of a Federally funded and coordinated research program into geoengineering must be in the context of a strategic portfolio of responses to climate change.”

According to The Sacramento Bee:

One idea gaining traction is to seed marine clouds with salt water or other particles, increasing their potential to reflect solar rays, cooling the earth. Its part of nascent and controversial branch of science known as “sunlight reflection methods,” or SRM.

 

“We think SRN could buy time for other (carbon-reduction) measures to be put in place,” said Philip J. Rasch, chief climate scientist for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington.

“If the worst case scenarios of global warming come to pass, these technologies could be used to help people, saving lives and economies from the worst effects of climate change,” added Joseph Majkut, director of climate policy at the Niskanen Center, a Washington D.C. think tank.

 

Rasch and Majkut are two climate specialists who testified Wednesday before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, which held a subcommittee hearing on the potential for “geoengineering” — a catchall for proposals to directly cool the atmosphere or pull carbon emissions from it.

 

Geoengineering, which includes SRM, has been discussed by scientists since the 1960s, but with mixed enthusiasm, said Rasch. Some experts fear that seeding clouds could have unintended effects, such as impacts on rainfall.

Scientists at the University of Washington formed the Marine Cloud Brightening Project, in an effort to bolster financial support for basic research, in hopes of running small-scale tests of adding particles to clouds.

In addition to seeding marine clouds, the team is also looking into what’s known as “stratospheric aerosol geoengineering,” which involves injecting reflective particles into the upper atmosphere, similar to a volcano during major eruptions, to produce a regional cooling effect.

During Wednesday’s House hearing Committee Chairman Smith noted that geoengineering “could have positive effects on the Earth’s atmosphere,” but cautioned “we have a lot to learn.”

Although Smith intimated that geoengineering could be preferable to increased regulation, stating, “While we are not sure this is plausible, some scientists believe it could achieve substantial environmental benefits at a cheaper cost than regulations,” he acknowledged the potential for “unintended consequences of geoengineering.”

Smith highlighted the fact that numerous studies have shown a “butterfly effect” whereby altering the climate in one region of the world can have disastrous effects elsewhere on the globe.

“One concern is that brightening clouds could alter rain patterns, making it rain more in some places or less in others,” Smith stated. “We still do not know enough about this subject to thoroughly understand the pros and cons of these types of technologies.”

Kelly Wanser, director of the Marine Cloud Brightening Project, encouraged “governance and regulatory efforts,” and emphasized that oversight should be “rapidly established.”

Joseph Majkut, Director of Climate Policy at The Niskanen Center, said during the hearing that “Congress has already given limited authority to regulate experiments intent on altering the weather, including changing planetary albedo,” but noted, “at this point, those regulations are limited to reporting requirements.”

Majkut called for Congress to implement “significant civil and administrative penalties” and “consider criminal liability” for violating the regulations, and raised the specter of an international governance regime related to geoengineering.

“Congress might also consider whether to extend that criminal liability not only to such experiments originating within or over the United States, but also conducted outside of our borders that result in an impact on the United States,” Majkut stated. “Such considerations would need the input of the diplomatic and international community.”

In a report for Activist Post, Broze noted:

The Niskanen Center is described as a libertarian think-tank aimed at influencing “Washington insiders,” as opposed to the public. The Center takes on issues like the environment and works to influence political leaders. In a recent blog titled “RIGHTLY GOVERNING SOLAR GEOENGINEERING RESEARCH,” Majkut and colleagues wrote about need for “small-scale field tests” and “a domestic regulatory governance structure for research.” Further, The Niskanen Center wrote that national governance structures might serve “as a test-bed for governance ideas” which could “seed discussions on international deployment” of geoengineering over the coming two decades.

 

The hearing’s emphasis on the need for domestic and international governance structures illustrates the uncertainty around how exactly geoengineering will affect neighboring nations and communities. The Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative recently released a statement in support of “well-governed research on geoengineering” and urged governments and other institutions to support the University of Calgary’s recent publication of a Code of Conduct for Responsible Geoengineering Research.

“Geoengineering is a matter for all society, worldwide, as it affects us all,” Carnegie wrote. “This means we need to hear many more voices than currently being heard in the geoengineering debate.”

There is no longer debate that geoengineering is real and that it can involve the injecting or spraying of materials into the atmosphere. While this technology has been slowly developed and deployed in the dark, it is clearly being allowed to be brought into the light of the mainstream now to condition the public for the technology’s operationalization.

It seems the public is largely being left out of the discussion.

Will the public speak up and force their voices to be heard, or will they be bullied into silence by being labeled a conspiracy theorist at the slightest mention of geoengineering?

Please share this story in hopes of waking people up to the fact that geoengineering is not a conspiracy theory, but a scientific reality we should all be fully aware of, and educated about!

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Re: Patel-Israel scandal grows as May tries to weather the storm

Quite how long Priti Patel can hold on to her job as a Secretary of State remains to be seen after she has been exposed as a liar over the finer details of her so-called family holiday to Israel over the summer. Not only did she trample over strict guidelines and protocols demanded by the seniority of her office, but she has also attempted to mislead journalists and the wider public over the nature of her trip, which has left her position untenable in the view of many people.

Speculation is rife that a battle of wills is ongoing between Westminster and Tel Aviv over her ministerial future. Even MPs in her own party believe that the International Development Secretary’s days are numbered following new revelations about her trip. It has now emerged, for example, that Patel:

  • Wanted to send development aid money to the Israeli army;
  • Conducted 12 secret meetings with high level Israeli officials;
  • Discussed British government business with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu without Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) officials being present; and
  • Ignored strict government ministerial guidelines demanded of her office.

Patel has already been forced to apologise for holding the 12 previously-undisclosed meetings in Israel in August while on a self-funded “family holiday”. Now she has also been forced into a humiliating U-turn after claiming that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and the FCO knew about her meetings and trip in advance. Those claims, made to the Guardian newspaper, have been exposed as lies.

However it is her discussion about giving aid to the Israeli military which is bound to cause the greatest furore with all political parties. Israel has the fourth largest army in the world and stands accused of committing war crimes in its three major military offensives against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip since 2008.

Read: Sitting Priti as minister is protected by Tel Aviv

Moreover, Britain does not recognise Israel’s permanent occupation of the Golan Heights, which it seized from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War. Patel’s desire to give Israel’s army some aid either there or in the occupied Palestinian territories would contravene British government policy.

According to a spokesman for Theresa May’s office in Downing Street, Patel did discuss potential ways to provide medical support for Syrian refugees who are wounded and who cross into the Golan for treatment. “The Israeli army runs field hospitals there to care for Syrians wounded in the civil war. But there is no change in policy in the area. The UK does not provide any financial support to the Israeli army.”

Embarrassingly, Prime Minister Theresa May only learned of Patel’s overseas meetings last Friday. For some reason, neither Patel nor May’s Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, who was given the red carpet treatment by Downing Street a day earlier, mentioned their August meeting to her. Netanyahu was in London as a guest of the British Prime Minister to mark the centenary of the infamous Balfour Declaration.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May (R) during his official visit in London, UK on 2 November 2017 [United Kingdom Prime Ministry/Anadolu Agency]

As pressure mounted over her future, Patel issued a statement through the Department for International Development admitting her lies to the media about how much Boris Johnson knew of her visit: “This quote may have given the impression that the secretary of state had informed the foreign secretary about the visit in advance. The secretary of state would like to take this opportunity to clarify that this was not the case. The foreign secretary did become aware of the visit, but not in advance of it.”

Patel also said that while “on a family holiday paid for by myself” she “had the opportunity to meet a number of people and organisations. I am publishing a list of who I met.‎ The Foreign and Commonwealth Office was aware of my visit while it was under way‎.

“In hindsight, I can see how my enthusiasm to engage in this way could be misread, and how meetings were set up and reported in a way which did not accord with the usual procedures. I am sorry for this and I apologise for it.”

Read: The UK is quietly changing its policy on Israel and Palestine

The Labour Party has called for an urgent investigation. It is now increasingly clear that Patel broke the ministerial code of conduct but, as May clings on to her position as Prime Minister, there is some speculation that she cannot afford the departure of another government minister — following the resignation of Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon — from her weak government.

May has been hamstrung from day one after her disastrous snap election saw the Conservative Party lose its parliamentary majority. Her government is now mired in sleaze and scandal which has left the Prime Minister caught between a rock and a hard place. Having lost Fallon, more are expected to fall before the end of the week as the naming and shaming of so-called sex pests continues in Westminster.

Observers are speculating if she can, like Priti Patel, brazen out the situation over the next few days and how much support, if any, is being given to Patel from Tel Aviv. The International Development Secretary was accompanied to almost all of her meetings during her “family holiday” by the honorary president of the Conservative Friends of Israel lobbying group, Lord Stuart Polak.

While Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is clearly annoyed that he was kept in the dark about Patel’s secret meetings in Israel, he is preoccupied with other more pressing matters after issuing a misleading statement that could result in a charity worker facing a longer jail sentence in Iran. Johnson told a select committee last week that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian mother being held in a notorious Tehran jail, was in Iran training journalists. This is something that her employer has denied vigorously.

However, having been jailed on charges of espionage 18 months ago, Zaghari-Ratcliffe has now been told that she faces fresh charges of attempting to overthrow the Islamic Republic. According to her husband Richard Ratcliffe, she was taken to an unscheduled court hearing where Johnson’s remarks were cited as proof of her guilt.

To add to her woes, Theresa May’s First Secretary of State Damien Green MP is being investigated after pornographic material was found on one of his House of Commons computers. In his defence, Green insists that, “This story is completely untrue and comes from a tainted and untrustworthy source.”

UK: Now is not the ‘right time’ to recognise Palestine

The big dilemma now facing May is if she can afford to keep Priti Patel in her Cabinet. Should she decide to sack her, she would not only weaken her already fragile government but would almost certainly also incur the wrath of Tel Aviv and the pro-Israel lobby.

Watching all of this with more than the usual interest is Professor Manuel Hassassian, the Palestinian Ambassador in London. He said that he is greatly concerned by the “clear breach” of the British government’s ministerial code.

“If the present Conservative Government is committed to a two-state solution and the Secretary of State for International Development, as part of the Government, is truly committed to this, why did she not visit Palestinian officials also?” he told the Evening Standard on Tuesday. “Imagine, though, the uproar if she had done this without the Prime Minister’s knowledge.”

Imagine indeed…



Source Article from https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20171107-patel-israel-scandal-grows-as-may-tries-to-weather-the-storm/#comment-3609422906

MIT Unveils Framework to ID Extreme-Weather Patterns

SEAN DUFFY–Extreme events, ranging from tsunamis to the rapid extinction of a previously robust wildlife species, often occur unexpectedly, due in large part to their complex nature.

A variety of dynamic factors lead to these bursts of instability, and scientists often employ advanced mathematical formulas to determine whether current or future conditions are likely to result in an extreme event. However, this approach can lead to inaccurate projections that are based on incomplete or misleading details.

To address these limitations, a team of engineers has developed a framework for identifying key patterns that can be used to forecast an extreme event, which they detail in a study published Friday in the journal Science Advances.

“We have applied this framework to turbulent fluid flows, which are the Holy Grail of extreme events,” said co-author Themistoklis Sapsis, an associate professor of mechanical and ocean engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “They’re encountered in climate dynamics in the form of extreme rainfall, in engineering fluid flows such as stresses around an airfoil, and acoustic instabilities inside gas turbines.

“If we can predict the occurrence of these extreme events, hopefully we can apply some control strategies to avoid them.”

Existing formulas for predicting extreme events rely on a series of initial conditions, or values for specific variables, which researchers use to solve equations under those circumstances. If the results indicate an extreme event, scientists can conclude that some of the conditions or variables could serve as warning signs.

The factors used in these dynamical equations are based on a system’s underlying physics. However, the physics that influence complex systems are often unclear or not fully known, and contain key modeling errors, according to Sapsis.

Equations for systems in which the physics are largely known can produce a significant number of possible outcomes and supposed precursors for extreme events, reflecting the volume of initial conditions used to evaluate these formulas. Some of these precursors, or initial states, might not be applicable to real-world scenarios, leading researchers to focus on factors that never actually materialize.

“If we just blindly take the equations and start looking for initial states that evolve to extreme events, there is a high probability we will end up with initial states that are very exotic, meaning they will never ever occur for any practical situation,” Sapsis said. “So equations contain more information than we really need.”

Scientists have also used available system data to identify key warning signs. As extreme events occur rarely, approaches based solely on existing data would require a massive amount of information over an extended period of time to be able to definitively identify such predictive factors.

The new framework, on the other hand, employs computer algorithms that combine both equations and available data to identify the extreme event precursors that are most likely to occur.

“We are looking at the equations for possible states that have very high growth rates and become extreme events, but they are also consistent with data, telling us whether this state has any likelihood of occurring, or if it’s something so exotic that, yes, it will lead to an extreme event, but the probability of it occurring is basically zero,” Sapsis said.

As such, the framework serves as a filter that removes misleading or theoretically impossible conditions.

The team tested their method on a model of turbulent fluid flow – a prototype system that describes a chaotic fluid, such as the airflow around a jet engine or ocean and atmospheric circulation.

“We used the equations describing the system, as well as some basic properties of the system, expressed through data obtained from a small number of numerical simulations, and we came up with precursors which are characteristic signals, telling us before the extreme event starts to develop, that there is something coming up,” Sapsis said.

To test the accuracy of their approach, the researchers then simulated turbulent fluid flow, looking for precursors that their algorithm predicted. The team found that the precursors led to extreme events between 75 and 99 percent of the time, varying based on the complexity of the fluid flow simulated.

The framework is also general enough to be used on a variety of systems, according to Sapsis.

“This happens in random places around the world, and the question is being able to predict where these vortices or hotspots of extreme events will occur,” Sapsis said. “If you can predict where these things occur, maybe you can develop some control techniques to suppress them.”

Sapsis plans to test the team’s method on scenarios in which fluid flows against a boundary or wall, such as ocean currents against oil risers or air flows around jet planes.

Source Article from http://govtslaves.info/2017/09/mit-unveils-framework-to-id-extreme-weather-patterns/

Claim: Hurricane Irma a “man-made storm” created via “weather weaponization” technology

A new video from WeatherWar101.com claims that Hurricane Irma is a “man-made storm system” that was deliberately created or augmented through weather weaponization technology. The video is shown below in case you’re curious why so many people find this explanation so fascinating.

As we have stated previously, we remain skeptical of such claims. We cover this because of the growing number of people who are curious about weather modification and “geoengineering” technology that really does exist. For example, Geoengineering Watch has published a list of 175 patents that prove beyond any doubt that weather modification / weaponization technology is not only quite real; it’s also recognized and granted patentsby the United States government. Any person who claims that weather weaponization technology does not exist is either ignorant or lying.

While there’s no question that all “official” sources would categorize weather modification claims as being a “hoax” or a “myth,” intelligent readers also know that nearly every official source is constantly lying to the public. All “official sources” on vaccines, for example, are constantly lying about vaccine composition and vaccine safety. All “official sources” on agricultural chemicals are constantly lying about the safety vs. risk of toxic chemical exposure. All “official sources” on the environment are systematically lying to you about global warming and climate change. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the NOAA, for example, is lying about hurricanes, but we do know the NOAA has been caught red-handed faking global warming temperature data. Thus, the credibility of all official sources is practically zero at this point. The NOAA is a scientifically dishonest organization, in other words. They fabricate data to fit their fake science political narratives. (Factually stated, the NOAA is a group of dishonest conspiracy theorists who fabricate data to present a science hoax to the world called “global warming.”)

At the same time, that conclusion doesn’t automatically mean every alternative explanation is factually correct. That’s why we advise readers to think for themselves and learn as much science as you can so that you can participate in the debates and discussions. (Most people literally do not know that there are 1,000 milligrams in a gram, so that’s the level of scientific illiteracy we’re seeing across society these days. When you try to talk to people about the basics of meteorology, such as barometric pressure, air density, condensation, the Coriolis effect, solar radiation and so on, they are completely lost.)

See the new video from WeatherWar101 and decide for yourself

The new video from WeatherWar101 offers a detailed explanation of what its creators claim is the “manmade storm system” known as Hurricane Irma. To delve further into this subject, check out the WeatherWar101 channel on YouTube for more videos.

The video explains that accelerated water evaporation is artificially created in specific sequences to grow the storm into something much more powerful and dangerous than it would have become on its own. Here’s the full video to see for yourself:

And here’s a previous video about Hurricane Irma from about a week ago:

Even “mainstream” scientists acknowledge weather modification technology

As the following video shows, even “mainstream” scientists like Michio Kaku are openly talking about weather modification technology being used to alter storms and augment rainfall.

“By firing trillion-Watt lasers, you rip apart the electrons creating what are called ions, and these ions act like seeds, like dust particles, bringing down rain and even lightning,” Kaku explains in this CBS News interview:

As Kaku explains, weather modification technology exists right now and is well known across the scientific community. Its existence isn’t a “conspiracy theory” or a “hoax.” Any person who isn’t aware of the existence of such technology is simply misinformed and willfully ignorant.

Disagreement across the weather modification / geoengineering community

Since first covering this topic, we’ve come to understand that there are warring factions inside the weather modification / geoengineering community. Some of the key players claim other players are “controlled opposition,” for example, and there’s already been misinformation swirling around about our own interest in this subject.

So for the record, here’s our current position and activity in this realm:

  1. We’ve invited Dane Wigington of Geoengineering Watch for an interview. I don’t yet know if he has agreed to be interviewed, but if he does, we’ll set up a schedule and interview him via video or audio.
  2. We’ve sent a list of interview questions to WeatherWar101 and are waiting for a reply. We hope to be able to publish the text of that interview shortly. We’ve also invited WeatherWar101 for an audio or video interview, but they prefer to answer questions by email.
  3. We are sharing videos with the public in the interest of public curiosity and education. It turns out that a key video we published in a previous article was ripped off from the original creator, and we therefore sent a lot of viewership traffic to the wrong YouTube channel (unknowingly). This was not intended, and we’re working to make sure we give proper credit and links to the original creators of these videos.

We’ve also launched our own news aggregation site where we are covering these investigators and analysts: Geoengineering.news will work to bring you more frequent news from the key players in this space, and we’ll link to their articles and videos in every story. We don’t have a weather expert on staff, so we’ll be primarily just covering other analysts who are experts in this field.

In the mean time, watch the videos above and decide for yourself. As this gets more popular, watch for some official source to “officially” denounce geoengineering analysts as “conspiracy theorists.” That’s when you know the analysts have actually hit the nail on the head. No news story should be fully believed, the saying goes, until it is officially denied by the government.

If only Jim Marrs were still alive, he’d be having a field day with all this…

What do I believe about all this, personally speaking? I believe that I’m not the expert in this area and I haven’t reached a solid conclusion yet. However, I do know that exotic technologies exist which are fully capable of weather modification and augmentation. That is not in doubt. I also know that globalist powers turn every technology into a weapon sooner or later, just as they did with atomic energy. Much like you, I’ll keep watching this topic and see what emerges.

Via Natural News


Featured Image: Visible-wavelength satellite image of Hurricane Irma as of 15Z (11 am EDT) Monday, September 4, 2017. Image credit: RAMMB/CIRA @ CSU.

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“We’re Firing Trillion Watt Lasers into the Sky”: Top Scientist Admits to Weather Modification on CBS

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In the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Jose brewing in the Atlantic, many people are looking for answers as to the increasingly volatile weather being witnessed.

And while climate change is one potential cause, there are other lesser known activities that could potentially be playing a role in the manifestation of these weather anomalies.

While weather modification and geo-engineering are still somewhat taboo subjects to the mainstream, often considered to be in the realm of conspiracy theory, there is a significant body of academic research and science that confirms that these technologies not only exist but are being operationalized.

No, the Free Thought Project is not claiming the government, nor anyone else is making hurricanes or actively controlling the weather. We are only presenting this information because it exists and people should be aware that it exists.

In a segment aired on CBS in 2013, respected scientist Dr. Michio Kaku, a physics professor at City College of New York, discussed – with Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell – the science of weather manipulation.

During the interview Kaku, in discussing the experiments with weather modification notes that “We’re shooting trillion watt lasers into the sky,” referencing the use of lasers to induce changes to naturally occurring weather phenomena.

Later in the conversation, Kaku briefly touches on the history of weather modification that has been carried out for decades by the government – with the CBS hosts quickly interrupting him to note these programs were only “alleged.”

Of course, these hosts must be ignorant of the declassified history of “Operation Popeye,” which was a weather manipulation program enacted during the Vietnam War as a means of creating ongoing monsoon conditions in an effort to impeded the Viet Cong’s mobility in the region.

This is no “conspiracy theory.”

In fact, research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences specifically notes that laser beams create plasma channels in air, which in turn, cause ice to form.

Professor Jean-Pierre Wolf and Dr. Jerome Kasparian, both biophotonics experts at the University of Geneva, actually organized a conference at the World Meteorological Organization to discuss how powerful laser pulses can be used to generate changes in the atmosphere that influence the weather.

Wolf and Kasparian said:

“Under the conditions of a typical storm cloud, in which ice and supercooled water coexist, no direct influence of the plasma channels on ice formation or precipitation processes could be detected.

“Under conditions typical for thin cirrus ice clouds, however, the plasma channels induced a surprisingly strong effect of ice multiplication.

“Within a few minutes, the laser action led to a strong enhancement of the total ice particle number density in the chamber by up to a factor of 100, even though only a 10−9 fraction of the chamber volume was exposed to the plasma channels.

“The newly formed ice particles quickly reduced the water vapour pressure to ice saturation, thereby increasing the cloud optical thickness by up to three orders of magnitude.”

Adding credence to the idea of scientists using geo-engineering technology to manipulate the weather, according to the MIT Technology Review:

A pair of Harvard climate scientists are preparing small-scale atmospheric experiments that could offer insights into the feasibility and risks of deliberately altering the climate to ease global warming.

They would be among the earliest official geoengineering-related experiments conducted outside of a controlled laboratory or computer model, underscoring the growing sense of urgency among scientists to begin seriously studying the possibility as the threat of climate change mounts.

Sometime next year, Harvard professors David Keith and Frank Keutsch hope to launch a high-altitude balloon, tethered to a gondola equipped with propellers and sensors, from a site in Tucson, Arizona. After initial engineering tests, the “StratoCruiser” would spray a fine mist of materials such as sulfur dioxide, alumina, or calcium carbonate into the stratosphere. The sensors would then measure the reflectivity of the particles, the degree to which they disperse or coalesce, and the way they interact with other compounds in the atmosphere.

Another top American climate researcher – Professor Alan Robock from Rutgers – says that the CIA is looking into weather modification as a form of warfare.

As reported in The Independent:

A senior American climate scientist has spoken of the fear he experienced when US intelligence services apparently asked him about the possibility of weaponising the weather as a major report on geo-engineering is to be published this week.

Professor Alan Robock stated that three years ago, two men claiming to be from the CIA had called him to ask whether experts would be able to tell if hostile forces had begun manipulating the US’s weather, though he suspected the purpose of the call was to find out if American forces could meddle with other countries’ climates instead.

During a debate on the use of geo-engineering to combat climate change, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Jose, California, Prof Robock said: “I got a phone call from two men who said we work as consultants for the CIA and we’d like to know if some other country was controlling our climate, would we know about it?

“I told them, after thinking a little bit, that we probably would because if you put enough material in the atmosphere to reflect sunlight we would be able to detect it and see the equipment that was putting it up there.

“At the same time I thought they were probably also interested in if we could control somebody else’s climate, could they detect it?”

Professor Robock, who has investigated the potential risks and benefits of using stratospheric particles to simulate the climate-changing effects of volcanic eruptions, said he felt “scared” when the approach was made.

“I’d learned of lots of other things the CIA had done that haven’t followed the rules and I thought that wasn’t how I wanted my tax money spent. I think this research has to be in the open and international so there isn’t any question of it being used for hostile purposes.”

Professor Robock’s concerns come as a major report on geo-engineering is to be published this week by the US National Academy of Sciences. Among the report’s list of sponsors is the “US intelligence community”, which includes Nasa, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the US Department of Energy.

The professor alleges that the CIA told a colleague of his that it wanted to fund the report, but claimed that it did not want this fact to be too obvious – he added that the CIA is “a major funder” of the report which “makes me really worried about who is going to be in control”.

He claimed the US government had a proven history of using the weather in a hostile way, citing the action of seeding clouds during the Vietnam War to muddy the Ho Chi Minh foot-trail and attempt to cut it off, as it was used as a supply route but the north Vietnamese.

He claimed the CIA had also seeded clouds over Cuba “to make it rain and ruin the sugar harvest”.

While certain powerful constituencies are well aware of the extremely powerful forces that can be unleased through weather modification technology, these same groups would like to keep the general public unaware of these technologies and programs.

Whether these recent weather phenomena may, or may not, have anything to do with weather manipulation technology, make no mistake that weather modification is a real and practiced science – and is no conspiracy theory.

Listen to Dr. Michio Kaku briefly explain the reality of scientific weather manipulation below:

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