US scientists have recently admitted using chemtrails to modify the weather and block out sun rays, it has been revealed.
One of the investigators, David Keith from Harvard University announced they would be spraying sun-reflecting chemical particles into the atmosphere to artificially cool the planet, using a balloon flying 80,000 feet over Fort Sumner, New Mexico. The idea is that the particles will reflect sunlight back into space, helping decrease the temperature of the Earth.
Keith owns a multimillion dollar geoengineering research centre provided by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The research centre previously commissioned a study by a US aerospace company that made the case for the feasibility of large-scale deployment of solar geoengineering technologies.
Now Keith, along with his partner, James Anderson, plans tostart pumping out tens or hundreds of kilograms of sulphate aerosols into the sky.
This is the same concept behind chemtrails – a similar geoengineering project in which planes pump barium, aluminium, polymer fibres and biological agents into the sky.
Chemtrails are distinguishable from contrails – which are the fumes left behind from aeroplanes, with the main visible differences being that contrails tend to disappear very quickly as the airplane moves along; whereas chemtrails not only remain in the sky but expand and eventually form clouds.
However, the UK government, along with other governments and scientific research agencies across the world have, up until this point, dismissed chemtrails and the idea of geoengineering and weather modification as wild conspiracy theories with no factual basis.
This now appears not to be the case, and this new geoengineering project which is being conducted by Keith and Anderson will take place within a year. It will involve the release of tens or hundreds of kilograms of particles to measure the impacts on ozone chemistry, and to test ways to make sulphate aerosols the appropriate size.
Keith told the Guardian however that the objective was not to change the climate or the weather – despite the fact that it’s stated aim is to block sun rays.
He said: “The objective is not to alter the climate, but simply to probe the processes at a micro scale. The direct risk is very small.”
He added that solar geoengineering could be an inexpensive method to slow down global warming.
However, his plans have drawn criticism from other scientists and environmental groups who claim that it could have unpredictable, disastrous consequences for the Earth’s weather systems and food supplies.
While Keith admitted that the complexities of the project are yet to be understood, he claimed that the experiment will provide an opportunity to improve models of how the ozone layer could be altered by much larger-scale sulphate spraying.
But environmental campaigners disagree. Pat Mooney, executive director of the Canadian-based technology watchdog ETC Group said that in actual fact the plans are likely to cause even more damage to the ozone layer, disrupt rainfall and contaminate food supplies.
“It will do nothing to decrease levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere or halt ocean acidification. And solar geoengineering is likely to increase the risk of climate-related international conflict – given that the modelling to date shows it poses greater risks to the global south.”
Last month, a scientific study revealed that geoengineering projects such as these, could reduce rainfall by 15 per cent in areas of North America and northern Europe and by more than 20 per cent in central South America. This could potentially lead to droughts, famine and crop shortages in some areas of the world.
The dangers of sulfur dioxide have already been documented by the Environmental and Protection Agency (EPA) who said that sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions cause health problems and early death.
Interestingly, on their website, they have also promoted giving regulatory power over Geoengineering/chemtrails to the UN and developed countries that fund the very programs which pump sulfur dioxide and other chemicals into the air.
A 2008 study by scientists at Rutgers University revealed that geoengineering could have the potential to harm billions of people.
They said that geoengineering aerosols sprayed in tropical or Arctic regions are likely to disrupt African and Asian summer monsoons, threatening the food and the water supply of billions.
And despite what the scientists Keith and Anderson say, the Rutgers study claims in fact that geoengineering projects actually deplete the ozone layer and reduce the strength of hydrological cycles resulting in decreased river flow and soil moisture.
While the scientists, led by Alan Robock, who performed the experiments appear to believe in manmade global warming, they warned the geoengineering was likely to make it a lot worse.
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