Seeding the clouds
Does the CIA muck about with our weather?
On 5 December 2009, Spencer Weart, at Global Research, wrote: Environmental Warfare: Climate Modification Schemes
According to Spencer Weart:
1. In 1945, at Princeton, in the USA, John von Neumann and other scientists discussed the idea of modifying weather.
Soviet harvests, for example, could be ruined by creating a drought.
2. The US military involved itself in research into climate and environmental warfare.
The US military spraying Agent Orange in Vietnam
3. Irving Langmuir and his team at General Electric had the idea of seeding clouds with particles, that would make raindrops. Langmuir had the support of the military.
4. The US military Military researced other ways of injecting materials into the atmosphere to alter weather.
5. In a 1955 Fortune magazine article, von Neumann explained that "Microscopic layers of coloured matter spread on an icy surface, or in the atmosphere above one, could inhibit the reflection-radiation process, melt the ice, and change the local climate."
He thought this might force humanity to take a new, global approach to its political problems.
6. In the early 1970s, the U.S. government spent more than twenty million dollars a year on weather modification research.
7. Beginning around 1961, Russian scientists speculated about altering the global climate by strewing dark dust or soot across the Arctic snow and ice. The soot would lessen reflection of sunlight and the air would get warmer.
In 1971 a group of American experts said that "deliberate measures to induce arctic sea ice melting might prove successful and might prove difficult to reverse should they have undesirable side effects."
8. A 1972 U.S. government rain-making operation in South Dakota was followed by a disastrous flood.
9. The US military used cloud-seeding over the Ho Chi Minh Trail, hoping to increase rainfall and bog down the North Vietnamese Army's supply line in mud.
10. For a few years in the early 1970s, new evidence and arguments led many scientists to suspect that a new ice age was approaching.
The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Reportedly, its purpose is to investigate the ionosphere and establish whether some of its properties can be used for communication or surveillance purposes.
Started in 1993, the project is proposed to last for a period of twenty years. (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program - Wikipedia.)
According to www.worldnetdaily.com.:
"Months before the end of World War II, an American intelligence agency launched a top-secret project aimed at devising ways to trigger massive earthquakes and tsunamis that would wreak havoc among enemy civilian populations, recently uncovered documents reveal."
According to http://www.nzherald.co.nz/:
"Top-secret wartime experiments were conducted off the coast of Auckland to perfect a tidal wave bomb, declassified files reveal.
"An Auckland University professor seconded to the Army set off a series of underwater explosions triggering mini-tidal waves at Whangaparaoa in 1944 and 1945."
IS THERE A PROJECT TO TRIGGER EARTHQUAKES?