While we've been concentrating the last week or so on some (by anyone's estimation) very weird space stories(and we're not done by any means, either), alot has been going on down here on Earth, and it's just as bizarre if not anachronistic. This one was noticed by many of you and carried by Zero Hedge, and even that bastion of relatively humorless analysis cannot avoid a bit of the tongue-in-cheek humor. The problem? Well, it seems the CIA is suddenly worried about engineering the weather, and how those always-evil-never-to-be-trusted-Russians are behind it all (Spanish Armada excepted, but it is hearing proposals for who was really behind that one. Current thinking is divided into two camps, the pro-Dee anti-ET camp, and the pro-ET anti-Dee camp...Sorry, I couldn't resist). In any case, here's the Zero Hedge story:
Now, coming from a nation clearly involved in chemtrail activity(or is it really that clear?), this is more than just hypocritical; it raises questions. But first, the parts of the Zero Hedge article that interest us:
Professor Alan Robock, from Rutgers University in New Jersey, said:
"Consultants working for the CIA rang and said we’d like to know if someone is controlling the world’s climate would we know about it?
Of course they were also asking - if we control someone else’s climate would they then know about it."
The professor is one of many scientists from around the world are actively looking at manipulating the weather as a way of combating climate change.
Professor Robock told the callers that any attempts to meddle with the weather on a large scale would be detectable.
However, he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference in San Jose, that the weather has been weaponised in the past.
During the Vietnam War, US scientists tried to increase rainfall to hamper the enemy’s progress by spraying particles into the clouds.
And the CIA seeded clouds over Cuba "to make it rain and ruin the sugar harvest".
Asked how he felt when he got the call, the professor said: "Scared."
"I’d learned of lots of other things the CIA had done that haven’t followed the rules and that wasn’t how I wanted my tax money spent."
"I think this research has to be open and international, so there isn’t any question of using it for hostile purposes."
To add to the intrigue, the CIA is believed to have helped fund a major report into geoengineering." (All bolface and underlined emphasis in the original, italicized emphasis added.)
The real problem here isn't whether anyone is doing weather manipulation, but rather,(1) how, i.e., the various techniques that might be used to do it, (2) the nations with those capabilities, and (3) how one would detect them. It is, obviously, in answer to the first question that the other two questions are based. What are the technologies? Here the Zero Hedge article ends witht the usual, and obvious, reference to cloud seeding, a conventional technology that has been around for decades, and that has, indeed, been used. Chemtrails appear but to be the latest "update" in a certain sense, and if this were suspected, chemical analysis or actual "catch-em-in-the-act" radar or other tracking methods would seem to be the most likely.
All this is fairly conventional, and would imply fairly conventional methods of verification. And the CIA would not need to call professor Robock to find out about them. So, assuming this is a legitimate story, why the phone call in the first place?
The answer to that requires some high octane speculation, and here one must inevitably entertain alternative technologies and capabilities, and a rather different, electro-dynamically based theory of weather, and, for that matter, geophysics. With the advent of ionospheric heaters in the form of the (Bernard) Eastland patents, a significant step was taken toward the technological and electromagnetic manipulation of the electro-dynamics of the weather. After all, "heating" a portion of the ionosphere - literally lifting a whole region of the Earth's ionosphere - will inevitably imply a capability of weather manipulation on a vast regional if not planetary-wide scale. And one must remember, this is a "Mark I" technology. Used in conjunction with other techniques - cloud seeding, techtonic manipulation, even fracking - geoengineering on a planetary scale becomes feasible.
So how would one detect such projects? The answer is implied in the techniques and in their potential use in conjunction with each other, it would require, in other words, a multi-disciplinary approach, a careful collection of various types of data, including a careful monitoring of the various ionospheric heaters around the world, and careful monitoring of weather patterns, and as yet, there appears to be no such private or inter-disciplinary effort under way, other than one or two private sites on the internet. And if the little exchange recorded in the Zero Hedge article are any indicator, don't expect such analysis to be forthcoming any time soon from the conventional academic community. Indeed, the real purpose, in my opinion, of this most recent public concentration on weather engineering, seems to be to reinforce the notion that the capabilities are only in their infancy, when in my opinion they far exceed any public discussions or perceptions of capabilities. After all, the various ionospheric heaters around the world are technologies that manipulate systems on the planetary scale, or, to put it in Kardashev's classification system, a Type One civilization. And it does not take a great leap of the imagination to understand that these various systems could also, conceivable, be used to "close the circuit" with the largest radio transmitter in the region - the Sun - to see that even manipulations on a stellar scale by just barely be in the capability of man to manipulate. And with that, one is already at a Type Two Kardashev civilization capability.
So what is really going on? I suspect - strongly in fact - that the real reason for the "calls in the middle of the night" are to see if anyone out there in conventional academics has woken up to the awesome implications of those capabilities and hypotheses.
See you on the flip side....