Normally I don't do stories about the weather at all on this website, except when it's so bizarrely strange that it's unavoidable or, as in the case of my 2012 weather report, when the memes running around the alternative community were so hysterically...er... hysterical that they could only have been dealt with by a bit of hysteria of my own (See NEW SITE FEATURE: WEEKLY GIZADEATHSTAR WEATHER). But for anyone living in California and the severe persisting draught there, things aren't so funny.

Indeed, last year when I spoke at the San Mateo Secret Space Program Conference, two friends of mine and I had the opportunity to drive from southern California to the Silicon Valley area, by way of California's rich agricultural belt in the San Jaquin Valley.

What we saw stunned all of us, particularly my one friend who is a native Californian, and me. In my case, I have to explain with a bit of personal anecdotal information. When I was a boy, my mother had family in Pomona, one of those meaningless lines on the map in the urban sprawl that is the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Of course, I can understand the mentality: Pomonans are from Pomona, and Pasadenans are from Pasadena. It would be like confusing Soho for Kensington, if one were a Londoner, or Queens with (perish the thought) the Bronx if one were a New Yorker. But for a Midwesterner like me, cities, towns, villages, etc, are always to be separated from other cities, towns, villages, by intervening rural areas - farms, ranches, woods, forests, hills, and so on. This makes things much easier to keep straight in one's head. Sooner or later, Californians, Londoners, and New Yorkers recognize the Genius of Midwestern Organization. (I won't even begin to attempt to describe my being lost on the London tube. I'd still be there, had it not been for a kindly British lady who held my hand, and helped me negotiate my way to where I needed to go.)

All lightness aside, however, because my mother had family in California, as a  boy, our family used to travel to the southern California on a few occasions, and while driving around southern California sight-seeing, I remember the southern San Jaquin Valley as being a lush agricultural garden, from one mountain range to the other. It was like being in my home state of South Dakota, or Iowa, but instead of just corn fields, there were orchards, flowers, orange groves, soy beans, corn, you name it, it was an unimaginable cornupcopia of colors and green.

But what we saw as we drove across the southern San Jaquin Valley on our way to the conference stunned all of us, particularly my native Californian friend, and me, who have vividly different memories comparied to what we now saw: most of the fields were fallow, and had apparently been so for some time. A few orange groves. A flower plantation here and there, but for the most part, empty fields, crumbling irrigation ditches.  Sad, boarded up farmhouses.

My friend and I were truly shocked, and he took pictures to document the whole sad sight. It was as if all of East River in South Dakota (the half of the state east of the Missouri river), had been turned into a dust bowl overnight.

We heard the usual explanations from Californians: government incompetence (after all, the state has been a one party state for some time, and is likely to remain so as it races to become the "Cuba west" franchise); enviro-fascists, government regulation, Sacramento bureaucrats, and in my instance, I heard one or two angry people on a chance encounter one day, blaming Governor Schwarzennegger and Governor Brown (depending on their party political affiliation, of course), for the whole catastrophe. There were the usual complaints about too many (or too few) illegal aliens, and on and on the litany went.

All of it may be true to some degree, and I have no quibble with those who maintain that much of it is due to the political radicals in a state which seems to produce a bumper crop of them every year. But still... could all that incompetence and poltical radicalism and enviro-fascism account for this... what was before our very eyes? Something was unsettling about it, and wasn't being fully explained. I still, to this day, find it profoundly unsettling and disturbing, and have never quite found the words to describe not only what I saw but how I felt seeing it and feel remembering it, compared to what I remember of it as a boy.

...then this week, Mr. D.S. sent me this very intriguing, and highly suggestive, article that appeared in RT (yes, RT is running articles about the California draught that I doubt we'll see in the Sacramento Bee):

'The blob' in Pacific Ocean might be to blame for California drought, erratic US weather - studies

Notice that this study is being conducted by American scientists, and notice the tags for the article here: "global warming." Yes, the California drought is being served up as evidence of "climate change". No surprise there, and the Koolaid drinkers in Sacramento are  probably filling their cups with the nonsense as southern California's agriculture blows away in the wind.

But there's a cautionary note here in the RT article from the very scientist conducting the study:

"Bond told Science Daily that climate change was not likely the cause of the blob, though the weather patterns it produced do foreshadow what global warming has in store."

So what are we dealing with, beyond the usual scientific double-talk? Note the consistency of the pattern, and even the shape of "the blob" of water:

"The blob -- measuring about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) in diameter and 300 feet (91 meters) deep -- is currently positioned against the West Coast. It is about 2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 4 degrees Celsius) above normal average temperature. Climate scientist Nick Bond was first to call the warm weather anomaly "the blob" nearly a year ago.

"'In the fall of 2013 and early 2014 we started to notice a big, almost circular mass of water that just didn't cool off as much as it usually did, so by spring of 2014 it was warmer than we had ever seen it for that time of year,'said Nick Bond of the University of Washington-based Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, a joint research center of the school and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


"'Lately this mode seems to have emerged as second to the El Niño Southern Oscillation in terms of driving the long-term variability, especially over North America,' Hartmann said, according to Science Daily.

"The cold winter on the East Coast in 2014-2015 can also be attributed to the high-pressure system back on the West Coast, Hartmann has argued.

"'It's an interesting question if that's just natural variability happening or if there's something changing about how the Pacific Ocean decadal variability behaves,' Hartmann said. 'I don't think we know the answer. Maybe it will go away quickly and we won't talk about it anymore, but if it persists for a third year, then we'll know something really unusual is going on.'"

In other words, the scientists are suggesting that we're looking at a "long cycle" of some sort, but even then, "if it persists for a third year, then we'll know something really unusual is going on."

It's that "something really unusual is going on" that is, in fact, what I suspect is going on. That brings us to my high octane speculation. Suppose you have a weather modification technology that could raise and lower regions of pressure in the atmosphere... technologies like HAARP for instance, which can do exactly that,as described in the relevant patents. Suppose you then park said region over a certain place for a prolonged period of time. Suppose this then produces a drought in a once rich agricultural region, driving farmers out of business, and the value of their property down. Suppose too that you had invented a new form of "financial instrument" called weather derivatives (and, while we're at it, weather "futures" as a kind of derivative of "commodity futures" like "orange futures" and so on). And suppose you intended to use this technology to force small farmers out of business, buy their land cheap, and then "turn the button" to "rain." But you'd want to cloak your activity by having a bunch of nutcases blocking the construction of new water resevoirs and irrigation systems for "environmental" reasons to preserve This Speckled Whatever or That Fork-Tailed Fluke," You'd want to breed just enough political corruption and one-party rule and radicalism as you could, to mask the whole geoengineering scheme. And then, when the land was yours, you'd turn against your radical regulating bureaucratic friends in the most abrupt and brutal fashion possible, and throw them out of office and out of their jobs. (They call it "austerity" in Europe.) They have served their purpose.

Is this scenario and speculation wild and wacky?  To be sure, but no wilder or wackier than the goony radicals from the state's metropolitan areas who are regulating California into oblivion. Why am I confident enough to even mention it? Well, for one very simple reason: weather systems move... Water in oceans moves. But the Soviet Socialist Republic of California does not move, and it is in that bizarre combination and coincidentum oppositorum that such scenarios are born. This one will march on until the wealth transfer is completed, the radicals paid, and then cashiered.

See you on the flip side...





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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Doc Skinner on May 13, 2015 at 2:29 am

    Has anyone mentioned the farmer’s practice of selling their water rights? Sell your water, leave the fields fallow. What then would be one industry buying this water at auction? oil industry fracking operations for one, yes? I don’t see farmers altruistically selling their water to strapped municipalities. They will always be outbid by enhanced oil recovery water users like Venoco or Occidental.

  2. 8thdegreeofj on May 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Hi Dr Farrell,

    I know what Tom Bearden would say.. He’d be talking about the Ruskie Woodpecker Grid ‘working’ on the state of California for 30+ years. Some comrade wants people to starve, farms to close and see dust balls rolling through most American towns. Is it possible that some higher level of the public government and/or military got together with some geo-engineering scientists and hatched a plan to make it rain in California? Could the “persistent jet contrail” program and the NEXRAD radar grids across the continent in all 3 major countries have been conceived as a ‘push back’ against ‘an unseen enemy’? And, when not combating climate change one can engage in the weather futures market and buy a nice chateau in Vermont. Oh my, I heard they had another record year for snowfall..

  3. Gaia Mars-hall on April 26, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    When I read about a blob in the ocean I immediately thought of great floating garbage dump of plastic…….

  4. HAL838 on April 24, 2015 at 8:21 am

    THEY have been practicing weather control since the 1940s,
    but really don’t need the practice any more.

    It is total since the 1970s.
    Isn’t it lovely?

  5. rich overholt on April 23, 2015 at 10:41 am

    History will record; their first…and last mistake was uniting Americans against a common enemy.




  6. old97polarcat on April 23, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Geoengineering, in this case, is being used to keep Fukushima radiation from literally raining down on prime farmland. I suppose that could be seen as a good thing, a man-made drought to protect a vital resource. But then the Fukushima quake was man-made itself, by the US to punish Japan for leaning too close to China, I’ll wager. So, we seem to be propagating one disaster after another.

  7. Beckysue on April 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Italy owns Wild Turkey whiskey, 14 of the 15 Budweiser breweries outside the country are in China (Anheuser-Busch was purchased by Belgian-Brazilian conglomerate InBev in 2008), and in Virginia our beloved Smithfield Ham company was recently taken over by the Chinese. The first thing I thought of regarding the California drought is, who will they sell out to when they have to? CHINA is first on what I am sure is a long list. I think the drought is a manufactured “good excuse” for selling us out. Not just companies this time, but U.S. real estate.


  8. plj4all on April 23, 2015 at 3:13 am

    I think an underwater volcano is a definite possibility as well. The wacko global warming believers are saying the warmer atmosphere is warming the oceans which is also part of the argument here. I don’t buy it – last time I checked heat rises. Oceans have been warming due to increased volcanic activity. This increased volcanism is more likely to make us go into another ice age, rather than global warming – hence the colder weather on the east coast.
    Also – that video with the 5 proofs of harp activity is showing a definite cloud spurt – like it’s coming out of a volcano.

  9. Projet - L on April 22, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    We had this same problem in Victoria state southern Australia a few years back. It was the worst Drought ever recorded in Australia.
    Govt built a desalination plant which the citizens of Vic will pay for till they die. $18.3 billion over 27 years.
    But get this it hasn’t delivered a drop of water to residents yet.
    Almost perfectly in time with completion the weather went back to normal.
    I just looked up an there are a number of Desalination plants going in along Californian coast. San Diego?
    Once these are done and you are paying huge amounts of money. They might turn HAARP off, just as they did here. Importantly they now control the major component of your body. Also the facility to add anything they want to it.
    Good luck.

  10. nines on April 22, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    The San Joaquin was drying up long before this drought. Chemical fertilizers and over irrigation began bringing the salt up in the soil, rendering the temporarily-verdant farmlands dead and useless… sort of like the scene with the Salton Sea. The goony radicals, or the half who are enviromentalists, to whom you refer have been fighting for decades to keep this from happening to Northern California.

    I don’t think there’s any reason to suppose this monster parked offshore is NOT artificial. It’s NOT at ALL wild or whacky to entertain this notion… but one does have to bear in mind that this perpetual offshore high pressure thing was what produced in the first place and maintained the Atacama in South America… that there is still some reason to think it might be natural, just not much of one.

    Anyone who thinks damming rivers is a cogent way to maintain the ecosystems upon which all earthlings depend needs educating… or brain surgery… or an apartment on a moon base. John McPhee wrote on the matter extensively, and entertainingly. His stuff is a joy to read, EXTREMELY informative, and can haul anyone up out of the soup of ignorance on this question engagingly. In a nutshell, hydro-electric power and hoarding water for agriculture behind huge dams, what morons like to call “resource management”, are NOTHING like sound practices… just as damaging as, say, coal burning or leaking nukes plants… just a little less obviously at first.

    California has long since ceased to be a one-party state. Would that it were still run by lucid, intelligent and unselfish administration… or, as the case may be, still abundant enough to withstand the psychopathy that never fails to get back in control every time we’ve muscled it out. The influx of piggy people from all over the globe has been overwhelming from almost the very start of this geopolitical designation and it is reaching the natural consequences of that right now.

    Modern humans never fail to give way to short term gains over long term ones… from ANY angle you care to consider. Some need to be pressed harder before we give way. Some need to DIE first, but give way we unerringly do, whether we’re talkin’ Midwest or California or any planet we ever colonize. One could make a living on all the awful and stupid moves made in this state, without question. Even so, one is hard-pressed to name a place that has done better, given the givens. In particular, our environmental regulations are the best in the world, even though the psychopaths still get around them in almost every instance.

    I was born here. I’ve lived my entire life here. I know a LOT about my home state’s history and administration and it’s alarming stuff that breaks my heart, but California-bashing is just plain old envy raising its ugly head.

    • nines on April 22, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      We need a few billion of THESE:


      WHAT is stopping it?

      • terminally skeptical on April 23, 2015 at 12:19 pm

        Nines I enjoyed your missive including the Eastern India counterpart to Johnny Appleseed. As a life long resident do you have any comment regarding those mandatory vaccines coming down the pike in your state?

        This drought thread is especially fascinating by the various points of view, all of them noteworthy.

        • nines on April 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm

          Yes. Jerry Brown, our governor, fondly referred to as Moonbeam, has been world famous for his health nazism since after his first bout as governor here decades ago. He was the mayor of Oakland for quite a while, and during that time it was made clear to anyone paying attention that he is no kidding in favor of forcing people to comply with his ideas of health optimization.

          I can only explain his election as governor again by the fact that he had such a strong history on environmental issues. He got the moniker, “Moonbeam” in the first place from having tried to save us from getting sprayed like bugs during the fruit fly thing. So most older people who remembered him from back in the day felt he was a good hedge against the pollution and chemtrailing and fracking and….

          He WAS the best of a stupidly bad lot, but I, for one, reminded everyone I came across that he would send in stormtroopers to keep us from smoking and that he was now a much older and more jaded beaten-down idealist.

          I do know that he still WILL yield to sense if enough opposition gets in his face. A bunch of NoCal sheriffs went in and talked him down off the worst of his gun laws stuff. So. If we don’t want mandatory vaccinations, we get enough people in his face to remind him we STILL don’t want our babies poisoned, or let him poison our babies, or move.

          Part of me remembers him on Firing Line thirty years ago, taking the side of the flat-taxers in a debate for the sole purpose of exposing on tv what a despicable idea it was. He made it clear up front that he was going to argue vigorously for it to show it for the idiocy it was. So I keep wondering if he backs things now just to make similar points, but the most likely thing is that he’s jaded from his decades in “public service”, thinks he has to protect the children of dumbed-down morons and immigrants, and, like every public employee in America, defers to what the “experts” tell him.

          So. We get in his face or this gets more tragic.

          • terminally skeptical on April 23, 2015 at 5:25 pm

            I remember Jerry back in the late 70s when he still had hair and was dating Linda. Back then before I knew what I think I know now about who’s running the show on this planet he seemed like he was ahead of his time, wasn’t an egomaniac politician, and spoke of environmental concerns when few other governors did. Albeit from afar, I liked. I knew nothing of his politics when he was mayor of Oakland. The Moonbeam moniker, I thought had nothing to do with the medfly crisis or whatever pestilence you cite. Didn’t it originate from some allusion to an idea he had about launching a state owned communications satellite?

            But all that was going on decades ago and while I’ve hiked some of your trails since that time I haven’t been following California politics much. (I did keep a close watch on the GMO labeling proposition that went down last year which roused personal suspicion as the results ran contrary to the pollsters and exit polls.)

            That Firing Line debate was nearly 20 years ago (June 1995) unless there was yet another prior appearance. The moderator, Michael Kingsley cited that the flat tax argument was also part of Brown’s 1992 gubernatorial platform so he may have been a genuine proponent. (I confess I cheated here and went to youtube to root out this info)

            It appears to me Jerry has been absorbed into mainstream politics and thinking. His once progressive and original ideas have wilted and been overtaken I suspect by favors owed along the way such that he’s now kowtowing to the status quo and power elite.

            Thanks for taking the time and the input.

  11. Aridzonan_13 on April 22, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    There are wet / dry transition periods during ice age onsets. Where when the Vikings settled a very green Greenland the Desert SW had a serious drought. However, as Greenland froze the Desert SW got much wetter. There are intermediate drought periods during these transitions. My best guess is Chem Trails and other Wx Mod technologies have been working very hard to exacerbate a mini drought cycle in CA and elsewhere. Where if they drive out enough people, they can get the land for cheap. Just in time for the wetter ice age cycle. Note too, that large insurance companies have most probably requested Wx Mod to save their bottom lines. Let’s face it we are a .Inc nation.

  12. mesolad on April 22, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    This makes me think of Lex Luthor’s project in the 1978 Superman movie …

  13. moxie on April 22, 2015 at 11:25 am

  14. marcos toledo on April 22, 2015 at 10:13 am

    There use to be a board game heavily advertised on television when I was growing up. It was titled Sole Survivor I never bought or played it but it would be interesting to get your hands on this game. It might provide insight into our elites mindset what would happen if these wealth junkies had all the money in the world but there was no food to buy. Because they had murdered all the farmers and poison all the food crops the only problem would be that we useless eaters wouldn’t be around to watch these parasites eat each other to attempt to survive and enjoy this spectacle.

  15. loisg on April 22, 2015 at 10:12 am

    This phenomenon began in 2013? And HAARP ownership was transferred to corporate control in the summer of 2013.
    So, who controls HAARP now? I believe the land itself is owned by some major banks, including Bank of America, Chase Manhattan, and some others. But from what information I can find, the facility is operated by Raytheon and BAE systems, both large defense contractors, one in the US and one from Europe. BAE systems also has satellites, not just for spying, but for weather modification as well. (Are they part of the “junk” satellites with state affiliations?)

    • Hawkeye Lockhart on April 22, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      I came to the Central Coast region 3/2011 after a deluge of winter storms. Forty shades of green from San Diego to San Fran like I had never seen in my youth. That was the end of it. Each winter since, decreasing rainfall, increasing shades of beige, tan and brown. Farms, vineyards, orchards, ranches choked the real estate magazines. And yes, each and every time a Pacific low pressure system approaches, the overhead aerosol spraying goes into mega-mode. Science & document based evidence found here:

  16. emlong on April 22, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Five Proofs of HAARP Involvement. I haven’t enough meteorology to say whether this analysis is true or not, but the chemtrail aspect is definitely there in the satellite photos.


    • DanaThomas on April 22, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      Interesting thanks

    • Robert Barricklow on April 22, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Explains it simply.
      I fast forwarded it in spots.
      The points narrated come through; the satellite pictures show HAARP in action.

      HAARP. Chemtrails. Fukushima Radiation. GMOs.

      Technologies that benefit…?

  17. mpaff on April 22, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Well even CNN is commenting on this phenomenon!


  18. basta on April 22, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Well H-E-double hockey-sticks yes! The California drought (and btw, watch those headlines! It’s a drought, which is when you want a cool draught to quench your thirst) is man-made, and the “blob” is slam-dunk proof HAARP manipulation. And to make double-triple sure, don’t forget massive chemtrailing.

    This is face-palm obvious and not anything approaching high-octane speculation. How on earth otherwise can there be such a freakish and persistent ocean anomaly? Is there an active undersea volcano out there no one knows about that just happens only to heat a 300 meter deep circular spot? Do people honestly need an expert to tell them that this is a pure physical impossibility in Nature? (Of course, if an “expert” does get trotted out, he/she will mumble-jumble it away just as they did the exploding-while-sublimating WTC towers.)

    Oh, we are lost. Humanity is so intensely gullible and/or stupid, and the people in charge are world-class psychopaths.

  19. Robert Barricklow on April 22, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Ellen Brown analyses says HAARP used to kill organic competition so GMOs RULE!

    • Robert Barricklow on April 22, 2015 at 8:20 am

      Oops![forgot the dot com]


      [Approx. 21 minutes]

  20. Torus on April 22, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Not too high octane at all. What role does Fukushima radiation play in this phenomenon? And does the current massive wave of chemtrailing that started in early March and has gone full steam to the present in the U.S. and worldwide (e.g., see Global Chemtrails Skywatch or geoengineeringwatch.org) have something to do with causing this, or is it a desperate attempt to reverse or palliate past damage done? From all I read from the Chemtrail activists (e.g., Dane Wigington) the current wave of aerosol spraying (plus HAARP most likely) is only making the east wetter and colder and the west hotter and drier, thus pushing the droughts to a faster crisis. Perhaps this added element is needed for the perfect timing of all those futures and weather derivatives to pay off? I think it a great idea to add weather behavior and anomalies as a regular site feature–without understanding and monitoring of these activities, one cannot grasp the whole picture in politics, economics, wars, and so forth that we are all aiming for.

  21. terminally skeptical on April 22, 2015 at 7:17 am

    The water scarcity could be addressed more effectively in multiple ways. Recently William Shatner proposed to launch a 30 billion dollar pipeline fundraiser campaign that would route a 4 foot diameter pipe from rainy Washington state down the California coast, fill Lake Meade (not with a 4 foot pipe you won’t there Captain), whatever. True, it’s a bandaid on a gaping wound, but why not? And those wealthy water hogs who gladly pay a premium to keep their lawns green? Bill them at the going rate for water sourced from the up and coming desalination plants. And how about a residential building moratorium?

    A decade ago the effects of continuous arctic polar ice melt were analyzed via computer. It’s anyone’s guess whether this now popular meme is the latest Al Gore “inconvenient truth” flawed and manufactured data model or if this in fact plays a major role in the present day conditions:


    Recently the Jim Stone freelance website showed pictures taken as recent as 2013 of abundant reservoirs although I’m not sure whether they are reliable.


    Regardless I agree with Joseph that weather engineering (HAARP, not chemtrails) is to blame for either causing the scarcity or refusing to modify prevailing weather patterns to create a rainmaker effect. Our new “farmers” wear suits and the latest banksters attire is coveralls.

  22. DanaThomas on April 22, 2015 at 5:41 am

    If the drought is natural and not “engineered”, the technology that can bring rain has been around for decades, is no secret and apparently does work. Much better than sterile chemtrailing.
    On the other hand, land speculation, from the Gold Rush to the latest housing bubble, has been around for a long time, and as you say this might well be yet another, particularly nasty episode of that saga. Though as far as I know, not one announced in any recent disaster movie (and by the way, it’s been a while since they have pumped up the earthquake meme…).
    On the other hand, there has apparently been heavy Chinese investment in California real estate and this has implications – but I’ll leave the “high octane” in this regard to others.

    • Hawkeye Lockhart on April 22, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      The Chinese investment is nationwide, thanks to congress handing out Permanent Residence green cards and EB5 investor visas, in which the alien applicant has invested (or is in the process of investing) at least US $1Million (or at least US$500,000.00 if investing in a “target area”)

      Well somebody has to buy up all those foreclosures out there…. And it’s not limited just to Chinese.

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