Many farms have been hit hard by the recent heat wave in New Zealand. In Nelson, the grass dried up and many animals had to be slaughtered. A change in the long-term weather pattern is causing long hot summers and more frequent bush fires. Fortunately, this situation can be reversed. The technology to modify the weather has been in use for decades.
Cloud seeding is a form of weather modification that uses aircraft to inject clouds with silver iodide or dry ice. These chemicals induce the cloud’s water vapour to condense into droplets, causing precipitation. Cloud seeding by aircraft is used in more than 50 countries to cause rainfall. However, cloud seeding can also be used to prevent rainfall over a region. Airports use cloud seeding to disperse clouds and fog. By flushing out moisture from clouds in one region, the clouds dissipate before they reach a neighbouring region. This can cause a drought. Furthermore, seeding and bursting clouds reduces the moisture level (humidity) of the atmosphere. This increases the temperature and the ratio of hot to cold air. In this way, cloud seeding affects wind currents. A complex application of this simple technology on a large scale could offer vast potential for manipulating the weather. Cloud seeding was suspected of causing storms and floods in Lynmouth, England in 1952 and recently in Derwent Valley, Tasmania.
Declassified documents reveal the UK and US military conducted germ warfare tests on their populations via spraying operations between the 1950s and the 1970s. Could it happen again? In the last few decades, new patents were issued for weather modification techniques. Governments have drawn up extensive plans for climate engineering. This is ostensibly done to mitigate the effects of climate change. A main method proposed is stratospheric aerosol injection, whereby jets spray sulphide and aluminium particles into the atmosphere to block sunlight. However, global warming could be the new excuse for spraying all kinds of chemicals.
On the 26th and 27th of February 2019, massive jet trails in the sky were witnessed by the Nelson population (they looked similar to these trails). The jet trails persisted for hours and spread out to form clouds that blanketed the sky. It is taken for granted that these are condensation trails (contrails). However, the engines of most aircraft today are very fuel-efficient and emit a tiny amount of water vapour relative to the amount of distance they travel. How much water vapour is this exactly? A Boeing 747 burns 4 litres of kerosene per second (another estimate is 12 litres per kilometre). Commercial aircraft fly at the speed of 740 to 930 kph, which is 206-258 metres per second. The plane will burn less than 16 grams of kerosene per metre. The ratio of kerosene to air vapour is 1 : 1.25, so it produces 20 grams of water vapour. That is 4 ice cubes worth of contrails per metre. Can you really see a trail of ice cubes in the sky? What about at 30,000 ft above you? Can a fleet of aircraft turn a bright blue sky into an overcast sky using their trails of ice cubes? Of course not. If a commercial airliner produces these persistent trails, it is probably spraying chemicals. Therefore, the New Zealand public must investigate the illegal dumping of chemicals by aerospace companies.
Commercial aircraft and large military aircraft have high-bypass turbofan engines, whereas fighter jets have low-bypass turbofan and turbojet engines. However, fighter jets usually don’t produce contrails either. They often produce fake contrails for air shows by injecting chemicals into the exhaust stream to create smoke. You can see in this video that producing a trail is optional. Military aircraft that create contrails are undesirable for tactical reasons. Contrails guide the enemy in shooting down a plane. Planes have been filmed showing their trails being turned off in mid-flight and then turned back on again. This is impossible if it is a condensation trail produced by engine exhaust. The planes producing these trails fly back and forth in patterns, which makes sense if they are maximising the surface area covered by their spray.
Weather modification has become a lot more advanced since the 1950s. In 1997, the US Secretary of Defence William Cohen stated in a briefing that “others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves”. There appears to be facilities designed for this purpose, including the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) in Alaska. This is an array of microwave antennas that directs highly-focused electromagnetic waves at the ionosphere. The waves are produced at very high intensity and run off energy produced by HAARP’s power station. Skywave propagation could be used to target any region of the world with these energy beams.
To see what is in store for next summer, check out the droughts and bush fires in California last year. Bush fires are burning people off the land. If this trend continues, the future of farming in Nelson is uncertain. The fact is you can make it rain if you want to. There are chemical-free weather modification techniques that can be explored and investigated further. Successful rainmaking experiments were conducted by Trevor Constable using cloud busters based on Wilhelm Reich’s original design.
Finally, there have been water restrictions in Nelson due to the drought. This is unnecessary because aquifers lie under 26.3% of New Zealand’s land surface and they are self-replenishing. Access to the aquifers is controlled by water bottling companies who send most of the water offshore. There is no shortage of water, only a shortage of access to it.