The use of weather modification techniques can be highly advantageous on the battlefield, it must be noted however that there are environmental problems associated with the use of these techniques.
The Environmental Modification Convention (ENMOD) is an international treaty prohibiting the military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques.
The term “environmental modification techniques” refers to any technique for changing – through the deliberate manipulation of natural processes – the dynamics, composition or structure of the Earth, including its biota, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, or of outer space. Manipulating the weather is considered an environmental modification technique.
“Environmental warfare is defined as the intentional modification or manipulation of the natural ecology, such as climate and weather, earth systems such as the ionosphere, magnetosphere, tectonic plate system, and/or the triggering of seismic events (earthquakes) to cause intentional physical, economic, and psycho-social, and physical destruction to an intended target geophysical or population location, as part of strategic or tactical war.”
The ENMOD treaty is specifically intended to prevent use of the environment as a means of warfare by prohibiting the deliberate manipulation of natural processes in order to protect the environment because these modifications could produce phenomena such as hurricanes, tidal waves or changes in climate.
Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques – United Nations Treaty (Signed in Geneva May 18, 1977)
The treaty created a list of phenomena that could result from the use of environmental modification techniques (this list is sourced from the United Nations Treaty above):
“earthquakes and tsunamis; an upset in the ecological balance of a region; changes in weather patterns (clouds, precipitation, cyclones and tornadic storms); changes in climate patterns; changes in ozone currents; changes in the state of the ozone layer and changes in the state of the ionosphere.”
On February 7th 2013, three months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the New York State area, “Colossal Blizzard Nemo” ripped through the same area of the United States. This resulted in heavy snowfall and hurricane force winds. If Sandy was manufactured, could this phenomena be the result of Hurricane Sandy? Could the Colossal nature of Colossal Blizzard Nemo be further evidence of Hurricane Sandy?
The problem with the ENMOD treaty is that it prohibits the use but not the research into weather modification. Therefore, it is evident that these modifications are being researched and at very least tested. Are techniques which modify the weather being tested on a regular basis? Where are these techniques being tested? How far have they advanced in this field? To what degree has our climate been effected since the treaty was signed in 1976?
Scientists have been researching the effect of carbon dioxide on climate since the 1960′s and today a consensus position has formed that greenhouse gases are deeply involved in most climate changes and human emissions are bringing serious global warming. The scientific community however, have not officially acknowledged weather modification as a contributor to our climate changing.
I have found a document which was written by NASA. The document is labeled “The Importance of Understanding Clouds” (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The document explains that clouds regulate the planets average temperature and help to spread the suns energy evenly over the earths surface. The article also quotes:
“Even small changes in the abundance or location of clouds could change the climate more than the anticipated changes caused by greenhouse gases, human-produced aerosols, or other factors associated with global change.“
There is no doubt that greenhouse gases and human produced aerosols are having a negative effect on our climate, but greenhouse gases and human produced aerosols are not the only factor associated with our climate changing. The above statement suggests that weather modification (changing the abundance and location of clouds) has a great deal more of an effect on climate than greenhouse gases and human produced aerosols. Why isn’t the effect of weather modification considered as a reason for our climate changing?
Lets take a look at the last documented manipulation of weather for military purposes, Operation Popeye. Operation Popeye (Project Popeye), was a US military cloud seeding operation (running from March 20, 1967 until July 5, 1972) during the Vietnam war intended to extend the monsoon season over Laos, specifically in areas of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The operation seeded clouds with silver iodide, resulting in the targeted areas seeing an extension of the monsoon period an average of 30 to 45 days.
The statement by NASA suggests that even small changes in the abundance or location of clouds can effect climate, what is the effect of extending a single monsoon period for 45 days?
Think about a super-storm like Hurricane Sandy. If small changes in the abundance of clouds can effect climate, what is the effect of a manufactured super-storm? What is the effect of multiple manufactured super-storms?
How much has our climate been effected from the use of weather modification? How many years have been shaved off the longevity of our planet because of our nature and mentality?
“Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he’s been given. But up to now he hasn’t been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wildlife become extinct, the climate’s ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.” – Anton Chekhov
It is important that we expose the capabilities weather modification and start questioning storms. How can we deal with the issue until the capabilities of weather modification are made public? How can we have a treaty on the non-proliferation of weather based weaponry until the capabilities of weather modification are made public? How can we outlaw production of weather based weaponry until the capabilities of weather modification are made public? The issue will become more and more difficult to deal with the longer we wait. As people get smarter, so do the storms.
”Intervention in atmospheric and climatic matters . . . will unfold on a scale difficult to imagine at present. . . . this will merge each nation’s affairs with those of every other, more thoroughly than the threat of a nuclear or any other war would have done.” – John von Neumann
A secret war is being fought which is wreaking havoc and devastation upon those that are unaware. Conflict is upon us on this issue whether we like it or not; but rather than exposing the truth now, the world chooses to ignore and the evidence continues to mount. Meanwhile, weather is being thrown around without any ramifications and the effect of weather modification is damaging our planet. That’s why we should be concerned.