Artificial Clouds ARCHIVE

NASA/DLR-Multidisciplinary Airborne eXperiments, Emission and CLimate Impact of alternative Fuel (ND-MAX/ECLIF 2)

“In January 2018, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are set to conduct joint research flights in Germany for the first time. The focus will be on alternative fuel emissions and the characterisation of ice crystals in condensation trails (contrails), using biofuel [...]

Commercial Aviation Creating Ice Haze and “Accidental Geoengineering”

If the recent clear sky “brightening” trend were due to cleaner air and fewer aerosols alone, it should be accompanied by an increase in direct downwelling shortwave radiation, one part of solar radiation reaching the surface directly from the Sun. That didn’t happen, Long reported during the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco. Instead, Long and [...]

Activists Challenge EPA at Hearing on Flight Pollution

Jim Lee, Max Bliss, Patrick Roddie, Michael Saraceno, and Amanda Baise speak at the world’s first hearing on flight pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency held a public hearing its Washington, D.C., headquarters to hear from environmental groups, aircraft industry representatives, private citizens and others on their reactions to the agency’s newly-relea [...]

Doped Jet Fuel Sulfur Content (FSC) Geoengineering

Plan to geoengineer contrails with biofuels and sulfur-doped jet fuel proposed (the Two-Fuels in One Tank solution) Applying high FSCs [fuel sulfur content] at aviation cruise altitudes combined with ULSJ [ultra-low sulfur jet fuel, aviation biofuel] fuel at lower altitudes result in reduced aviation-induced mortality and increased negative RE compared to the baseline [...]

Contrail Cirrus Cloud Seeding and Thinning

“Jon Egill Kristjansson told us about the fine line a potential cloud seeder would have to walk by seeding small, homogenous ice nuclei in cirrus clouds, which then cool the planet by letting more long-wave radiation out, but making sure not to “over-seed“, as injecting too many nuclei would mean reduced solar reflection and subsequently more warming. We heard that al [...]

FICCA COOL Project: Geoengineering with Commercial Aviation

Academy of Finland’s FICCA funded COOL Project. “Another technique examined was the use of commercial passenger aircraft flying at high altitudes to inject sulphate aerosols, emitted by aviation fuel, into the stratosphere. This would mimic a volcanic eruption, during which sulphur compounds are released into the stratosphere. They reflect solar radiation and the [...]

Jet Biofuel Enlisted for Contrail Control

“Contrails might be a punch line in the culture these days, thanks to the imaginative folks who have rechristened them “chemtrails” and embroidered them with elaborate theories involving government and corporate misdeed. But contrails are pretty serious business for a less conspiratorial reason: scientists believe these ice clouds generated by water exhaust gases from [...]

AMEG Demands Global Geoengineering

“Up to 50 Gigatons of methane could be rapidly released from under arctic ice” - Arctic Methane Emergency Group. As for appropriate interventions, there are a number of things to do immediately in parallel: Consider practices and regulations that are having, or risk having, a heating effect on the Arctic.  A postponement of drilling in the Arctic would be sensibl [...]

HAARP Creates Densest Artificial Plasma Cloud

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) research physicists and engineers from the Plasma Physics Division, working at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) transmitter facility, Gakona, Alaska, successfully produced a sustained high density plasma cloud in Earth's upper atmosphere. "Previous artificial plasma density clouds have lifetimes of only te [...]

Project LUCY in the Sky with Diamonds: Atmospheric Methane Destruction

Project LUCY aims to turn erupting arctic methane vents into artificial noctilucent cloud making volcanoes. Two high-powered microwaves, like the HAARP facility’s Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI), compress atmospheric methane into nano diamond powder to reflect sunlight back into space. Also see: The ANGELS Proposal (Arctic Natural Gas Extraction Liquefacti [...]

Do Planes Trigger Rains? Fallstreak Holes

The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plane. Or so the saying goes, but new research has confirmed that airplanes do cause clouds to dump their contents prematurely, often around airports, and in this week's show we explore this weather-altering effect of aviation. A fallstreak hole (also known as a hole punch cloud, punch hole cloud, skypunch, cloud canal or clou [...]

ICAO Adopts Intentional Contrail Cirrus Geoengineering Policy

“Contrail cirrus contributes a large fraction to the aviation induced climate impact (comparable to 50 years of aviation C02) Satellite data analyses suggest observable impact of aviation on cirrus cover and radiation fluxes. The climate impact of aviation induced contrail cirrus depends on aircraft properties (e.g. soot emissions) and routing (avoid cirrus forming re [...]

Volcanic Eruption Highlights Contrail Conundrum

“A single aircraft operating in conditions favorable for persistent contrail formation appears to exert a contrail-induced radiative forcing some 5000 times greater (in W m−2 km−1) than recent estimates of the average persistent contrail radiative forcing from the entire civil aviation fleet. This study emphasizes the need to establish whether similar events are commo [...]

William Cotton Discusses Doped Jet Fuel

Use of commuter aircraft with their jet fuels doped with aerosol generators is another possibility. Also the use of UAVs or blimps for aerosol dispersal could be considered. Potential adverse consequences, however, are likely including impacts on precipitation, local cold temperature extremes (which would also impact fossil fuel demands) and the hydrological cycle. … [...]

CBS News: Sky Graffiti Warming Up Earth?

CBS News, Aired July 29, 2006 2:19 PM. Contrails are lines of exhaust left by planes. It can be fun to watch them as they crisscross the sky. But as Anthony Mason reports, some people think they could spell trouble for the planet.New research suggests that jet exhaust is four times better at trapping heat than ground emissions with contrails playing a critical role. C [...]

September 11, 2001 Airline Groundings: Contrails Affect Daily Temperature Range

All flights were grounded after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the twin towers. A team of NASA scientists noticed that it got much colder that night than usual. They came to the conclusion that cirrus clouds generated by aircraft contrails were trapping heat at night. This study changed world and sent the airline industry into a tail spin trying to figure out how t [...]

Test Technology Symposium 1997: Weather Modification

Dr. Arnold A. Barnes Jr. from the USAF Phillips Lab gave a presentation titled “Session B: Advanced Weapon/Instrumentation Technologies.” where he discussed making “Owning the Weather in 2025” a reality. John Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory. Note: HAARP on page 6. This presentation before the US Army/Air Force attendees comes two years after two FOIA doc [...]

FOIA Reveals U.S. Air Force Paper “Counterforce Weather Control: SpaceCast 2020”

This paper proposes a counferforce weather control system (with both space and ground based segments) and identifies the prerequisites necessary for such a system to be feasible. Atmospheric scientists have pursued terrestrial weather modification in earnest since the 1940s, but have made little progress because of scientific complexities, legal battles, social concer [...]

FOIA Reveals U.S. Air Force Geophysics Directorate Weather Modification Intentions

TITLE: Weather Modification Using Carbon Black PROPOSED BY: Phillips Laboratory (AFMC), Geophysics Directorate Technical Description: In the paper "Weather Modification by Carbon Dust Absorption of Solar Energy" Gray el al (Journal of Applied Meteorology, Vol 15, April 1976, 355-386) showed that observational and modeling information indicated that the solar heating o [...]

The Environmental Modification Accountability Act #ENMODAA

An Act To End Atmospheric Experimentation Without Notification

Our solution is an addendum to the international weather warfare ban requiring two things:
• TRANSPARENCY: a worldwide requirement to give 48 hour notice before modifying or experimenting in our sky or surrounding atmosphere.
• VERIFICATION: create a worldwide citizen-powered sensor network to monitor atmospheric conditions, record video footage of sky conditions, analyze rainfall samples, and display atmospheric aerosols in real-time on a publically available website.


Hands Off Mother Earth Manifesto: A Permanent Ban on Geoengineering

110 civil society organizations and popular movements denounce geoengineering and demand an immediate stop to all open-air experiments.

If your organization would like to join the fight against geoengineering and endorse the HOME Manifesto, please send an email to [email protected].