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BEST EVIDENCE ON CHEMTRAILS: DISCOVERY CHANNEL Barium and aluminum are just two of the dangerous toxins that make up the chemtrail mix, prominent chemtrail researchers Rosalind Peterson (http://www.californiaskywatch.com) and Will Thomas (http://www.willthomas.net) report on in the documentary aired in the U.S. on Feb. 22, 2007. Best Evidence, a Toronto-based film group, also presents a number of NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government-related scientists and geo-engineers who either deny the existence of chemtrails (vs. contrails), or say that they’re crucial in “stopping global warming.” The program devotes about half of its time to chasing a red herring, that chemtrail additives are being slipped into commercial jet fuel tanks. Thanks to Brian Holmes for alerting us to the film. VIDEO LINK: http://www.holmestead.ca/chemtrails/discovery.html


Best Evidence’s documentary film on chemtrails is a valuable breakthrough. It’s no easy task to produce a program on such a carefully guarded topic and getting scientists from NOAA and NASA to sit down for an interview, and then manage to present it over cable television. Just airing the program enables people to actually look at the skies, for starters.

Chemtrail researcher Rosalind Peterson is given time to say the comprehensive spraying – of barium, aluminum and other toxic metals and molds - has to do “with military operations…secret government weather modification programs.”

Veteran journalist and chemtrail researcher Will Thomas is filmed saying that the particles sprayed are in the 10-micron range (a human hair is 100 microns) and invisible to the naked eye.

The program more or less assumes that chemtrails are distinct from contrails (though it gives voice to NASA and NOAA scientists who say “there’s no evidence of chemtrails” and that “the idea is just ludicrous”.

The program pits the three independent observers (Peterson, Thomas and Dickie) against eight U.S. government-connected engineers, scientists and EPA-linked corporate executives:

CIRRUS CLOUDS (& CHEMTRAILS) CONTRIBUTE TO ‘GLOBAL WARMING’
Atmospheric scientist Dr. Wayne Evans says that clouds reflect more sunlight back into space than they supply infrared heat back to earth.” Cirrus clouds, though, are different. “They actually radiate more heat energy than they reflect solar energy back into space. And therefore cirrus clouds contribute to global warming.” Dr. Evans explains that “contrails” become cirrus clouds, and therefore contrails contribute to global warming.

Wayne’s observation echoes 1996 U.K. study by the Scientists for Global Responsibility that says “the dangerous geo-engineering proposed by [Edward] Teller et al. would have would be absolutely ineffective in mitigating global warming for it would have the opposite effect!” The report noted further that this climate engineering research was funded by industries with vested interests in the continued high consumption of fossil fuels.”

THE NOTION OF CHEMTRAILS IS JUST LUDICROUS, THERE’S NO EVIDENCE
NASA senior scientist Patrick Minnis at Langley Research Center says “The notion of chemtrails is just ludicrous. I’ve heard many ideas of why these contrails are called chemtrails and the reasons why they would be occurring and no one seems to agree on anything except that they’re not contrails. They don’t really have an explanation of what they are and they’re not willing really to look at the simplest explanation, that they’re contrails.”

INADVERTENT WEATHER MOD
Next Dr. Joseph Golden, NOAA “weather modification pioneer” is brought on to refute chemtrails: “No matter what we do, there are people who are convinced that something secretive is going on…There’s no evidence of chemtrails.” Golden was a member of StormFury (1962-1983) program that was finally shut down due to litigation from many victims of the artificially induced and re-directed hurricanes. If there’s any weather modification going on from contrails, Golden says, it’s inadvertent.

WE’RE CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING
THAT MIGHT ENDANGER THE CLIMATE SYSTEM
Dr. Tom Wigley, senior scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, tells Best Evidence, “We’re certainly not going to do anything that might endanger the climate system.” He then avers that geoengineering is a strategy to combat global warming: “Geo-engineering has been around for a number of decades but because the climate system is changing more rapidly than we expected, then we’re resurrecting the idea and considering it more seriously.”

WE NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERYBODY ON THIS PLANET
You will notice that the television documentary, following the lead of our cryptocratic government, switches gears. Wigley, along with those at Lawrence Livermore Labs, is an advocate of Aerial Obscuration. EPA-connected Weather modification entrepreneur Alvia Gaskill Jr. says “We don’t have a hundred years. We have maybe 20 years before we start seeing some of the serious effects of climate change…If we’re not going to be able to come up with replacement technologies in time, we’re not going to be able to regulate emissions in time, we’re really left with taking these other, other extraordinary means….We need to take advantage of everybody on this planet to help solve the problem of global warming. If we can do it with some form of climate engineering, all the better.”

GLOBAL WARMING
Geoengineering will be accepted when Global Warming is established as fact in the public mind (the collective cognitive imperative, as Julian Jaynes has it). Gaskill Jr.’s Straussian neo-con contempt for the public, coupled with his freaked-out claim of Global Frying in 20 years, is reason enough reason for a climate engineering program.

CATASTROPHIC GLOBAL WARMING
Will Thomas says chemtrail spraying is part of “a deliberate project to slow down catastrophic global warming.” Though Thomas, unlike Gaskill, apparently, thinks the program is ‘reckless’.

EMBEDDING COLLECTIVE COGNITIVE IMPERATIVES
So, you see, “global warming” is imbedded in the chemtrail documentary. Global warming is the collective cognitive imperative for North America and Europe: http://activistteacher.blogspot.com/2007/02/global-warming-truth-or-dare.html As Thomas says, the government (our rulers/the military) are going to go public with their chemtrail program, justified by the manufactured global warming crisis. It will, no doubt, exonerate the government and complicit corporations for collateral damage or “unintended” consequences.

As for the rest of the Discovery Channel-approved program, it’s filler of a red herring variety.

BEST EVIDENCE OR A RED HERRING?
The narrator intones, “Only the chemtrails believers claim that secret additives in jet fuel are being used in weather modification experiments…People who research chemtrails are convinced there’s a conspiracy underway to change the weather…[they] have one key burden of proof working against their case. They have no means of capturing the chemical content they claim is so harmful to humans and the environment. The challenge for Best Evidence will be to devise a number of experiments to do just that.”

The television program then turns to a protracted experiment conducted by scientists at Kettering University, formerly General Motors University (name changed in 1998) which conducts test on fuel obtained from commercial jets. It tests negative for aluminum and sulfur. Nothing said about barium.

Best Evidence nicely admitted that they didn’t really examine the best evidence. The U.S. Air Force refused to have its fuel tested, so the elaborate test was almost totally irrelevant. And nothing at all was said about sprays being dispersed through external tanks as opposed to distribution through fuels.

As Will Thomas says in the documentary, the U.S. government in late 2005 established a federal bureau of weather modification as a rubric to “come out and admit to a chemtrail-type project.”

It would be of great interest to see Best Evidence (and Discovery Channel) examine the best evidence for global warming. Among those they might interview are climatologist Dr. Timothy Ball http://www.holmestead.ca/chemtrails/warming.html and University of Ottawa physicist Denis G. Rancourt: http://activistteacher.blogspot.com/2007/02/global-warming-truth-or-dare.html.

Filmmakers’ Notebook # 128
yor yevrah, snowshoefilms, March 11, 2007.

 

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