posted on Sep, 17 2004 @ 12:13 PM
Worldwatcher, although I don’t believe in “chem-trails” because they’re just regular contrails under slightly different (and measurable)
ambient conditions, you are right that aircraft contrails, especialy the ones which persist and spread out, are changing both the weather and
But they’re doing it because they’re additional clouds. Simply by being cirrus clouds, they do two things: block the sunlight during the day, which
results in slightly cooler days; and blocking the radiation from the heated land to the cooler sky at night, resulting in slightly warmer
What this results is in not necessarily a cooler or a warmer overall environment, but it lowers the temperature difference between the night and the
day. The temperature swing over a 24-hour period is less, or, as the meteorologists would say, it diminishes the nocturnal/diurnal temperature
So it probably won’t help the global warming problem, and it probably won’t make it worse, either. But by making the temperature delta smaller, it
interferes to some degree or another with plants and animals who have evolved to operate best at the “natural” temperature delta; changing it by added
cloud cover would probably be a stresor for both those plants and animals.
Bangin, you’re correct in your comment that Hughes Aircraft got a patent for a technique which involved seeding the atmosphere with tiny metal
particles. However, adding metal particles to the jet engine’s exhaust was a very dangerous approach, since those same metal particles have a
way of eating the compressor blades.
Furthermore, those particles, being metal and all, are excellent radar reflectors and the result of such metal particulate spraying would be a
radar-opaque blanket across the sky which would pose just a bit of a problem with both military and civilian air traffic controllers trying to keep
track of all the aircraft in the sky at the same time LOL!!
Finally, if you look at any of the weather radars on the Web, you would notice thousands of very bright lines on the radar that are the result of all
the metal contrails.
And, of course, those thousands of very bright traces don’t exist.
As a matter of fact, during the past five or six years that the “chem-trail” hoax has been going around, not one single case of someone
actually collecting the residue from a contrail in situ has taken place.
Everyone has talked about all the stuff in “chem-trails” but no one has ever collected that stuff in situ. No one.
Doesn’t that tell you something?
“......and perhaps barium, aluminum, and other nefarious mystery particles.
Except that there have never been any of those chemicals recovered from contrails in the sky. Never.