reply to post by JacKatMtn
Well....HAARP has become just another "catch-all" in the continuing blather from many, many conspiracy theorists. The rise of the Internet in the
last decade (heard the Web referred to as the 'mesh' the other day...maybe that moniker might stick, as it continues to evolve?) just adds to the
chaos, and misconceptions.
I'll remain somewhat sceptical, considering the source...although, this bit redeemed them at the end:
The executive officer of Australian Skeptics, Tim Mendham, pointed out that Mr Andrews ''believes in every conspiracy going - [end of the
world in] 2012, crop circles, everything''.
I especially liked this assessment, it is so apt around here, too:
Mr Mendham said Mr Andrews, and others of his ilk, had no evidence to support their theories but it was no use pointing this out.''There's
no way of arguing with someone who claims it's a cover-up,'' he said. ''No matter how much scientific evidence you give them, they can't give
up. If someone gives them evidence disproving their theory they move sideways.''
LOL! How true!
Now, the coup-de-grace
The Sunday Age tried to contact Mr Andrews, who is based in the US, but there was no reply. That could be because, according to his website, he
was in Oregon for last weekend's 11th annual UFO Festival.
(Not that there's anything wrong with that...the UFO Festival, I mean).
I'd say, on first whim, that a more prosaic explanation, other than HAARP, would be far more likely for odd weather. History has recorded
strange, and unseasonable weather occurences, in the past....and before HAARP ever existed.
The el Nino / el Nina
phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean, for instance, when active can alter quite a few weather patterns in the Northern
I would think that more study of things similar, perhaps in some southern ocean waters, or on landmasses, or some high-altitude wind patterns, etc,
could be investigated, and better attributed to these occurences than the HAARP array -- that's more than half-way around the World!
(And, HAARP's energy outputs are insufficient to achieve all of these 'effects' that so many claim it is capable of...even if it WERE possible!)
Edit to see that Oz
must be burning the midnight oil, Down Under! So, now that he's chimed in.....
[edit on 5 June 2010 by weedwhacker]