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The Fires of 1988 Facts * The summer of 1988 was the driest in the Park's recorded history. * More than 793,000 acres (36% of the park) were affected by fire. * Fires begun outside of the park burned more than half the total acreage. * Humans caused 9 fires; lightning caused 42 fires. * About 300 large mammals, primary elk, perished. * $120 million was spent and 25,000 people participated in this firefighting effort, the largest in U.S. history. * This huge effort saved human life and property, but had little impact on the fires themselves. * Rain and snow finally stopped the advance of the fires in September.
1 hectares = 2.47105381 acres
Operation Popeye (also known as Operation Intermediary or Operation Compatriot) was long running and large. It operated from 20 March 1967 until 5 July 1972. The objective was to extend the monsoon season over North Vietnamese and Viet Cong resupply routes, denying the use of trails and roads. From the presentation:
Chart 2. Objective (supplied by the Department of Defense).
Increase rainfall sufficiently in carefully selected areas to deny the enemy the use of roads by:
(1) Softening road surfaces
(2) Causing landslides along roadways
(3) Washing out river crossings
(4) Maintain saturated soil conditions beyond the normal time span.
Rainmaking as a weapon of war can only lead to the development of vastly more dangerous environmental techniques whose consequences may be unknown and may cause irreparable damage to our global environment. This is why the United States must move quickly to ban all environmental or geophysical modification techniques from the arsenals of war
M. Chossudovsky, an economics professor from the Ottawa University, wrote in 2000 that in part the ongoing climate change could be triggered by the use of new-generation nonlethal weapons. The US is certainly exploring the possibilities of controlling the climate in several regions of the world. The corresponding technology is being developed in the framework of the High-Frequency Active Aural Research Program» (HAARP)3, the objective being to build a potential to launch droughts, hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes. From the military standpoint, HAARP is supposed to create a novel type of weapons of mass destruction and an instrument of expansionist policy which can be used to selectively destabilize environmental and agricultural systems of target countries4
Thirty-five deaths in the infamous Lynmouth flood disaster came only days after RAF rain-making experiments over southern England, it has emerged.
Ninety million tonnes of water swept down the narrow valley into Lynmouth on 15 August, 1952, destroying whole buildings.
Now, a BBC investigation has confirmed that secret experiments were causing heavy rainfall.
Classified documents on the trials have gone missing, but people involved have told their story for the BBC Radio Four's Document programme.
Originally posted by operation mindcrime
reply to post by LarryLove
This is Bull....
On this map, the size of the actual fire is not in relation to the size of the icon it receives on the map. I am sitting smack in the middle of a couple of those flames!!
Should I be worried??