posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 04:33 PM
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
It is foolish, imo, to think that the government won't experiment and lie when it comes to weather modification when they have consistently done so
in the past.
James Fleming, the author of the OP link, is, among other things, a historian on weather modification. He has researched and documented the absolute
idiocy of one fantastic and dangerous idea after another being proposed and funded and tested.
During the 1800's, government and military experts determined that the atmosphere was a 'giant heat engine' and that the way to create rain was to
set fire to forests. Later, during this same period, it was proposed that 'artillary engagements' (war) produced rain. Congress authorized $2500
to the navy to test this theory. Explosions to induce rain were also funded. One weather modifier drowned in the flood he produced.
The government began to find creative ways to distance themselves from funded experiments in which lives were lost when the threat of lawsuits became
Hatﬁeld's technique involved building tall mysterious towers equipped with large shallow pans from which he patiently evaporated a proprietary
ﬂuid until it rained. He is largely remembered because his rainmaking activities in January 1916 coincided with a severe ﬂood in San Diego.
According to city water department records, over 28 inches of rain fell that month, the Morena Reservoir overﬂowed, and the Lower Otay Dam burst,
sending a wall of water into downtown San Diego killing dozens of people, leaving many others homeless, and destroying all but two of the city's 112
bridges. Seeking to avoid lawsuits, the city of San Diego denied its connection to Hatﬁeld, who had a vague contract for rain enhancement, and never
paid him the $10,000 he claimed it owed him. Hatﬁeld's suit against the city was ﬁnally dismissed in 1938.
And, as stated in the OP, how would anyone know that these activities were going on because our governments and military have the perfect cloaked
weapon: weather which can be claimed as 'natural'.
Further, floods,hurricanes, volcanic explosions, earthquakes, global warming, climate change, jet stream anomalies, ocean current anomalies, arctic
ice melts can all be claimed as natural. Some good ideas have been presented by posters in this thread on ways that we might use to determine if a
disaster is natural or not. Perhaps you would like to contribute to that effort?