The chemtrail, Some trails left by aircraft are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed at high altitudes for purposes undisclosed to the general public in clandestine programs directed by government officials.
As a result of the popularity of the theory, official agencies have received thousands of complaints from people who have demanded an explanation. The existence of chemtrails has been repeatedly stated by scientists around the world, who say the trails are Chemtrails. The United States Air Force states that the theory, which ”has been investigated and refuted by many established and accredited universities, scientific organizations, and major media publications”. The United Kingdom’sDepartment for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has stated that chemtrails are not scientifically recognized phenomena. The Canadian Leader of the Government in the House of Commons has, idea of chemtrails as being, adding that ”there is evidence to support their existence.”
The term chemtrail is derived from ”chemical trail”, in the similar fashion that contrail is a portmanteau of condensation trail. It does not refer to other forms of aerial spraying such as crop dusting, cloud seeding, skywriting, or aerial firefighting. The term specifically refers to aerial trails allegedly caused by the systematic high-altitude release of chemical substances not found in ordinary contrails, resulting in the appearance of characteristic sky tracks. Supporters of this conspiracy speculate that the purpose of the chemical release may be for solar radiation management, population control, weather control, or biological warfare/chemical warfare and claim that these trails are causing respiratory illnesses and other health problems.
In 1996, a chemtrail theory began to circulate when the United States Air Force (USAF) was accused of ”spraying the US population with mysterious substances” from aircraft ”generating unusual contrail patterns.” The Air Force says these accusations were fueled in part by citations to a strategy paper drafted within the Air Force’s Air University entitled Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025. The paper was presented in response to a military directive to outline a future strategic weather modification system for the purpose of maintaining the United States’ military dominance in the year 2025, and identified as ”fictional representations of future situations/scenarios.” The Air Force further clarified that the paper ”does not reflect current military policy, practice, or capability,” and that it is ”conducting weather modification experiments or programs and has plans to do so in the future.” Additionally, the Air Force states that the ”‘Chemtrail’ has been investigated and by many established and accredited universities, scientific organizations, and major media publications.”
In Britain, when the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was asked ”what research her Department has undertaken into the polluting effects of chemtrails for aircraft”, the response was that ”the Department is not researching into chemtrails from aircraft as they are not scientifically recognised phenomena,” but that work was being conducted to understand ”how [contrails] are formed and what effects they have on the atmosphere.”
In a response to a petition by concerned Canadian citizens regarding ”chemicals used in aerial sprayings are adversely affecting the health of Canadians,” the Government House Leader responded by stating, ”There is substantiated evidence, scientific or otherwise, to support the allegation that there is high altitude spraying conducted in Canadian airspace. The term ‘chemtrails’ is a popularised expression, and there is scientific evidence to support their existence.” The house leader goes on to say that ”it is our belief that the petitioners are seeing regular airplane condensation trails, or contrails.”
Proponents of the chemtrail theory say that chemtrails can be distinguished from contrails by their long duration, asserting that the chemtrails are those trails left by aircraft that persist for as much as a half day or transform into cirrus-like clouds.
Contrails vs chemtrails
Contrails, or condensation trails, are ”streaks of condensed water vapor created in the air by an airplane or rocket at high altitudes.” These condensation trails are the result of normal emissions of water vapor from piston engines and jet engines at high altitudes in which the water vapor condenses into a visible cloud. Contrails are formed when hot humid air from the engines mixes with the colder surrounding air. The rate at which contrails dissipate is entirely dependent on weather conditions and altitude. If the atmosphere is nearsaturation, the contrail may exist for some time. Conversely, if the atmosphere is dry, the contrail will dissipate quickly.
Chemtrails, coming from ”chemical trails” in the same fashion that contrail comes from ”condensation trail” is a term coined to suggest that contrails are formed by something other than a natural process of engine exhaust hitting the cold air in the atmosphere. Proponents of chemtrails characterize these chemical trails as streams that persist for hours, and by their criss-crossing, grid-like patterns, or parallel stripes which eventually blend to form large clouds. Proponents view the presence of visible color spectra in the streams, unusual concentrations of sky tracks in a single area, or lingering tracks left by unmarked or military airplanes flying in atypical altitudes or locations as markers of chemtrails.
A news station reported the results of tests on what they called chemtrails. ”It seemed like some mornings it was just criss-crossing the whole sky. It was just like a giant checkerboard,” said Bill Nichols, who reportedly noticed the ”unusual clouds” begin as normal contrails from a jet engine, but unlike normal contrails, he claims, do not fade away. He then noticed ”it would drop to the ground in a haze”, the material collecting on the ground and in water he had sitting in bowls. KSLA News 12 sampled the water at a lab and initially reported a high level of barium, 6.8 parts per million, more than three times the toxic level set by the EPA. After contacting the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the news station was told that these levels are very unusual, but proving the source ”is a whole ‘nother matter”. KSLA discovered during their investigation that barium is a hallmark of other chemtrail testing. However the KSLA reporter had misread the reading, which was actually 68 parts per billion, well within expected ranges, and the station retracted the story. The phenomenon attracted the attention of a Los Angeles network affiliate, which aired a similar investigation called ”Toxic Sky?” Following suit, Phoenix News Reporter Pat McReynolds at CBS KPHO interviewed Geoengineering investigators and concluded that chemtrails do not exist.
In 2001, United States Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced legislation that would have permanently prohibited the basing of weapons inspace, and he listed chemtrails as one of a number of exotic weapons that would be banned. Proponents have asserted that because explicit reference to chemtrails was entered by Congressman Kucinich into the congressional record, this constitutes official government acknowledgment of their existence. Skeptics note that the bill in question also mentions ”extraterrestrial weapons” and ”environmental, climate, or tectonic weapons.” The bill received an unfavorable evaluation from the United States Department of Defense and died in committee, with no mention of chemtrails appearing in the text of any of the three subsequent failed attempts by Kucinich to enact a Space Preservation Act.
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- EPA Non-road Engines, Equipment, and Vehicles pollution information
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