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Chemtrails Geoengineering The Greatest Crime of All Time The Evidence

©Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri
Photos: John Graf
August 21, 2013

This article is dedicated to the courageous people around our planet who have spoken out and written about these crimes.

In the ultimate sacrifice, some have given their lives to report the TRUTH.

“There’s a war going on covertly; and I want to know how it relates to the spraying.” – Catherine Austin Fitts.


Over the past more than 15 years (depending upon where you live), there has been a secret global and criminal spraying overhead of toxic chemicals. It began in the US, then NATO countries were added; but now this lethal aerosol spraying covers the entire globe. Military, private, and commercial planes are used to dramatically change –geoengineer– our global weather. Without any public discussion or news reports, the US military began a highly toxic and on-going assault on us.

The popular term for these aerosols is Chemtrails. It is even the term that the military has used. In an interview last month, Clifford Carnicom (one of the world’s leading researchers on the aerosols) notes in using the word “Chemtrails” versus “Geoengineering” or aerosols, this shows how our perceptions change with the word. “Language is not accidental…and is used to manipulate and control awareness, as well as perception. It serves as a basis of curtailing, basically, serious progress on very real issues.” See:


This aerosol spraying is not the first time Americans have been used as un-informed experimental laboratory animals. Basically, plans to harm us have never stopped. In 2001, Clifford Carnicom posted an excerpt from the Neuremberg War Trials about biological consent of human “subjects.” This consent is essential, but is not part of these covert crimes. See:


Here are just two examples of what has been done to us, and what coninues without any informed consent. For 25 years (between 1945 and 1970), a covert Manhattan Project spin-off called the “Manhattan-Rochester Coalition” conducted aerosol tests and researched “the health [?] effects of radioactive materials…on vulnerable populations without consent in St. Louis.” These military-sponsored [radioactive] “studies targeted a segregated, high density urban area, where low-income persons of color predominently resided.”(1)

More recently, just last month in New York City, unsuspecting subway riders were sprayed with a toxic chemical gas. Signs were posted saying: “The NYPD [New York Police Dept.] will release small amounts of harmless colorless gas in 5 boroughs and 21 subway lines. The airborne non-toxic [sic] test is part of NYPD’s precaution against terror attacks. MTA [Metropolitan Transit Authority] Customers are advised to stay calm.” [NOTE: the word “Customers” –not citizens.] This was funded by a $3.4 million transit security grant from Homeland Security and conducted by US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory (who developed this tracer gas in the 1980s) and the NYPD.(2) See:


The gas used, on probably millions of the unsuspecting riders, was not “harmless.” It was a man-made chemical called perflurocarbon [PFCs] gas. It is linked “to early onset menopause,” birth defects, flu-like symptoms; endocrine disruption; and “excessive exposure may cause effects on the brain and heart.”(3) What is “excessive”? How much of this toxic gas was sprayed on NYC subway riders? This was yet another assault on unsuspecting citizens, based on false-flag scare tactics. See also:




The history of grave harm done to us (by those in government and the military) goes back centuries –not just decades. This article gathers much of what has been discovered by courageous independent researchers, reporters, and others who are concerned with this illegal, but horrific, assault on all of us.

Geoengineering – Global Weather Modification

Humans have been manipulating the weather for a very long time. Rain makers have a history going back to the ancients. What has happened, however, is that, this time, there has been a deliberate and secret agenda of massive global harm directly connected to covertly changing our natural weather and subjecting all of us to continous and grave harm. This heinous alteration was created by the elites [their other names include: the cabal, illuminati, NWO, or the wealthy government insiders, ptb-powers that be] to maintain secret control of: global finances; food growing and production (including harm through toxic food additives, poisonous chemicals, pesticides and GMOs); health [actually a lack of it, due to this multi-pronged assault on us]; and a controlled educational system closely tied to government and media dis-information. This is well documented. It affects everyone and all aspects of our lives.

Since 1996, the US Air Force is on record with their public document: “Owning the Weather in 2025.”(4) That any organization can think that they can “own” Mother Nature’s forces, about which very little is actually known, is staggering in its hubris and sheer malevolence.

When a country controls the weather, it then can be manipulated to cause extreme droughts [as are now going on these past few months throughout southern California], hurricanes, floods, tornadoes [HAARP-induced in Oklahoma], and other kinds of chaotic and extreme weather conditions that most people do not realize was not a natural event. Here are two recent mainstream TV reports about our dramatically changing weather:




Dr. R. Michael Castle’s “The Methodic Demise of Natural Earth” is essential reading of what has been going on with the destruction of our web of life –due to weather modification.(5) The updated verson was written in 2009. See:


There also has been extensive research on weather modification patents. Geoengineeringwatch.org has posted a large list from the US Patent and Trademark Office:


Over the past decade, research and documentation have not been exclusive to North America. Wayne Hall has been Greece’s vital key to getting this information out to the European Union. Here is an update from Aegina, Greece, between the journalist and former Europarliamentarian Giulietto Chiesa and the deputy mayor of Aegina, Nektarios Koukoulis, on the subject of aerosol spraying from aircraft and the political system of the European Union:


In Belgium, former mayor Peter Vereecke, was tireless in organizing the 2010 first ever international conference on Chemtrails in Ghent, Belgium. See:


Amy Worthington has also written an important research paper, “Chemtrails and Terror in the Age of Nuclear War.” It explains to those uninformed that Chemtrails are part of a larger agenda of harm that includes HAARP [High Active Auroral Research Program], a series of 26 arrays around the planet that can punch holes in our ionosphere.(6)

HAARP clouds LA

Worthington calls these programs “death technologies.” This is vital information that is withheld from us by the corporate-controlled mainstream media. See:


and also see Dr. Nick Begich’s recent and important interview:


In addition, several meteorologists have been courageous and reported about Chemtrails. Kevin Martin was one of the first who had a website devoted exclusively to documenting the aerosols. It tracked Chemtrails aerosols all over the world and was updated daily. His website was taken down and his present whereabouts are not known.

Although not a meteorologist, “Dutch Since” is very knowedgeable and well informed. He has an extensive background, and has been tracking weather anomalies that no one else was. His exceptional reporting has been quite accurate. For a time, his website, too, was shut down. His new website is:


Meteorologist Scott Stevens had been reporting weather for ABC, but was fired because he had mentioned Chemtrails. Last year, he lectured at the first US Chemtrails Conference in Los Angeles. Here is his documented evidence (August 2012) of how our weather is being deliberately manipulated via this stealth technology.(7):


Here is another one of his reports on weather warfare with the Oklahoma tornado, and how Chemtrails aerosols were a part of it:


In an undated weather report, a meteorologist (no name) amazingly reports that the US government is spraying poisons in the air. See:


Finally, these clandestine weather warfare programs also now include new aerial aerosol explosions. This is a new system dispersal level of hidden but massive harm known as “Chembombs.” These were reported last year by Bruce Douglas at our Los Angeles Chemtrails Conference. As he then said: “The game plan has changed.” Douglas reported that military ships were stationed in the oceans and sent these lethal bomb explosions into our air. See:



More Chembombs

Chembombs over Carson

Illness Increases:

With this enormous and constant exposure to aerosolized chemicals, heavy metals, and various biological agents, it is not surprising that we also have dramatic global increases in illnesses. Mycoplasma, now bio-engineered to create more health dangers –and linked to asthma, autoimmune illnesses, and AIDS– have also been found in Chemtrails aerosols:


This chronic assault also includes the toxicity of hormone disrupting chemicals (such as soft plastics, known as phthalates), pesticides, food additives, vaccines, drugs, and, for the first time in human history, a 24/7/365 exposure to the serious dangers of EMFs [the Electromagnetic Spectrum –cell phones and cell towers, Wi-Fi, microwave ovens, and so-called “Smart” Meters]. See:




Prof. Olle Johansson is one of the world’s leading authorities on the dangers of chronic EMF exposure. He has been writing and lecturing about these dangers for 40 years.


The synergistic effect of all these poisons on the immune system (both for humans and all other living animals –as well as the entire plant kingdom) is incalculable! What we do know is the we are under a constant and deliberate highly toxic seige.

How many people do you know who are ill in your own family? Your friends or co-workers? How many small children do you know who are critically ill or have died? How many of you have chronic problems, and cannot find a doctor who has any training in environmental medicine? How many of you have been told “there is nothing wrong” when you have serious symptoms, but they do not fit what doctors have been taught? How many of you know young people who often have multiple chronic illnesses? Pharmaceuticals and vaccines cannot fix Chemtrails and other weather modification poisonings.(8) This is corporate media and medical brainwashing. Dr. Ghislaine Lanctot’s book title says it best: “The Medical Mafia.”(9) These illnesses are now at epidemic rates, but neither covered by any mainstream media nor recognized by allopathic medicine. In Los Angeles, rates of upper respiratory and cardiac illnesses continue to climb dramatically.(10) It is no surprise that Los Angelinos are so ill. Look what they are breathing daily!

LA photos

Barium and aluminum, both found in enormous quantities in our geoengineered air are part of the Chemtrails brew. Left undiagnosed, barium poisoning can and does cause enormous damage to the heart and nervous system. Aluminum is known to cause cognitive damage and brain death. Both are silent killers. Neither one of these should be found in air samples or in human hair. In a recent web interview, Dane Wigington (of geoengineeringwatch.org) noted that “there is a mountain of metal raining down on us….In the last 10 years, we’ve seen rain tests escalate from 7 ppb to…3400 ppb. That’s nearly a 50,000 percent increase of aluminum in the rain. It’s a staggering level.” See:


Another ingredient in Chemtrails is Ethylene dibromide, a highly toxic desiccant (that causes drying out of mucosal tissues, dry and itchy eyes and parched skin, hastens ageing) is one of the causes of the deaths of millions of trees and plants.

Dying Trees LA

HAARPClouds-Dying trees

There is also the unreported crisis of brain damage that is now a major global issue. The use of more than 6-billion cell phones around our planet and the attendant epidemic of what was once a rare form of brain cancer, known as glioma, is rarely addressed in any public forum. This is a well-documented and unsafe technology; and EMFs also have a Chemtrails link. See:


Corporate profits always take precedence over our well being and safety. Combine this with other brain damaging heavy metals and chemicals: Mercury (as thimerosol) in vaccines and in dental amalgam fillings; nano-coated fiber aluminum in Chemtrails, deoderants, cookware and food products (such as baking soda). The list is enormous; and thus chronic daily exposure to a myriad of brain poisons assures that our global population is already in early stages of cognitive damage. Board-certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Russell Blaylock, author of the ground-breaking book “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills” is now speaking publicly about the brain damage resulting in Chemtrails. I urge everyone to listen to this March 28, 2013, interview with Dr. Blaylock:


How much longer can we remain silent, while so many we care about are ill? Remember, none of the “illnesses” are the standard ones. The synergistic implications of all these different illnesses are staggering! The criminals in charge have been manipulating our environments for off-the-scale harm.


In the long list of covert activities that comprise these aerosol crimes, the dispersal of Morgellons may be the worst. Morgellons can rightly be called a human-induced condition. It is not a disease, nor an illness. Rather, from extensive investigation, it is likely that this weaponized condition was developed in some secret bio-weapons lab to be unleashed to create more planetary havoc. It affects millions of people. NASA’s logo letters have been found on a Morgellon’s sufferer. See:


For more than a decade, the brilliant independent researcher Clifford Carnicom has been documenting the poisons in our air and the link with Morgellons found in human and animal blood samples. Please see his extensive research at: http://www.carnicominstitute.org This is essential reading for everyone.

In typical governmental-military-medical Orwellian fashion, people who suffer from Morgellons are called “delusional.” This is the heinous way that real suffering is addressed publicly in a police state. There is a wide range of symptoms, and these disrupt the thyroid, liver, amino acids, and oxygen.(11)

Due to the dramatic alteration of our weather and air, Clifford Carnicom has stated in many of his public lectures that we are now breathing “plasma.” He has written that:

“The fundamental principles of the HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) have once again come to the forefront of this research. The role of aerosols, ionization, electromagnetic radiation and the creation of an artificial ‘plasma’ state in a now artificially modified atmosphere has already been discussed. These building blocks, along with present observations and the stated premise of the HAARP project bring us to a new threshold of understanding of the immediate and direct effects of the HAARP project upon this planet.

“Although it has been stated within the literature of HAARP, it can now be directly understood by this researcher that the magnetic field of the earth is a primary medium by which we, as subjects, are being affected. The artificial patterns of ELF energy, characterized by unusual pulsations of frequency, can now be most logically assumed to originate from the HAARP facility or technology. Such energy forms have a myriad of applications in the military arena. Unfortunately, a parallel set of effects upon biological systems, health and mental functioning must also be accepted as a price to be paid. [My italics.]

:The issue involved here is no less than that of the control of the planet. Control of the planet with the methods that are used to manifest power -control of your environment, and by affecting your life and health.”(12)

Our atmosphere has been dramatically changed; and “this supports the claim that the fundamental electrical nature of the atmosphere has been altered as a result of the aerosol operations that continue to be conducted without informed consent.”(13)

Carnicom has heroically documented the synthetic clouds overhead contain the same synthetic Morgellons fibers that are found in people who have Morgellons. He has done a “Systems Perspective” Chart that show the extent of these crimes.


Planetary Destruction:

As our health and air are being destroyed every day, this also includes planetary-wide degradation and destruction. This has been going on since the mid-nineteenth century. However, it has now accelerated with unregulated and dangerous nano-technology, micro-chipping, Chemtrails, HAARP, and other unregulated technologies.

The web of life on Gaia [the ancient Greek name for our Mother Earth] is not just under constant seige, it is being deliberately destroyed by these dark agendas. Weather modification has intensified droughts. This, in turn, has decimated millions of forests. From the Pacific northwest, to the Grand Canyon and South American tropical rain forests, the trees are dying at unprecedented numbers. Called the “Sixth Extinction” this is human caused. The toxic synthetic cloud cover has also drcreased our sunlight by 20 percent! Doctors are prescribing Vitamin D supplements to help with this deficiency. See also Ultra Violet research at:


When whales or dolphins tragically beach themselves in unprecedented numbers, this has been linked to the heinous use of military sonar. When the bees die by the millions, this has been linked to the toxicity of pesticides. When thousands of birds “fall out of the sky” –this, too, is human caused. With more dis-information, the media claims scientists are puzzled by these mass deaths. When the public is poorly educated and is then mis-informed, the elite can control people through fear. This has been going on for centuries. How much more do you want to be deceived?

Retired USDA biologist and organic gardener Francis Mangels has been testing the soil and has found high levels of aluminum, barium, and strontium. None of these should be in our soil. Mangels notes that “the normal concentration in our rains should be zero.” In further testing, he notes that these levels are now 10,000 parts per billions [ppb].” See his interview on the dangers of geoengineering at:


On the West Coast, earlier this Spring, there were some very unusual fogs. They came in rapidly and remained in heavy concentrations (but did not move much until early morning the next day). In my own organic garden, within less that 12 hours, this dense and toxic fog destroyed almost all my blooming lilacs. The large green leaves on my hydrangeas turned white overnight! All the plant’s chlorphyll was gone. Here is another photo of dying plants taken August 15 in Los Angeles:

Dying plants

Even the snow in Winter (but now found in Summer, too) has been dramatically altered over the past six or seven years. Mother Nature is askew –done at the hands of individuals working on steath programs. Our beautiful one-of-a-kind snow flakes have disappeared. In their place is what I spell “sno” –tiny white pellets that don’t melt rapidly. When they come down, the air smells full of chemicals. Everything is geoengineered for maximum harm and maximum profits. Nature is just an inconvenience for corporate greed and malevolent tactics.


Despite the real dumbing-down of Western societies, and the massive fear-mongering that permeates our lives, in what are now police-states throughout Western countries, there still are brave individuals who have come forth publicly to inform us of the extent of these covert environmental geoengineering aerosol crimes. This is an incomplete list, but gives the reader a clearer understanding of some of the scope of these operations, from those who worked for the military, and what they are doing without our knowledge.

In May, Kristen Meghan Edwards, a former industrial hygienist for the US Air Force, came forth publicly to report what she knew personally about Chemtrails aerosols. Here is her interview:


Pilots have also reported their insider knowledge about Chemtrails. See:




An open letter to Clifford Carnricom from a Chemtrail aircraft mechanic also has been posted online:


Evergreen Aviation has also admitted that they have a Chemtrails contract with USAF:


NASA admits Chemtrails:


Various warnings and threats abound for anyone who speaks out against these crimes. People have disappeared. Fear is instilled, as a way of societal control for these dark agendas. However, this totally corrupt system is not fixable. Ted L. Gunderson, former Chief FBI Agent in Charge of Los Angeles, Dallas, and Memphis was interviewed in 2011:


Gunderson died of rapidly spreading cancer in 2011.

Allan Buckmann, a trained USAF weather observer (worked from 1961-1964) has posted his thoughts on weather modification online. See this:


and also this:


However, the tide is changing. Just this past week, the former premier of British Columbia, Bill Vander Zalm, put Canadian politicians on notice with his open letter regarding Chemtrails. See:


Finally, a new documentary is in the works, “Who in the World Are They Spraying?” See the trailer:



The most important issue relating to geoengineering is for the public to become informed. As a society, we are dumbed down and treated to trivia –we get baby pablum for news. As consumers, we are expendable. We are treated as consumers –NOT as citizens. It is now imperative that we become well-educated about this vast issue. We cannot make any informed decisions, that are absolutely critical to our lives, if we do not know what is really happening.

1. Get tested for heavy metals poisoning! This is something I have been urging for the past 4 years. How many of you have ever had a hair analysis done for heavy metals toxicity? This is an accepted way to determine what the human (or animal) body has accumulated in toxins. [Blood tests show short-term results done on the day of the test. A hair analysis shows a more overall, long-term impact of toxic exposure in the body.] It is a simple and non-invasive procedure; and it can be a practical way to test your body’s mineral balance. It can detect accumulations of poisons from external sources and how they can impact and damage all your biological functions. It is an easy test to do: cut a small amount of your hair from the base of your neck (about a small teaspoonful, 1 1/2 inches of new growth), fill out a form (provided by a licensed lab), enclose a check (unless you pay your health care provider directly), and mail this to a reputable lab. Results are usually sent back to your health care provider within two weeks.

Everyone I know who has had it done, finds these metals levels to be very high. This does not show up in regular CBC [Complete Blood Count] tests. For the body (human or animal), there are no safe levels of arsenic, barium, strontium, nano-coated fiber aluminum, or mercury. It takes decades for high levels of these metals to wreck one’s immune system. I urge everyone: GET TESTED! It is in your own best interest to do so. It may save your life, as heavy metals poisoning does kill. I write from personal experience, as my mother died from mercury poisoning.

2. Learn my 3 P’s. Put them into daily use:

(1) PRECAUTION- If you are not sure about anything, don’t do it.(14)

a) When we have reasonable suspicion of harm; or

b) When there is scientific uncertainty; then

c) We have a duty to take action to prevent harm. This is what REAL precaution is all about.

(2) PREVENTION- Before we engage in any task, or plan anything: if it involves any kind of harm, then STOP! Don’t do it.

(3) POWER OF THE PURSE- The buck really DOES stops at the cash register! Don’t support any company that profits by harming us. We would save millions; and their profits would go down the drain.

3. Remember Karen t’s: “Don’t buy. Don’t comply. Ask why.”

Both individually and collectively, we have the internal capabilities to NO LONGER be experimental lab rats. The cabal is now in its death throes. NO LONGER can they instill global fear as their way of controling us. Control means no freedom, and no creativity. CONTROL equals HARM. The stealth chaos they have created for centuries, with financial deception and enormous historical deceit, is almost over –and there will be accountability. So, we can, and we must! take back our own power from this dark agenda. We are creative and loving humans –if we choose to remember to stay centered in our hearts. This then is the highest conscious life focus we can have. It just was deliberately hidden from us. A recent post says it best:

“You are all needed in active participation in [healing] our planet; and above all it is about the retaining of your freedom, as individuals and as a collective, it’s about retaining your personal power, your truth, and the restoration of Gaia to her most pristine condition. It is a monumental task”…

But with our own internal fortitude and deep wells of courage, we are all up to doing it. Please join me in helping heal Gaia. It will help heal us all. It will create PEACE for all of us. We can create a new dawn filled with love and compassion, kindness and the harmony of the spheres.


Environmental writer and educator Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri is the author of “The Uterine Crisis.” London’s “The Ecologist” calls her book “an inspiration.” She was a guest speaker at the 2012 Chemtrails Conference in Los Angeles. The 3-day international conference was live-streamed to 30 countries. Her lecture can be found here:




*My article title is adapted from Clifford Carnicom’s 2011 article, “The Biggest Crime of All Time”:


1. Lisa Martino-Taylor, Ph.D. See: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkrFSJ9kAus

2. See: http://grumpyelder.com/2013/07/nyc-subway-riders-exposed-to-not-so-harmless-gas-during-nypddhs-terror-drill

3. “Perfluorocarbons”:


4. “Weather as a Force Multiplier. Owning the Weather in 2025.”


5. Dr. Castle’s UAPA, 2008, is also available at:


6. The figure of 26 HAARP arrays was given to me personally by the late Dr. Rosalie Bertell, author of “No Immediate Danger” and “Planet Earth: The Latest Weapon of War.” Also, there is a 2011 report from the briliant scientist Leuren Moret that has some of the HAARP sites, but it is incomplete. This link also contains Eastlund patent information. See:


7. Here are several other videos on Scott Stevens weather modification research:




Here is some of his time-lapse weather video:




8. Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri. “Chemtrails: An Updated Look at Aerosol Toxins.” Feb. 20, 2011. Carnicom Institute:


See also, “Chemtrails: The Consequences of Toxic Metals and Aerosols on Human Health.” May 7, 2010. Global Research:


9. On vaccine dangers, see Dr. Ghislaine Lanctot’s “Vaccine 101”:


10. Perlingieri. “Aerosol Crimes: Illness & Weather Modification in Los Angeles.”

Feb. 14, 2013:


Perlingieri. “Chemtrails and Pollution Assault: Support Your Immune System.” May 8, 2013:


11. Clifford E. Carnicom. “Morgellons: A Working Hypothesis. Neural, Thyroid, Liver, Oxygen Protein, and Iron Disruption.” Aug. 12, 2013:


12. Clifford E. Carnicom. “The Earth is the Antenna.” March 18, 2003:


13. Cliford E. Carnicom. “Atmospheric Conductivity II.” May 7, 2002:


14. Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri. “Gone Missing: The Precautionary Principle.” Global Research. Feb. 11, 2009:




  1. Clifford Carnicom’s “Aerosol Crimes”:


2. “What in the World Are They Spraying?”


3. “Why in the World Are They Spraying?:


4. “10 Top Reasons to STOP Chemtrails” [EU]:




August 25, 2013:














Denmark [important links]:


Greece [for those who read Greek]:





Rogue Deployment of Geoengineering

The information below shows just how grandiosely insane they all are….

This is the image used by the The World Economic Forum article which identifies the “Rogue Deployment of Geoengineering” as one of the five X factors of global risks in 2013. This image is on their website. The article was developed in collaboration with Nature.com.


“Why in the World are They Spraying?”

The Chemtrail & Geoengineering Conspiracy-New Evidence August 2012 (WITWATS)


Published on 20 Aug 2012

A growing number of people all around the globe are looking up to the skies to see long, lingering lines spewing out of the rear of aircraft & wondering, “What in the world are they spraying.”

I recently received a tweet after posting a link to an article on my blog entitled “What in the world are they spraying” the gentleman tried to convince me the lines being laid down by planes were the same lines he had seen since his childhood in the 50’s, namely ‘contrails’, I argued the case for ‘Chemtrails’ a phenomena he thought to be preposterous, choosing to remain comfortable in his denial.

The documentary highlights new evidence which casts an ominous shadow over Governments, military and large corporations like Monsanto, who are involved in weather modification projects around the world. It has been said “He who controls the weather, controls the world.”

The chemicals being sprayed, such as Barium, Strontium, Aluminium Oxides, Copper Sulphates & Potassium Iodide, to name but a few, contribute to soil infertility, rising Ph levels & rising bronchal ailments, such as Asthma, (from which I suffered greatly as a child) in fact, respatory deaths in the U.S have moved from the 8th largest killer to the 3rd in the last 10 years.

Organic farmers around the world are seeing a massive decline in crop production, compared to what they produced 10 years ago, I find it too coincidental that Monsanto offer GM seeds that are resistant to A-Biotic stress, a common cause of crop failure across the globe, not only are these seeds modified in such a way to resist drought, flood and the barrage of chemicals being sprayed upon them from above, they are terminator seeds, meaning the crops they produce don’t actually seed, causing the farmer to buy more seeds the following year from Monsanto.

For me, I see this as another case of big corporations funding presidential campaigns in return for legislative favours that benefit big pharma & big agra, whilst small farmers go bust & George Soros runs around spending billions of dollars buying up the land they and their ancestors farmed on……its tantamount to legaslised robbery.

In summary:

People around the world are noticing that our planet’s weather is dramatically changing. They are also beginning to notice the long lingering trails left behind airplanes that have lead millions to accept the reality of chemtrail/geoengineering programs.

Could there be a connection between the trails and our severe weather? While there are many agendas associated with these damaging programs, evidence is now abundant which proves that geoengineering can be used to control weather. In this documentary you will learn how the aerosols being sprayed into our sky are used in conjunction with other technologies to control our weather.

While geoengineers maintain that their models are only for the mitigation of global warming, it is now clear that they can be used as a way to consolidate an enormous amount of both monetary and political power into the hands of a few by the leverage that weather control gives certain corporations over the Earth’s natural systems. This of course, is being done at the expense of every living thing on the planet.


Credit to Truthmediaproduction for the video.

Global Risks 2013

X Factors

In this section, developed in collaboration with Nature, a leading science journal, the Risk Response Network asks readers to look beyond our high-risk concerns of the moment to consider a set of five X factors and reflect on what countries or companies should be doing to anticipate them.

In a world of many uncertainties we are constantly on the search to identify “X factors” – emerging concerns of possible future importance and with unknown consequences. Looking forward and identifying emerging issues will help us to anticipate future challenges and adopt a more proactive approach, rather than being caught by surprise and forced into a fully reactive mode.

X factors are serious issues, grounded in the latest scientific findings, but somewhat remote from what are generally seen as more immediate concerns such as failed states, extreme weather events, famine, macroeconomic instability or armed conflict. They capture broad and vaguely understood issues that could be hatching grounds for potential future risks (or opportunities).

Runaway Climate Change

X Factors: Runaway Climate Change

X Factors: Runaway Climate Change

The threat of climate change is well known. But have we passed the point of no return? What if we have already triggered a runaway chain reaction that is rapidly tipping Earth’s atmosphere into an inhospitable state?

The natural greenhouse effect is a prerequisite for life. Without it, the Earth’s global average surface temperature would be far below zero. But our planet’s climate is a volatile beast. Small fluctuations in the Earth’s orbit around the sun can exert a major influence on our climate. So can the varying concentration in the Earth’s atmosphere of heat-trapping molecules such as carbon dioxide, to which we have been adding through greenhouse gas emissions.

How pronounced and how fast the warming will be (and how it will affect rainfall and storminess) is hard to say as even the most sophisticated computer models cannot capture all the factors involved in a system as complex as the Earth. But it could be more dramatic and difficult to adapt to than most scientists predict because of the natural feedbacks in the system, linked to processes in the oceans1 and on land.2 They have the potential to amplify climate change to a point of fundamentally disrupting the global system. The much debated questions are where these tipping points lie, how soon they might be reached, whether they can be predicted – and what will happen when they are crossed.3

The perhaps best-known positive feedback mechanism is the so-called ice-albedo feedback. In a warmer world there will be less snow and sea ice. Their melting reveals the darker land and water surfaces below, which absorb more solar heat. More absorption then causes yet more melting and warming, and so forth, in a self-reinforcing feedback loop. The unprecedented thawing of 97% of Greenland’s surface ice in July 2012, for example, has led to a darkening of Greenland’s ice cap, meaning that it will begin to absorb higher levels of solar energy and melt faster still.

Melting of the complete Arctic summer sea ice – the Arctic is expected to be seasonally ice-free by around 2040 – could probably be reversed on human timescales if greenhouse gases are reduced and temperature drops. But if the several kilometre-thick ice sheets that cover Greenland and Antarctica dwindle, they may not so easily reappear in a cooler world. New ice would have to form at low elevations, where temperatures are higher.

Permafrost melting, land use and vegetation changes, and the effects of changing cloud cover provide for other major feedback mechanisms. Some scientists suspect that by 2040 up to 63 billion extra tonnes of carbon – and up to 380 billion tonnes by 2100 – might be released by the thaw and degradation of permafrost soil alone.4

Finally, there is the potentially huge feedback effect of water vapour, a natural greenhouse gas in itself. A warmer atmosphere can hold more water. As the average air temperature soars in response to our burning of fossil fuels, evaporation and atmospheric concentration of water vapour will increase, further intensifying the greenhouse effect. On Venus, this probably caused a runaway greenhouse effect, which boiled away the oceans that may have existed in the planet’s early history.

Luckily, man-made climate warming has virtually no chance of producing a runaway greenhouse effect analogous to that of Venus. Even so, scientists with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assert that the water vapour feedback on Earth could be strong enough to double the greenhouse effect due to the added carbon dioxide alone.

While climate change debates of the past decade centred on whether or not humans could be responsible for altering a system as great as Earth’s climate, we may be rapidly moving into forced discussions on how best to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to cope as Earth’s climate auto-pilot mercilessly hurtles us towards a new and unknown equilibrium.

Significant Cognitive Enhancement

X Factors: Significant Cognitive Enhancement

X Factors: Significant Cognitive Enhancement

Once the preserve of science fiction, superhuman abilities are fast approaching the horizon of plausibility. Will it be ethically accepted for the world to divide into the cognitively-enhanced and unenhanced? What might be the military implications?

Scientists are working hard to develop the medicines and therapies needed to heal mental illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. Although progress has been slow, it is conceivable that in the not too distant future researchers will identify compounds that improve existing cognitive pharmaceutical enhancers (e.g. Ritalin, modafinil). Although they will be prescribed for significant neurological disease, effective new compounds which appear to enhance intelligence or cognition are sure to be used off-label by healthy people looking for an edge at work or school.

Enhancement could come from hardware as well as drugs. A handful of studies in people show that electrical stimulation – either directly via implanted electrodes, or through the scalp with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) – can boost memory. Cochlear implants are already standard treatment for the deaf, and motor implants for controlling neural prosthetics and devices are developing fast and will likely become more widely available in coming years. Retinal implants for the blind are a bit further behind, but the field is booming and it seems likely that they will be worked out soon.

The best interfaces still rely on invasive brain electrodes (non-invasive techniques do work, but are slow and inefficient), which is the major barrier to these being adopted by healthy people. But it seems conceivable that within 10 years either we will have a new method for recording brain activity or the non-invasive signals will be decoded more efficiently. Direct brain interfaces of devices and sensors within our lifetimes are not out of the question, opening a new realm of enhanced neurobiology for those who can afford it.

This will pose ethical issues in many walks of life akin to those which surround “doping” in the world of professional sports. Will we accept the idea that significant cognitive enhancement should be available to purchase on the open market? Or will there be, as there is with performance enhancers in competitive sports, a push for legislation to maintain a more level playing field?

There is, in addition, a significant risk of cognitive enhancement going very wrong. Cognitive enhancement pharmaceuticals work by targeting particular neurotransmitter systems, and, therefore, will most likely have a wide-ranging action. There is a significant possibility of unintended effects on other systems – for example, drugs to enhance learning may lead to a greater willingness to take risks; drugs to enhance working memory may lead to increased impulsive behaviour. Recent research suggests that, in addition to boosting memory, TMS could be used to manipulate a person’s beliefs of right versus wrong or to suspend moral judgement altogether. It could also be used to “erase” memory and deliberately cause permanent brain damage without the use of invasive procedure or blunt force trauma.

Both the intended and unintended effects of such new technologies would open whole new categories of potential dual-use dilemmas. (Dual-use describes technologies which can be used for good as well as for substantial harm.) It is not difficult to see how such drugs could find applications in armed forces and law enforcement contexts, or conversely by criminal organizations and terrorist groups. They could spark an arms race in the neural enhancement of combat troops.5

Such advancements could have profound impacts in 20 to 50 years on societal norms affecting how we approach issues including education and training, disparity between groups in society, informed consent and exploitation, and international laws on warfare.

Rogue Deployment of Geoengineering

X Factors: Rogue Deploying of Geoengineering

X Factors: Rogue Deploying of Geoengineering

In response to growing concerns about climate change, scientists are exploring ways in which they could, with international agreement, manipulate the Earth’s climate. But what if this technology were to be hijacked by a rogue state or individual?

Geoengineering can refer to many things, but it is most often associated with a scientific field that has come to be known as “solar radiation management”. The basic idea is that small particles could be injected high into the stratosphere to block some of the incoming solar energy and reflect it back into space, much as severe volcanic eruptions have done in the past. In stark contrast to decades of technological evolution and political disputes about overhauling energy infrastructure to reduce greenhouse emissions, solar radiation management would act quickly and would be cheap to implement – though side-effects may make it a very expensive option.

Most research has focused on sulphur injection via aircraft. Recent studies suggest that a small fleet of aircraft could inject a million tonnes of sulphur compounds into the stratosphere – enough to offset roughly half of the global warming experienced to date – for US$ 1 billion-US$ 2 billion annually.li In theory, the technology would be tantamount to a planetary thermostat, giving humans direct control over global temperature. The direct impact of dimming the sun would be felt within weeks to months.

However, a long series of ethical, legal and scientific questions quickly arises about countless additional effects that might be much more difficult to assess. The problem is that incoming solar radiation drives the entire climate system, so reducing sunlight would fundamentally alter the way energy and water move around the planet. Almost any change in weather and climate patterns is likely to create winners and losers, but determining causation and quantifying impacts on any given region or country would be a huge challenge.

Nobody envisions deployment of solar radiation management anytime soon, given the difficulties in resolving a suite of governance issues (evidenced by the fact that even the relatively simple SPICElii experiment in the United Kingdom foundered in the midst of controversy).6  Beginning with the United Kingdom’s Royal Society, many academic and policy bodies have called for cautious research as well as broader conversation about the implications of such technologies.

But this has led some geoengineering analysts to begin thinking about a corollary scenario, in which a country or small group of countries precipitates an international crisis by moving ahead with deployment or large-scale research independent of the global community. The global climate could, in effect, be hijacked by a rogue country or even a wealthy individual, with unpredictable costs to agriculture, infrastructure and global stability.

The problem is that the only way to truly test solar radiation management is at scale. This potentially conflates large-scale research with deployment, thereby giving rogue nations political cover under the guise of science. Much research has gone into whether a programme could be targeted at the Arctic, for instance, where the impacts of global warming are being felt the most, but some researchers suggest that the impacts could quickly migrate from the Arctic to other regions. Many say that a true test of solar radiation management would have to be global.

Due to such complexities, most of the science to date has been conducted via computer modelling, although scientists are looking for ways to test these ideas with local experiments. But overall, despite calls for more coordinated government science programmes, the funding landscape for this kind of science remains spotty.

This leaves a gap for unregulated experimentation by rogue parties. For example, an island state threatened with rising sea levels may decide it has nothing to lose, or well-funded individuals with good intentions may take matters into their own hands. There are signs that this is already starting to occur. In July 2012, an American businessman sparked controversy when he dumped about 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Canada in a scheme to spawn an artificial plankton bloom. The plankton absorbs carbon dioxide and may then sink to the ocean bed, removing the carbon – another type of geoengineering, known as ocean fertilization. Satellite images confirm that his actions succeeded in producing an artificial plankton bloom as large as 10,000 square kilometres.

The individual hoped to net lucrative carbon credits, but his actions may have been in violation of two international agreements.7 Observers are concerned that this may be a sign of what is to come.8

Costs of Living Longer

X Factors: Costs of Living Longer

X Factors: Costs of Living Longer

We are getting better at keeping people alive for longer. Are we setting up a future society that must struggle to cope with a mass of arthritic, demented and, above all, expensive elderly who are in need of long-term care and palliative solutions?

The blessings of 20th-century medicine appear ready to explode with the deciphering of the genome and attendant advances. It is hoped that big inroads against common banes such as heart disease, cancer and stroke may be in the offing. But these advancements may also enhance risks. Consider the impact on society of a growing number of elderly infirm who are protected from the most common causes of death today, but with an ever deteriorating quality of life, as other ailments that do not kill, but seriously disable, start to dominate.

Current trends are already setting the stage for such a future scenario in the West. The demographics of the Baby Boom are such that, according to conservative estimates, the number of Americans afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease will at least double, to 11 million, by mid-century.9 Similar rises are projected for many countries, with the global population of the demented expected to double every 20 years until it exceeds 115 million in 2050.10 A key driver will be increasing elderly populations and potentially declining fertility rates in low- and middle-income countries.

The looming expense of caring for these masses is huge, especially in high-income countries. The United Kingdom, for instance, spends nearly as much each year caring for the demented (£23 billion) as it does on strokes (£5 billion), heart disease (£8 billion) and cancer (£12 billion) combined.11And the numbers afflicted with all of these maladies are only going to grow.

Consider Medicare, the US health programme for the elderly. Assuming no policy changes – for instance, no increase in the age of eligibility – the programme’s outlays are expected to exceed its taxpayer-funded income by more than US$ 24 trillion over the next 75 years.12liii The spending trend is not limited to government support, either. In the United States, the cumulative total of public and private consumption by the elderly has ballooned in the last half-century. The burden is accentuated in rapidly ageing countries such as Germany, where the ratio of effective producers per consumer is projected to decline nearly 25% by 2030.13

Life expectancy has increased steadily in every decade since 1840, but these gains do not necessarily portend better health in later life.14 Thus, a new wave of disabled seniors may be on the way. The proportion of Americans aged 50 to 64 who reported needing help with personal care activities – such as getting into and out of bed and climbing 10 steps – increased significantly in the decade ending in 2007. Arthritis was the top cause and diabetes played a prominent and growing role.15

Are there fixes that can avert the coming storm? There are well-known but difficult-to-implement preventive measures that could help us live longer and to have better quality of lives: paramount among them is exercise, with its near-universal benefits for our physiologies and for warding off pathology.16 Obvious ways to mitigate cost implications would include raising the eligibility ages for the programmes that support the elderly from the public purse – retirement income, social support services or reduced-cost health care – and raising the retirement age, requiring older adults to be productive economically for longer. One recent analysis, using a “delayed ageing” model, found that hundreds of billions of dollars in increased costs to the US Medicare and Social Security programmes could be entirely offset by raising the eligibility ages for Medicare and Social Security by a few years (from 65 to 68, and from 67 to 68).17

However, increasing eligibility ages for public services is not a panacea, in part because financial costs are not the only challenge. The impacts of ageing populations will be felt throughout society, from changing best practices in urban planning to impacting social norms on care-giving. More research is needed to turn chronic conditions to acute conditions (i.e. by developing curative treatments), and to find solutions that increase the capacity of all citizens to manage chronic conditions and to create wealth at the same time.

Discovery of Alien Life

X Factors: Discovery of Alien Life

X Factors: Discovery of Alien Life

Given the pace of space exploration, it is increasingly conceivable that we may discover the existence of alien life or other planets that could support human life. What would be the effects on science funding flows and humanity’s self-image?

It was only in 1995 that we first found evidence that other stars also have planets orbiting them. Now thousands of “exoplanets” revolving around distant stars have been detected. NASA’s Kepler mission to identify Earth-sized planets located in the “Goldilocks zone” (not too hot, not too cold) of sun-like stars has been operating for only three years and has already turned up thousands of candidates, including one the size of Earth. The fact that Kepler has found so many planet candidates in such a tiny fraction of the sky suggests that there are countless Earth-like planets orbiting sun-like stars in our galaxy. In 10 years’ time we may have evidence not only that Earth is not unique but also that life exists elsewhere in the universe.

Suppose the astronomers who study exoplanets one day find chemical signs of life – for example, a spectrum showing the presence of oxygen, a highly reactive element that would quickly disappear from Earth’s atmosphere if it were not being replenished by plants. Money might well start flowing for new telescopes to study these living worlds in detail, both from the ground and from space. New funding and new brain power might be attracted to the challenges of human space flight and the technologies necessary for humanity, or its artificial-intelligence emissaries, to survive an inter-stellar crossing.

The discovery would certainly be one of the biggest news stories of the year and interest would be intense. But it would not change the world immediately. Alien life has been supposedly discovered before, after all. Around the turn of the 20th century, the US astronomer Percival Lowell convinced many people (including himself) that Mars was crisscrossed by a vast system of canals built by a dying civilization. But the belief that humankind was not alone did not do much to usher in an era of goodwill and earthly harmony, nor did it stop the outbreak of World War I in 1914.

The discovery’s largest near-term impact would likely be on science itself. Suppose observations point to a potential future home for humankind around another star, or the existence of life in our solar system – in the Martian poles, in the subsurface oceans of Jupiter’s frozen moon Europa, or even in the hydrocarbon lakes of Saturn’s moon Titan. Scientists will immediately start pushing for robotic and even human missions to study the life forms in situ – and funding agencies, caught up in the excitement, might be willing to listen.

The fledgling space economy had a big year in 2012, which saw the birth of space trucking when the first commercially built and operated spacecraft had a successful rendezvous with the International Space Station, and a host of celebrity billionaires declared intentions to make asteroid mining a reality. Discovery of an Earth 2.0 or life beyond our planet might inspire new generations of space entrepreneurs to meet the challenge of taking human exploration of the galaxy from the realm of fiction to fact.

Over the long term, the psychological and philosophical implications of the discovery could be profound. If life forms (even fossilized life forms) are found in our solar system, for example, the origin of life is “easy” – that any place in the universe life can emerge, it will emerge. It will suggest that life is as natural and as ubiquitous a part of the universe as the stars and galaxies. The discovery of even simple life would fuel speculation about the existence of other intelligent beings and challenge many assumptions that underpin human philosophy and religion.

Through basic education and awareness campaigns, the general public can achieve a higher science and space literacy and cognitive resilience that would prepare them and prevent undesired social consequences of such a profound discovery and paradigm shift concerning humankind’s position in the universe.