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weaponized weather

If the government, any government, can manipulate the weather, what does that mean for our food supply? Weaponized weather tensions could lead to a World War 3, according to some scientists. Tampering with Mother Nature is a scary thought. What if something goes wrong when the scientists attempt to make clouds pour rain during a drought? What if a rogue nation is more advance in weather warfare than us and uses their skills to wreak havoc during the growing season?

Weaponized weather may sound like science fiction or a whacko conspiracy theory, but it is allegedly a real possibility. Russia and North Korea might be able to control the weather, according to alleged concerns by CIA officials in the geoengineering field. CIA staffers are reportedly fearful that “hostile nations” are attempting to “manipulate” weather around the globe.

Geoengineering techniques reportedly range from activities deemed “cloud seeding” to “shooting” mirrors into space. During cloud seeding, chemicals are sprayed by planes to trigger rain. Shooting mirrors into space could reportedly reflect sunlight and cool the Earth.

The CIA is also believed to have aided in funding a “major” geoengineering report. A U.S. National Academy of Sciences report published last week included the “US intelligence community” in its list of sponsors, along with other agencies, such as NASA.

A “mysterious phone call” posing a question about the ability of nations at odds with America being capable of “triggering” flooding and droughts, reportedly occurred, according to geoengineering academics. Professor Robock said the CIA had told one of his colleagues it wanted to fund the report, but apparently did not want this fact to be too obvious. A “leading academic” is now stating that he was on the receiving end of the phone call focused on foreign countries and their alleged ability to control the weather and manipulate flooding and droughts.

Rutgers University Professor Alan Robock had this to say about weaponized weather:

“Consultants working for the CIA rang and said we’d like to know if someone is controlling the world’s climate would we know about it. Of course they were also asking, if we control someone else’s climate would they then know about it.”

Professor Robock is one of many scientists actively researching the feasibility of manipulating the weather as a way of combating the alleged impact of climate change.

The geoengineering expert said that he told the voice on the other side of the phone that attempts to “meddle” with the weather on a “large scale” would be detectable. During an American Association for the Advancement of Science conference, Professor Robock reportedly stated that weather had been weaponized in the past.

Weaponized weather was used during the Vietnam War when United States scientists attempted to increase rainfall in order to hinder the progress of the enemy, according to the Rutgers University professor. The U.S. government reportedly sprayed “particle” into the clouds to make it rain. Cloud seeding over Cuba by the CIA was also allegedly used to generate rain and “ruin the sugar harvest,” Robock added.

Weather warfare or weaponized weather is defined as the use of weather modification techniques, like cloud seeding, for military purposes, according to Wikipedia. The Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques issued in regulations in 1978 that prohibited engaging in tactics which could cause the “widespread, long-lasting or severe effects as the means of destruction, damage or injury”  However, some researchers feel that the ruling still allows for “local, non-permanent changes” to natural weather patterns.

“Prior to the Geneva Convention, the United States used weather warfare in the Vietnam War. Under the auspices of the Air Weather Service, the United States’ Operation Popeye used cloud seeding over the Ho Chi Minh trail, increasing rainfall by an estimated thirty percent during 1967 and 1968. It was hoped that the increased rainfall would reduce the rate of infiltration down the trail,” Wikipedia reports indicate. The United States government also reportedly dropped salt on the airbase during the siege of Khe Sanh in an attempt to reduce the fog that hindered air operations.

A United States Air Force research paper authored in 1996 pondered about the potential use of nanotechnology to generate “artificial weather. “Artificial weather technologies do not currently exist. But as they are developed, the importance of their potential applications rises rapidly,” the report said. The weather modification technologies detailed in the unclassified academic paper written Air Force officer-cadet students also said, “A force multiplier with tremendous power that could be exploited across the full spectrum of war-fighting environments.”

Ben Livingston has often been referred to as the “father of weaponized weather.” Livingston is a former Navy Physicist who once reportedly briefed President Lyndon B. Johnson on weather control effectiveness during the 1960′s. He was reportedly involved in cloud seeding programs that worked to slow down the advance of Vietnamese and Korean troops. Livingston also reportedly claimed that hurricane control was a national priority of the government more than 40 years ago and that the technology was fully operational to control the weather at the time.

Project Storm Fury, which Livingston was reportedly involved with, was an experimental program focusing on hurricane modification. The project began in 1962 and supposedly ended in 1983. “The proposed modification technique involved artificial stimulation of convection outside the eyewall through seeding with silver iodide,” according to NOAA. “Modification was attempted in four hurricanes on eight different days. On four of these days, the winds decreased by between 10 and 30 percent, The lack of response on the other days was interpreted to be the result of faulty execution of the seeding or of poorly selected subjects,” the report added.

When asked how he felt about the mysterious phone call, allegedly from the CIA, professor Robock responded with a simple, one-word answer – “scared.”

“I’d learned of lots of other things the CIA had done that haven’t followed the rules and that wasn’t how I wanted my tax money spent. I think this research has to be open and international, so there isn’t any question of using it for hostile purposes. The CIA is a major funder of the National Academies report so that makes me really worried who is going to be in control.”

Professor Robock is among a group of scientists that fear angst generated due to “large-scale meddling” with the weather could escalate tensions and turn into all-out war. Do you think weaponized weather could spark World War 3 and threaten our food supply and water?

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