S01E159: In Odin's Mouth
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THE WAR ON WEATHER
Here is what I was able to dig up on weather domination. I'm hoping that this is a great appetizer than you can cook up into a whole tasty platter of sch3m3y goods. I want to say that from all of my hour (singular) of research, my understanding of how this works is as follows: There is moisture in the air. Even arid climates have moisture in the air. The water molecules are held suspended in the air but can be burst like a bubble if something acts upon them. The first observation was from the 19th century dude who noticed how it rains after a bunch of artillery shelling and figured that the concussive force breaks that water suspension. I couldn't find any of the research where they started messing with chemicals, but Seymour Hersh in his NYT article linked below quoted somebody who indicates that they were definitely messing around with different chemicals. Hersh even quotes him as saying that they were able to create acid rain (acid rain panic anyone?) that ruined equipment. Anyway, the chemicals are meant to add to the cloud and make it more likely to burst the suspension state. You can find lots of agencies now that admit to cloud seeding and silver iodide is the popular compound. The public facing commentary is that we are just using it to create more snow pack, but given some of the other information you can tell that these techniques can be very impactful. Public facing commentary also tries to indicate that we put a stop to all of it in the 70's but some of the comments you see in normie sources came before we even went full weather domination in 'Nam. Plus, if you read through the ENMOD treaty attached you can see what a bogus display of denial the POS is. It makes me wonder how much of the climate for the past 50 years is natural at all? Maybe part of the wigging out over climate is because they are still trying to reign (rain lol) it all in? Oh, something else that deserves looking into is how Robert Macnamara plays into all of this. The CeeEyeAyylmao ran this show but somehow Robbie was in on it as the Secretary of Defense at the time. It kind of seems like he ramped up the program and immediately became president of the world bank within a year?! Wuht. Teh. Fuhk.
War and Weathering by Edward Powers is first published
First revision and its stereotypes destroyed in Chicago fire bell ring.wav
The revised edition sanitizes the content and focuses on agricultural use cases even though he kept the title?
Premise: Most American rain comes to the Pacific which is what feeds our streams and lakes, but there is still more water in the air than what actually rains down
"Indeed, it is reasonable to believe that these aerial streams are vastly greater than are the rivers which they replenish, for not all the waters which they carry fall to the earth"
Observation: Heavy rains follow heavy artillery
The book gives numerous accounts and in the appendix includes letters from inquired upon officers who recall rains and concur with Powers' idea
https://archive.org/details/warandweather00powegoog and pdf attached
Powers writes to Congress asking for support for experiments
"...certain facts going to show that the discharge of artillery in heavy batteries, continued for a few hours, will bring rain in large quantities; and asking that an experiment might be performed with powder and cannon of the United States to determine if drouths cannot in this way be prevented" (Powers, War and Weathering revised edition)
CeeEyeAyylmao launches OP in Hue, S. Vietnam
“They would just stand around during demonstrations when the police threw tear gas at them, but we noticed that when the rains came they wouldn't stay on,” the former agent said. (Hersh, NYT)
US Air Force becomes involved in seeding operations
“We used to go out flying around and looking for a certain cloud formation,” the official said “And we made a lot of mistakes. Once we dumped seven inches of rain in two hours on one of our Special Forces camps.” (Hersh, NYT)
Seymour Hersh spills the beans in New York Times
“What's worse,” one official asked, “dropping bombs or rain?”
“It was just trying to add on to something that you already got,” one officer said. (Hersh, NYT)
bell ring.wav this is what they always say - you're just amplifying a signal that's already there a little teehee
Experiment concludes in Montana that shows 15% increase in snowpack from ground based silver iodide generators
Results not published for 11 more years!
Environmental Modification Convention (ENMOD) treaty is signed which supposedly puts an end to weather wars
Bans only if all three specified criteria are met as follows
Used for hostile purposes
Caused destruction to another state party
Long lasting (a full season) or severe (harmful to life or economy)