Purposeful Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: RF Ionospheric Heater Arrogance (e.g. HAARP)

"And now 'tis man who dares assault the sky..." 

Thomas Goddard Bergin, PhD OBE (1904 - 1987), author of the first poem to orbit the Earth from space.

This is a difficult Article to write.

Endless tsunamis of disinformation, denial, and outright lying surrounding the purposes of ionospheric heaters make any attempt to write about the topic look like a tinfoil hat conspiracy novel.  The sad truth?  It should be a conspiracy novel.  Then, it would be safer for mankind on this planet; this, because it would be fiction rather than fact.

There was a time when I thought no act of scientific recklessness and arrogance could top MIT Lincoln Lab's 1963 "Project West Ford" space needles ionospheric garbage dump, but HAARP and its bretheren have finally done it.  This (HAARP and the like) is the epitome of arrogance and irresponsibility with the Earth's atmosphere. Project West Ford brought almost universal condemnation from the worldwide scientific community (including the Royal Astronomical Society) and United Nations, yet the U.S. Government and MIT were undeterred.  That was 1963.  Now on to the present.

First, the official story of why we should beam high-power radio signals into the atmosphere to perturb it...

"From annihilation to defence

With the breakup of the Soviet Union, submarine communications no longer seemed as crucial, and HAARP needed a new raison d'être.  Supporters proposed new tactics, such as studying ELF waves' ability to map out underground bunkers like those found in North Korea, a goal that quickly drew scepticism.

After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, however, the military found a new use for HAARP.  In 2002, a panel headed by Anthony Tether, the director of DARPA, recommended that the facility be used to study ways to counter the effects of a high-altitude nuclear detonation, which would release energetic electrons that could cripple low-Earth satellites.

Electrons are produced naturally in this region when the solar wind, a stream of energetic particles flowing from the Sun, slams into the magnetic envelope that protects Earth.  The planet has its own self-cleaning mechanism to rid itself of the particles: it eventually dumps them lower into the atmosphere through natural auroras and lightning.  Scientists are now looking at whether they can accelerate this process by creating 'whistler' waves, which would kick the electrons into low enough altitudes — around 100 kilometres — where they would rain out naturally.

No one knows for sure whether it will work.  'It is what we call a data-starved area — theory is ahead of actual observations,' says Paul Kossey, HAARP's programme manager at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts [now closed and relocated to Ohio].  Several experiments are being done to look at this possibility.  Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, for example, is involved in the One Hop Experiment, which uses HAARP to inject very-low-frequency waves into the magnetosphere to create whistlers.  The investigators use a buoy and ships in the South Pacific, where the waves fall back to Earth, to measure the presence of whistler waves."

Well, seems harmless enough.  Build a giant radio beam to aggravate the electrons of the ionosphere, artificially heating the atmosphere in a manner simulating bombardment of the Earth by solar flares; this project, in the pursuit of possibly learning how to counter the effects of a nuclear holocaust in space.  Peachy keen.  But, I'm pretty sure that's not what Stanford is saying it's doing with it.

Now, the not-so-official version...

"What is HAARP?
The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is a 3.6 million watt antenna array operated by the US military in Gakona, Alaska.  Since the Limited Test Ban Treaty over 50 years ago, extremely high-powered radars have been heating rocket exhaust plumes and barium clouds to measure and alter our space environment.

Space-Weather Modification technology has advanced to the point where our own environment is now being used as a weapon, and the stakes could not be any higher.  If you thought the cold-war was bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet.  This hidden history is now exposed in the following series of articles, a Space-Weather Modification Timeline, and a map of currently operational Ionospheric Heaters.

What is an Ionospheric Heater?
definition: “Powerful HF transmitter (2.8 to ­10 MHz) that induces controlled temporary modification to the electron temperature at desired altitude”.

What does that mean?

Heater antenna arrays pump electricity from the ground into space.  This artificial electrical alteration of our ionosphere creates many different effects.  Scientists doing these experiments do so without any oversight.  These experiments are highly controversial and likely are affecting more than just out atmosphere, they may be affecting your mood.

HAARP is currently the most powerful Ionospheric Heater in the world.

HAARP is part of DARPA’s Project NIMBUS campaign BRIOCHE.

Why Heat the Ionosphere?

... Think we are crazy?  The Russian government does not:

'The U.S. plans to carry out large-scale scientific experiments, under the HAARP program, and not controlled by the global community, will create weapons capable of breaking radio communication lines and equipment installed on spaceships and rockets, provoke serious accidents in electricity networks and in oil and gas pipelines and have a negative impact on the mental health of people populating entire regions, the deputies said.  They demanded that an international ban be put on such large-scale geophysical experiments.  The appeal, signed by 90 deputies, has been sent to President Vladimir Putin, to the United Nations and other international organizations, to the parliaments and leaders of the UN member countries, to the scientific public and to mass media outlets.'"

Okay, maybe artificially heating the ionosphere isn't so innocent.

No matter which version you choose to believe (or somewhere in-between), do you really think purposeful anthropogenic climate alteration is a good idea in the first place?

Could these HAARP activities be the reason for troubling anomalies in our climate data and modellingAnomalies capitalized upon by climate denying interests in their fight against climate activists and concerned scientists.

Considering those copper needles from MIT in 1963 are still orbiting the Earth today, is there a chance that some scientific communities exist that are too reckless and arrogant for us to tolerate unchecked?

Climate Action Punchline: The U.S. Patents (4,999,637, 5,038,664, 4,686,605 and 4,712,155) concerning the HAARP technology are held by a defense contractor, who bought them from an oil company.


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An interesting find...

An interesting find...

First, an appreciative acknowledgement to Jim Lee (cited/linked in the Article above) of ClimateViewer News for his compilations of data on HAARP and the other ionospheric heater installations around the globe, and now for this interesting find (this morning) on the efforts of MIT’s own Dr. Moshe Alamaro of EAPS:

”[U.S.] Homeland Security is now doing hurricane control... you can’t make this stuff up.  As a result of Hurricane Katrina, they believe it is a national security concern; so they had the Hurricane Workshop in Boulder, Colorado in 2008, and they talked about using soot to steer hurricanes again.  

Moshe Alamaro from MIT proposed that...”.

See... Geoengineering, Weather Modification, and Weaponizing Nature (at 00:12:40 in the video), a lecture given at the Freedom Force International’s Third Congress, December 3, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Very revealing...

Very revealing, with respect to the arrogance of climate manipulation for purposes of warfare...

"For over 30 years both legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government have been involved in a number of aspects of weather modification.  Since 1947 about 110 weather modification bills pertaining to research support, operations,grants, policy studies, regulations, liabilities, activity reporting, establishment of panels and committees, and international concerns have been introduced in the Congress.  Resolutions, mostly concerned with using weather modification as a weapon and promotion of a United Nations treaty banning such activities, have also been introduced in both houses of the Congress; one such resolution was passed by the Senate" [emphasis mine].

See... Weather modification : programs, problems, policy, and potential - Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transpotation of the United States Senate (95th Congress, 2nd Session), May 1978, page XXII.

See also... UNODA (U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs) - Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD).

Further still, the proof it was not just an idea...


[Supplied by Department of Defense]

A classified rainmaking program was conducted from 1967 to 1972 which employed air dropped silver and lead iodide seeding units to increase normal monsoon rainfall.

Purpose of Operations

Colonel Soyster.  The purpose of this operation was to make difficult the North Vietnamese infiltration through the Laotian panhandle and Plain Des Jarres."

See... Weather Modification [TOP SECRET HEARING] Wednesday, March 20, 1974 - United States Senate, Subcommittee on Oceans and International Environment of the Committee on Foreign Relations.

See also... Operation Popeye...

"Controlling the weather sounds like it should be the exclusive domain of science fiction. But manipulation of the clouds has a somewhat surprising history in the real world. In fact, the U.S. military ran a secret, little-remembered weather control program during the Vietnam War.

From March 1967 until July 1972 the U.S. military spent over $3 million per year conducting a top secret operation in Southeast Asia.  The goal was to extend the monsoon season and flood the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the system of supply routes used by enemy fighters in Vietnam.  The Americans hoped to cause landslides, wash out river crossings, and just generally disrupt the movement of North Vietnamese troops.  It was the first large scale effort to manipulate the weather for military purposes."

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Little did I know that MIT’s

Little did I know that MIT’s atmospheric alteration arrogance survived Project West Ford of the 1960’s...

”I arrived at MIT in 1996... and heard that Professor Bob Langer, ScD ‘74, had been pondering how to modify hurricanes.... Although he is not an atmospheric scientist, he became my advisor and paid my way into my first hurricane modification initiative.

My first project was... a hurricane modification project called STORMFURY that went on for more than 20 years until the mid-80’s, doing experiments by seeding the clouds of hurricanes with freezing nuclei: silver iodide that promotes the freezing of super-cooled water in the clouds of the eye wall.... Silver iodide, which is not a very friendly chemical, was used in STORMFURY in small quantities.

My second hurricane adventure was actually initiated by Professor Kerry Emanuel, a brilliant atmospheric scientist from the [MIT] Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS).... Emanuel suggested retarding evaporation from the surface of the ocean, which contributes to the storm’s intensity.

My third hurricane adventure was quite stormy, to say the least.  I found 40-year-old Soviet literature reporting on a classified weather-modification project conducted in the Baltics in which an array of jet engines directed upward was used to form a ‘free jet’....  The Soviet experiments successfully produced thunderstorms even in a stable atmosphere.”

See... My Journey to Engineer the Weather by Moshe Alamaro, ENG ‘99, ME ‘99, SM ‘01, Research Scientist at MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS).