5 Times Government Weather Research Was Downright Creepy
From weather weaponization to purported mind control, how well-funded humans take aim at the elements on Earth and beyond.
For as long as humans have gazed up at the heavens, we’ve been at the mercy of the skies.The last century has been filled with well-funded, at times creepy research with a proactive approach. Here are five types of projects that have sought to modify, control, and even weaponize the forces of nature.
1. Weaponized Weather
As early as the year 1916, the experimental arm of the British Royal Flying Corps worked on producingartificial cloudsat a classified research and testing facility. The Guardianreportedthe goal was to“bamboozle German flying machines during the first world war.”
In 1977, 34 countries signed the United Nations Convention on theProhibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques.
According the to U.S. Department of State, U.S. President Nixon and U.S.S.R. General Secretary Brezhnev held official talks on overcoming “the dangers of the use of environmental modification techniques for military purposes.”Yet a 1996 US Air Force report spoke of offensive abilities that“could…create virtual weather in the enemy’s sensory and information systems, making it more likely for them to make decisions producing results of our choosing rather than theirs.”
Any successful weather weaponization attempts have not been widely reported, but it doesn’t take much imagination to see the defensive or offensive appeal of global weather control.