The National Academy of the United-States will be be conducting a 21 month long research program on ’’Climate Engineering: technique assessment and impact discussion’’ . This information would have gone unnoticed if the bimestrial Mother Jones hadn’t revealed it’s financing source : the CIA .
Up until last year, the CIA disposed of it’s own laboratory of climate research, but Congress demanded that it be shut down. Indeed, the parliament members consider that the CIA’s role is to track ’’terrorists in caves, not polar bears on ice-bergs’’, as said senator John Barrasso (Republican – Wyoming). The National Academy’s science program is therefore the externalization of the agency’s service.
Officially, the present study is simply an evaluation of today’s techniques. Never the less, the United-States have a long history in climate manipulation. In the aftermath of World War II, the Marine developed the Cirrus program, which purpose was to modify hurricanes by cloud-seeding silver iodine. This program was used again, under the code name Stormfury, from 1962 to 1971. It was not conclusive. Simultaneously, during the Vietnam War, the Air Force launched Operation Popeye, which aim was to swamp the Ho Chi Minh weapon supply track to Vietcong, through Laos .
From 1967 to 1972, cloud-seeding intensified the monsoon rains. This terrible experience drove the United-States and the Soviet-Union to ratify, in 1977, an International Convention forbidding climatic war. However, despite the inherent risks of weather tampering, the great powers never ceased their research, which remained legal.
Therefore, the Marine and the Air Force are presently financing the HAARP project, which consists in modifying climate with high frequency waves. It’s possible that many of the past few atypical storms, particularly in Europe and China, have been intensified in this manner.
The National Science Academy is financed to the amount of 630 000 dollars. It will allow to identify the most promising work hypothesis and techniques.