Does the US Military “Own the Weather”? “Weaponizing the Weather” as an Instrument of Modern Warfare? | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization – Via John Gelmini

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This fascinating article from Global Research came via John Gelmini.

It reports that environmental modification techniques have been available to the US military for more than half a century. It argues that the issue has been amply documented and should be part of the climate change debate. However, it stresses that there is no evidence of “weather modification” in relation to recent climatic disturbances (hurricanes), but at the same time there is no firm evidence that this climate instability is attributable to greenhouse gas emissions. The broad thrust of the article looks at the evidence, concluding that the wider issue of environmental modification techniques must be addressed and carefully analyzed.

Source: Does the US Military “Own the Weather”? “Weaponizing the Weather” as an Instrument of Modern Warfare? | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Over the years, John Gelmini has frequently cited weather warfare and I’ve repeatedly asked him for evidence.

I’m still a bit skeptical. I’m a social scientist rather than a physical one and struggle with the detail of the evidence. For me the boundaries between experimentation and weaponization are not clear and I’d like to see any robust evidence of deployment. Nevertheless, having read the article, I accept the potential risk of weaponizing the weather  but am still suspicious:

However, as a post script, I thought I’d dig a bit into ‘Global Research‘. The hyperlink provides some questionable evidence from RationalWiki whose objectives are:

  1. Analyzing and refuting pseudoscience and the anti-science movement;
  2. Documenting the full range of crank ideas;
  3. Explorations of authoritarianism and fundamentalism;
  4. Analysis and criticism of how these subjects are handled in the media.

The RationalWiki link on HAARP as a potential weapon explores the mainstream evidence and the more speculative theories.

Thoughts?

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