An unusual environmental movement seems to have popped up in Maui County. According to a community-contributed story in this week’s Molokai Dispatch newspaper, the people of Maui need to be concerned about pollution from the “global disbursement of aerosols and other particulates into the atmosphere.”
Apparently, evidence of this action can be seen in the chemical-laden vapor trails of airplanes, known as chemtrails. The group Mauiskywatch.org believes these chemtrails are the result of geoengineering projects designed to counter the effects of global climate change. That is why the group has proposed a Maui County ordinance to regulate these disbursements.
The United Kingdom’s House of Commons Science and Technology Committee reports that, “Geoengineering covers many techniques and technologies but splits into two broad categories: those that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere such as sequestering and locking carbon dioxide in geological formations; and those that reflect solar radiation. Techniques in this category include the injection of sulphate aerosols into the stratosphere to mimic the cooling effect caused by large volcanic eruptions.”
It is this second technique that concerns the people from Mauiskywatch.org and groups such as geoengineeringwatch.org. According to this website (linked through Mauiskywatch.org as a source), the U.S. government has been spraying experimental toxic chemicals into the sky using military tankers for the past seven years.
But whether increased sulphate compounds in the atmosphere is the result of deliberate spraying or general pollution is unclear. When probed for evidence, supporters have not been able to identify dispersion patterns and quantities of the purported materials in question. Believers are also unable to answer questions regarding the effects of upper level wind fields, saturation levels and the number of flights it would take to yield measurable concentrations in specific target zones on the ground.
On the website consciousnessbeyondchemtrails.com, supporters of this theory admit that there is not yet enough scientific evidence. What they say has been found is high levels of aluminum and strontium in rainwater, chemicals that could be found in sulphate aerosols or in general atmospheric pollution caused by acid rain.
To help fund future research groups, a conference and global webcast called Consciousness Beyond Chemtrails 2012 has been organized for Aug. 17-22 in Los Angeles. This three-day fundraising event features 15 expert speakers along with “metaphysical” speakers.
Understandably, this movement has attracted many anti-government and conspiracy theorists. Many are the same people who believe in the Sept. 11 government conspiracies. There seems to also be some overlap with global warming deniers, although they tend to lean more toward the political right wing while the chemtrail theorists tend to sympathize more with left wing causes.
Another common link with chemtrail environmentalists is with those people who believe in the HAARP conspiracy. HAARP stands for The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, a program to further advance our knowledge of the physical and electrical properties of the Earth’s ionosphere, which can affect our military and civilian communication and navigation systems. The HAARP program operates a world-class ionospheric research facility located in Gakona, Alaska. HAARP conspiracy theorists contend that the HAARP antennas are used to aim concentrated high frequency radio waves into the ionosphere to control weather, trigger earthquakes and exert mind control over the population.
But whether or not the any government or non-governmental group has undertaken these aerosol dispersals, Mauiskywatch.org believes it has already started and has asked the Maui County government to regulate the sprayings.
Now the council must decide if the Maui Clean Sky Ordinance deserves serious consideration. And if the council does want to fight this form of pollution, would it even possess the technology or the jurisdictional power to do so?