Geoengineering, Weather Modification, & Global Climate Control
Geoengineering Programs and experimentation
Lists: geoengineering and weather modification programs, experiments, funding sources, and techniques.
Geoengineering Who's Who Yellow Pages
Lists: companies, stock markets, universities, and organizations involved in the weather modification and geoengineering business.
Climate Engineering Patents and technology
Lists: geoengineering and weather modification patents and applications. This page is a work in progress and will be updated over time.
Cloud Seeding and Hurricane Hacking
Begins in 1860 and takes you through present day attempts to modify hurricanes using chemicals released in clouds.
Cloud Ionizers Electromagnetic Rainmaking
Though plenty of scientists would disagree, some are touting their ability to create rain from clouds that would normally produce none, using electricity.
The Blue Gold Rush and the coming water wars
Fresh water has been dubbed “Blue Gold” in many publications as potable water will be to this century what oil was to the last century. Less than three percent of the water on the earth’s surface is fresh water.
Can Dr. Evil save the world?
Forget about a future filled with wind farms and hydrogen cars. The Pentagon’s top weaponeer says he has a radical solution that would stop global warming now — no matter how much oil we burn.
Methane Doom Clathrate Gun Hypothesis
The Arctic Methane Group (AMEG) is a group of scientists/concerned citizens studying the release of methane trapped under our North Pole’s icecap. They claim that not only is methane currently being released, it is poised to explode again as it did in the dinosaurs age.
A Hard Look Perils and Potential of Geoengineering
The Asilomar conference on geoengineering had been touted as a potentially historic event. What emerged, however, were some unexpected lessons about the possibilities and pitfalls of manipulating the Earth’s climate to offset global warming.
Engineering Tornadoes for power plants
Whirlwinds are associated with destruction, not sustainable energy. Now it seems we can harness their power to generate renewable electricity. Delve into the world of tornado taming!
“Chemtrails” An Interactive Timeline
A campaign to get to find common ground in the chemtrail/contrail debate. Are persistent contrails and aviation pollution already geoengineering our skies? You be the judge.
Weather Control An Interactive Timeline
This extensive timeline contains programs, projects, experiments, and research relating to weather control and geoengineering. Be sure to check out all the references below the image on each slide.
The World of Geoengineering: A Half-Century of Earth System Experimentation
ETC Group publishes a world map of geoengineering -- the large-scale manipulation of earth or climate systems. While there is no complete record of the scores of weather and climate control projects in dozens of countries, this map is the first attempt to document the expanding scope of research and experimentation. Almost 300 geoengineering projects/experiments are represented on the map belonging to 10 different types of climate-altering technologies.
In addition to the map, two tables of references are also available for download.
These provide information on the projects/ research/experimentation represented on the map. One table [GeoMap-References.pdf] gives information on geoengineering research and experimentation; a second table [GeoMap-WMinfo.pdf] provides details on weather modification projects.
Related Issues: Climate & Geoengineering
Related Fora: Regional: EU, Asia Pacific, Africa, Americas • Climate: UNFCCC, IPCC • Sustainable Development: Rio+20, CSD • Biodiversity: CBD, SBSTTA, IPBES
Upload: worldofgeoengineering_fullsize.pdf • GeoMap-References.pdf • GeoMap-WMinfo.pdf • Español • Google Fusion Tablesource: ETC Group
A House Divided After 50 years of cloud-seeding, scientists still scoff
Despite the American Meteorological Society, World Meteorological Organization, and the National Research Council's National Academy of Sciences Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate stating clearly that weather modification is an unproven science and that large scale experiments should be limited to modelling, the geoengineering community pushes ahead with their rebranded weather modification techniques:
"Although 40 years have passed since the first NAS report on weather modification, this Committee finds itself very much in concurrence with the findings of that assessment...National Science Foundation - Critical Issues in Weather Modification Research (2003)
We conclude that the initiation of large-scale operational weather modification programs would be premature. Many fundamental problems must be answered first. It is unlikely that these problems will be solved by the expansion of present efforts, which emphasize the a posteriori evaluation of largely uncontrolled experiments. We believe the patient investigation of the atmospheric processes coupled with an exploration of the technological applications may eventually lead to useful weather modification, but we emphasize that the time-scale required for success may be measured in decades."
“It was concluded that tests conducted so far have not yet provided either the statistical or physical evidence required to establish that the seeding concepts have been scientifically proven.”American Meteorological Society - Critical Assessment of Hygroscopic Seeding of Convective Clouds for Rainfall Enhancement
“It should be realised that the energy involved in weather systems is so large that it is impossible to create cloud systems that rain, alter wind patterns to bring water vapour into a region, or completely eliminate severe weather phenomena. Weather Modification technologies that claim to achieve such large scale or dramatic effects do not have a sound scientific basis (e.g. hail canons, ionization methods) and should be treated with suspicion.
Purposeful augmentation of precipitation, reduction of hail damage, dispersion of fog and other types of cloud and storm modifications by cloud seeding are developing technologies which are still striving to achieve a sound scientific foundation.”World Meteorological Society - Executive Summary of the WMO Statement on Weather Modification
“In 2004, in light of the findings of the National Academy of Science (11), the EAA considered eliminating funding for cloud-seeding, but eventually included $153,520 in their 2005 budget for cloud-seeding flights and an independent evaluation of previous efforts (12).
In 2007, the EAA approved cloud seeding efforts for the ninth year in a row, and for the first time the program included a method to statistically evaluate the project’s effectiveness. Four Board members voted against continuing the program, saying there was evidence that cloud seeding could actually decrease rainfall by accident, and they also had concerns about the EAA paying for scientific studies to investigate something the National Academy had already concluded doesn’t work.
In January of 2012, Dr. Roelof Bruintjes from the National Center for Atmospheric Research made a presentation to the EAA in hopes of building support for a research project to further investigate the effectiveness of cloud seeding. Dr. Bruintjes contended that new radar and satellite technologies and new airborne instruments could be used to quantify the effects of cloud seeding techniques. The EAA declined to fund the study, but continued to fund its own precipitation enhancement efforts with $150,000 in its 2013 Operating Budget.
The latest version of the Texas State Water Plan issued in 2012 estimates that by 2060, weather modification could account for only 0.2% of the State's water needs (15).The Edwards Aquifer – Cloud Seeding
The lines between weather modification and geoengineering are further blurred here:
Department of Homeland Security - Hurricane ControlCloud-seeding: from Pluviculture to Hurricane Hacking
Bill Gates and world's top Geoengineers collaborate on patents: Hurricane Protection for Cash!
- January 3, 2008 • US Patent Application 20090173386 • Water alteration structure applications and methods
- January 3, 2008 • US Patent Application 20090173404 • Water alteration structure and system
- January 3, 2008 • US Patent Application 20090175685 • Water alteration structure movement method and system
- January 3, 2008 • US Patent Application 20090177569 • Water alteration structure risk management or ecological alteration management systems and methods
- January 30, 2008 • US Patent Application 20090173801 • Water alteration structure and system having below surface valves or wave reflectors
- February 6-7, 2008 • Department of Homeland Security's Hurricane Modification Workshop
- April 21, 2008 • Weather Modification Association Conference “New Unconventional Concepts and Legal Ramifications”
- May 29, 2009 • US Patent Application 20100300560 • Water alteration structure and system having heat transfer conduit
- May 29, 2009 • United States Patent 8348550 • Water alteration structure and system having heat transfer conduit
- Assigned to: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
- Bowers, Jeffrey A. (Kirkland, WA, US)
- Caldeira, Kenneth G. (Campbell, CA, US)
- Chan, Alistair K. (Stillwater, MN, US)
- Gates III, William H. (Redmond, WA, US)
- Hyde, Roderick A. (Redmond, WA, US)
- Ishikawa, Muriel Y. (Livermore, CA, US)
- Kare, Jordin T. (Seattle, WA, US)
- Latham, John (Boulder, CO, US)
- Myhrvold, Nathan P. (Medina, WA, US)
- Salter, Stephen H. (Edinburgh, GB)
- Tegreene, Clarence T. (Bellevue, WA, US)
- Wattenburg, Willard H. (Walnut Creek, CA, US)
- Wood Jr., Lowell L. (Bellevue, WA, US)
- Wood, Victoria Y. H. (Livermore, CA, US)
- July 28, 2009 • US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing “Weathering the Storm: The Need for a National Hurricane Initiative”
- July 29, 2009 • NOAA Says No to DHS Hurricane Modification • NOAA Letter
- May 10, 2010 • Weather Modification Association Conference “Hurricane Aerosol and Microphysics Program (HAMP)”
It’s the ultimate man vs. nature face-off. Bill Gates, one of the most powerful men on the planet, appears to be taking on one of Mother Earth’s most fearsome forces: the hurricane.
British scientist Stephen Salter and Bill Gates patent scheme to prevent huge stormsScientists a step closer to steering hurricanes The man who would stop hurricanes with car tyres Weakening of hurricanes via marine cloud brightening (MCB) – Silver Lining Project REDUCING HURRICANE INTENSITY USING ARRAYS OF ATMOCEAN INC.’S WAVE-DRIVEN UPWELLING PUMPS | VIDEO LINK
Bill Gates has funneled millions of dollars into geoengineering research. And he has invested in a company, Intellectual Ventures, that is developing at least two geoengineering tools: the “StratoShield,” a 19-mile-long hose suspended by helium balloons that would spew sun-blocking sulfur dioxide particles into the sky and a tool that can supposedly blunt the force of hurricanes.Geoengineering: Testing the Waters
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