The US Government Has Secret Technology to Control the Weather
In a world where climatic change has become a serious threat, a recent article on a television news program reveals a secret technology that the U.S. government has used to alter weather conditions for years. The article explores how the military is using BWM, and examines the current barriers to its use. It also discusses the environmental modification convention.
Weather plays a large role in war. It affects the battle space, and affects the operations of the warriors. If it could be modified, it would help to enhance operations and even hinder enemy operations. In fact, some nations are already on the ball when it comes to weather modification.
There are several different ways to manipulate the climate. Some are purely scientific. One technique involves sowing reflective particles into the sky to boost cloud formation. Another method uses silver iodide which turns water droplets into ice crystals.
Some of these techniques are aimed at modifying the trajectory of hurricanes. Others aim to block sunlight from reaching Earth. Still others aim to manipulate local weather.
The United States has long been interested in weather manipulation as part of its overall strategic defense effort. During the Cold War, the US military devoted a great deal of research to a variety of “climatological” schemes.
The US military has been engaged in weather modification for a number of years. This research is aimed at preventing and mitigating damaging weather. There have been several efforts to conduct weather manipulation that have been successful.
These efforts include cloud seeding, a method of modifying precipitation by placing particles in the air. Using potassium iodide or dry ice, these particles act as nuclei for water droplets.
Cloud seeding increases the local supply of rain and snow. It is also used to increase agricultural output.
Another technique that is in use by the military is benign weather modification (BWM). BWM is also used by many other countries for agricultural purposes. If the US military was to adopt a similar approach, it would be easier to convert current civilian BWM techniques to military applications.
Barriers to current military use
The Department of Defense has been experimenting with weather control technology. Initially, these efforts were focused on fog suppression. However, recent advances have led to more “all-weather” products.
These innovations are enabling the military to enhance operations, as well as to reduce enemy activities. Despite the obvious benefits, the military has been hesitant to adopt these technologies. In part, this has been due to legal and moral concerns. Nevertheless, a more comprehensive evaluation of the technology’s impact on the military would be necessary.
Aside from its potential military uses, weather modification is also used by governments as a means of enhancing agricultural output. Some countries have long been interested in the technology.
However, the United States has signed a UN treaty banning the use of weather modification as a military tool. This is in contrast to many other nations, including Russia.
Advertizing successful uses of BWM
The US military has been involved in weather modification in one form or another since the mid-1970s. It is now a part of the Strategic Defense Initiative. However, the military has not actively pursued this line of research.
Some of the reasons are legal, ethical, and technological. There is an ozone layer, and the US government is trying to combat global warming. But, other countries, including China, are interested in weather modification. In fact, China has already developed a few technologies to manipulate the climate.
The US has also signed the ENMOD Treaty, which prohibits large-scale weather modification. That said, the US military has not been actively researching this area of science for the past several years.
A joint office on military weather modification could improve coordination of military-unique BWM applications. It could also feed results back to the civilian community.
A discussion of the Environmental Modification Convention
The 1976 Convention on the Prohibition of Military and Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD) is an international agreement that prohibits the use of military or other hostile methods of environmental modification. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1976. A number of countries have signed the Convention but several have not yet ratified it.
Environmental modification techniques are a variety of deliberate manipulations of natural processes such as weather modification. They alter the structure and composition of the earth, including the atmosphere, the ionosphere, and the oceans. For example, they can cause earthquakes, sea level changes, and changes in ocean currents and ozone layers. In addition, they can change the dynamics of the Earth.