By David Tulis
Jets flights perhaps numbering in the hundreds fly over Chattanooga this afternoon and evening, laying rake lines of white plume — some long and drippy, some stopping and starting. Others short and fat and in parallel formation — like a row of boys in highchairs burping all at once.
Heavy concentrations of aircraft overfly Knoxville, Nashville, Murfreesboro and Nashville, according to activists who watch the skies for evidence of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering. SAG is a key ingredient in the so-called war on global warming and achieves a seemingly inconsequential effect.
The sky had been clear as my family and I arrived at church at 9:45 a.m., but become subject to a white tattooing at about noon. When I emerge from a second worship service at church at 4:15 p.m. at a church in Brainerd, the skies over downtown and beyond were littered with stripes and clouds of the sort that blow jagged across the sky from jet traffic.
Some jets drag long trails that stretch for dozens of miles. Other jets leave short trails only that vanish 15 plane lengths. Yet other jets in the otherwise blue sky leave no trail at all. This divergence of result suggests the stripes aren’t innocent contrails, a claim made by global warming deniers who blame industry for all emissions that affect weather patterns.
Climate report today blames man, ignores chemtrails
Elsewhere today the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases a “synthesis” report of its fifth full scientific climate assessment since 1990. “Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the pre-industrial era, driven largely by economic and population growth, and are now higher than ever,” intones the IPCC report, aiming its guns at human population, industry, energy consumption and the prospect of tougher regulation. “This has led to atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide that are unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years. Their effects, together with those of other anthropogenic drivers, have been detected throughout the climate system and are extremely likely to have been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.”
But sky striping expert Dane Wigington, in a post at geoengineeringwatch.org, says the document “falls far short of stating how horrifically the climate is damaged and worse still the report does not say a word about the catastrophic and ongoing climate engineering programs. In our Orwellian world of total denial and omission the population is still completely oblivious to the fact that our biosphere is imploding.” Mr. Wigington says a “global geoengineering assault” is “radically accelerating this planetary unraveling.”
Cities sharply hit, even after dark
In Nashville, sky watcher Doug Diamond looks into the city’s sky and feels like gagging. “It’s the pharmaceutical approach to managing the earth. Oh, and it’s sickening. Literally.”
A Knoxville resident, Marla Stair-Wood, who works as a state bureaucrat, says sky striping is an attention grabber. “In Knoxville today it was mostly clear skies, and a lot of blue.” A haze developed from jet aircraft, and at sunset “they hit the west sky fast and furiously, with a lot of persistent aerosol trails.” The sky striping calmed down, she says, but revives later in the day. “Now at 9 p.m. they are spraying again; southeast sky is — I can see five trails, crisscrossing, making Xes, big fat persistent trails coming up and spreading over the moon as we speak.
“If this is solar radiation management,” she said, “why are they spraying at night?”
Tom Snowden of Sewanee says the sky was mostly clear on his drive to church, but a mess as he emerges. “I first noticed it after church in Franklin, looking up *** in the sky there were a lot [of trails] — at least a dozen concentrated crisscrossing in the sky, looking northeast toward Nashville.” Two were in parallel lines very close, but these began to expand into “one big band heading east and west.” Mr. Snowden, 48, drove to Murfreesboro and at Exit 81 stops at Wendy’s. There were sky stripes “everywhere. They were crisscrossing patterns. It seems like it was just everywhere you turned.”
Fresh ones knife across older trails that are ballooning into clouds. He says he saw one jet, glinting in the sun, follow closely a course set by another aircraft. The first jet lays a white trail, the second makes no signature.
Huge effort, shadowy success
Sky striping is proposed in academic circles to reduce the sunlight “budget.” The cheapest means is jet aircraft emissions, also known as negative emissions. These are used in solar radiation management, a dull usage whose effect is to dim the sun. The sun has dimmed 22 percent in the last 40 years, the BBC has reported.
Sky striping in the South has done several things to the light. Sunlight is much whiter than it was two years ago. The sun is hugely more brilliant than last summer — so dense and so routine is the particulate floating in the air (and falling eventually to the ground). Even on hazy days with no jets visible here, the iron dome of aerosol particulates is so powerful even in drift that the sun’s orb is 10 times bigger.
One effect: the dissipation of shadow, the fuzzing-up of shadow. Sky striping converts the sun into a sweatless orb of gigantic proportions in the sky.
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