South Africa : The weather is weird !?
Throughout the country , a profound sweeping glance that South Africa is in its lowest rainfall ever..
Dying cattle, dying people, all starving with no outcome, but in the Free State..
Say isn't this where Monsanto has made their first Debut??
Its Murder all round, the weather is manipulated, proof that weather manipulation is quite possible.
Am I pointing fingers at Monsanto? You be the Judge
The global corporate Giant Killer GMO is lurking, quietly modifying the weather , feeding people lots of money to do what they want them to do, After all money makes people do many things.
Maybe Monsanto is Fixing it??
South Africa recorded the driest year in over a century
In 2015, South Africa experienced its driest year in over 100 years, with rainfall below the mean in each of the last four years.This is according to the South African weather service, which compiled a dataset detailing the average rainfall over the past 112 years.It found that 2015 was the driest year recorded with only 403mm rain falling on land. The last time South Africa even came close this was in 1945, when the country recorded 437mm of rain.The annual average rainfall for South Africa, calculated over the full 112 years, is 608 mm.South Africa’s driest yearsYearRainfall (mm)2015 403
1941 496The longest period of consecutive years where the annual total rainfall was below the period average of 608mm per annum, was the 6 years starting in 1944.If an annual average is calculated for this 6-year period, it is 544mm, the weather service said.While the annual total rainfall for South Africa for the 12 months Jan – Dec 2015, was the lowest annual total since 1904, the weather service said that the 4-year period 1930 – 1933 might still be the driest continuous period experienced in South Africa.Over those four years, the country saw an average of 519mm of rain.South Africa is currently gripped by a drought due to climate conditions brought on by the El Nino, which has had a disastrous impact on the agricultural sector.The drought represents a major threat to the stability of the country’s food supply, food price inflation and jobs in the agricultural sector.The country has been forced to import more food than usual, at an inflated price, due to the rand weakness.Economist Dawie Roodt listed the drought as one of the big five contributors to South Africa’s current economic crisis.
The Following Article
Proves a scientific possibility as to why we South Africa is experiencing Drought,
Its is always about the money
WEATHER MANIPULATION and THE RESULTS http://greatdreams.com/weather/weather_manipulation.htmcompiled by Dee FinneyMany people have been talking about weather manipulation recently, even more so since Hurricane Katrina came rolling in very strangely. This is not the first time though, last years 5 hurricanes that hit Florida in the same spot was also suggested to be weather manipulation.
The question is, did another country manipulate the hurricanes and steer them to hit the U.S. the way they did, OR did our own government do this as a test to see whether our country could use weather as a weapon against other countries.This question remains open. Details found on the web are below:DeeALSO SEE: WEATHER WARSOPINIONS FROM THE EXPERTSWEATHER ANOMALIES OVER THE YEARSThe Father Of Weaponized Weather
Ben Livingston on how the US government has manipulated the environment for over four decadesThe Father Of Weaponized Weather ben5Veteran weather modification expert Ben Livingston is a former Navy Physicist who briefed President Lyndon B. Johnson on the effectiveness of weather control back in the 1960′s during the Vietnam era, when he was involved in cloud seeding programs that worked to slow down the advance of Vietnamese and Korean troops. Livingston asserts that asserts that hurricane control was a national priority of the government more than 40 years ago and that the technology was fully operational to control the weather at the time.In this exclusive interview for Prison Planet.tv subscribers, Livingston explains how for decades the US government has had the power to both lessen and increase the severity of adverse weather for their own purposes.Dr Livingston was assigned in 1966 from the Naval weapons research Laboratory to a marine fighter squadron in Vietnam. Instead of guns, the aircraft under Livingston’s control were fitted with cloud seeding equipment. “My mission was to find clouds and seed them for maximum precipitation value” he stated.The Father Of Weaponized Weather ben1 The Father Of Weaponized Weather ben2 The Father Of Weaponized Weather ben3Dr Livingston presents evidence from the Stanford research Institute, who were brought into Project Storm Fury (a weather control program) in the late sixties as a third party, which stated conclusively that knowledge of how to stop hurricanes had been uncovered and that they would be directly liable should a hurricane hit and cause extensive damage and loss of life. Four decades later and Livingston exposes how the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina could have been greatly minimized but was allowed to fully impact Gulf states for political reasons.Having personally flown on 265 missions into the eyes of hurricanes, Livingston remarks that he was “disgusted” by the failure to lessen the impact of Katrina. Livingston’s revelations that weather control has been a decades long program in which the US government has been deeply involved are particularly alarming given the abundant modern-day evidence of how chemtrails are being used to warp our environment in a secret geoengineering plot that threatens a myriad of unknown human health and ecological consequences.We encourage all our subscribers to watch this interview now at Prison Planet.tv by visiting the “video reports” section.
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Katrina: Another Deliberate 9-11?
by Lisa Guliani & Victor Thorn
Was New Orleans' Hurricane Katrina disaster another deliberately created "spike" event in the same vein as the Oklahoma City Bombing and NYC's 9-11? Quite a bit of information is starting to point in that direction. Some of the indicators are:Could Katrina have been redirected to intentionally strike New Orleans? In other words, was this city strategically targeted because of its oil refining capabilities, thus providing the perfect excuse to drive gas prices to astronomical heights? Such a scenario was eerily outlined in a recent made-for-TV movie entitled Oil Storm, which even had the event coincidentally taking place during Labor Day weekend, 2005 --- only a one week difference from the actual event.If the weather modification angle is too conspiratorial for you, how do we explain pending congressional legislation S 517, which was introduced on March 3, 2005 by Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison? This bill, which will be voted on in October, 2005, is specifically entitled The Weather Modification and Research Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2005. Its purpose is to "develop and implement a comprehensive and coordinated national weather modification policy,
along with a national cooperative federal and state program of weather modification research and development." In addition, the term "weather modification" means: changing or controlling, or attempting to change/control by artificial methods the natural development of atmospheric cloud forms or precipitation forms which occur in the troposphere."This legislation will legally allow our government to manipulate weather systems and not be punished as criminal for doing so. This point is important, for the United Nations outlawed such practices on December 10, 1976 under UN General Assembly Resolution 31/72. Yet, it has long been believed that forces within our own government and military have been engaging in activities such as weather modification and warfare via HAARP, EMF, microwave radiation, chemtrails, and other technologies. Also, the Air Force issued an
ominously titled research report in August, 1996: Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025.Worse, what if the levees surrounding New Orleans were deliberately sabotaged? Radio talk show host Alex Merklinger (Mysteries of the Mind) stated on September 2, 2005 that he had received the following report:"Eyewitness accounts from at least 25 people - who are fearful for their lives because they are talking – saw people blowing up the New Orleans levees after the main storm had subsided. That was to allow the water to flow in."Also, famed author and researcher Eustace Mullins told us that these levees in question were extremely strong, and that it would take something akin to an atomic bomb to destroy them.As stated earlier, there have been a variety of accounts suggesting that this storm followed an unlikely path to New Orleans. In addition, how do we explain water temperatures being substantially hotter than they should have been? Was the water cooked by EMF, microwave radiation, pulse technology, or some other energy source to redirect the hurricane? For more information on the manipulation of weather systems, see the work of Professor James McCanney, and also information on scalar technology. (Katrina and Weather Manipulation)Furthermore, we know that land in New Orleans is very highly prized due to the fact that it serves as the primary hub for most of our country's oil refineries. But, in recent years, real estate values have depreciated, and some say this is indicative of the city's 70% black population, many of whom live in urban blighted shacks and shanties. Could this catastrophic storm be nothing more than an exercise in urban renewal outlined under the United Nation's Agenda 21 where those in lower socio-economic brackets are evacuated, then not allowed to return in the future? This would enable speculators to move in and reclaim that treasured land. Thus, the refugees are forced to leave their homes under the guise of a natural disaster, similar to what happened to the Japanese people when the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (See chapter 37 of The New World Order Exposed)Finally, could all of the above explain our federal government's delayed response to urgent pleas for assistance – a scenario which is strangely reminiscent of our military's stand-down on the morning of 9-11? Then, like a knight in shining armor, President George Bush and the National Guard both arrived five days later. And, by the way, President Bush was on vacation when the Asian tsunami hit in December 2004, and he was on vacation with Katrina. Plus, in the crucial weeks leading up to 9-11, Bush was yet again on vacation in Crawford, Texas. Coincidence? Maybe, but please remember this vital quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt: "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happened, you can bet it was planned that way."Received by e-mail.
Methods of Artificial Weather Manipulation(AWM) help agriculture, devastate the enemy and control the world economy
Mar. 27, 2005
Scientists, Weather Engineers and Space Specialists are working towards something that can change human civilization forever! It is the methods of artificial weather modification.The process when perfected, can help in agriculture, getting rid of droughts, floods and avoid cyclones and typhoons.It is also the process by which the enemy can be devastated, artificial floods, cyclones and typhoons created.It can allow controlling the world economy and agricultural commodity markets.In ancient religions and legends, weather control, creation of cyclone, rain, flood, drought were nothing new. In the modern age the Scientists and technologists are busy perfecting the weather control sciences. It is shaping up as the most vibrant area of research and development.Many countries are mastering the science of weather control. As a matter of fact many experts predict that a war game is being played by major powers in the world to demonstrate their capabilities of weather control. Most of these initiatives are classified and shoved off from the public. The only way one can track these initiatives is to look at countries taking actions to shield against weather control experiments.Recently, scientists and engineers have started unveiling the actual methods of weather control. Some primitive methods like Cloud-top seeding can confuse you and point you to a wrong direction. Cloud-top seeding is usually performed between the temperatures of -5°C and -10°C. The greatest amount of super-cooled liquid water is usually found within this range. This corresponds to an altitude range of 15,000 to 22,000 ft depending upon location. Dropping or ejecting silver iodide flares into the growing cloud turrets dispenses seeding agent. The seeding agent is placed into the super-cooled clouds where nucleation is desired, so the updrafts in these cases are relied upon only to provide a continuing source of condensate. This delivery technique requires less anticipation on the part of those directing the seeding operations and may have a more immediate effect.The more modern methods involve artificial ionization of earth’s atmosphere between 15,000 and 30,000 ft. and above. Manipulating the ionosphere and use of controlled solar-terrestrial interactions can create much larger effects. Scientists are realizing that the earth’s weather is controlled by Sun's natural Electromagnetic Radiation reaching the earth. The Sun’s Radiations and Ultraviolet Rays have to cross the ionosphere to reach the earth.There are early indications that the solar radiations and flares are directly responsible for planetary weather changes. And Solar flares and levels of radiations are caused by bombardment of cosmic rays on the Sun from either a distant massive black hole or a star-cluster caused by the collapse of thousands and thousands of stars in a small space.Computer models obviously focused on the ionosphere, which acts as a filter for the solar radiations to reach the earth. If one can manipulate and control the filter, it becomes a potential source of massive weather modification. That is what the computer simulation models found. Controlling the ionosphere potentially allows weather control. The algorithmic variation of ionosphere can create the magic in a massive scale.There are many methods of controlling the ionosphere. It is the process of artificially manipulating ion density in the ionosphere. High power transmitter and antenna array operating in the HF(High Frequency) range is one of the methods. There are lots of literature on that in the Internet and declassified scientific research journals.However, the recent trend is in using super conductors in space satellites to generate intense high intensity electromagnetic flux.Copyright © 2003-2005, Indiadaily.com. All Rights Reserved.
Weather manipulation warfare from outerspace
India Daily Technology Team
Aug. 20, 2005Weather manipulation warfare is taking a new sophistication. Researchers are planning use the space to manipulate the weather of the earth. Measures and counter measures mark the advanced war games that are being played.The technology involves manipulation of the ionosphere. The advanced techniques involve application of artificial electromagnetic field intensities. For example a cyclone can be created by these methods but the challenge lies in guiding the cyclone or typhoon to the adversary’s infrastructure in the warfare. For that, scientists are using defection shields by which solar flares can be deflected at the eye of the cyclone and drag it in the desired path.Artificial manipulation of ionosphere can create massive cyclones and typhoons. But the mare use of ionosphere can only create the seed. The application of electromagnetic flux and creating a temperature differential is what makes a cyclone menacing.Scientists have struggled to understand the best process of guiding the storm or manipulated weather. Many methods have been used. One of the recent methods used is bombarding neutrinos at the center of the eye of the cyclone or typhoon. Electromagnetic guiding of the cyclone is gaining ground.The counter measures adopted by the countries against covert weather manipulation warfare are also remarkable but are still in its infancy. One counter measure as opted by some countries is the application of artificial electromagnetic flux from the outer space to neutralize the deflected solar flares in the eye of the storm.Eventually it will be weather manipulation warfare from the outer space. The satellite is being used now. But space agencies in the world are planning to bring in asteroids closer to earth, control them with bombarding projectiles and use them as landing base for weather manipulation infrastructure.If an asteroid can be used for hosting the solar flare deflectors, artificial manipulation of earth’s ionospheres and magnetosphere and creation and application of targeted pinpointed electromagnetic flux, the storms can be accurately controlled and de-controlled.The challenge finally lies into the hands of pace agencies; they are the one who will be responsible for weather manipulation and creation of nuclear shields.Copyright © 2004-2005, Indiadaily.com. All Rights Reserved.
Defining life based on its existence in the Hyperspace – zero point energy in a quantum vacuum of 5-D spatial
India Daily Technology Team
Life as we know may not be what life really is.
READ MORE>>Journey to the Hyperspace – a zero point quantum vacuum of 5-D spatial – we do it all the time
India Daily Technology Team
Scientists wonder how can we really travel to a zero...
"These “weaponized” pathogens target the elderly and other immune-compromised victims whose deaths go largely unremarked. Though I have avoided this conclusion during nine months of intensive research, I now believe that the culling of “unfit, useless eaters” has begun, with an initial goal (based on known mycoplasma and brucellosis mortalities) of 4%-5% fatalities among those infected.
While significant over time, such subtle increases in deaths among aged or ailing people already expected to die soon remain statistically stealthy - much less obtrusive than bodies piling up in the streets."William Thomas, Investigative Reporter/Author
ALSO SEE: http://www.greatdreams.com/chems.htmMost of these photos I took myself in my own backyard! Dee
Climate Control & Manipulation
Washington's New World Order Weapons
By Michel Chossudovsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The important debate on global warming under UN auspices provides but a partial picture of climate change; in addition to the devastating impacts of greenhouse gas emissions on the ozone layer, the World's climate can now be modified as part of a new generation of sophisticated "non-lethal weapons." Both the Americans and the Russians have developed capabilities to manipulate the World's climate.In the US, the technology is being perfected under the High-frequency Active Aural Research Program (HAARP) as part of the ("Star Wars") Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI). Recent scientific evidence suggests that HAARP is fully operational and has the ability of potentially triggering floods, droughts, hurricanes and earthquakes.HAARP is a mass destructive weapons - not part of any negotiationsFrom a military standpoint, HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction. Potentially, it constitutes an instrument of conquest capable of selectively destabilising agricultural and ecological systems of entire regions.While there is no evidence that this deadly technology has been used, surely the United Nations should be addressing the issue of "environmental warfare" alongside the debate on the climatic impacts of greenhouse gases.Despite a vast body of scientific knowledge, the issue of deliberate climatic manipulations for military use has never been explicitly part of the UN agenda on climate change. Neither the official delegations nor the environmental action groups participating in the Hague Conference on Climate Change (CO6) (November 2000) have raised the broad issue of "weather warfare" or "environmental modification techniques (ENMOD)" as relevant to an understanding of climate change.The clash between official negotiators, environmentalists and American business lobbies has centered on Washington's outright refusal to abide by commitments on carbon dioxide reduction targets under the 1997 Kyoto protocol.(1) The impacts of military technologies on the World's climate are not an object of discussion or concern. Narrowly confined to greenhouse gases, the ongoing debate on climate change serves Washington's strategic and defense objectives.
Weather WarfareWorld renowned scientist Dr. Rosalie Bertell confirms that"US military scientists · are working on weather systems as a potential weapon. The methods include the enhancing of storms and the diverting of vapor rivers in the Earth's atmosphere to produce targeted droughts or floods."(2)
Already in the 1970s, former National Security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski had foreseen in his book "Between Two Ages" that:
"Technology will make available, to the leaders of major nations, techniques for conducting secret warfare, of which only a bare minimum of the security forces need be appraised... Techniques of weather modification could be employed to produce prolonged periods of drought or storm. "
Marc Filterman, a former French military officer, outlines several types of "unconventional weapons" using radio frequencies. He refers to "weather war," indicating that the U.S. and the Soviet Union had already "mastered the know-how needed to unleash sudden climate changes (hurricanes, drought) in the early 1980s." (3) These technologies make it "possible to trigger atmospheric disturbances by using Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) radar [waves]." (4)
A simulation study of future defense "scenarios" commissioned for the US Air Force calls for: "US aerospace forces to 'own the weather' by capitalizing on emerging technologies and focusing development of those technologies to war-fighting applications." From enhancing friendly operations or disrupting those of the enemy via small-scale tailoring of natural weather patterns to complete dominance of global communications and counterspace control, weather-modification offers the war fighter a wide-range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary. In the United States, weather-modification will likely become a part of national security policy with both domestic and international applications. Our government will pursue such a policy, depending on its interests, at various levels. (5)
HAARPThe High-Frequency Active Aural Research Program (HAARP) based in Gokoma Alaska --jointly managed by the US Air Force and the US Navy-- is part of a new generation of sophisticated weaponry under the US Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). Operated by the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate, HAARP constitutes a system of powerful antennas capable of creating "controlled local modifications of the ionosphere".Scientist Dr. Nicholas Begich --actively involved in the public campaign against HAARP-- describes HAARP as: "A super-powerful radiowave-beaming technology that lifts areas of the ionosphere [upper layer of the atmosphere] by focusing a beam and heating those areas. Electromagnetic waves then bounce back onto earth and penetrate everything -- living and dead." (6)Dr. Rosalie Bertell depicts HAARP as "a gigantic heater that can cause major disruption in the ionosphere, creating not just holes, but long incisions in the protective layer that keeps deadly radiation from bombarding the planet." (7)Misleading public opinionHAARP has been presented to public opinion as a program of scientific and academic research. US military documents seem to suggest, however, that HAARP's main objective is to "exploit the ionosphere for Department of Defense purposes." (8) Without explicitly referring to the HAARP program, a US Air Force study points to the use of "induced ionospheric modifications" as a means of altering weather patterns as well as disrupting enemy communications and radar.(9)According to Dr. Rosalie Bertell, HAARP is part of a integrated weapons' system, which has potentially devastating environmental consequences: "It is related to fifty years of intensive and increasingly destructive programs to understand and control the upper atmosphere. It would be rash not to associate HAARP with the space laboratory construction which is separately being planned by the United States. HAARP is an integral part of a long history of space research and development of a deliberate military nature.The military implications of combining these projects is alarming. The ability of the HAARP / Spacelab/ rocket combination to deliver very large amount of energy, comparable to a nuclear bomb, anywhere on earth via laser and particle beams, are frightening. The project is likely to be "sold" to the public as a space shield against incoming weapons, or, for the more gullible, a device for repairing the ozone layer. (10)In addition to weather manipulation, HAARP has a number of related uses: "HAARP could contribute to climate change by intensively bombarding the atmosphere with high-frequency rays. Returning low-frequency waves at high intensity could also affect people's brains, and effects on tectonic movements cannot be ruled out. (11).More generally, HAARP has the ability of modifying the World's electro-magnetic field. It is part of an arsenal of "electronic weapons" which US military researchers consider a "gentler and kinder warfare". (12)Weapons of the New World OrderHAARP is part of the weapons arsenal of the New World Order under the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). From military command points in the US, entire national economies could potentially be destabilized through climatic manipulations. More importantly, the latter can be implemented without the knowledge of the enemy, at minimal cost and without engaging military personnel and equipment as in a conventional war. The use of HAARP -- if it were to be applied-- could have potentially devastating impacts on the World's climate.Responding to US economic and strategic interests, it could be used to selectively modify climate in different parts of the World resulting in the destabilization of agricultural and ecological systems. It is also worth noting that the US Department of Defense has allocated substantial resources to the development of intelligence and monitoring systems on weather changes. NASA and the Department of Defense's National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) are working on "imagery for studies of flooding, erosion, land-slide hazards, earthquakes, ecological zones, weather forecasts, and climate change" with data relayed from satellites. (13) POLICY INERTIA OF THE UNITED NATIONS According to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) signed at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro:"States have, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction." (14). It is also worth recalling that an international Convention ratified by the UN General Assembly in 1997 bans "military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects." (15) Both the US and the Soviet Union were signatories to the Convention. The Convention defines "environmental modification techniques" as referring to any technique for changing--through the deliberate manipulation of natural processes--the dynamics, composition or structure of the earth, including its biota, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere or of outer space." (16) Why then did the UN --disregarding the 1977 ENMOD Convention as well as its own charter-- decide to exclude from its agenda climatic changes resulting from military programs?European Parliament acknowledges impact of HAARPIn February 1998, responding to a report of Mrs. Maj Britt Theorin --Swedish MEP and longtime peace advocate--, the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defense Policy held public hearings in Brussels on the HAARP program.(17) The Committee's "Motion for Resolution" submitted to the European Parliament: "Considers HAARP by virtue of its far-reaching impact on the environment to be a global concern and calls for its legal, ecological and ethical implications to be examined by an international independent body; [the Committee] regrets the repeated refusal of the United States Administration to give evidence to the public hearing into the environmental and public risks [of] the HAARP program." (18.)The Committee's request to draw up a "Green Paper" on "the environmental impacts of military activities", however, was casually dismissed on the grounds that the European Commission lacks the required jurisdiction to delve into "the links between environment and defense". (19) Brussels was anxious to avoid a showdown with Washington.Fully operationalWhile there is no concrete evidence of HAARP having been used, scientific findings suggest that it is at present fully operational. What this means is that HAARP could potentially be applied by the US military to selectively modify the climate of an "unfriendly nation" or "rogue state" with a view to destabilizing its national economy. Agricultural systems in both developed and developing countries are already in crisis as a result of New World Order policies including market deregulation, commodity dumping, etc. Amply documented, IMF and World Bank "economic medicine" imposed on the Third World and the countries of the former Soviet block has largely contributed to the destabilization of domestic agriculture. In turn, the provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have supported the interests of a handful of Western agri-biotech conglomerates in their quest to impose genetically modified (GMO) seeds on farmers throughout the World.It is important to understand the linkage between the economic, strategic and military processes of the New World Order. In the above context, climatic manipulations under the HAARP program (whether accidental or deliberate) would inevitably exacerbate these changes by weakening national economies, destroying infrastructure and potentially triggering the bankruptcy of farmers over vast areas. Surely national governments and the United Nations should address the possible consequences of HAARP and other "non-lethal weapons" on climate change.NOTES1. The latter calls for nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 5.2 percent to become effective between 2008 and 2012. See Background of Kyoto Protocol at http://www.globalwarming.net/gw11.html2. The Times, London, 23 November 2000.3. Intelligence Newsletter, December 16, 1999.4. Ibid.5 Air University of the US Air Force, AF 2025 Final Report,
http://www.au.af.mil/au/2025/ (emphasis added).6 Nicholas Begich and Jeane Manning, The Military's Pandora's Box, Earthpulse Press,
http://www.xyz.net/~nohaarp/earthlight.html . See also the HAARP home page at
http://www.haarp.alaska.edu .7. See Briarpatch, January, 2000. (emphasis added).8. Quoted in Begich and Manning, op cit.10. Rosalie Bertell, Background of the HAARP Program, 5 November, 1996,
http://www.globalpolicy.org/socecon/envronmt/weapons.htm11. Begich and Manning, op cit.12. Don Herskovitz, Killing Them Softly, Journal of Electronic Defense, August 1993.
(emphasis added). According to Herskovitz, "electronic warfare" is defined by the US
Department of Defense as "military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy·"
The Journal of Electronic Defense at http://www.jedefense.com/ has published a range of
articles on the application of electronic and electromagnetic military technologies.13. Military Space, 6 December, 1999.14. UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, New York, 1992. See complete
text at http://www.unfccc.de/resource/conv/conv_002.html , (emphasis added).15. See Associated Press, 18 May 1977.16. Environmental Modification Ban Faithfully Observed, States Parties Declare, UN
Chronicle, July, 1984, Vol. 21, p. 27.17. European Report, 7 February 1998.18. European Parliament, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defense Policy,
Brussels, doc. no. A4-0005/99, 14 January 1999.19. EU Lacks Jurisdiction to Trace Links Between Environment and Defense, European
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Can the Russians Control the Weather?
How cloud seeding works.
By Daniel Engber
Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at 3:46 PM PT
Always take the weather with you Click image to expand.Always take the weather with you
Last weekend, Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian Air Force to keep it from raining over Moscow in advance of Monday's military parade. The Air Force used a procedure called cloud seeding, and Russia's defense minister later took credit for Monday's sunshine. Can the Russians really control the weather?They can try. Proponents of "cloud seeding" say it's possible to induce rain and snow (after which clouds can break up and disappear), suppress hail, and clear up patches of fog. Twenty or 30 countries run cloud-seeding operations of some sort; China has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on weather manipulation over the last decade. The bureau in charge of cloud seeding in Thailand reportedly has 600 staff-members and a $25 million budget. No federal funds go toward cloud seeding in America, but a handful of states finance projects locally. Utah just kicked in for $400,000 worth of weather control projects.Here's how it works: Rain starts as tiny droplets of water suspended in clouds. Then the droplets clump together into bigger drops (or freeze together into bigger crystals). Once the drops or crystals are big and heavy enough, they fall out of the sky. The frozen drops can melt on the way down, becoming rain, or they can fall to the ground as snow. Cloud seeding aims to jump-start this process by helping droplets to clump or freeze together when they otherwise wouldn't.Cloud seeders use a number of procedures. In the mid-1940s, three scientists at General Electric (including the novelist Kurt Vonnegut's brother Bernie) showed that by injecting dry ice into a cloud, you could freeze tiny droplets of water, which would in turn make it easier for other droplets to glom on and freeze as well. Later experiments showed that silver iodide—which has a crystal structure similar to that of ice—could also help, by forming "ice nuclei" upon which droplets might freeze.To induce rain with dry ice, you would fly a plane over a small cloud and sprinkle down a few cups' worth of dry ice pellets. To seed with silver iodide, you'd vaporize a solution at high temperatures and disperse it in the cloud. This can be done using silver iodide flares, which are dropped 8 or 10 at a time from above the cloud, or with silver-iodide-filled rockets or anti-aircraft shells. If you're seeding clouds over a mountain, you can use generators on the ground which release silver iodide vapor into the air currents that rise up one side of the mountain and into the clouds.Silver iodide and dry ice are examples of "glaciogenic" agents, and they only help to produce rain in clouds of sufficiently low temperatures. For warmer clouds—in which droplets don't freeze before falling—cloud seeders can use sprays of saline solution to attract droplets and, theoretically, to induce rain.It's difficult to prove whether cloud seeding actually has any effect. Weather phenomena are so variable that slight changes in the probability of rain are difficult to measure, and not many careful, controlled studies have been done. The U.S. federal government was at one time very optimistic about weather manipulation; by the late 1970s, annual funding for cloud-seeding projects hit $20 million. But after years without definitive results, interest in Washington has evaporated (except, perhaps, among the people who introduced this bill in the Senate in early March). Some studies have suggested that cloud seeding actually reduces rainfall, or merely redistributes it. A 2003 report from the National Research Council concluded that while cloud seeding may hold promise, we still don't know very much about it.Next question?Explainer thanks Don Griffith of North American Weather Consultants and John Marwitz of the University of Wyoming.
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Daniel Engber is a writer in New York City and a featured member of www.cryingwhileeating.com.Photograph of cloud by Frederic J. Brown/Agence France-Presse.The Military's Pandora's Boxby Dr. Nick Begich and Jeane ManningThis article was prepared to provide a summary of the contents of a book written in 1995 which describes an entirely new class of weapons. The weapons and their effects are described in the following pages. The United States Navy and Air Force have joined with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, to build a prototype for a ground based "Star Wars" weapon system located in the remote bush country of Alaska.The individuals who are demanding answers about HAARP are scattered around the planet. As well as bush dwellers in Alaska, they include: a physician in Finland; a scientist in Holland; an anti-nuclear protester in Australia; independent physicists in the United States; a grandmother in Canada, and countless others.Unlike the protests of the 1960s the objections to HAARP have been registered using the tools of the 1990s. From the Internet, fax machines, syndicated talk radio and a number of alternative print mediums the word is getting out and people are waking up to this new intrusion by an over zealous United States government.The research team put together to gather the materials which eventually found their way into the book never held a formal meeting, never formed a formal organization. Each person acted like a node on a planetary info-spirit-net with one goal held by all -- to keep this controversial new science in the public eye. The result of the team's effort was a book which describes the science and the political ramifications of this technology.That book, Angels Don't Play this HAARP: Advances in Tesla Technology, has 230 pages. This article will only give the highlights. Despite the amount of research (350 footnoted sources), at its heart it is a story about ordinary people who took on an extraordinary challenge in bringing their research forward.HAARP Boils the Upper AtmosphereHAARP will zap the upper atmosphere with a focused and steerable electromagnetic beam. It is an advanced model of an "ionospheric heater." (The ionosphere is the electrically-charged sphere surrounding Earth's upper atmosphere. It ranges between 40 to 60 miles above the surface of the Earth.)Put simply, the apparatus for HAARP is a reversal of a radio telescope; antenna send out signals instead of receiving. HAARP is the test run for a super-powerful radiowave-beaming technology that lifts areas of the ionosphere by focusing a beam and heating those areas. Electromagnetic waves then bounce back onto earth and penetrate everything -- living and dead.HAARP publicity gives the impression that the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program is mainly an academic project with the goal of changing the ionosphere to improve communications for our own good. However, other U.S. military documents put it more clearly -- HAARP aims to learn how to "exploit the ionosphere for Department of Defense purposes." Communicating with submarines is only one of those purposes.Press releases and other information from the military on HAARP continually downplay what it could do. Publicity documents insist that the HAARP project is no different than other ionospheric heaters operating safely throughout the world in places such as Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Tromso, Norway, and the former Soviet Union. However, a 1990 government document indicates that the radio-frequency (RF) power zap will drive the ionosphere to unnatural activities.
" ... at the highest HF powers available in the West, the instabilities commonly studied are approaching their maximum RF energy dissipative capability, beyond which the plasma processes will 'runaway' until the next limiting factor is reached."If the military, in cooperation with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, can show that this new ground-based "Star Wars" technology is sound, they both win. The military has a relatively-inexpensive defense shield and the University can brag about the most dramatic geophysical manipulation since atmospheric explosions of nuclear bombs. After successful testing, they would have the military megaprojects of the future and huge markets for Alaska's North Slope natural gas.Looking at the other patents which built on the work of a Texas' physicist named Bernard Eastlund, it becomes clearer how the military intends to use the HAARP transmitter. It also makes governmental denials less believable. The military knows how it intends to use this technology, and has made it clear in their documents. The military has deliberately misled the public, through sophisticated word games, deceit and outright disinformation.The military says the HAARP system could:
• Give the military a tool to replace the electromagnetic pulse effect of atmospheric thermonuclear devices (still considered a viable option by the military through at least 1986)
• Replace the huge Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) submarine communication system operating in Michigan and Wisconsin with a new and more compact technology
• Be used to replace the over-the-horizon radar system that was once planned for the current location of HAARP, with a more flexible and accurate system
• Provide a way to wipe out communications over an extremely large area, while keeping the military's own communications systems working
• Provide a wide area earth-penetrating tomography which, if combined with the computing abilities of EMASS and Cray computers, would make it possible to verify many parts of nuclear nonproliferation and peace agreements
• Be a tool for geophysical probing to find oil, gas and mineral deposits over a large area
• Be used to detect incoming low-level planes and cruise missiles, making other technologies obsolete
The above abilities seem like a good idea to all who believe in sound national defense, and to those concerned about cost-cutting. However, the possible uses which the HAARP records do not explain, and which can only be found in Air Force, Army, Navy and other federal agency records, are alarming. Moreover, effects from the reckless use of these power levels in our natural shield -- the ionosphere -- could be cataclysmic according to some scientists.Two Alaskans put it bluntly. A founder of the NO HAARP movement, Clare Zickuhr, says "The military is going to give the ionosphere a big kick and see what happens."The military failed to tell the public that they do not know what exactly will happen, but a Penn State science article brags about that uncertainty. Macho science? The HAARP project uses the largest energy levels yet played with by what Begich and Manning call "the big boys with their new toys." HAARP is an experiment in the sky, and experiments are done to find out something not already known. Independent scientists told Begich and Manning that a HAARP-type "skybuster" with its unforeseen effects could be an act of global vandalism.HAARP HistoryThe patents described below were the package of ideas which were originally controlled by ARCO Power Technologies Incorporated (APTI), a subsidiary of Atlantic Richfield Company, one of the biggest oil companies in the world. APTI was the contractor that built the HAARP facility. ARCO sold this subsidiary, the patents and the second phase construction contract to E-Systems in June 1994.E-Systems is one of the biggest intelligence contractors in the world -- doing work for the CIA, defense intelligence organizations and others. $1.8 billion of their annual sales are to these organizations, with $800 million for black projects -- projects so secret that even the United States Congress isn't told how the money is being spent.
E-Systems was bought out by Raytheon, which is one of the largest defense contractors in the world. In 1994 Raytheon was listed as number forty-two on the Fortune 500 list of companies. Raytheon has thousands of patents, some of which will be valuable in the HAARP project. The twelve patents below are the backbone of the HAARP project, and are now buried among the thousands of others held in the name of Raytheon. Bernard J. Eastlund's U.S. Patent # 4,686,605, "Method and Apparatus for Altering a Region in the Earth's Atmosphere, Ionosphere; and/or Magnetosphere," was sealed for a year under a government Secrecy Order.The Eastlund ionospheric heater was different; the radio frequency (RF) radiation was concentrated and focused to a point in the ionosphere. This difference throws an unprecedented amount of energy into the ionosphere. The Eastlund device would allow a concentration of one watt per cubic centimeter, compared to others only able to deliver about one millionth of one watt.This huge difference could lift and change the ionosphere in the ways necessary to create futuristic effects described in the patent. According to the patent, the work of Nikola Tesla in the early 1900's formed the basis of the research.What would this technology be worth to ARCO, the owner of the patents? They could make enormous profits by beaming electrical power from a powerhouse in the gas fields to the consumer without wires.For a time, HAARP researchers could not prove that this was one of the intended uses for HAARP. In April, 1995, however, Begich found other patents, connected with a "key personnel" list for APTI. Some of these new APTI patents were indeed a wireless system for sending electrical power. Eastlund's patent said the technology can confuse or completely disrupt airplanes' and missiles' sophisticated guidance systems. Further, this ability to spray large areas of Earth with electromagnetic waves of varying frequencies, and to control changes in those waves, makes it possible to knock out communications on land or sea as well as in the air.The patent said:
"Thus, this invention provides the ability to put unprecedented amounts of power in the Earth's atmosphere at strategic locations and to maintain the power injection level particularly if random pulsing is employed, in a manner far more precise and better controlled than heretofore accomplished by the prior art, particularly by detonation of nuclear devices of various yields at various altitudes... "
"...it is possible not only to interfere with third party communications but to take advantage of one or more such beams to carry out a communications network even though the rest of the world's communications are disrupted. Put another way, what is used to disrupt another's communications can be employed by one knowledgeable of this invention as a communication network at the same time."
"... large regions of the atmosphere could be lifted to an unexpectedly high altitude so that missiles encounter unexpected and unplanned drag forces with resultant destruction."
"Weather modification is possible by, for example, altering upper atmosphere wind patterns by constructing one or more plumes of atmospheric particles which will act as a lens or focusing device.
... molecular modifications of the atmosphere can take place so that positive environmental effects can be achieved. Besides actually changing the molecular composition of an atmospheric region, a particular molecule or molecules can be chosen for increased presence. For example, ozone, nitrogen, etc., concentrations in the atmosphere could be artificially increased."Begich found eleven other APTI Patents. They told how to make "Nuclear-sized Explosions without Radiation," Power-beaming systems, over-the-horizon radar, detection systems for missiles carrying nuclear warheads, electromagnetic pulses previously produced by thermonuclear weapons and other Star-Wars tricks. This cluster of patents underlay the HAARP weapon system.Related research by Begich and Manning uncovered bizarre schemes. For example, Air Force documents revealed that a system had been developed for manipulating and disturbing human mental processes through pulsed radio-frequency radiation (the stuff of HAARP) over large geographical areas. The most telling material about this technology came from writings of Zbigniew Brzezinski (former National Security Advisory to U.S. President Carter) and J.F. MacDonald (science advisor to U.S. President Johnson and a professor of Geophysics at UCLA), as they wrote about use of power-beaming transmitters for geophysical and environmental warfare. The documents showed how these effects might be caused, and the negative effects on human heath and thinking.The mental-disruption possibilities for HAARP are the most disturbing. More than 40 pages of the book, with dozens of footnotes, chronicle the work of Harvard professors, military planners and scientists as they plan and test this use of the electromagnetic technology. For example, one of the papers describing this use was from the International Red Cross in Geneva. It even gave the frequency ranges where these effects could occur -- the same ranges which HAARP is capable of broadcasting.The following statement was made more than twenty-five years ago in a book by Brzezinski which he wrote while a professor at Columbia University:"Political strategists are tempted to exploit research on the brain and human behavior. Geophysicist Gordon J.F. MacDonald, a specialist in problems of warfare, says accurately-timed, artificially-excited electronic strokes could lead to a pattern of oscillations that produce relatively high power levels over certain regions of the earth ... in this way one could develop a system that would seriously impair the brain performance of very large populations in selected regions over an extended period"" ... no matter how deeply disturbing the thought of using the environment to manipulate behavior for national advantages, to some, the technology permitting such use will very probably develop within the next few decades."In 1966, MacDonald was a member of the President's Science Advisory Committee and later a member of the President's Council on Environmental Quality. He published papers on the use of environmental control technologies for military purposes. The most profound comment he made as a geophysicist was, "the key to geophysical warfare is the identification of environmental instabilities to which the addition of a small amount of energy would release vastly greater amounts of energy." While yesterday's geophysicists predicted today's advances, are HAARP program managers delivering on the vision?The geophysicists recognized that adding energy to the environmental soup could have large effects. However, humankind has already added substantial amounts of electromagnetic energy into our environment without understanding what might constitute critical mass. The book by Begich and Manning raises questions:•Have these additions been without effect, or is there a cumulative amount beyond which irreparable damage can be done?
•Is HAARP another step in a journey from which we cannot turn back?
•Are we about to embark on another energy experiment which unleashes another set of demons from Pandora's box?As early as 1970, Zbigniew Brzezinski predicted a "more controlled and directed society" would gradually appear, linked to technology. This society would be dominated by an elite group which impresses voters by allegedly superior scientific know-how. Angels Don't Play This HAARP further quotes Brzezinski:"Unhindered by the restraints of traditional liberal values, this elite would not hesitate to achieve its political ends by using the latest modern techniques for influencing public behavior and keeping society under close surveillance and control. Technical and scientific momentum would then feed on the situation it exploits," Brzezinski predicted.His forecasts proved accurate. Today, a number of new tools for the "elite" are emerging, and the temptation to use them increases steadily. The policies to permit the tools to be used are already in place. How could the United States be changed, bit by bit, into the predicted highly-controlled technosociety? Among the "steppingstones" Brzezinski expected were persisting social crises and use of the mass media to gain the public's confidence.In another document prepared by the government, the U.S. Air Force claims: "The potential applications of artificial electromagnetic fields are wide-ranging and can be used in many military or quasi-military situations... Some of these potential uses include dealing with terrorist groups, crowd control, controlling breaches of security at military installations, and antipersonnel techniques in tactical warfare. In all of these cases the EM (electromagnetic) systems would be used to produce mild to severe physiological disruption or perceptual distortion or disorientation. In addition, the ability of individuals to function could be degraded to such a point that they would be combat ineffective. Another advantage of electromagnetic systems is that they can provide coverage over large areas with a single system. They are silent and countermeasures to them may be difficult to develop... One last area where electromagnetic radiation may prove of some value is in enhancing abilities of individuals for anomalous phenomena."Do these comments point to uses already somewhat developed? The author of the government report refers to an earlier Air Force document about the uses of radio frequency radiation in combat situations. (Here Begich and Manning note that HAARP is the most versatile and the largest radio-frequency-radiation transmitter in the world.)The United States Congressional record deals with the use of HAARP for penetrating the earth with signals bounced off of the ionosphere. These signals are used to look inside the planet to a depth of many kilometers in order to locate underground munitions, minerals and tunnels. The U.S. Senate set aside $15 million dollars in 1996 to develop this ability alone -- earth-penetrating-tomography. The problem is that the frequency needed for earth-penetrating radiation is within the frequency range most cited for disruption of human mental functions. It may also have profound effects on migration patterns of fish and wild animals which rely on an undisturbed energy field to find their routes.As if electromagnetic pulses in the sky and mental disruption were not enough, T. Eastlund bragged that the super-powerful ionospheric heater could control weather.Begich and Manning brought to light government documents indicating that the military has weather-control technology. When HAARP is eventually built to its full power level, it could create weather effects over entire hemispheres. If one government experiments with the world's weather patterns, what is done in one place will impact everyone else on the planet. Angels Don't Play This HAARP explains a principle behind some of Nikola Tesla's inventions -- resonance -- which affect planetary systems.Bubble of Electric ParticlesAngels Don't Play This HAARP includes interviews with independent scientists such as Elizabeth Rauscher. She has a Ph.D., a long and impressive career in high-energy physics, and has been published in prestigious science journals and books. Rauscher commented on HAARP. "You're pumping tremendous energy into an extremely delicate molecular configuration that comprises these multi-layers we call the ionosphere."
"The ionosphere is prone to catalytic reactions," she explained, "if a small part is changed, a major change in the ionosphere can happen."In describing the ionosphere as a delicately balanced system, Dr. Rauscher shared her mental picture of it -- a soap-bubble-like sphere surrounding Earth's atmosphere, with movements swirling over the surface of the bubble. If a big enough hole is punched through it, she predicts, it could pop.Slicing the IonospherePhysicist Daniel Winter, Ph.D., of Waynesville, North Carolina, says, "HAARP high-frequency emissions can couple with longwave (extremely-low-frequency, or ELF) pulses the Earth grid uses to distribute information as vibrations to synchronize dances of life in the biosphere." Dan terms this geomagnetic action 'Earth's information bloodstream,' and says it is likely that coupling of HAARP HF (high-frequency) with natural ELF can cause unplanned, unsuspected side effects.David Yarrow of Albany, New York, is a researcher with a background in electronics. He described possible interactions of HAARP radiation with the ionosphere and Earth's magnetic grid: "HAARP will not burn holes in the ionosphere. That is a dangerous understatement of what HAARP's giant gigawatt beam will do. Earth is spinning relative to thin electric shells of the multilayer membrane of ion-o-speres that absorb and shield Earth's surface from intense solar radiation, including charged particle storms in solar winds erupting from the sun. Earth's axial spin means that HAARP -- in a burst lasting more than a few minutes -- will slice through the ionosphere like a microwave knife. This produces not a hole but a long tear -- an incision."Crudely Plucking the StringsSecond concept: As Earth rotates, HAARP will slice across the geomagnetic flux, a donut-shaped spool of magnetic strings -- like longitude meridians on maps.HAARP may not 'cut' these strings in Gaia's magnetic mantle, but will pulse each thread with harsh, out-of-harmony high frequencies. These noisy impulses will vibrate geomagnetic flux lines, sending vibrations all through the geomagnetic web. ""The image comes to mind of a spider on its web. An insect lands, and the web's vibrations alert the spider to possible prey. HAARP will be a man-made microwave finger poking at the web, sending out confusing signals, if not tearing holes in the threads. "
"Effects of this interference with symphonies of Gaia's geomagnetic harp are unknown, and I suspect barely thought of. Even if thought of, the intent (of HAARP) is to learn to exploit any effects, not to play in tune to global symphonies. "Among other researchers quoted is Paul Schaefer of Kansas City. His degree is in electrical engineering and he spent four years building nuclear weapons. "But most of the theories that we have been taught by scientists to believe in seem to be falling apart," he says. He talks about imbalances already caused by the industrial and atomic age, especially by radiation of large numbers of tiny, high-velocity particles "like very small spinning tops" into our environment. The unnatural level of motion of highly-energetic particles in the atmosphere and in radiation belts surrounding Earth is the villain in the weather disruptions, according to this model, which describes an Earth discharging its buildup of heat, relieving stress and regaining a balanced condition through earthquakes and volcanic action.Feverish Earth"One might compare the abnormal energetic state of the Earth and its atmosphere to a car battery which has become overcharged with the normal flow of energy jammed up, resulting in hot spots, electrical arcing, physical cracks and general turbulence as the pent-up energy tries to find some place to go."In a second analogy, Schaefer says "Unless we desire the death of our planet, we must end the production of unstable particles which are generating the earth's fever. A first priority to prevent this disaster would be to shut down all nuclear power plants and end the testing of atomic weapons, electronic warfare and 'Star Wars'." Meanwhile, the military builds its biggest ionospheric heater yet, to deliberately create more instabilities in a huge plasma layer -- the ionosphere -- and to rev up the energy level of charged particles.Electronic Rain From The SkyThey have published papers about electron precipitation from the magnetosphere (the outer belts of charged particles which stream toward Earth's magnetic poles) caused by man-made very low frequency electromagnetic waves. "These precipitated particles can produce secondary ionization, emit X-rays, and cause significant perturbation in the lower ionosphere."Two Stanford University radio scientists offer evidence of what technology can do to affect the sky by making waves on earth; they showed that very low frequency radio waves can vibrate the magnetosphere and cause high-energy particles to cascade into Earth's atmosphere. By turning the signal on or off, they could stop the flow of energetic particles.Weather Control
Avalanches of energy dislodged by such radio waves could hit us hard. Their work suggests that technicians could control global weather by sending relatively small 'signals' into the Van Allen belts (radiation belts around Earth). Thus Tesla's resonance effects can control enormous energies by tiny triggering signals.
The Begich/ Manning book asks whether that knowledge will be used by war-oriented or biosphere-oriented scientists.The military has had about twenty years to work on weather warfare methods, which it euphemistically calls weather modification. For example, rainmaking technology was taken for a few test rides in Vietnam. The U.S. Department of Defense sampled lightning and hurricane manipulation studies in Project Skyfire and Project Stormfury. And they looked at some complicated technologies that would give big effects. Angels Don't Play This HAARP cites an expert who says the military studied both lasers and chemicals which they figured could damage the ozone layer over an enemy. Looking at ways to cause earthquakes, as well as to detect them, was part of the project named Prime Argus, decades ago. The money for that came from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA, now under the acronym ARPA.) In 1994 the Air Force revealed its Spacecast 2020 master plan which includes weather control. Scientists have experimented with weather control since the 1940's, but Spacecast 2020 noted that "using environmental modification techniques to destroy, damage or injure another state are prohibited." Having said that, the Air Force claimed that advances in technology "compels a reexamination of this sensitive and potentially risky topic."
40 Years of Zapping the Sky?As far back as 1958, the chief White House advisor on weather modification, Captain Howard T. Orville, said the U.S. defense department was studying "ways to manipulate the charges of the earth and sky and so affect the weather" by using an electronic beam to ionize or de-ionize the atmosphere over a given area.In 1966, Professor Gordon J. F. MacDonald was associate director of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles, was a member of the President's Science Advisory Committee, and later a member of the President's Council on Environmental Quality.He published papers on the use of environmental-control technologies for military purposes. MacDonald made a revealing comment: "The key to geophysical warfare is the identification of environmental instabilities to which the addition of a small amount of energy would release vastly greater amounts of energy. " World-recognized scientist MacDonald had a number of ideas for using the environment as a weapon system and he contributed to what was, at the time, the dream of a futurist. When he wrote his chapter, "How To Wreck The Environment," for the book Unless Peace Comes, he was not kidding around. In it he describes the use of weather manipulation, climate modification, polar ice cap melting or destabilization, ozone depletion techniques, earthquake engineering, ocean wave control and brain wave manipulation using the planet's energy fields.He also said that these types of weapons would be developed and, when used, would be virtually undetectable by their victims. Is HAARP that weapon? The military's intention to do environmental engineering is well documented, U.S. Congress' subcommittee hearings on Oceans and International Environment looked into military weather and climate modification conducted in the early 1970's. "What emerged was an awesome picture of far-ranging research and experimentation by the Department of Defense into ways environmental tampering could be used as a weapon," said another author cited in Angles Don't Play This HAARP.The revealed secrets surprised legislators. Would an inquiry into the state of the art of electromagnetic manipulation surprise lawmakers today? They may find out that technologies developed out of the HAARP experiments in Alaska could deliver on Gordon MacDonald's vision because leading-edge scientists are describing global weather as not only air pressure and thermal systems, but also as an electrical system.Small Input - Big EffectHAARP zaps the ionosphere where it is relatively unstable. A point to remember is that the ionosphere is an active electrical shield protecting the planet from the constant bombardment of high-energy particles from space. This conducting plasma, along with Earth's magnetic field, traps the electrical plasma of space and holds it back from going directly to the earth's surface, says Charles Yost of Dynamic Systems, Leicester, North Carolina. "If the ionosphere is greatly disturbed, the atmosphere below is subsequently disturbed."Another scientist interviewed said there is a super-powerful electrical connection between the ionosphere and the part of the atmosphere where our weather comes onstage, the lower atmosphere.One man-made electrical effect -- power line harmonic resonance -- causes fallout of charged particles from the Van Allen (radiation) belts, and the falling ions cause ice crystals (which precipitate rain clouds). What about HAARP? Energy blasted upward from an ionospheric heater is not much compared to the total in the ionosphere, but HAARP documents admit that thousandfold-greater amounts of energy can be released in the ionosphere than injected. As with MacDonald's "key to geophysical warfare," "nonlinear" effects (described in the literature about the ionospheric heater) mean small input and large output. Astrophysicist Adam Trombly told Manning that an acupuncture model is one way to look at the possible effect of multi-gigawatt pulsing of the ionosphere. If HAARP hits certain points, those parts of the ionosphere could react in surprising ways.Smaller ionospheric heaters such as the one at Arecibo are underneath relatively placid regions of the ionosphere, compared to the dynamic movements nearer Earth's magnetic poles. That adds another uncertainty to HAARP -- the unpredictable and lively upper atmosphere near the North Pole.HAARP experimenters do not impress commonsense Alaskans such as Barbara Zickuhr, who says "They're like boys playing with a sharp stick, finding a sleeping bear and poking it in the butt to see what's going to happen."Could They Short-Circuit Earth?Earth as a spherical electrical system is a fairly well-accepted model. However, those experimenters who want to make unnatural power connections between parts of this system might not be thinking of possible consequences. Electrical motors and generators can be caused to wobble when their circuits are affected. Could human activities cause a significant change in a planet's electrical circuit or electrical field? A paper in the respected journal Science deals with manmade ionization from radioactive material, but perhaps it could also be studied with HAARP-type skybusters in mind:"For example, while changes in the earth's electric field resulting from a solar flare modulating conductivity may have only a barely detectable effect on meteorology, the situation may be different in regard to electric field changes caused by manmade ionization... " Meteorology, of course, is the study of the atmosphere and weather. ionization is what happens when a higher level of power is zapped into atoms and knocks electrons off the atoms. The resulting charged particles are the stuff of HAARP. "One look at the weather should tell us that we are on the wrong path," says Paul Schaefer, commenting on HAARP-type technologies.Angels Don't Play This HAARP: Advances in Tesla Technology is about the military's plan to manipulate that which belongs to the world -- the ionosphere. The arrogance of the United States government in this is not without precedent.Atmospheric nuclear tests had similar goals. More recently, China and France put their people's money to destructive use in underground nuclear tests. It was recently reported that the US government spent $3 trillion dollars on its nuclear program since its beginnings in the 1940's. What new breakthroughs in life science could have been made with all the money spent on death?Begich, Manning, Roderick and others believe that democracies need to be founded on openness, rather than the secrecy which surrounds so much military science. Knowledge used in developing revolutionary weapons could be used for healing and helping mankind. Because they are used in new weapons, discoveries are classified and suppressed. When they do appear in the work of other independent scientists, the new ideas are often frustrated or ridiculed, while military research laboratories continue to build their new machines for the killing fields.However, the book by Manning and Begich gives hope that the military industrial academic bureaucratic Goliath can be affected by the combined power of determined individuals and the alternative press. Becoming informed is the first step to empowerment.FROM: http://www.haarp.net/ BUY THE BOOK - ITS GREAT
What is this odd streak coming down from the clear sky into the eyewall of Katrina?OTHER KATRINA EYEWALL IMAGESand what is this?
USGS Scientist Studies Causes of Anomalous U.S. Hurricane Landfall Count in 2004
By Jennifer Leigh Oates
[revised April 2005]
map showing tracks of Hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Jeanne across central Florida
Above: The tracks of Hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Jeanne across central Florida. Lines represent tracks, and point symbols represent eye positions as reported by the National Hurricane Center (of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service). [larger version]
A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist at the Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies in St. Petersburg, FL, has examined climate features likely to have influenced this year's record number of U.S. hurricane landfalls. In an article published as the cover story in the December 14, 2004, issue of Eos (American Geophysical Union Transactions, v. 85, no. 50), Brian Bossak, a USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, concluded that overall North Atlantic tropical cyclone activity in 2004 was not excessively high. He found that multiple climate features were juxtaposed in such a way as to encourage both hurricane intensification and a track bringing hurricanes ashore south of the North Carolina State line. The state of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and Atlantic sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) supported an active season in terms of the formation of North Atlantic tropical cyclones. In particular, a climate feature known as the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) was implicated in influencing the position of the Bermuda High Pressure system, thereby steering hurricanes on a more southerly track toward the Southeastern United States instead of a track curving out to sea, as has been the case in the past several years. Furthermore, climate features affecting vertical wind shear over tropical regions were favorable for hurricane intensification, explaining the abnormal number of major hurricanes that made landfall in 2004. Bossak is currently completing work on his pilot project at the USGS, the Coastal Impact Assessment Tool (CIAT), and conducting a statistical verification of observed climate influences on U.S. hurricanes.The article that Brian sent to Eos, entitled "'X'" Marks the Spot: Florida, the 2004 Hurricane Bull's-Eye," can be downloaded as a PDF from URL http://soundwaves.er.usgs.gov/2005/04/outreach3.html.
FLOODING AS A MEANS OF SOCIAL ENGINEERINGFROM: http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1695.cfmALSO SEE: http://www.greatdreams.com/weather/massive_floods_in_history.htmFrom 1927 to 1993, and in 1995, 1997, and 1998, the entire Midwest area along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers experienced tremendous losses because of flooding. In Part 2 of this series, we demonstrated how a flooding so rare as to only occur naturally every 500 years could be caused by the combination of GWEN and HAARP towers.The 20th Century has seen unprecedented flooding, especially in this specific geographical area. Since the Biodiversity map is thoroughly pocketed with areas of Core Reserves [no human activity] and Buffer Zones that are highly regulated, we should expect that a lot of Social Engineering would be planned for this area.BILLION DOLLAR WEATHER DISASTERS THRU 2001As we demonstrated in Part 2, control of hurricanes has been possible for some time now. We read portions of a Wall Street Journal story printed November 13, 1997, in which Malaysia hired a Russian weather modification company to create a typhoon [hurricane] and steer it closely enough to the Malaysian cities so that the winds would blow the haze away, but not so closely to shore that damage would occur. The Russian company then steered the typhoon away out to the open sea, where they dissipated it.For the technology of creating, steering, and dissipating hurricanes to be so advanced in 1997 as to be this routine and routinely available, we know that the beginning of this technology had to occur 20-30 years ago. Thus, it is with great interest to note the location of where "Billion Dollar" hurricanes have hit this nation from 1980-2001.When you compare the dots of hurricane impact on this "Billion Dollar" disaster map to the planned Biodiversity Map, you will shockingly discover that each of these dots makes land at precisely the area designated as a Red Core Reserve [no human activity] or a Yellow Buffer Zone [human activity highly regulated].Thus, you have to ask a very important question, do you not?Given our ability to create, steer, control, and dissipate hurricanes, why have we had any of these storms since 1980? Every time a natural hurricane spawns, we could steer it to the open sea and dissipate it so that it caused no damage whatsoever to human settlements or to "human activity".Therefore, when you understand that the entire emphasis of this upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development is focussed on the "unsustainable" nature of our Industrial Civilization, you will realize that tremendous effort has already been expended to lay the groundwork for someone to someday declare that Mother Gaia simply cannot continue to tolerate and support our current civilization.Look one final time at this Billion Dollar Weather Disaster Map. This map lists the largest, most damaging, and most expensive weather disasters of the past two decades. A number of noteworthy weather disasters are noted. They are:1. Hurricanes and Tropical Storms [Tropical Storms bring huge amounts of rain, causing significant flooding]. A "Nor'easter" is depicted hitting New England in 1992. A "Nor'easter" is a hurricane that brings with it significant flooding and strong winds.2. Floods3. Severe Weather -- the symbols here are a black funnel cloud of a tornado and a lightening bolt. It is more than interesting to note that the number of tornadoes since 1916 has increased dramatically -- off the charts, actually! In 1916, about 50 tornadoes were noted, climbing to almost 1,400 in 1996[http://k12.ocs.ou.edu/teachers/graphics/TorFatalChart.gif, Tornado Fatal Chart]. This increase is a 28 fold increase! Since no one could possibly argue that this increase is "natural", one can only argue that is it "unnatural", i.e., by human agency. Of course, the World Earth Summit people will argue that this increase is simply Mother Gaia's response to the "human activity" pursuant to our unsustainable Industrial Civlization.4. Fires5. Heat Wave/DroughtFROM: http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1695.cfmKerry in Hurricane in Vietnam
August 14, 2004John Kerry feels the pain of those in the path of Hurricane Charley.John Kerry told survivors that he too had been in a Hurricane, while George Bush had not.Kerry reported for the first time a secret mission that put him in a Hurricane[*] on his Swift Boat in Vietnam (or maybe Cambodia - he's not sure). The purpose was to put an undercover special forces weatherman as close to the eye as possible, to evaluate the use of Hurricanes[*] as weapons. Kerry said he was personally ordered to this mission by Chuck Colson of the Nixon Administration, just before Christmas, 1968, while recovering from his wounds from Cam Rahn Bay that earned him his first purple heart. Admitting that the use of Hurricanes as weapons of war was a war crime, Kerry said "we all did war crimes, day by day, with the full knowledge of our superiors at all level. So what's the big deal?"[Note: Only Typhoons hit the west Pacific north of the Equator]FROM: http://www.tinyvital.com/BlogArchives/cat_election_2004.html
Hurricane Katrina: Weather Warfare Conspiracy?
by STEFAN GROSSMANN (CLOAKANDDAGGER.DE)
"Did the Shadow Government decide to sacrifice an entire city, New Orleans, to cover up the coming news of Bush fraud and bribery and in order to further rig the price of oil?"Weather engineering includes the blow-up of small hurricanes into large ones. The technology is zealously denied by so-called meterologists and physicists, but it exists anyhow.It has been described, for example, by veteran Pentagon scientist and scalar researcher Col. Tom Bearden at his web site, www.cheniere.org. Here are some quotes:Soviet Weather Engineering over North AmericaThis taped presentation, which was made in 1985, is included for historical reference purposes only. Since then, the technology has been developed into more rigorous longitudinal EM wave interferometry, which is the exact nature of those earlier weather engineering weapons. The foundations of scalar electro-magnetics are well explained in this presentation.U.S. Defence Secretary Cohen expresses concern about eco-terrorism using scalar electromagnetic weapons.
This was the posting on James McCanney's site on September 1, 2005.
September 01, 2005 ... were the levees of New Orleans breached on purpose after the storm passed ? i used to live in new orleans as i went to school at Tulane Universtiy and was there last may as i attended the spring session of the American Geophysical Union meeting giving my information on x-rays in the solar system ... as a student at Tulane in the early 70's i road my bicycle on those levees ... they were built to withstand such a hurricane and they did ... until only after the storm passed and New Orleans was actually recovering ... i just did an analysis on the breaches and the pattern of breaches is toooooo perfectly placed ... obviously planned locations to flood the city from all sides ... the city was about to recover from the worst hurricane seen in modern times ... my analysis is that the army core of engineers is the only group capable of placing the destruction of the levees in such a precise pattern and carrying it out to such perfection ... the pattern assured the complete destruction of this vital US city ... a breach in a few places could be dealt with by the cities pump system and it was doing its job ... there is no question that the breaches were placed intentionally to flood from all sides and as i said the only group capable of carrying out this task is the US army core of engineers ... the destruction of new orleans was intentional from start to finish and could only be carried out by a group well equipped to do such a job ... it could only have been the US arny core of engineers after the hurricane was guided into place by the IMF paid black ops scientists using the US fleet of giant laser satellites working the weather manipulation ... the misinformation spin sites and radio stations have already been busy trying to point to the russians and others with misinformation about so called "scalar weapons" ... this is all disinformation ... make no mistake USA ... you are being attacked from "within" by the IMF crew ... welcome ... you are the world's newest third world country ... and this is just the beginning ... jim mccanney August 30, 2005 posting ... once again NOAA has mismanaged the prediction racket ... while people in New Orleans prepared and not that much happened ...
the people of Mobile did not prepare and were devastated ... why is NOAA attempting to predict hurricane paths ... something they have and continue to fail at miserably at the great expense of the public ...not only was Katrina obviously manipulated ... but they are failing to report the true path now !!!! ... see the Sun Earth Connection Sub Page below for details ... and be sure to visit the new Oil Futures Sub Page if you have not already done so ... jim mccanneyhttp://www.jmccanneyscience.com/REALITY REPORT
9-2-05From: Mark Hazelwood Here's what the ptb don't want you to know about KatrinaThe manipulation is clear.-- Mark Hazelwood Goto http://jmccanneyscience.com/ and follow the link there to the subpage. This is a new posting on top of McCanney's website:August 29, 2005 posting !!!! NEW !!! visit the new Oil Futures Sub Page ... where greed and profit go hand in hand ...PREFACE NOTE: Just as "insiders" made a killing on airline futures (short-selling stock) right before 9-11, so we see -- once again -- oil futures (selling short) by "an administration" of oil insiders who made a killing as this hurricane broke all natural laws of hurricanes and veered into the oil refineries and platforms as though steered from satellites that can do it. Details athttp://jmccanneyscience.com/ and
http://jmccanneyscience.com/Sun-Earth-Connection.HTM--CR --------- article follows:KATRINA AND THE SCALAR WEATHER WARSPosted By: billym
Date: Monday, 29 August 2005, 11:09 a.m.Today Cloak and Dagger has linked an article on scalar wave weather engineering by Stefan Grossmann. Of course it references the work of Col. Tom Bearden, the leading western expert on the subject.Engineering the weather with scalar weapons is done by simply pouring heat into certain regions, and extracting heat (cooling) other regions. In the article Bearden describes how by heating and cooling areas in a rotational pattern the atmosphere can be made to rotate (hurricane). Also, since the power of a hurricane is related to the temperature of the sea at a given point, a hurricane can be increased by simply heating the ocean under it. If you think about, nearly all weather phenomena are the result of differences in temperature between one region and another. The scalar weapons in weather mode are basically giant heaters and coolers controlled from afar and able to target any place on earth with either heat or cold.According to Bearden the chief weather war mischief makers are the KGB and a consortium of the "Yakuza" and "Aum Shinrikyo" cult, to which the KGB has handed over most of the routine work. Bearden says the West is playing catch-up ball here, but is no longer totally undefended. I am not sure if this "weather war defense" involves HAARP or not. In any case the resulting picture is not pretty.Slowly but surely Bearden's information is getting out there and people are starting to realize the true terror of the situation. Is the secrecy beginning to break down, like a Louisianna levee? People must demand to be told the truth about scalar weapons. Only once, to my knowledge, has the official U.S. acknowledged these weapons. This was in a statement by Sec. Def. William Cohen which Bearden tirelessly repeats."Others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves... So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations...It's real, and that's the reason why we have to intensify our [counterterrorism] efforts."--Secretary of Defense William Cohen at an April 1997 counterterrorism conference sponsored by former Senator Sam Nunn.This statement was made over 30 years after Krushchev announced such weapons! At that time no one in the world knew what he was talking about, and generally, they still don't!Even worse than these weather wars, in my opinion, is the use of scalar weapons to induce earthquakes along fault lines. Bearden is convinced that the KGB/Yakuza has registered a number of longitudinal wave interferometers on the Yellowstone caldera to try to trigger a super eruption.I suggest reading the whole Grossman article, but here are a few excerpts.http://www.cloakanddagger.de/media/Grossmann/Scalar_Weather_Wars.htmFROM: http://omega.twoday.net/stories/940975/Hurricane Katrina and the Rape of New Orleans [ Post 293925231 ]
Category: News & Opinion (General) Topic: News & Current Events
Published: January 1, 2001 Author:
For Education and Discussion Only. Not for Commercial Use.by: Stefan Grossmann, www.gallerize.comMonday, 8-29-51. The Bush Jr. regime is a hair’s breadth away from collapsing in chaos, infamy and insanity as the Cloakanddagger.de truth radio is about to break the story how G. W. Bushfraud bribed his way into the White House in late 2000. See separate news coverage coming soon.What happens in such situations is: News diversions are orchestrated in order to take away the public’s attention from the homespun disasters. Such as, a whale strands in the arctic and all the oil-soaked spy-riddled mainstream media babble about stranded whales for days or even weeks until the news about the actual catastrophe at home is forgotten and, for practical purposes, suppressed.This well-known routine is happening again. As the to-be-covered-up news event (Bush bribed his way into the White House) is so huge, the cover-up ploy is also huge: A scalar-engineered hurricane named Katrina. The shadow government has decided to sacrifice an entire city, New Orleans, to cover up the coming news of bribery and in order to further rig the price of oil.2. Weather engineering includes the blow-up of small hurricanes into large ones. The technology is zealously denied by so-called meterologists and physicists, but it exists anyhow. It has been described, for example, by veteran Pentagon scientist and scalar researcher Col. Tom Bearden at his huge web site, www.cheniere.org. Here are some quotes (in finer print):Soviet Weather Engineering over North AmericaThis taped presentation, which was made in 1985, is included for historical reference purposes only. Since then, the technology has been developed into more rigorous longitudinal EM wave interferometry, which is the exact nature of those earlier weather engineering weapons. The foundations of scalar electro-magnetics are well explained in this presentation.U.S. Defence Secretary Cohen expresses concern about eco-terrorism using scalar electromagnetic weapons.„Others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves... So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations...It's real, and that's the reason why we have to intensify our [counterterrorism] efforts.“Secretary of Defense William Cohen at an April 1997 counterterrorism conference sponsored by former Senator Sam Nunn.Quoted from DoD News Briefing, Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Q&A at the Conference on Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and U.S. Strategy, University of Georgia, Athens, Apr. 28, 1997.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Examples of anomalous cloud formations in the year 20001. Complex „wheel-spoke“ pattern, a forerunner of which was first observed around 20 years ago. 28 November, 2000
See http://www.flashradar.freeservers.com/FLASH20229.html2. Hexagonal shaped patterns - possible tests of containment barriers for areas contaminated by biological warfare. 16 November, 2000
See http://www.cyberspaceorbit.com/radar/utahex.htmlSource of foregoing quote by Tom Bearden:http://www.cheniere.org/video/sovietweathervideo.htmlOn this slide we diagrammatically represent the Soviet woodpecker interference grid over the U.S. This grid can easily be used to influence and control the weather, and for over a decade the Soviets have manipulated the weather over the U.S. and other parts of the world.By the peculiar title of this slide, we wish to call attention to the fact that, in the exothermic mode of scalar interferometry riding on the woodpecker radar signals, each of the woodpecker grid interference cells can act as a little „virtual transmitter.“ It's exactly as if the Soviets had been permitted to enter the U.S. and build thousands of EM transmitters at regular intervals all over the country!And of course it's even worse. In the endothermic mode, it's as if the Soviets had been permitted to enter the U.S. and build thousands of „cold generators“ all over the U.S. That is, in that mode, each of the „transmitters“ can actually extract electromagnetic energy.These two modes have enabled the Soviet Union to drastically manipulate the weather at will over the U.S. during the last decade (and similarly, for other places as well.)(For a full disclosure of the Soviet weather control operations over the U.S., see T. E. Bearden, Soviet Weather Engineering Over North America, 1-hr. videotape, 1955, available from POB 1472, Huntsville, Alabama 35807, $40.00 U.S. postpaid, VHS or BETA format. We will only summarize here.).Briefly, inside various reference level zeros on the ordinary EM woodpecker carriers, scalar „channels“ are established. Scalar beams, signals, and interferometer pulses and transmissions can be transmitted through these reference channels as if directly through a wire. Phasing, pulse shaping, and Fourier expansion formation of geometric forms are then the key to be used in scalar interferometry through the internal scalar channels of the Soviet woodpecker signals.By choosing one or more grid cells and using scalar interference there in the exothermic continuous mode, local heating and expansion of the air, and formation of a high pressure area, occurs.By choosing one or more grid cells and using scalar interference there in the endothermic continuous mode, local cooling and shrinking of the air, and formation of a low pressure area, occurs.By electromagnetic ''rotation“ of the interfering scalar beams, the hotspots and coldspots can be moved along a desired path and at a desired speed.By these methods the entire jetstream across the U.S. can be deviated and controlled to a large degree. Moisture can be drawn from the Pacific beyond Southern California and Mexico, and collided over the southern U.S. with extremely cold air brought down from Canada, producing ice storms such as those in and around February 1, 1985.Violent thunderstorm activity can be induced and directed. By adding „spin“, these same storms can be induced to form extensive tornados.By sustained weather engineering operations, drought or excessive rain and flooding can be induced in areas of the U.S. as desired. Crops can be destroyed or heavily damaged by severe and unseasonal weather.If the grid is placed in the ground on scalar EM carriers instead of normal EM carriers (and the woodpecker „radars,“ can switch to, or add, scalar carrier mode whenever they wish), it can be used as an anti-submarine weapon, as we shall see later. It can also be used to cause substantial ocean effects that have drastic consequences on the world's weather -- such as the anomalous El Nino of 1982-83.By localizing one spot of heating at the top of a thunderstorm anvil, and another spot of cooling at its side, a localized downburst can be created. Our weather satellites have detected just such an anomalous combination heating and cooling of thunderstorm anvils over the U.S. While there may exist natural mechanisms to cause this anomalous dual pattern, it may also be caused by Soviet weather engineering, which can cause either broad-area or highly localized effects.All these types of weather engineering incidents have been deliberately created over the U.S. by the Soviet Union.Perhaps the greatest weather effects can be induced by altering some of the large scale normal mechanisms that influence and control our weather. Thus the artificially induced El Nino of 1982-83 was a case in point, causing drastic weather upsets worldwide for a year or more.The last decade has seen weather so anomalous that it could only occur once in 1200 years by chance. It has not been due to normal chance, but by Soviet weather engineering, particularly since the advent of the Woodpecker transmitter complexes.ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND FOR THE BRIEFER:The Woodpecker transmitters can carry scalar components which, in addition to biological strikes, can be used for many other purposes such as to1. influence and control the weather,2. deviate the giant jetstreams of the upper atmosphere,3. detect, track and destroy missiles shortly after launch,4. detect, track and destroy strategic bombers and other aircraft,5. attack land and ocean surface targets by large aerial electromagnetic explosions: the EM explosion produces the fireball, the thermal effects, and the blast wave of a nuclear explosion without the nuclear radiation and radioactive fallout contamination;6. attack surface land and ocean targets by large „cold explosions“, where living things freeze almost instantly, leaving the surface facilities and equipment intact,7. attack land and ocean surface targets by severe internal electromagnetic disruption, so that all electronics are dudded,8. attack personnel on land and sea by direct destruction of their nervous systems with an internally induced strong EMP,9. disrupt the operation of distant facilities, equipment, and personnel or destroy food crops in large areas by severe cold or severe heating, or even startling oscillation between the two.
In addition, the scalar aspects of the Woodpecker transmitters can be beamed through the earth and ocean as surface waves or at a given depth to intersect at a distant region. This mode can be used to10. cause distant earthquakes in a distant fault zone by depositing energy in the rocks there, increasing the plate stress until slippage occurs at a fault zone,11. cause large, anomalous rocking of an entire plate or large area, by depositing and extracting energy from alternate areas, causing buckling of the large rock plate,12. set up an interference grid under the water, so that underwater submarines can be detected, tracked, and destroyed on station and with their missiles still unfired,13. attack naval vessels and task forces through the water and through their hulls, without warning,14. attack missile silos and nuclear storage sites „before launch“, directly through the earth itself,15. initiate the full nuclear explosion of implosion-type nuclear warheads on-board missiles on station,16. initiate full nuclear explosion of implosion-type nuclear warheads in storage sites and ready reserve,17. destroy seaborne and ocean-bottom-mounted mines and underwater sensors, even including entire „fields“ of them,18. detect and destroy hostile torpedoes, ship-to-underwater anti-submarine missiles, and dumped anti-submarine munitions and charges,19. „pump“ the electrical grounding of distant electrical power distribution and generation systems so that the system catastrophically fails,20. „pump“ the electrical grounding of distant electrical power systems so that radio and television transmitters, power grids, and wiring complexes in buildings and facilities radiate a desired scalar wave component or signal complex at equipment and personnel.All in all, the woodpecker transmitter complexes and other associated scalar EM weaponry are most useful in the major missions required in war.Source of foregoing quote by Tom Bearden:http://www.cheniere.org/books/ferdelance/s64.htmToday, weather engineering is also part of the Pentagon’s military arsenal and is at the command of America’s public enemy Nr. 1, the shadow government.Basically, the U.S.A. lost the cold war - contrary to all newspaper allegations - against the Soviet Union because of scalar weapons and weather controlling technology. This is one of the key reasons for the multi-trillion dollar Pentagon black budget and secret arms program, namely to catch up in the scalar arms race. The main part of this technology was developed for the Pentagon by Israel and its ultra-secret scalar weapons program and is the reason why the U.S.A. has basically lost its sovereignty to a clique of internationalist scalar terrorists with hyper-tech abilities (such as also demonstrated in the „plane“ deceptions on 9-11-1).Much fine print would need to be added here to explain the exact meaning of the terms „Israel“ and „Pentagon“ in the foregoing context. The terms are not identical with the alleged constitutional governments of Israel and the U.S.A. Essentially, the body of people involved is one and the same. It has close ties with the international central banking cabal (Bank of England, Vatican/Jesuits, Federal Reserve Bank/Alan Greenspan, AIG/Starr International/Maurice Greenberg, Citibank/David Rockefeller, Carlyle Group, Blackstone Group/Henry Kissinger/Maurice Greenberg/Pete Petersen, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, World Bank, Zionist Neocon cabal, et al., also with alleged Rothschild banking interests involved from the European side). Politically, there is a tight control group with its center being, purportedly, the four: Kissinger, Bush Sr., Hillary Clinton, William Rockefeller-Clinton. In brief, the Bush-Rockefeller Crime Syndicate (if Bill’s family name „Clinton“ is corrected, according to the alleged fatherhood [Winthrop Rockefeller, former Arkansas governor and some say Clinton look-alike], into „Rockefeller“). Many details are omitted here due to time and space restrictions.For specific (but not all) analytical details, see book by Tom Bearden, „Fer de Lance“ (updated 2nd edition 2002),http://www.cheniere.org/books/ferdelance/index.htmlFor insightful details of the multi-trillion dollar Pentagon black budget as a secret second Manhattan Project see especially:http://www.janes.com/regional_news/americas/news/jidr/jidr000105_01_n.shtmlhttp://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0401/S00151.htmGradually, we are finding out which weaponized horror of Satanic control freaks these many shiploads of money have gone to pay over decades!3. Category 5 mega-hurricane Katrina bears signature marks of being rigged and magnified using scalar weather engineering. There has been a suspicious increase in frequency of otherwise very rare category 5 hurricanes. Before hurricane Andrew (1992, apparently a time when scalar technology was available) there were only two recorded category 5 hurricanes in the U.S.A. Katrina is actually moe than category 5; it is category 5+ (the scale has no category 6). It originated as a small medium hurricane, but suddenly and inexplicably over the Gulf of Mexico it exploded into a monster of category 5 (allegedly due to the „warm Gulf waters“ that have never behaved this way any time before). Then, the next item of suspicion is the target: New Orleans, shaped like a basin and beneath sea level, also conveniently a center of oil refining for the U.S.A. and located near the Gulf of Mexico oil production.The mainstream media have turned away from normal news reporting and are hypnotized by the orchestrated mega-hurricane. A well-known pattern of diversion and orchestrated tragedy is once more staged with a chilling routine.The oil price has risen steeply over $70 dollars a barrel due to the hurricane Katrina news reports. The city is being evacuated, a large volume of domestic American crude oil and gas production has been shut down.4. The war on the American people is ongoing. 11-22-63, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yugoslavia and 9-11-1 were merely episodes to break the force of the Republic. Traitors are manipulating the events from behind the screen. Vigilant networks of concerned citizens have watched for the usual „mock drills“ as reported recently by Webster G. Tarpley, and have most likely blocked this customary venue for the shadow regime’s orchestrated routine tragedies. The regime is upping the ante by resorting to its secret weapons of stealth and deception in its frantic death fight.Traitors must be exposed to the light.
That is where they shrivel like vampires.
Their condign punishment is death.
The tree of liberty must be watered
from time to time with the blood of tyrants!FROM: http://www.libertyforum.org/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=news_news&Number=293925231
barneyb wrote:Hi Dee
I hope you are well, we see a lot of flood footage here as well as looting happening in USA, I was just again looking at the footage of weather manipulation that was done here a couple of years ago because we live in semi desert conditions and need rain, so it was created by the Russians a couple of years back where it can be manipulated to cause severe storms, but are amazed at the amount of blacks you have I see on television .As I am sitting in South Africa it is no surprise to me at all, this looting stuff as the blacks here now, do it almost everyday and there is nothing one can do to stop it , here it is called AFFIRMATIVE SHOPPING see they are just correcting the wrongs of the past?? Then I ask what past? as we always fed these people anyway, This is what they call survival of the most crooked, ya have to steal da guns first then defend the brothers looting the stores and if the cops or military interfere you snipe them as well one by one, from a group of people not single on your own, as this way if da cops retaliate they kill innocent bystanders as it is called, these Africans are quite innovative when it comes to this, you will also see this happen in the next 3-4 days and if emergency aid arrive they will hijack the food and kill for it just feeding themselves and stuff the rest, They should die of hunger, or turn to cannibalism.Smile at least they will eat each other they don’t like white meat, for them its despicable, The Russian weather manipulators is creating these storms in these areas nowadays.I said weather manipulation because this was a manmade storm as I could see the grids on satellite and the lines in the skies, Yes So its true it is done and its called Scalar waves and Technology used by the Russians, and was developed in the 1920's and ignored by the west, we just looked at Electronic Cold Fusion and it stopped there, the Russian continued this technology and it turned into Scalar Electronics and the Tropical storms are created from this Scalar Tech. So You thought the cold war was over and it just began with crazy Russian scientists, then they stuff up the weather systems as like Katrina, Yes blame Bush he wants America in Chaos so in the process of people confused by this tyranny of the storm he in meantime move American Gold to Queen Mother in Britain whilst no one is watching, the storm occupies peoples minds, this is done to distract then Rob the people and change the laws in America as a FEMA SYSTEM they will start in about a week to capture looters and place them in this FEMA Camps they build across USAI don’t like to be a doomsayer but be prepared for the worst, JUST TYPE IN GOOGLE THIS( Sovietweather mpg Tom Bearden)You will have to search this MPG I have it but the video file is 190mb so impossible to mail (Manipulating the fingers of god)YOU WILL SEE A LOT AND YOU WILL BE PISSED OFF WITH YOUR GOV AND SYSTEM after this for not being preparedYOU ARE ON THE BRINK OF THE THIRD WORLD WAR AND YOU WILL ALSO SEE PLANTED NUCLEAR DEVICES GOING OFF SOON AMIDST THIS CHAOS and Flooding also on the east coast.Be prepared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Keep wellBarney
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NASA WANTS CONTRAIL (AKA CHEMTRAIL) REPORTS FROM KIDS
Why has NASA launched a project to engage ordinary citizens - even schoolkids - in monitoring the jet fuel leavings?CHEMTRAILS: ONLINE ARCHIVES FROM PAST TWO YEARS - RADIO SHOW INTERVIEWS DISCUSSING CONTRAILS/CHEMTRAILS--Includes William Thomas, Clifford Carnicom, Al Cuppett and More.CHEMTRAILS: TRAIL RESEARCH REPORT-- Trail Research Report This report is the result of research into the science of contrail formation and an analysis by observation and measurement of contrail persistence. This research was inspired by the claims of an unnatural type of trail known as Chemtrails as an attempt to detect such trails.
BLACK DEATH, CONTRAILS AND THE FLU--Is there a connection?HOSPITALS JAMMED AS BANNED PESTICIDE IS SPRAYED FROM THE SKIES --Article by William ThomasMYSTERY CONTRAILS MAY BE MODIFYING WEATHER --By William Thomas
CHEMTRAILS IN CROATIA - CONTEMPLATION ABOUT AERIAL SPRAYINGS GLOBAL TARGETS--At the beginning, the purpose of this article was continuous and detailed registration, using original images, complete with their detailed explanations, of still ongoing, first ever, chemtrail sprayings of Croatian town of Rijeka (Europe), which is special in that it started the next day after Croatia entered the Partnership for Peace and because it was monitored from its outset.
PHOTO USAF 135 CAUGHT SPRAYING CHEMTRAILS--NOT A FUEL DUMPCHEMTRAIL PLANE MYSTERY SOLVED--A NAVY TACAMO PLANE...NOT A 135
CHEMTRAIL PROTEST GROWS--Protest against so-called chemtrails that are proliferating across the U.S. is growing, with New Mexico the latest state to report protest activity. The chemtrails are unexplained phenomenon that appears similar to the contrails of jet aircraft. But they don't follow airline traffic routes or flight patterns, often showing up in grid patterns.
CHEMTRAILS AND DISINFORMATION--"As this "event" gets closer, we are seeing a sharp increase in what I can only call disinformation. I think that the expected curve of public awareness was carefully calculated, with the conclusion that not enough people would wake up to what is happening before it was too late. However, with the explosive growth of the Internet chemtrail awareness is reaching "critical mass" much too soon. There are now too many people who can say, "We know what you are doing, and when this is all over you will pay." At the same time a significant disinformation campaign is underway here and in Europe to prevent this, and keep as many people as possible confused about what is really happening."CHEMTRAILS OVER AMERICA
The four active projects ongoing in the atmosphere.CHEMTRAIL TRACKING U.S.A.--Report Chemtrails Here.SIGHTINGS CHEMTRAIL DATA PAGECHEMTRAIL MESSAGE BOARDCONTRAIL PETITION --Add Your name to a petition to seek Congressional Hearings on Contrail Activity. You can also join the coast-to-coast SKYWATCHER’S Association through this key website. View startling close-up photos that show spray coming from the tails of jets - with no contrails from their wing-mounted engines.CHEMTRAIL CENTRALCHEMTRAILS U,K.--Much has been reported on the chemtrail scenario around the globe, especially the USA, however, little has been illustrated on the situation in the UK.A few years ago, and little publicised, the UK was subjected to massive chemtrailing, and hardly anyone took any notice! Many of you scanning these pages will be familiar to the scenario, and later a number of links will be placed in. This page for the time being is for reference purposes, where people may link to in order to see for themselves EXACTLY what IS going downPURPLE HAZE--This website is in response to the continuing Chemtrails being reported throughout the United States. Here in Oklahoma we've been tracking this since May 1999. We endure daily spraying, with few exceptions.CONTRAILS - CHEMTRAILS - OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA--I do not know why we are seeing on a semi-regular basis these different looking contrails. I have decided to start to archive these contrails for the Oklahoma City area, beginning with the June 6th observation.CHEMTRAIL UPDATE--Florida Panhandle Chemtrail News and LinksCONTRAILS PUBLIC INFORMATION WEB-RINGCHEMTRAILS.ORG--The Internet Center of Chemtrail ResearchCHEMTRAILS-POISON FROM THE SKIES--A documentation about ChemtrailsCONTRAIL CONNECTIONSTRANGE HAZETRUFAX - CHEMTRAIL SECTIONIS SPRAYING ILLEGAL?--U.S.Code-Title 50-War and National DefenseTRACERS--Exploring An Enigma: Is There A Relationship Between Contrails and UFOs?CHEMTRAILS--BIO-CHEMICAL WARFARE?SECRET 1950's GERM WARFARE CIVILIAN SPRAYING REVEALEDDEATH FROM THE SKY?--Mystery Chemical Dispersion and Biological Terrorism? What's Going On?GROUND ZERO/S-4 DATABASE --Investigation: Mysterious ContrailsCONSPIRACIES AND COVER-UPSCHEMTRAIL CRIMES & COVER UP DOCUMENTEDMystery Contrails --Article by The Millennium ProjectCONTRAILS SAID TO BE MASS INOCULATION AGAINST BIOWARCONTRAIL RESEARCH AND REPORTING CENTERCONTRAIL IMAGE CENTER
PHOENIX CHEMTRAILS LAID IN PERFECT PATTERNCHEMTRAIL MEDS--Chemtrail Meds was founded to correlate information on the illness many believe are associated with chemtrails.BIO-WARFARE AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE?--50 USC [U.S. Code], Sec. 1520 Jan. 16, 1996 TITLE 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE CHAPTER 32 - CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WARFARE PROGRAM Sec. 1520:
Use of human subjects for testing of chemical or biological agents by Department of Defense; accounting to Congressional committees with respect to experiments and studies; notification of local civilian officials.CHEMTRAIL BREAKTHROUGH VIA BLACKLIGHT?CHEMTRAIL BREAKTHROUGH?--The debunkers are silenced -- This is important new proof of the chemtrail spraying effort. It now appears that no matter where you live, you can see the tiny "micro-filaments" when viewed under a simple black-light! Confirmation from all over the U.S. has them clinging to clothes, skin, plants, you name it. They're everywhere.LOOK! UP IN THE SKY! IT'S A PATHOGENIC POISON!--Nobody knows, for sure, just yet. Chemtrails appear, at first, to be regular airplane contrails, thin lines of wispy white vapour that follow a jet,s path. But, whereas contrails usually fade within a few minutes of an airplane,s passing, chemtrails diffuse and spread over the sky. Chemtrails have been reported in hundreds of North American cities over the past two years, and, most alarmingly, they appear to cause respiratory illnesses in those with weakened immune systems.
CHEMTRAILS -BIOLOGICAL COMPONENTS IDENTIFIED--Biological components have now been identified in the two ground samples previously analyzed on www.carnicom.com. Numerous red blood cells, white blood cells, and unidentified cell types have been found within the sub-micron fiber sample previously presented and submitted on Jan 20 2000.Message Thread HERECHEMTRAIL PHOTOS FROM ENGLAND - UK RESIDENTS GET HITHEAVY CHEMTRAIL SPRAYING OVER SAN FRANCISCO-PHOTOSMORE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CHEMTRAIL SPRAYINGCHEMTRAILS OVER IDAHO-PHOTOS OF FALLOUT ON RAILROAD TRACKSHEAVY CHEMTRAILS AND A GREEN FLUORESCENT MOUNTAIN IN ALASKACHEMTRAILS - DID AN AIRLINE MECHANIC STUMBLE UPON THE TRUTH?AN AIRLINE MANAGER'S STATEMENTARE CHEMTRAILS DELIVERED BY AIRLINES?CONTRAILS VS CHEMTRAILS - FACTS AND CHRONOLOGYASHEVILLE TRIBUNE CONTRAIL SERIESMASSIVE CHEMTRAILS OVER NORTHWEST - WEATHER MODIFICATION?WARFARE CHEMICALS BEING TESTED?--The strange-looking streaks in the sky aren't your imagination. They are anti-bacteriological warfare chemicals being tested by the federal government. And the public has been kept in the dark.CHEMTRAIL PATENT?? STRATOSPHERIC WELSBACH SEEDING FOR REDUCTION OF GLOBAL WARMING US PATENT 5,003,186UNITED STATES PATENT: US3994437: BROADCAST DISSEMINATION OF TRACE QUANTITIES OF BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE CHEMICALSMASS CHEMTRAIL SPRAYING OVER OREGON AND NORTH CALIFORNIA - MANY REPORT ILLNESSREPORT OF CHEMTRAIL SPRAYING FRENZY IN CROATIAEPA DEEMED NEGLIGENT-IN CHEMTRAIL INVESTIGATIONMORE SANTA FE CHEMTRAIL PHOTOGRAPHSCHEMTRAILS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - NEW SUMMARY AND MEDICAL DATACHEMTRAILS OVER MINNEAPOLIS - ST PAUL AND DETROITLATEST CHEMTRAIL PHOTOS FROM AUSTRALIAAND A HIGH CLOUD RING OF MYSTERY--From Life Magazine May 17, 1963 --Hovering like a giant's smoke ring, a great cloud appeared at sunset over Flagstaff, Arizona last February 28 and set off a continuing scientific mystery. Watchers struck by the cloud's odd shape and huge size, took pictures, like these four, at different times and from widely scattered locations in the state.AIR FORCE LIES TO AMERICA ABOUT CHEMTRAILS--This letter authored by Michael K. Gibson, Lt. Col., USAF This document received by email on September 11 2000 Posted by Clifford E Carnicom September 11 2000DEAR LT. COL. MICHAEL GIBSON - ABOUT YOUR CHEMTRAIL 'RESPONSE'...--This responds to your "response" to Representative Mark Green concerning chemtrails.CHEMTRAILS OVER KANSAS CITYUS PATENTS RELATED TO WEATHER MODIFICATION--Is there a danger to the public? You decide.SYNTHETIC CLOUDS REVEALED--These photographs (video stills) taken on June 22 2000 reveal the synthetic nature of the cloud base which developed over Santa Fe NM on that day. The first four photographs show the effects of a plane which recently passed, or "cut through" the cloud layer which was in the process of formation at this time. No direct spraying had been observed at this time, and these clouds rapidly entered into the Santa Fe skies at the jet stream level.EPA REFUSES TO IDENTIFY CHEMTRAIL SAMPLE--The following letter dated June 28 2000 has been received through the office of Carol M. Browner, Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The office of Carol M. Browner by inaction to previous requests refuses to identify the ground sample which has been sent to her via certified mail, and refuses to conduct an investigation on this matter.CHEMTRAILS - BIOLOGICAL COMPONENTS IDENTIFIED--Biological components have now been identified in the two ground samples previously analyzed on www.carnicom.com. Numerous red blood cells, white blood cells, and unidentified cell types have been found within the sub-micron fiber sample previously presented and submitted on Jan 20 2000 to Carol M. Browner, Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.SOUTH AFRICA NEWS REPORT CORROBORATES U.S. FINDINGS--Strange, sticky, wiry threads similar to spider’s web falls in the Karoo.DONUTS-ON-A-ROPE CONTRAILS THE RESULT OF HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT?--Strange contrails, described as being like "Donuts-on-a-rope", have been sighted many times, and are commonly associated with hypersonic propulsion systems and the Aurora spyplane and Brilliant Buzzard aircraft.
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South Africa’s trade, exports and imports are heavily dependent on the nation’s natural resources and the government’s highly liberal trade incentives. South Africa recorded a trade surplus of R3.7 billion in December 2009, according to the South African Revenue Service (SARS). The surplus resulted from a decrease in imports of 13.73% and a decrease in exports of 1.08%. In December, exports amounted to R45.36 billion and imports amounted to R41.69 billion resulting in a surplus of R3.67 billion. The cumulative trade deficit for 2009 was R25.84 billion. Compared to a deficit of R71.63 in 2008, this represents a decline of R45.79 billion or 64%.
South Africa Trade: ExportsSouth Africa’s primary export commodities include gold, diamonds, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery and equipment. South Africa’s exports were worth $67.93 billion in 2009, down from $86.12 billion in 2008. The following chart shows the distribution of South Africa’s export partners. All data are in percentages.
The Food Trade http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2012/10/24/africa-can-feed-itself-earn-billions-avoid-food-crises-unblocking-regional-food-trade
WASHINGTON, October 24, 2012 –A new World Bank report says that Africa’s farmers can potentially grow enough food to feed the continent and avert future food crises if countries remove cross-border restrictions on the food trade within the region. According to the Bank, the continent would also generate an extra US$20 billion in yearly earnings if African leaders can agree to dismantle trade barriers that blunt more regional dynamism. The report was released on the eve of an African Union (AU) ministerial summit in Addis Ababa on agriculture and trade.
With as many as 19 million people living with the threat of hunger and malnutrition in West Africa’s Sahel region, the Bank report urges African leaders to improve trade so that food can move more freely between countries and from fertile areas to those where communities are suffering food shortages. The World Bank expects demand for food in Africa to double by the year 2020 as people increasingly leave the countryside and move to the continent’s cities.
According to the new report―Africa Can Help Feed Africa: Removing barriers to regional trade in food staples ― rapid urbanization will challenge the ability of farmers to ship their cereals and other foods to consumers when the nearest trade market is just across a national border. Countries south of the Sahara, for example, could significantly boost their food trade over the next several years to manage the deadly impact of worsening drought, rising food prices, rapid population growth, and volatile weather patterns.
With many African farmers effectively cut off from the high-yield seeds, and the affordable fertilizers and pesticides needed to expand their crop production, the continent has turned to foreign imports to meet its growing needs in staple foods.
“Africa has the ability to grow and deliver good quality food to put on the dinner tables of the continent’s families,” said Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa. “However, this potential is not being realized because farmers face more trade barriers in getting their food to market than anywhere else in the world. Too often borders get in the way of getting food to homes and communities which are struggling with too little to eat.”
The new report suggests that if the continent’s leaders can embrace more dynamic inter-regional trade, Africa’s farmers, the majority of whom are women, could potentially meet the continent’s rising demand and benefit from a major growth opportunity. It would also create more jobs in services such as distribution, while reducing poverty and cutting back on expensive food imports. Africa’s production of staple foods is worth at least US$50 billion a year.
Moreover, the new report notes that only five percent of all cereals imported by African countries come from other African countries while huge tracts of fertile land, around 400 million hectares, remain uncultivated and yields remain a fraction of those obtained by farmers elsewhere in the world.
Poor roads and high transport costs blunt progress
Transport cartels are still common across Africa, and the incentives to invest in modern trucks and logistics are weak. The World Bank report suggests that countries in West Africa in particular could halve their transport costs within 10 years if they adopted policy reforms that spurred more competition within the region.
Unpredictable trade policies a liability
Other obstacles to greater African trade in food staples include export and import bans, variable import tariffs and quotas, restrictive rules of origin, and price controls. Often devised with little public scrutiny, these policies are then poorly communicated to traders and officials. This process in turn promotes confusion at border crossings, limits greater regional trade, creates uncertain market conditions, and contributes to food price volatility.
Establishing a competitive market will enhance food distribution networks
A competitive food market will help poor people most, the report notes. For example, poor people in the slums of Nairobi pay more for their maize, rice, and other staple food than wealthy people pay for the same products in local supermarkets. The report underlines the importance of food distribution networks which in many countries fail to benefit poor farmers and poor consumers.
“The key challenge for the continent is how to create a competitive environment in which governments embrace credible and stable policies that encourage private investors and businesses to boost food production across the region, so that farmers get the capital, the seeds, and the machinery they need to become more efficient, and families get enough good food at the right price.” said Paul Brenton, World Bank’s Lead Economist for Africa and principal author of the report.
World Bank Group support for trade and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa
The World Bank is recognized as a key source of knowledge on trade policy issues, analysis and investments for trade-related infrastructure at the country level. The institution’s agriculture support for Africa has grown significantly over the past decade. Concessional lending totaled US$1.07 billion in fiscal year 12 (July 11-June 12): a fourfold increase from FY03. The share of trade-related lending in total Bank lending has also grown from an average of two percent in FY03 to five percent in FY12. New trade-related commitments in FY13 are expected to increase to US$3 billion, 70 percent of which will go to Africa.
Since 2008, World Bank Group lending for agriculture and related sectors in sub-Saharan Africa total approximately US$5.4 billion.
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South African agriculture
South Africa has a dual agricultural economy, with both well-developed commercial farming and more subsistence-based production in the deep rural areas.Links to follow https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_South_Africa
Covering 1.2-million square kilometres of land, South Africa is one-eighth the size of the United States and has seven climatic regions, from Mediterranean to subtropical to semi-desert.
This biodiversity, together with a coastline 3 000 kilometres long and served by eight commercial ports, favours the cultivation of a highly diverse range of marine and agricultural products, from deciduous, citrus and subtropical fruit to grain, wool, cut flowers, livestock and game.
While 12% of South Africa's land can be used for crop production, only 22% of this is high-potential arable land. The greatest limitation is the availability of water, with uneven and unreliable rainfall. Around 1.3-million hectares are under irrigation, and around 50% of South Africa's water is used for agriculture.
Agricultural activities range from intensive crop production and mixed farming in winter rainfall and high summer rainfall areas to cattle ranching in the bushveld and sheep farming in the arid regions. Maize is most widely grown, followed by wheat, sugar cane and sunflowers. Citrus and deciduous fruits are exported, as are locally produced wines and flowers.
South Africa is not only self-sufficient in virtually all major agricultural products, but is also a net food exporter. It is also the leading exporter of protea cut flowers, which account for more than half of proteas sold on the world market.
Other important export groups are wine, citrus, maize, grapes, sugar, apples, pears and quinces. Important export products include agroprocessing products, such as undermatured ethyl alcohol and hides and skins.
Agriculture and the economy
Agriculture as a percentage of GDP has decreased over past four decades, currently contributing around 2%. This implies that the economy is maturing, moving towards the secondary and tertiary sectors.
However, farming remains vitally important to the economy with 638 000 people formally employed (Statistics SA, 2012 Q2) – although it’s estimated that around 8,5-million people are directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture for their employment and income.
The sector's significance is largely because of its potential to create jobs, and is a key focus of the New Growth Path, a plan by the government to create 5-million new jobs by 2020. Plans include programmes to promote commercially oriented small-scale farming. Support is also available to smallholders on land acquired through land reform.
World-class infrastructure, counter-seasonality to Europe, vast biodiversity and marine resources, and competitive input costs make South Africa a major player on the world's markets.
The agroprocessing industry spans the processing of freshwater aquaculture and mariculture, exotic and indigenous meats, nuts, herbs and fruit. It also involves the production and export of deciduous fruit; production of wines for the local and export market; confectionary manufacturing and export; and the processing of natural fibres from cotton, hemp, sisal, kenaf and pineapple.
It contributed R280-million to the GDP in 2011, which is 20% of the total amount generated by the manufacturing sector. It is the third largest contributor to GDP within the sector, after chemicals and metals (Statistics SA, 2012).
Agroprocessing has particularly strong linkages both up- and downstream: the sector links to agriculture across a wide variety of farming models and products; while downstream the sector’s products are marketed across wholesale and retail chains, as well as through restaurants, pubs, shebeens and fast-food franchises.
According to the Industrial Policy Action Plan, the food-processing sector is the largest manufacturing sector in employment terms, with about 171 000 employees. This increases to more than a million jobs if agriculture is included.
The government plans to exploit South Africa’s competitive advantages that – if fully exploited – would place South Africa among the top 10 export producers in high-value agricultural products.
Excellent wines, indigenous rooibos and honeybush teas, and certain fruits are highly sought after in export markets.
Aquaculture (fish farming) is regarded as priority sector, largely because of its potential for job creation as it scales up to meet increasing domestic demand. But, in general, greater focus is being paid to processed goods and domestic processing capabilities to help boost the value of exports.
Financing is available from the Industrial Development Corporation to encourage development within the food, beverage and agro industries. There are also various projects in place to boost agroprocessing in rural areas, through providing finance and infrastructure.
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