Climate Weapons: More Than Just a Conspiracy Theory?
by Andrei Areshev
July 28, 2010
The abnormally hot weather in the central regions of Russia has already caused serious economic damage. It has destroyed crops on roughly 20% of the country's agricultural land lots, the result being that the food prices are clearly set to climb next fall. On top of that, fires are raging over peat lands around Moscow. These days, the majority of forecasts concerning the climate are alarming: droughts, hurricanes, and floods are going to be increasingly frequent and severe. Director of the climate and energy program of the Wildlife Fund A. Kokorin says that the current trend is not a random phenomenon and should not be expected to subside (1).
In this particular context, the credibility of projections emanating from the Wildlife Fund, an influential international organization running worldwide operations styled as environment-protection programs, is beyond question (2). The reason is that the global warming which is the subject of heated academic (or, occasionally, absolutely unscholarly) debates is not necessarily an uncontrolled process. At least, the incidence of the current anomalously high temperatures exclusively in Russia and some adjacent territories invites alternative explanations.
Back in the 1970ies, Z. Brzezinski invoked in his Between Two Ages the theme of weather control, which he regarded as a form of broader social regulation. No doubt, the heavyweight of the US geopolitical thinking had to take interest not only in the immediate social but also in the potential geopolitical implications of influencing the climate. He was not the only author to probe into the issue but, due to obvious regards, information on the progress in the sphere of climate weaponry is unlikely to spill over secrecy barriers in the foreseeable future.
M. Chossudovsky, an economics professor from the Ottawa University, wrote in 2000 that in part the ongoing climate change could be triggered by the use of new-generation nonlethal weapons. The US is certainly exploring the possibilities of controlling the climate in several regions of the world. The corresponding technology is being developed in the framework of the High-Frequency Active Aural Research Program» (HAARP) (3), the objective being to build a potential to launch droughts, hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes. From the military standpoint, HAARP is supposed to create a novel type of weapons of mass destruction and an instrument of expansionist policy which can be used to selectively destabilize environmental and agricultural systems of target countries (4). Technically, the system is known to be a set of sources of electromagnetic radiation affecting the ionosphere. It comprises 360 sources and 180 aerials having the height of 22 meters (5). Altogether the station emits 3,600 kW towards the ionosphere, being the world's most powerful system of the kind(6). The program opened in 1990, is jointly funded by the US Office of Naval Research and the US Air Force Research Laboratory, and is implemented by several university laboratories.
一位加拿大渥太華大學的經濟學教授M.Chossudovsky，2000年寫道 ，部份持續的氣候變化可以利用新一代的非致命武器引發。美國是肯定在世界的幾個地區探索氣候控制的可能性，在開發中的相應技術是在高頻有源聽覺研究計劃 （HAARP）的框架（3），目的是建立開展乾旱、颶風、洪水和地震的潛質。從軍事角度看，HAARP應該是創造一種新類型的大規模殺傷性武器和一種擴張主義者政策的工具，它能被用於選擇性地破壞目標國家的環境和農業系統（4）。技術上，系統據知是影響電離層的一套電磁輻射源頭。它包括360個來源和有22米高度的180條天線（5）。整個站一起會向電離層發射共3,600KW，是世界上同類的最強大系統（6）。項目於 1990年開始，是由美國海軍研究辦公室和美國空軍研究實驗室共同出資，及由幾所美國大學的實驗室執行。
Far-reaching hypotheses arise naturally in the situation. Venezuelan leader H. Chavez was ridiculed for attributing the Haiti earthquake to the impact of HAARP but, for example, similar suspicions crept in following the 2008 earthquake in China's Sichuan province. Moreover, there is evidence that the US climate influence program not only spans a number of countries and regions but is also partially based in space. For instance, the X-37B unmanned vehicle orbited on April 22, 2010 reportedly carries new types of laser weaponry. According to New York Times, the Pentagon rejects any connection between X-37B and whatever combat weapons but recognizes that its purpose is to support ground operations and to handle a number of auxiliary tasks (7). The vehicle was built 11 years ago as a part of a NASA program which was taken over by the US Air Force 6 years ago and completely classified (8).
意義深遠的假設自然地出現在情況中。委內瑞拉領導人查韋斯被嘲笑，為歸咎於海地地震是 HAARP的影響但，例如，類似的懷疑悄悄爬在2008年中國四川省的地震背後。此外，有證據表明美國的氣候影響方案，不僅跨越數個國家和地區，而且有部分建基於太空。例如，X -37B無人駕駛機2010年4月22日環繞軌跡，據報導携有新類型的激光武器。據紐約時報，五角大樓否認任何X-37B和作戰武器之間的關係，但承認它的目是支援地面行動和處理數項輔助任務（7）。那交通工具輛是11年前建造，作為美國航天局計劃的一部份，6年前被美國空軍接管 及完全保密（8）。
Demands to unveil details of the experimental program put into practice in Alaska are voiced both in the US and in several other countries. Russia never joined the chorus, but the impression is that efforts aimed at deliberate climate change are not a myth, and that in the nearest future Russia – together with the rest of the world – will face a new generation of threats. At the moment the climate weapons may be reaching their target capacity and used to provoke droughts, to erase crops, and to induce various anomalous phenomena in certain countries.