My friend introduced this thought to me last night so i decided to look it up this morning. Have you ever heard of such a conspiracy theory? What are your thoughts?
Can’t say that I believe the government controls the weather, but it HAS been demonstrated that it is entirely possible to manipulate and control it:
Some people would rather say something is impossible because it sounds improbable, rather than actually try to find out if it is or not.
Again, not saying the government controls the weather, I’m just showing you that it is indeed possible and has been done.
@pheezy, I’ve heard this before, something about being able to direct energy at the ionosphere. I saw a documentary on it, I’d lean more toward global warming for the weird weather the world has been having than the government interfering, mostly because I don’t think the gov is smart enough or organized enough for that. But yeah, I do know it’s at least Theoretically possible to control the weather.
They don’t control it. They do influence it slightly in some parts of the world though. Cloud seeding and all that jazz.
Experiments are being made to find ways to manipulate the weather further, but very little -if any- progress is made. Theories suggest that if you mess with the charges in the ionosphere (via radio/microwaves) you may redirect winds (by redistributing air pressure) and such, I know there’s a research station for this close to where I live, and a few more scattered throughout the country (Sweden.)
But I highly doubt that they’d had any success.
They’re trying, that’s for sure. But it looks like it’s gonna take a while before they manage to do much.
I don’t really care about it. I really like the weather as is, all of it, but if things could be made better by controlling the weather then why not?
@pheezy, I have an extra tinfoil umbrella if you need one.
Hey, I’m sure that our collective actions as a species have affected natural rhythms and balances and all that good stuff, but intentionally? No dice.
If our arrogance as a species could do the same, however…
@cognizantelephant, Lol! I wasn’t trying to slap their faces. I try not to let the basis of posting information be to show that I am right and the other person is wrong. That’s totally the wrong reason to do things, and always ends up being counterproductive. At least that’s my experience.
There are many extreme weather patterns and 99% of scientists attribute it to climate change. 99% of scientists agree that climate change is happening and human contribution is definitely a large factor, they only disagree on if it is ALL man made or just rapidly accelerated and componded by human activity. 99% of people who claim its not man induced climate change, or indeed that climate change is not happening at all, are not scientists. Industry has a lot to lose by being accountable to their emmisions, and as you know they have a lot of financial, and other, resources aimed at deflecting responsibility that impact their profit margins.
So I would say Industry controls the weather, not the government.
I would say that climate change is occuring naturally, as we have been coming out of an ice-age for thousands of years as it is, all before the industrial revolution, but humanity has compounded it severely. What would normally have taken thousands of more years will now likely occur in hundreds, and I mean the complete melt of ice-caps.
This will rise ocean levels, which sucks considering 80% of human civilization is coastal dwelling. This also increases the ocean temperature, and the basis for the food chain is plankton, and that requires colder waters, so its opportunity for prosperity deminishes and this effects the entire ocean web. Plankton are also one of the largest things that break down CO2 into oxygen and carbon, something everyone knows plants do, and CO2 is a greenhouse gas so there will then be more of it, compounding the issue further.
But CO2 is a weaker green house gas, when the tundras in the icecaps melt, they will release large quantities of methane gas, a severe greenhouse gas, further compounding the issue.
But the most common greenhouse gas is simple water vapour, and as the planet warms, more water will evaporate and act like an atmospheric reservoir in the sky, permanent cloud, and as you know about Venus, the reason it is on average the hottest planet is because cloud lets the heat in but does not let it escape. So more water vapour in the atmosphere further compounds the issue.
People say that we have had more snow and cold than before so this is evidence that global warming is not happening. This is an incorrect assumption. The coldest part of the day is sunrise, when the sun hits the frost it melts and releases cold energy into the air, the temperature drops. This is happening on a global scale, as icecaps melt they release cold into the air.
Another factor of snow is the moisture in the air, when the planet is warmer you have more moisture in the air, as I said above, and snow is dirrectly linked to moisture content in the air, the more moisture the more snow.
Another thing is that ice being white, it deflects a lot of sun rays back out into space, without this relection the Earth will absorb more heat, further compounding the issue.
One last thing I will add is scientists predict, not so much hotter weather, but more generally they say “More extreme weather patterns” This equates to hurricanes, which need warmer zones for energy, being able to move further up from tropical into temperate zones. It also means heavier snow falls and a number of different “extremer” weather events.
(There is far more to this issue than I have stated, but that is a basic breakdown of what I have researched)
If there is an eruption, volcanic emmisions spike, but on average we emit more greenhouse gas than volcanic activity in 3 days than they do in a year. http://news.discovery.com/earth/volcanoes-co2-people-emissions-climate-110627.html
also the first part here is the skeptic arguement but then goes on with the science http://www.skepticalscience.com/human-co2-smaller-than-natural-emissions.htm
(these are actually really old articles, there is probably newer stuff around)
@pheezy, I have a friend who’s studying engineering of weather. So it is a study that we’re investing money and people into. He wants to specifically go into storm preventing, so I don’t think we have that technology yet, but it’s probable for the future.