The U.S. Air Force gave official notice to Congress Wednesday that it intends to dismantle the $300 million High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program in Gakona this summer.
The shutdown of HAARP, a project created by the late Sen. Ted Stevens when he wielded great control over the U.S. defense budget, will start after a final research experiment takes place in mid-June, the Air Force said in a letter to Congress Tuesday.
The University of Alaska has expressed interest in taking over the research site, which is off the Tok Cutoff in an area where black spruce was cleared a quarter-century ago for the Air Force backscatter radar project that was never completed. But the school has not volunteered to pay $5 million a year to run HAARP.
Responding to questions from Sen. Lisa Murkowski during a Senate hearing Wednesday, David Walker, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for science, technology and engineering, said this is “not an area that we have any need for in the future” and it would not be a good use of Air Force research funds to keep HAARP going. “We’re moving on to other ways of managing the ionosphere, which the HAARP was really designed to do,” he said. “To inject energy into the ionosphere to be able to actually control it. But that work has been completed.”
Comments of that sort have given rise to endless conspiracy theories, portraying HAARP as a superweapon capable of mind control or weather control, with enough juice to trigger hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.
Scientists say all of that is nonsense, and that the degree of ionosphere control possible through HAARP is akin to controlling the Pacific Ocean by tossing a rock into it.
Built at a cost of more than $290 million, the site has 180 antennas on 30 acres that are used to direct energy into the ionosphere, which is 55 miles to 370 miles above the Earth, and monitor changes in the flow of charged particles. Stevens was the godfather of HAARP, which he helped start two decades ago with annual earmarks slipped into the defense budget.
At the hearing on defense research and innovation, featuring six representatives of the Pentagon, no one said HAARP has a future in the defense budget.
Walker said the Air Force has maintained the site for several years and the last project is one by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Once completed, the site will close.
DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar said, “The ‘P’ in DARPA is projects. We’re not in the business of doing the same thing forever, so very naturally as we conclude that work, we’re going to move on. It’s not an ongoing need for DARPA despite the fact that we had actually gotten some good value out of that infrastructure in the past.”
Walker said the Air Force would like to remove critical equipment this summer to avoid the expense of winterization.
Alan Shaffer, assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering, said HAARP is a “world-class facility,” but the department does not need it anymore.
“With all the other issues and problems and challenges facing the department at this time, we just don’t see that that investment, over a long-term period, is where we would prioritize our investment,” said Shaffer.
“No one else wants to step up to the bill, ma’am,” Shaffer said to Murkowski.
On another topic, Murkowski asked Shaffer about small modular nuclear reactors for remote areas. She said, for example, Eielson Air Force Base could benefit from “reliable energy security that nuclear power can provide.”
Shaffer said the “sticker shock” of an initial $1 billion investment for a small nuclear reactor is a huge obstacle.
By: Dane Wigington
The climate system is continuing to unravel and the ongoing geoengineering programs are fueling the fire. The signs are everywhere and visible to all that are willing to open their eyes. As alarming as the climate meltdown is, the total denial of global geoengineering by the whole of the science community is just as concerning.
We all find ourselves in a literal circus of insanity in which the patently obvious is categorically denied by the so called “experts”, climate engineering is the most important case in point. The article linked below accurately outlines a planetary life support system that is literally imploding. The same article does not say a word about the single greatest climate disrupting factor of all, geoengineering.
To be clear, pumping 90 million tons of Co2 into the atmosphere every single day is a huge threat to planet Earth, those who don’t believe this are in denial every bit as much as those who don’t believe climate engineering is going on. This being said, the climate engineering and the decimation it is causing is an even greater threat than the Co2. Finally, the mass methane hydrate releases (already underway in the Arctic and being further fueled by geoengineering programs) will perhaps lead to total extinction on planet Earth if the releases continue. If we are to have any collective chance for survival, climate engineering must be exposed and brought to a halt. Even then, we will face unimaginable challenges. If we don’t stop the spraying, our horizon is beyond bleak.
Not a single word about climate engineering from the science community in the article below
Humanity’s Destruction of Earth’s Climate in Ninety Seconds
Data visualization that compresses thousands of years of historic atmospheric data presents frightening prospects for humanity’s future
- Jon Queally,
As carbon emissions concentrate in the atmosphere, the planet is burning up… and fast.
That is the well-known bottom line when it comes to human-caused global warming and climate change.
Over the course of April, according to the world’s premiere atmospheric monitoring station Mauna Loa, Hawaii, which is run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the concentration of carbon averaged more than 400 parts per million for the entire month for the first time in human history.
For those looking for a short, visual expression of what that means and looks like, an animation from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) provides a ninety-second, jaw-dropping look at the history of these concentrations and the “unparalleled” rise that has occurred over the last several decades:
As Climate Central‘s Brian Kahn notes, the visualization “makes clear that though there have been variations over time, the current rise is unparalleled.”
“Over the course of the past 2,000 years,” Kahn continues, “CO2 has stayed roughly around 280 ppm until the Industrial Revolution kickstarted a carbon emissions bonanza, driving levels higher and higher.”
Humanity soared past the 350 ppm milestone in 1989 and the pace of increase has only gained momentum since.
According to NOAA’s latest Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI), released last Friday, the warming influence from human-emitted greenhouse gases continues to increase.
Driven in large part by rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), the AGGI showed worldwide increases of 1.5 percent between 2012 and 2013. This means the combined heating effect of human-emitted, long-lived greenhouse gases currently in the atmosphere has increased by 1.5 percent in one year, and 34 percent since 1990.
In other words, despite the consistent and increasingly dire warnings from the scientific community, humanity is making the problem worse not better.
“We continue to turn the dial up on this ‘electric blanket’ of ours without knowing what the resulting temperatures will be,” said James Butler, Ph.D., director of the Global Monitoring Division of NOAA’s Boulder-based Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL). “We know that the world is getting warmer on average because of our continued emissions of heat-trapping gases. Turning down the dial on this heating will become increasingly more difficult as concentrations of the long-lived greenhouse gases continue to rise each year.”
Sifting Out The Lies, NASA’s Role In The Geoengineering Cover Up
We must all learn to constantly “sift the baby from the bathwater” so to speak. Too many people are trying to put everything in one box or another, in this category or that, our situation is not that simple. The more one researches from the whole horizon of data, the more one can put together the correct dots and thus a clear and correct picture. The article below from NASA has been critiqued by me with comments highlighted in blue which refer to sections of the NASA article highlighted in red. I hope this piece can serve as an example of “sifting through the lies to find the truth”.
Where Is The Most Intense Climate Engineered Cooling Being Focused?
The map below should make this clear. Concentrated geoengineering efforts are visible the blue “cooler than average” zones, most of the rest of the planet is in meltdown. Keep this in mind when reading the article and critiques posted below.
Research NewsLong-Term Warming Likely to Be Significant Despite Recent Slowdown
Posted Mar. 11, 2014
A new NASA study shows Earth’s climate likely will continue to warm during this century on track with previous estimates, despite the recent slowdown in the rate of global warming.
This research hinges on a new and more detailed calculation of the sensitivity of Earth’s climate to the factors that cause it to change, such as greenhouse gas emissions. Drew Shindell, a climatologist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, found Earth is likely to experience roughly 20 percent more warming than estimates that were largely based on surface temperature observations during the past 150 years.
Shindell’s paper on this research was published March 9 in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Global temperatures have increased at a rate of 0.22 °Fahrenheit (0.12 °Celsius) per decade since 1951. But since 1998, the rate of warming has been only 0.09°F (0.05°C) per decade — even as atmospheric carbon dioxide continues to rise at a rate similar to previous decades. Carbon dioxide is the most significant greenhouse gas generated by humans. (THE “SLOWDOWN” IN WARMING IS A TOTAL LIE. THE CLIMATE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS WERE FULLY UNLEASHED IN 98, IS THIS DATE JUST A COINCIDENCE? HARDLY, THIS IS WHY THE POWER STRUCTURE HAS BASED THEIR “WARMING SLOW DOWN” LIE FROM THIS SAME DATE, IT GIVES THE APPEARANCE TO POLITICAL LEADERS (WHO HAVE SECRETLY SIGNED ON TO THE GEOENGINEERING PROGRAMS) THAT THE SPRAYING IS “WORKING”. NOT ONLY HAS THERE BEEN NO SLOWDOWN IN THE WARMING, IT IS ACCELERATING RAPIDLY WITH CLIMATE ENGINEERING FUELING THE FIRE OVERALL. “OFFICIAL TEMPERATURE READINGS ARE BEING FALSIFIED TO THE DOWNSIDE BY “OFFICIAL” AGENCIES TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THE CLIMATE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS ARE COOLING THINGS DOWN OVERALL).
Some recent research, aimed at fine-tuning long-term warming projections by taking this slowdown into account, suggested Earth may be less sensitive to greenhouse gas increases than previously thought. The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was issued in 2013 and was the consensus report on the state of climate change science, also reduced the lower range of Earth’s potential for global warming.
To put a number to climate change, researchers calculate what is called Earth’s “transient climate response”. This calculation determines how much global temperatures will change as atmospheric carbon dioxide continues to increase — at about 1 percent per year — until the total amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide has doubled. The estimates for transient climate response range from near 2.52°F (1.4°C) offered by recent research, to the IPCC’s estimate of 1.8°F (1.0°C). Shindell’s study estimates a transient climate response of 3.06°F (1.7°C), and determined it is unlikely values will be below 2.34°F (1.3°C).
Shindell’s paper further focuses on improving our understanding of how airborne particles, called aerosols, drive climate change in the Northern Hemisphere. Aerosols are produced by both natural sources — such as volcanoes, wildfire and sea spray — and sources such as manufacturing activities, automobiles and energy production. Depending on their make-up, some aerosols cause warming, while others create a cooling effect. In order to understand the role played by carbon dioxide emissions in global warming, it is necessary to account for the effects of atmospheric aerosols. ( OUR ATMOSPHERE IS COMPLETELY SATURATED WITH TOXIC REFLECTIVE METAL AEROSOLS SPRAYED FROM JET AIRCRAFT AS PART OF THE ONGOING GLOBAL CLIMATE ENGINEERING ASSAULT. AS EXPECTED, NASA ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT MENTION THE SINGLE LARGEST SOURCE OF ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOLS, THEIR JOB IS TO HIDE THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM)
While multiple studies have shown the Northern Hemisphere plays a stronger role than the Southern Hemisphere in transient climate change, this had not been included in calculations of the effect of atmospheric aerosols on climate sensitivity. Prior to Shindell’s work, such calculations had assumed aerosol impacts were uniform around the globe. (THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE HAS MUCH MORE AEROSOL IMPACT AS THERE IS MUCH MORE AEROSOL SPRAYING. IT IS NOW BEING REPORTED THAT AT LEAST SOME COUNTRIES IN SOUTH AMERICA ARE REFUSING TO ALLOW SPRAYING IN THEIR SKIES.)
This difference means previous studies have underestimated the cooling effect of aerosols. When corrected, the range of likely warming based on surface temperature observations is in line with earlier estimates, despite the recent slowdown. ( THE GEOENGINEERS, THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, THE HYDROCARBON INDUSTRY, AND THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA THAT SERVES THEM ALL, IS TRYING DESPERATELY TO HIDE THE TRUE EXTENT OF CLIMATE DAMAGE. THE CLIMATE ENGINEERS ARE ENGAGED IN AN ALL OUT ASSAULT OF CONSTANT AND EVER INCREASING SPRAYING WHILE AT THE SAME TIME THE POWER STRUCTURE CONTROLLED AGENCIES LIKE THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NOAA ARE FALSIFYING THE TEMPERATURE READINGS TO THE DOWN SIDE IN MANY CASES. THIS COMBINATION GIVES POLITICAL LEADERS IN OUR COUNTRY AND AROUND THE GLOBE THE FALSE IMPRESSION THAT THE GEOENGINEERING IS WORKING. IT GIVES THE IMPRESSION THAT CLIMATE ENGINEERING IS COOLING THE PLANET. THE REALITY IS VERY DIFFERENT, THOUGH THE WEATHER MAKERS CAN CREATE VERY LARGE SCALE COOLING EVENTS BY HORRIFIC SPRAYING, ENGINEERING “WINTER” STORMS, AND BY SPRAYING ICE NUCLEATING AGENTS ABOVE ALL PRECIPITATION EVENTS TO COOL DOWN THE AIR MASS (WHICH THEN CAUSES THE COLD AIR TO DESCEND AS COLD AIR IS HEAVIER), THE OVERALL EFFECT OF THE SPRAYING IS A WORSENED WARMING OF THE PLANET. THEN OF COURSE THERE IS THE FACT THAT THE SPRAYING IS LITERALLY POISONING THE ENTIRE WEB OF LIFE FROM THE CLOUDS TO THE GROUND, BUT NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THAT DETAIL).
One reason for the disproportionate influence of the Northern Hemisphere, particularly as it pertains to the impact of aerosols, is that most man-made aerosols are released from the more industrialized regions north of the equator. Also, the vast majority of Earth’s landmasses are in the Northern Hemisphere. This furthers the effect of the Northern Hemisphere because land, snow and ice adjust to atmospheric changes more quickly than the oceans of the world.(AGAIN, THERE IS MUCH MORE CLIMATE ENGINEERING ACTIVITY IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE).
“Working on the IPCC, there was a lot of discussion of climate sensitivity since it’s so important for our future,” said Shindell, who was lead author of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report’s chapter on Anthropogenic and Natural Radiative Forcing. “The conclusion was that the lower end of the expected warming range was smaller than we thought before. That was a big discussion. Yet, I kept thinking, we know the Northern Hemisphere has a disproportionate effect, and some pollutants are unevenly distributed. But we don’t take that into account. I wanted to quantify how much the location mattered.”
Shindell’s climate sensitivity calculation suggests countries around the world need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the higher end of proposed emissions reduction ranges to avoid the most damaging consequences of climate change. “I wish it weren’t so,” said Shindell, “but forewarned is forearmed.” (AS EXPECTED, THE MOST “DAMAGING” FACTORS OF ALL IN REGARD TO THE DISINTEGRATING CLIMATE SYSTEM ARE NEVER MENTIONED, THE ONGOING ALL OUT ASSAULT OF GLOBAL GEOENGINEERING ).
Saturn, so active in the cosmic changes, was regarded by all mankind as the supreme god. Seneca says that Epigenes, who studied astronomy among the Chaldeans, “estimates that the planet Saturn exerts the greatest influence upon all the movements of celestial bodies.”
On becoming a nova, it ejected filaments in all directions and the solar system became illuminated as if by a hundred suns. It subsided rather quickly and retreated into far-away regions.
Peoples that remembered early tragedies enacted in the sky by the heavenly bodies asserted that Jupiter drove Saturn away from its place in the sky. Before Jupiter (Zeus) became the chief god, Saturn (Kronos) occupied the celestial throne. In all ancient religions the dominion passes from Saturn to Jupiter. In Greek mythology, Kronos is presented as the father and Zeus as his son who dethrones him. Kronos devours some of his children. After this act Zeus overpowers his father, puts him in chains, and drives him from his royal station in the sky. In Egyptian folklore or religion the participants of the drama are said to be Osiris-Saturn, brother and husband of Isis-Jupiter.
The cult of Osiris and the mysteries associated with it dominated the Egyptian religion as nothing else. Every dead man or woman was entombed with observances honoring Osiris; the city of Abydos in the desert west of the Nile and north-west of Thebes was sacred to him; Sais in the Delta used to commemorate the floating of Osiris’ body carried by the Nile into the Mediterranean. What made Osiris so deeply ingrained in the religious memory of the nation that his cult pervaded mythology and religion?
Osiris’ dominion, before his murder by Seth, was remembered as a time of bliss. According to the legend Seth, Osiris’ brother, killed and dismembered him, whereupon Isis, Osiris’ wife, went on peregrinations to collect his dispersed members. Having gathered them and wrapped them together with swathings, she brought Osiris back to life. The memory of this event was a matter of yearly jubilation among the Egyptians.Osiris became lord of the netherworld, the land of the dead. A legend, a prominent part of the Osiris cycle, tells that Isis gave birth to Horus, whom she conceived from the already dead Osiris,
and that Horus grew up to avenge his father by engaging Seth in mortal combat.
In Egyptology the meaning of these occurrences stands as an unresolved mystery. The myth of Osiris “is too remarkable and occurs in too many divergent forms not to contain a considerable element of historic truth,” wrote Sir Alan Gardiner, the leading scholar in these fields; but what historical truth is it? Could it be of “an ancient king upon whose tragic death the entire legend hinged” ? wondered Gardiner. But of such a king “not a trace has been found before the time of the Pyramid texts,” and in these texts Osiris is spoken of without end. There he appears as a dead god or king or judge of the dead. But who was Osiris in his life? asked Gardiner. At times “he is represented to us as the vegetation which perishes in the flood-water mysteriously issuing from himself. . . .” He is associated with brilliant light.
After a life of studying Egyptian history and religion Gardiner confessed that he remained unaware of whom Osiris represented or memorialized: “The origin of Osiris remains from me an insoluble mystery.” Nor could others in his field help him find an answer.
The Egyptologist John Wilson wrote that it is an admission of failure that the chief cultural content of Egyptian civilization, its religion, its mythological features again and again narrated and alluded to in texts and represented in statues and temple reliefs, is not understood. The astral meaning of Egyptian deities was not realized and the cosmic events their activities represent were not thought of.
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The prophet Ezekiel in the Babylonian exile had a vision—the likeness of a man, but made of fire and amber who lifted him by the lock of his hair and brought him to some darkened chamber where the ancients of the house of Israel with censers in their hands were worshipping idols portrayed upon the wall round about. Then the angel of the vision told him: “Thou shalt see greater abominations that they do”—and he brought the prophet to the door of the gate of the Lord’s house—”and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.” Next he showed him also Jews in the inner court of the Lord’s house “with their back toward the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.”
The worship of the sun and the planets was decried by Jeremiah, a contemporary of Ezekiel. But what was this weeping for Tammuz?
Tammuz was a Babylonian god; one of the months of the year, approximately coinciding with July, in the summer, was named in his honor; and by this very name it is known in the present-day Hebrew calendar. Tammuz was a god that died and was then hidden in the underworld; his death was the reason for a fast, accompanied by lamentations of the women of the land. His finding or his return to life in resurrection were the motifs of the passion.
Tammuz was a god of vegetation, of the flood, and of seeds: “The god Tammuz came from Armenia every year in his ark in the overflowing river, blessing the alluvium with new growth.” In the month of Tammuz he was “bound, and the liturgies speak of his having been drowned among flowers which were thrown upon him as he sank beneath the waves of the Euphrates.” The drowning of Tammuz was an occasion for wailing by women: “The flood has taken Tammuz, the raging storm has brought him low.”
Of Tammuz it also is narrated that he was associated with brilliant light, with descent into the nether world, visited there by Ishtar, his spouse. Tammuz’ death, his subsequent resurrection, or his discovery in the far reaches, but no longer brilliant, were the themes of the cult that was not just one of the mysteries, but the chief and paramount cult.
The Osirian mysteries, the wailing for Tammuz, all refer to the transformation of Saturn during and following the Deluge. Osiris was not a king but the planet Saturn, Kronos of the Greeks, Tammuz of the Babylonians. The Babylonians called Saturn “the Star of Tammuz.” After the Deluge Saturn was invisible (the sky was covered for a long time by clouds of volcanic dust) and the Egyptians cried for Osiris, and the Babylonians cried for Tammuz. Isis (Jupiter at that time) went in search of her husband, and Ishtar (also Jupiter at that early time) went to the netherworld to find her husband Tammuz. For a time Saturn disappeared, driven away by Jupiter, and when it reappeared it was no longer the same planet: it moved very slowly.
The disappearance of the planet Saturn in the “nether world” became the theme of many religious observances, comprising liturgies, mystery plays, lamentations, and fasts. When Osiris was seen again in the sky, though greatly diminished, the people were frenzied by the return of Osiris from death; nevertheless he became king of the netherworld. In the Egyptian way of seeing the celestial drama, Isis (Jupiter), the spouse of Osiris (Saturn) wrapped him in swathings. Osiris was known as “the swathed”—the way the dead came to be dressed for their journey to the world of the dead, over which Osiris reigns. Similar rites were celebrated in honor of Adonis, who died and was resurrected after a stay in the netherland, in the mysteries of Orpheus.
Sir James G. Frazer, the collector of folklore, came to regard Osiris as a vegetation god; likewise he saw in the Babylonian Tammuz, an equivalent of the Egyptian Osiris, a vegetation god and, carried away by this concept, wrote his The Golden Bough, built around the idea of the vegetation god that dies and is resurrected the following year.
A few peoples through consecutive planetary ages kept fidelity to the ancient Saturn, or Kronos, or Brahma, whose age was previous to that of Jupiter. Thus the Scythians were called Umman-Manda by the Chaldeans—”People of Manda”—and Manda is the name of Saturn. The Phoenicians regarded El-Saturn as their chief deity; Eusebius informs us that El, a name used also in the Bible as a name for God, was the name of Saturn.
The different names for God in the Bible reflect the process of going through the many ages in which one planet superseded another and was again superseded by the next one in the celestial war. El was the name of Saturn; Adonis of the Syrians, the bewailed deity, was also, like Osiris, the planet Saturn; but in the period of the contest between the two major planets, Jupiter and Saturn, the apellative of the dual gods became Adonai, which means “my lords” ; then, with the victory of Jupiter, it came to be applied to him alone.
This clip begins with a photograph taken of the atmosphere at the north pole of the planet Saturn, taken in 2006 by NASA’s Cassini-Huygens space probe. Kevin Baines, atmospheric expert and member of Cassini’s visual and infrared mapping spectrometer team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California says, “We’ve never seen anything like this on any other planet. Indeed, Saturn’s thick atmosphere where circularly-shaped waves and convective cells dominate is perhaps the last place you’d expect to see such a six-sided geometric figure, yet there it is.”
“It’s amazing to see such striking differences on opposite ends of Saturn’s poles,” said Bob Brown, team leader of the Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer, University of Arizona, Tucson. “At the south pole we have what appears to be a hurricane with a giant eye, and at the north pole of Saturn we have this geometric feature, which is completely different.”
The creator of the video above suggests that the existence of this hexagonal structure on Saturn is more than mere coincidence. The planet Saturn is named after the Roman god of the harvest claims that the iconography used by all major religions, from Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Judaism, Islam (the latter two having strong proscriptions against iconography but which nonetheless use these symbols) – to even the religious imagery of the ancient Sumerians, Romans, Aztec, Maya and others – all contain signs that in most cases, preceded the founding of the major world religions and which had previously been linked with ancient pagan cults of Saturn.