Smithsonian Magazine Airplane Contrails May Be Creating Accidental Geoengineering

Smithsonian Magazine Airplane Contrails May Be Creating Accidental Geoengineering

Dissipating haze from plane exhaust alters how sunlight reaches the Earth and may be unintentionally affecting our climate

Smithsonian Magazine Airplane Contrails May Be Creating Accidental Geoengineering
High in the sky, aerosols from airplane exhaust become encased in ice and form the bright contrails seen in a plane’s wake. (limpido/iStock)
Note: The ludicrous photo featured in the Smithsonian reveals a pattern of bizarre air traffic that cannot possibly be permitted under FAA rules of clearance for civilian aviation. Wild endangerment of air safety is obvious to the most naïve observer. Also, every jet trail in this scene is not a mere contrail but a persistent contrail requiring near saturated conditions of relative humidity at flight level – a condition that rarely exists above 30,000 feet. – HWS

Contrails and high, artificial clouds (persistent, spreading contrails) are are known to warm the climate. NOAA labs are quietly confirming contrails are warming the Earth’s surface  when they acknowledge contrails are a form of geoengineering.

“Contrails tend to warm the Earth’s surface, similar to thin high clouds.” 


 As prelude to this article we must first look at observations from climate scientist Jasper Kirkby. PhD,  who characterizes these “contrails” as deliberate aerosol dumps by jet aircraft.
If you go outside on a clear day and look up toward the sun—being careful to block out the bright disk with your thumb—you might see a hazy white region surrounding our star.

This haze is caused by airplanes, and it is gradually whitening blue skies, says Charles Long of NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. “We might be actually conducting some unintentional geoengineering here,” Long said at a press conference this week at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

Geoengineering involves the manipulation of an environmental process in such a way, usually deliberate, that it affects the Earth’s climate. For instance, previous researchers have proposed combating global warming by intentionally seeding the atmosphere with small particles, or aerosols, to scatter some sunlight and reduce the amount of heat trapped by greenhouse gases.

Long and his colleagues don’t yet have enough data to know how much of an effect the icy haze left by airplanes may be having on the climate or whether it is contributing to warming or cooling. But its existence demonstrates yet another way that humans might be altering the climate system, Long says, and “you can see this with your own eyes.”

The discovery comes out of studies of how much sunlight reaches the Earth’s surface. This energy is not constant. From the 1950s to the 1980s, for instance, the sun seemed to slightly dim, then it started to brighten.

When scientists looked for a cause, they tried linking these changes to the sun’s variable output, said Martin Wild of the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science at ETH Zurich during the press conference. But they couldn’t find any correlations.

“If it’s not the sun, it must be the atmosphere” responsible for the change, he said. High levels of pollution in the mid-20th century sent massive amounts of aerosols into the atmosphere, where they blocked some of the sun’s energy. But when places like the United States and Europe began polluting less, the amount of aerosols decreased, and the sun appeared to slightly brighten.

Long and his colleagues found intriguing data that something else is also going on. Some of the sun’s light travels directly to the Earth’s surface, but some of it gets scattered during the trip through the atmosphere. With less pollution, this diffuse light should have decreased, but instead it appeared to be increasing.

“We’ve got a mystery here,” Long said. There must be something in the atmosphere scattering the sun’s light. “Small ice particles fit the bill,” he said.

Long thinks air traffic is the most likely source of those particles. Exhaust from an airplane engine contains aerosols and water vapor. High in the atmosphere, where it is extremely cold, the particles serve as nuclei for ice crystals, which form the bright contrails seen in a plane’s wake. Some of these contrails, scientists have found, cancontribute to climate change.

As a contrail dissipates, it leaves behind a thin, icy haze. The sky may appear cloud free, but the particles are there until they fall out of the atmosphere. And while in the sky, they scatter the sun’s light in a similar way as in the proposed geoengineering projects.

“It seems quite possible that [Long is] seeing something that’s real,” says Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. But there’s a lot more work that needs to be done to verify the find and make a connection to the climate.

Skies aren’t clear all the time, and why they are clear one day and not the next could matter. “The reason for the clear sky is a factor [Long] needs to explore more,” Trenbeth says.

Long admits that his study creates far more questions than it answers. So far he has good data for only one spot in Oklahoma, and there could be less sky whitening in places that don’t get as much air traffic. The answers to these questions could help scientists better determine what effect airplane travel is having on the global atmosphere and improve climate models, so we can better understand what will happen on our planet in the future.

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9 thoughts on “Smithsonian Magazine Airplane Contrails May Be Creating Accidental Geoengineering

  1. “We might be actually conducting some unintentional geoengineering here,” Long said at a press conference this week”

    “Unintentional”?? I can’t call loading up maybe tens of thousands of specially outfitted aircraft with aerosol-spraying apparatus, then using them to spray any or all of fifty or more “ingredients”, all of them toxic and/or otherwise damaging, and then DUMPING GIGATONS of these substances over populated areas and whole ecosystem CANNOT BE “unintentional”! If I drop a piece of paper on the road or the grass at the park or in the woods and get caught, I have to pay a fine and it could cost me a day at court or even some jail time. Corporations and the “shadow government” drop enough of this crap to poison everything and everyONE on the ground and in the water including the food, water and air supplies, and they get – profits? And we apparently have no recourse. It’s all classified you see, so they can murder a HUGE section of ALL life, ours included (is this not premeditated mass murder??), and they get… Nothing. No comment.

    Y’know, eventually people are going to realize they ARE under attack, and telling people it’s all classified, sorry but you can’t be told about it, just be quiet and trust us, the people who’ve been killing you and your kids and pets and farm animals off and poisoning the landscape and everything else. Maybe next year we can tell you a little bit. Or maybe not…” Screw that! They HAVE TO KNOW that eventually people are going to start fighting back, because that’s this is, that’s what they’re doing: they’re killing us off, and damned if I’ll let them get away with insisting it’s to protect us, it’s for our own good!

  2. hi, I’m sure you know those sprays have a name chemtrails,. chemistry trails and others, the second generation named dumptrails, big mass of dirt+,dirty Brown, it is another form that do not make a trail but a high form (nuage) that have the same effect, poisoning human, nature, water and most the air we breathe. Since the years 90, Carnicom institute write valiant articles about those strange things in the sky and each big guy of our elite respond him, we do not do that. Search in Germany, when some one asked question about those trails that not dissapeared, the meteo teller took off the satellite picture of the day and replaced it with one that present a clear sky. It is a long timr fraud action and the same is repeated into each country that are sprayed. Germany has reckonised that this is true and UK idem. They will not be able to hide this any longer, you are right, more people each day know what it is and are out of rage…it will explode at one moment, if nothing is corrected. Let us hope tthe situation will be cleared rapidly. Let us pray our children and grands wll live on a clean and pleasant planet..surely there are thousands of people who work for peace and love between all of us. Billie
    If you read carnicom archives at carnicom you will have a lot of détails and an analyse of the things rhat come down on the earth, everywhere where those chemtrails are sprayed exscpt it has been told: there are no chemtrails in China and Iran…


  3. Smithsonian is full of CRAP! You think Koch’s money will buy truth? It doesn’t and we KNOW what those pictures you are showing are and they ARE CHEMTRAILS you stupid idiots. Tell your lies to the public and we will show the world that the Smithsonian is Bought out and LIES! Pull this crap or you will be forever disgraced in the eyes of the world.

  4. Here is an example of what the chemtrails have done to the water…This is a new development because last year the ladybugs did just fine on tap water…

    I have a small tribe of ladybugs living in some houseplants. I gave them tap water. Those who drank it twitched to death and died. So I gasped with horror and felt really dumb for not giving them the filtered water and so I gave them reverse osmosis filtered water the next time. They still twitched to death and died, except it took a lot longer and they got really ridgid and stiff and gripped things tightly before they died. So I tried giving them reverse osmosis filtered boiled water–just in case there was some pathogen (which I doubted since they got sick within minutes of drinking). Still twitched, got ridged and died. So I dripped down a bit of steam-water from the inside lid of the teapot and the little bug who drank it got stiff as a board and twitched a little–he might of lived, I don’t know. So that’s the water in my neighborhood in Western Washington. Must have Sarin nerve gas in it, or some nano-aluminum in massive doses, atleast that’s what it looked like to me–a serious nervous system toxin.

    The really creepy thing about this is that even the steamed water was toxic. So how can the earth filter toxins through evaporation when the toxins rise with the water?? WE ARE IN HELL.

  5. Nanoaluminum is very toxic, attacking nerves especially. It’s so VERY tiny that it takes a special air-filtering technology costing a minimum of 1/4 of a million dollars for a small area. Those tiny, tiny bits (“nano” refers to billionths of an inch!) can go through almost any filter, hang in the air for hours, etc. There’s NO escaping them. Alzheimers-like syndrome, COPD and other similar disorders are skyrocketing in the U.S. populace, and no doubt others. The powerful people funding and pushing chemtrailing are aware that it’s killing off ALL life, from trees to small animals to insects to humans. Crops, water, prepared/canned foods, dehydrated foods and more – it’s simply impossible for most people AND industries to keep it all out!

    I wish I had some idea of what we could do to stop it.

  6. I meant to add that we are not in Hell – we’re damned well under ATTACK by the tools of super-wealthy so-called “elites”, and they’ve made a hash of it. They’ve poisoned the exosphere, the food supplies and the soils where it’s raised and gown. Insane as they are, they can always find someone to do their dirty work for them!

    1. Allo, Don’t you know? surely R. …since last world war 11, we are sprayed, with toxins, poisons in air into, earth, soils, water and by GMO and numerous countries had accepted Under false representation from evil elite to do so suppositively for saving the planet…In those times, we, confident and naive, really thought they were helping for the best of humanity, but…look where we are now. I’m dying by emergent nanotechnology that medecine refuses to take care , no oNE through twenty md accepted to prescribe other thing than usual cream that does not operate a bit since 5 years. More I’m enduring attacks by modern electrowaves, holograms, and weeekly poisonned air. The discoveries about my syndrome are Under study in laboratories . It is unusual I found those knowledge without usual scientific Tools, just with a glass , water and some adds. I will die, soon but till then fighting for the ones who will come after me, humans animals, vegetation, water etc., b ecause all the planet even the undersoil and the sky are touched. I know it is David face to Goliath but…remember who winned?? I am Under attack by all modern means and will die. For the time I resist, please. all ones who are suffering the same do work,. act, enter in the battle and the number will wake up humanity…you will not die in vain, we are the mass, do not be a mass of sheep. God, whatever you name HIM will hear you and assist you, and you will win peace on earth…Have Faith and be soldier . Billie

      1. Sorry to hear of your illness, Billie! May you find a solution quickly! Yes, we are all suffering…most are and don’t know why or accept the Dr’s false diagnosis. We have VitB/D deficiency here due to lack of sun from constant day/night, week in, week out, chemtrailing. Respiratory issues galore. People just take their inhalers never questioning…never looking up. We are the activists…on these pages…with our comments of truth. We do march in the streets and all the things we can do; but, they are deeply entrenched and know that lie upon lie covers their tracks. Hoping for better health for you and all of us….I will think of you every time I comment from now on.

  7. What did J. Edgar Hoover say? He said: “The Individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.” — J. Edgar Hoover (Former Director of the FBI, August, 1956, in “The Elks Magazine”).

    This is literal truth: Americans especially are so conditioned to the belief that “Law and Order will prevail,” that “the FBI always gets their man” , they’re so SURE that the people in Washington D.C. are on the job, and they’ll take care of any problems like attempted takeovers and so on, and if it never happens, if those “protectors” never do their jobs, THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO! Older solutions that might’ve worked within maybe 70 years or so of the formation of this government CANNOT work now. If We the People were to march en masse into D.C. we’d be intercepted, broken up with gas, rubber (and likely real) bullets, and hauled off to jail. People haven’t a clue for the most part that America has been COMPLETELY taken over; our “government” (which it isn’t, actually) gets it’s orders from the Rothschilds and their representatives, like the Rockefellers. Those protecting the lying, thieving murderers in Washington D.C. will kill or order killed ANYONE who gets too close to the truth or makes too much of the wrong kind of noise.

    We have not a clue as to what to do. It turns out that “our representatives” DON’T represent us; they’re in it for the money, power and prestige. And, of course, they ALL think that they have seats in the underground “lifeboats” for when it becomes all but impossible to survive on the surface of the planet without a government’s resources – the resources stolen from those who made them: planted, nurtured them, harvested, preserved them, manufactured them, stored them to last, and then couldn’t afford to buy anything for themselves. You’ve no doubt guessed who, of course: US! You. And. Me.

    And now the air, the water, the food, even the wild plants and animals, the fish (especially salt water dwellers) – pretty much EVERYTHING is poisoned and the toxins are unavoidable for ordinary folks like us. The Rothschilds et al have provided for themselves, as usual, by stealing it from us and using that to make sure they’ll have everything they’ll need. Meanwhile we, the ones who did all the actual work, are supposed to be “culled” – the “elites” call it “The Great Culling”. They truly are insane, Billie! Their Luciferian blood-rites include drinking the blood of infants and children, then cooking the meat and eating THAT as a “sacrament”. Apparently those young ones are stolen from hospitals all over the country – the real numbers of disappeared kids are horrifying! The true Enemy, the Rothschild-style “banksters” have used the mind control techniques (which they gave to the government for use in MK-Ultra and such projects) to RAISE their own children to be sociopaths; they have no empathy, no conscience at ALL. Their idea of the perfect world is one which THEY own and rule as absolutely as gods, and in which the few remaining “ordinary people are property with or to which (not WHOM) they can do ANYTHING AT ALL, on a whim. The remaining population are to be entertainment, a food source, workers, etc. , all totally mind-controlled and safe domestic animals.

    The progress that people like us look forward to is FRIGHTENING to that kind of people! It’s a THREAT unless it’s available to their hands ONLY, and most of them aren’t capable of understanding it. They have been preserving/hiding technologies CENTURIES AT LEAST ahead of us today. Any more advances, especially if it was allowed to get out to us, is frightening to them! They know too that almost any of us might awaken at any time and become a deadly danger to them. That’s why they have us watched so closely, and it’s why we get slapped down so hard every time we try to stand up on our own to feet and assert our “rights”, not realizing they were, for all practical purposes, taken away a long time ago. Some of us, like me, are just a tad slow to learn I guess.

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