Is there something sinister in airplane contrails?
The trail of clouds that billow from an airplane streaking across the sky can be mesmerizing for children and adults alike. Jet engine traffic has become so common that it’s not unusual to see several lingering streaks in the afternoon. And though many consider the streaks beautiful against a bright blue sky, others are alarmed about them. Concerns range from the idea that these streaks could exacerbate global warming to more elaborate theories that the government has secretly been dumping harmful substances on the land.
Before we get into the various theories about the possible harmful effects, let’s discuss the scientific explanation for these streaks. Jet engines spew out very hot air. And, because water vapor is one of the byproducts of the exhaust, the air is also very humid. However, high in the atmosphere where these jets fly, the air is typically very cold — often lower than -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, the atmosphere up there is often of low vapor pressure, or the force exerted by a gas on the surrounding environment.
When a jet engine is spewing out hot, humid air into an atmosphere that is cold and has low vapor pressure, the result is condensation. The water vapor coming out of the engine quickly condenses into water droplets and then crystallizes into ice. The ice crystals are the clouds that form behind the engine. This is why the streaks are called contrails, short for “condensation trails.” To help explain it, scientists liken it to seeing your breath on cold days. You may have noticed that puffs of breath dissipate quickly on dryer days. The same is true of contrails: When the atmosphere is more humid, the contrails linger, but when the atmosphere is dry, the contrails disappear more quickly.
This explanation makes sense. But, as author and airline pilot Patrick Smith tells readers, the contrails consist of not just ice crystals and water vapor but also other byproducts of engine exhaust. These include carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfate particles and soot (source: Smith). Some point out that these, in addition to the extra cloud cover, can have negative environmental effects. And conspiracy theorists have nicknamed contrails “chemtrails” under the suspicion that the government is taking advantage of this scientific phenomenon to secretly release other substances into the atmosphere.
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The picture below is a satellite view of the west coast of the United States. The question is, what are those white trails in the pacific ocean? Some would say those are contrails while the conspiracists among us are insisting those are … (wait for it) … CHEMTRAILS!!!!!!!!
But they are not contrails and they can’t be chemtrails (chemtrails don’t exist), so what are they? Click the link below the image to find out (hint: they are not created by anything airborn).
Geoengineering “Chemtrails” Over the Pacific?.
The chemtrail conspiracy theory seems to frequently misidentify ordinary contrails as “chemtrails” – some kind of secret spraying program. This theory comes in many flavors, and there’s a large number of things people bring up as “evidence” to support this theory. I’ve tried to gather all the debunks of this evidence in one place here, for easy reference. This is a work in progress, and will remain on the front page here as I expand and refine it.
While the title of this post is “How to Debunk Chemtrails”, the actual debunking depends on what version of the theory needs debunking. There’s a variety of common claims, and variations on those themes. The best approach is to debunk the individual claim (such as: contrails only last a few seconds), rather than trying to debunk the entire theory.
I’ve tried to arrange each section in the order of most useful links first.
Keep Reading: How to Debunk Chemtrails – Contrail Science » Contrail Science.
Just a couple of passing thoughts on the issue of ChemTrails – some of these people are nuts.
Over at Chemtrail Geoengineering Lawsuit II ~Social Network~ on Facebook, i came across this wall post. This nut job spells out how he would handle a congress person not agreeing with his ideas on the issue of geoengineering:
The screen shot was taken 5/16/12 at 8:08 PM ET
Stroll on over to What in the World Are They Spraying? and you find this post:
This screen shot was taken 5/16/12 at 8:19 PM ET
Then i took a look at the web page for “Why in the World are They Spraying?”, where this “documentary” about “the many agendas associated with chemtrail/geoengineering programs” is seeking investors. I looked through their information and found this gem:
Let me get this straight, they’re seeking “a hundred-or-so” donors to give an amount equal to what one would pay for 60 days of cable service. I pay about $100/month for cable, so 2 months (60 days) of cable service would be $200. If they can find a hundred people to give them $200 each, they would rake in $20,000. Then they promise to keep what ever amount they don’t use out of the $20,000 because they “cannot offer an investment for profit.”
If somebody were to give you $20,000, how much would YOU have to spend to sit in front of your laptop editing on your favorite movie program? All i would need is some cash for pizza, so I’ll bet i can do it for less than $1,000.
If you believe in ChemTrails i suggest you send them A LOT of your hard earned cash … NOW … and let me know how it goes.
That is all for now,
Mason I. Bilderberg