(High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program HAARP) – Linked with Humans Have Intentionally Modified Weather for Military Purposes and Climate Control for Decades, and with Abu Dhabi Scientists Create Desert Rainstorms: Report. – Published on Arctic Cercle/uconn.edu/, not authored nor dated.
Recent advances in geophysical research, communication, and computerization have led to substantial technological changes in military weaponry. Under the rubric of national security, the U.S, military is utilizing this technology to strengthen control over its spheres of influence. Included in this endeavor is a proposed “revolution in military affairs” driven by a belief that while conventional armed warfare is still a necessary component of military strategy, a compelling new priority is how to quell insurgencies, terrorist attacks, and social unrest overseas and at home.
One example of this new technology is the U.S. Air Force and Navy’s development of HAARP, a ‘High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program’ under construction in Gakona, Alaska. The major component of HAARP is a radio wave transmitter utilizing powerful high frequency (HF) transmissions and a variety of associated observational instruments “…to investigate naturally occurring and artifically induced ionospheric processes that support, enhance, or degrade the propagation of radio waves.” Scheduled to b e completed in approximately five years, HAARP is presently running at about ten percent of projected power levels.
In a 1993 Environmental Impact Statement [EIS] addressing possible environmental impacts of HAARP, the Air Force indicated that the study of the ionosphere was being initiated “…to better understand and use it to enhance communications and surveilla nce systems for both civil and defense purposes.”
Opposition to the project was immediate. Initial fear raised by ham operators and airline pilots over possible disruption of radio communication, was followed by environmentalists concerned over unforeseen radio frequency [RF] effects on animals and huma n beings. Soon, individuals and groups ranging from university scientists to followers of the paranormal, voiced their criticisms – a few even suggesting that this military technology would not only destroy communications, but might actually manipulate global weather systems and influence ways in which people think and behave. Still, given the esoteric nature of the topic, public expression of this criticism was largely limited to the Internet and letters to the editor of Alaska newspapers.
In 1994, a series of articles appearing in the environmental publication Earth Island Journal bought wider attention. Shortly thereafter, HAARP was selected as an important chapter in the book The Ten Top Censored Stories of 1994. In response, the Air Force placed its own HAARP Home Page on the world wide web, explaining the project’s scientific goals and addressing criticisms raised in opposition to it. As public consciousness was heightened, more articles appeared in the press; ra dio talk show hosts invited guests to present opposing sides of the issue; TV networks devoted segments to it; and in Alaska, the legislature held hearings to learn more about HAARP and its potential environmental impact.
Then in 1996, the litigation director of Trustees for Alaska – representing the interests of major environmental organizations including Greenpeace, National Audubon Society, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, and others – submitte d a detailed memorandum to the Air Force urging it to prepare a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement [EIS] for public review and response.
The stated reasons for this request included the following:
- That substantial changes have been made over the course of HAARP’s development;
- That extensive questions remain over the military’s current intended uses for the project;
- That additional scientific evidence raises new questions about its possible effects;
- That under such circumstances, the regulations and spirit of the National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA] call for a supplemental EIS.
Examples of significant changes occurring in the description of HAARP research included a newly described emphasis on earth-penetrating tomography permitting the detection of tunnels, underground shelters and other forms of counterproliferation; along with increased government funding allocated to HAARP based on a new budgetary designation listing it as an “advanced military weapon” … (full long text).
Links – find HAARP:
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