Chemtrails: Global dimming vs. global warming?

Chemtrails over Brooklyn, 2002


By Hal McKenzie   

It was New Year’s Day, 2004, and most people were enjoying the day off or nursing hangovers from midnight celebrations. At least in central Georgia, however, certain intrepid pilots and aircrews were on the job from early morning until late afternoon, weaving trails of white vapor from horizon to horizon across the clear blue sky.  

As the day wore on, the blue sky was obscured by a patchy white veil as the trails crisscrossed the sky forming X’s, crosses and crosshatches, slowly widened and dissipated until they became part of the cloud pattern. It was just another chemtrail day, like so many others that have been seen for the last eight years across the United States and around the world.  

Chemtrails is the name given to a phenomenon that occurs in plain sight almost every day throughout the world and apparently involves enormous resources in aircraft, personnel and materials, and yet is unknown to the general public, denied by the Federal Aviation Administration and the military, and ignored by the mainstream media. Many observers, especially in the UFO community, assert that it is a government program to spray tiny particles of aluminum oxide in the atmosphere to deflect the sun’s rays in an attempt to reduce global warming. Government spokesmen insist that it is merely condensation from passing aircraft, called contrails, or jets dumping fuel.  

Contrails, however, occur higher up in the atmosphere, are shorter in length and quickly dissipate. Chemtrails usually go from horizon to horizon, persist for hours and are seen far from commercial jet lanes. They form crosshatches, X’s and even circles that do not conform to regular air traffic patterns.  

This writer, on a flight into Washington D.C., observed one close by out a window as the jet came in for a landing at Dulles airport. The pure white, puffy trail was squarish on the cross-section, like an attenuated cotton bale. It did not look like it could have been produced by moisture condensing off a plane’s wing.  

Earle Benezet, director of the Kentucky Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), told this writer at the Alternate Realities Conference in Roan Mountain, Tenn., in June last year that “We’re doing geo-engineering. We’ve been doing it for the last eight years. I’ve gotten a pair of binoculars and looked. Those planes are KC-135s, KC-110s, 747s. They’re painted bright white, with no markings on them.” Benezet, who frequently speaks on chemtrails at UFO conferences, says the idea was broached publicly by the late Edward Teller, father of the H-bomb, on CBS-TV’s “Eye on America” about two years ago. Teller said on the program that “we need to do geo-engineering, we don’t have 200 years to wait. The best way is to put billions of tiny particles in the upper atmosphere, cut out one or two percent of the sun’s heat energy and slow down warming. What he didn’t say was we’ve been doing it for eight years,” Benezet said.  

The patent on the process was granted to Hughes Aircraft in 1994. It is titled “Stratospheric Welsbach Seeding for Reduction of Global Warming”. The patent, application No. US1990000513145, calls for oxides of metals to be dispersed in the upper atmosphere and reflect back one or two percent of the earth’s radiation, thus reducing global warming.  

This might seem a praiseworthy goal, except for the reported health effects and potential environmental impact, which reportedly include flu-like symptoms, rashes and other complaints, even increased deaths. Information on this and on chemtrails in general, including personal sightings and pictures, can be found on the Internet at and  

Something is definitely causing a reduction in sunlight to the earth, according to a Dec. 18, 2003 article by David Adam in the Guardian.


Interestingly enough, this dimming was reported years before chemtrails reportedly started in the late ’90s. “In 1985, a geography researcher called Atsumu Ohmura at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology got the shock of his life. As part of his studies into climate and atmospheric radiation, Ohmura was checking levels of sunlight recorded around Europe when he made an astonishing discovery. It was too dark. Compared to similar measurements recorded by his predecessors in the 1960s, Ohmura’s results suggested that levels of solar radiation striking the Earth’s surface had declined by more than 10 percent in three decades. Sunshine, it seemed, was on the way out,” the article says.  

Records show that over the past 50 years the average amount of sunlight reaching the ground has gone down by almost 3 percent a decade, too small an effect to be noticed by the naked eye, but “it has implications for everything from climate change to solar power and even the future sustainability of plant photosynthesis,” the article says.  

Most startling of all was the discovery that levels of solar radiation reaching parts of the former Soviet Union had gone down almost 20 percent between 1960 and 1987. Since chemtrailing could not be the source, the obvious reason must be pollution. Tiny particles of soot or sulphates reflect sunlight and also promote the formation of bigger, longer lasting clouds.  

The article says that if the effect continues, it could diminish the efficiency of solar power and may affect photosynthesis. In the equatorial regions, “in some cases photosynthesis could paradoxically increase slightly with global dimming as the broken, diffuse light that emerges from clouds can penetrate deep into forest canopies more easily than direct beams of sunlight from a clear blue sky.” In the cloudier northern hemisphere, however, “a reduction in solar radiation becomes a reduction in productivity.”  

Some critics say that not only is chemtrailing harmful, but unnecessary. They argue that global warming could be solved by switching from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources, but that corporate interests are not ready to abandon fossil fuels.  

The Disclosure Project, which began as an effort to disclose suppressed government data on UFOs, recently began a program to disclose “the existence of new and alternate energy systems that have been deliberately and illegally suppressed.”  

In a Dec. 12 press release, the group said it “has discovered that over the past 75 years a number of important breakthroughs in energy efficiency, alternate forms of energy generation and propulsion have been deliberately withheld from the public to prop up the oil, gas, coal, public utility and nuclear power industries. These significant technological breakthroughs that have been suppressed range from modifications of the internal combustion engine to get significantly higher miles per gallon to new electromagnetic generating systems that extract energy from the so-called Quantum vacuum.”  

Any other public works project would be debated in public forums, with all sides allowed to air the pros and cons. Because chemtrailing is being conducted as a “black” project, however, outside the purview of the media, Congress or the scientific community, the general public will have to go on with their lives unaware of what the chemically-induced “dark age” portends.  

Hal McKenzie (1948-2010) was the first editor of  

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