By David Tulis
In August I made contact with NOAA, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, to determine if heavy sky striping activities over Chattanooga in July were in accordance with federal statute — or even subject to that agency’s regulation.
Specifically, I sought to learn whether the parties involved in sky plume program had filed NOAA form 17-4, a request for license to modify the weather pursuant to the weather modification reporting act of 1974. My correspondence with John Leslie and a colleague says in part:
Thank you for chatting with me about weather modification paperwork. I am looking to obtain copies for July of completed NOAA form 17.4 touching on three neighboring Tennessee counties: Hamilton, Marion and Sequatchie. Weather modification, cloud-seeding, overcast-making flights occurred over Chattanooga (in Hamilton County) July 1-5, 9, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20-22, 25, 26, 30 and 31.
July 30 was a remarkably heavy day of jet overflights laying plumes of cloud (see photo). Sky striping may help bring global cooling, but I fear it is being done without regard to the health of people on the ground and without proper authorization.
The completed forms for all or any of these days will go a long way to explain what is happening in the fight against global warming in my area of the U.S.
A dramatic sky striping demonstration Sunday, Oct. 19, drew so much attention across Chattanooga that I decided to follow up this morning on my inquiry with NOAA, which has been ignored. Thus far, Hamilton County has received special attention in the war on global warming on the following dates: Oct 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 17-20. That’s 13 days of particulate emissions in the high atmosphere over the city, based on the scientific enterprise of visual observation.
I am developing this story bit by bit, and I am not sure how useful such inquiries as today’s might be.
This makes no sense. The NOAA Form 17-4 is for reporting weather modification, which is common and normal in many states.
You act like this is some sort of secret. There’s this thing called the worldwide Web which can provide all sorts of facts about cloud seeding. Did you miss Scientific American June 2015 issue, or the latest ASCE standard of practice?
Why would a bunch of jet planes flying over your little city on their way to more important destinations have anything whatsoever with global warming?