The Critical Thinker

My name is Kristan T. Harris. I have run for political office and have worked a political grass roots campaign for Ron Paul. I was nominated and elected to the GOP platform committee in 2012. I am a huge advocate for liberty and freedom.I am a libertarian at heart. I am also a news junkie and love a good mystery.

The Government is Using Drones to Manipulate the Weather in America

chemtrails, geoengineering, cloud seeding, carbon dioxide, silver iodide



Drones-Test SitesThe United States government is modifying the weather using cloud seeding and drones in several spots across America.

Weather modification also known as Geo-engineering, cloud seeding and chemtrails have been ridiculed by experts as a conspiracy. Until recently, solid evidence of  weather modification has been kept under lock & key.

We now have access to historical government documents that suggest weather modification has been going on since  1946, authored by Homer E. Newel, Associate Administrator for Space Science and Applications, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Newel said in his ICAS Report No. 10a, November 1966 that, “Over the past twenty years experiments have been conducted on weather modification, particularly on the effects of seeding clouds with such materials as silver iodide crystals. The results are limited. Under suitable circumstances it has been possible to augment precipitation by ten to twenty percent, and to reduce the frequency of fire-producing lightning strokes. Effects on hail production have been noted, sometimes suppression and sometimes augmentation. These results probably would be of only passing interest were it not for the potential importance to mankind of further progress in this field. “

Now, according to  AccuWeather, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has hand picked six test sites throughout the United States in December 2013 to experiment with drone-based cloud seeding.

One location chosen was the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, Nevada, where rampant drought plagues the arid desert.

jefftilleyJeff Tilley, the Director of Weather Modification Activities at DRI, explained to AccuWeather why current cloud seeding methods need to be updated:

“You can very quickly go through a budget for a year’s supply of fuel during one storm if you’re not careful…Fuel is expensive, pilots are expensive, and often in a storm you have to go up and down multiple trips…The potential market for the [drone] technology is substantially bigger than the current cloud seeding operational community…From the state perspective, there’s the potential to capture a percentage of a $90 billion revenue-producing industry.” 

Suggesting using planes or jets to control the weather is expensive.

Some people are still skeptics. “It’s hard to prove if it works or not because we don’t know what would happen if we hadn’t seeded,”  said Meteorologist Jesse Ferrell.


‘Cloud seeding’ is the process of changing the amount or type of precipitation that falls out of clouds or the structure of clouds by using certain chemicals dispersed in different ways.

The most common chemicals used  for cloud seeding include silver iodide and dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide). These chemicals may be dispersed by aircraft or by dispersion devices located on the ground.


The state of California had 13 cloud seeding programs during the 2002-03 season (locations pictured below). A 2005 report from the California Department of Water Resources estimated the cost to fund the precipitation enhancement program would be $177 million through 2030.

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