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Climate geoengineering involves large-scale programs designed for intervention in the earth’s oceans, soils and atmosphere with the claimed aim of reducing the effects of global warming. Geoengineering covers many techniques and technologies but splits into two broad categories: those designed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere such as sequestering and locking carbon dioxide in geological formations; and those designed to reflect solar radiation or involve solar radiation management. Techniques of the latter category include the injection of sulphate aerosols and other compounds into the atmosphere to mimic the cooling effect caused by large volcanic eruptions. This category also includes proposed space-based shades or mirrors to block a portion of incoming solar radiation; and ways of increasing the Earth’s albedo (that is, its surface reflectivity of the sun’s radiation) by increasing cloud cover, whitening clouds or placing reflective particles or balloons into the stratosphere. 

Currently, one primary ongoing yet controversial geoengineering program involves spraying or releasing specific aerosolized chemicals from jet aircraft into the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. Earth’s atmosphere consists of several layers, each significantly related to the other, from the lowest layer, the troposphere, where the air we breathe and the weather we experience occurs, to the stratosphere, which also holds the ozone layer, to the mesosphere, the thermosphere, and finally the exosphere, which shades into outer space. These aerosolized chemicals have been extensively photographed and called “chemtrails”. Interestingly, the term “chemtrails” originated with Department of Defense in 1990. It was picked up later in the decade and adopted by concerned citizens who had begun to post thousands of photographs and videos on the Internet, recording strange aerosol trails in the skies. 

Essentially, there are two types of atmospheric geoengineering: the overt kind, now openly discussed in the media and in publications, and the covert military type known as stratospheric aerosol geoengineering (SAG) that is still secret, of which discussion is repressed. The resources listed here cover both types but tend individually to focus on one type or the other. Authors who write about the virtues or liabilities of overt climate geoengineering rarely if ever acknowledge clandestine military geoengineering. To do so would jeopardize their jobs. Authors that do dare discuss military geoengineering more frequently than not are self-published and many have become blacklisted from media and social media platforms.

Climate geoengineering represents efforts to manipulate the climate (weather) and manage solar radiation on a global scale, but creates its own problematic toxic environmental and medical impact. There is a large body of information regarding the types of particles being sprayed into the air. Many of these particles are potentially toxic to human, animal, and plant life. Thus, a primary concern in medical science is that the metal oxides and aerosolized chemicals used in geoengineering are potential biological contaminants to humans and wildlife. 

These troposphere geoengineering spraying operations to manipulate the weather now exist in all 50 states and all industrialized countries. Mounting evidence suggests that the millions-of-tons of aluminum, barium and strontium oxide particulates purportedly used in geoengineering programs explains the dramatically increasing levels of these metals in sampled water and soil tests. Scientists in several countries have linked recent plant and animal die-offs to aluminum and/or barium toxicity drawing even more attention to global geoengineering programs. Independent analysis of aerosolized chemical fallout has allegedly identified many other toxic chemicals (including but not limited to): aluminum, arsenic, barium, cadmium, ethylene dibromide, lead, mercury, methyl aluminum, cesium, thorium, strontium, and even live biological matter – bacterial and fungal species. 

Climate geoengineering fallout is extensively contaminating our waters, our soils our crops and every breath we take. These metals raining down on Earth are dramatically changing the pH of soil to become excessively alkaline, killing trees and plants. Researchers claim many of these aerosolized particles are nanoscale. That they are so small they can easily penetrate from the lung into the blood stream and adhere to cell receptors like a plaque. Once absorbed they are almost impossible to eliminate from the body.

There is much information and evidence on the Internet, in books and published literature that clandestine geoengineering activities have been taking place for years, perhaps going back to at least as early as the beginning of the 21st century. Notably and alarmingly, profound increases in geoengineering activity have been observed since early 2013. Most people, when confronted with the idea of clandestine geoengineering, find the idea psychologically incomprehensible. If shown reliable photographic evidence or real-life visual evidence, they will proclaim the idea impossible if only based on its secrecy. That such a massive operation, fulfilled by thousands of human beings along a strict chain of command, could not possibly be kept secret. However, chemical ‘experiments’ on the public conducted in secrecy are not new. The 1977, Senate Hearings disclosed that 239 populated areas had been contaminated with biological agents between 1949 and 1969. Later the 1994 Rockefeller Report further revealed that hundreds of thousands of military personnel were also subjected to secret biological experiments over that last 60 years. Aside from radioactive testing, there tests included releasing deadly nerve agents in Alaska and spraying bacteria over Hawaii. These tests were kept secret for years and even decades. With this historic pattern can we truly believe current geoengineering practices to manipulate the weather are safe. Particularly, since there have been no academic investigations, no informed consent, and no disclosure as to the nature of the all the toxic substances now being dispersed into the upper atmosphere. Nor has there been one human health risk assessment or environmental impact study submitted for public and civil examination, comment or debate.  

Of the many notable research pioneers of this field is the interdisciplinary scientist James Marvin Herndon, Ph.D., the physician Mark Whiteside, M.D., M.P.H., the writer, researcher Ian Baldwin and solar expert and climate researcher Dana Wigington.

The following are selected articles on climate geoengineering and its potential detrimental effect on human health and earth biology.


Ananda, Rady. "Atmospheric Geoengineering: Weather manipulation, Contrails and Chemtrails." (2010).

Klotter, Jule. "Chemtrails: another source of pollution." Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients 268 (2005): 27-29.

Exley, Christopher, Ellen Rotheray, and David Goulson. "Bumblebee pupae contain high levels of aluminum." PLoS One 10, no. 6 (2015).

Gardiner, Stephen. "Is arming the future with geoengineering really the lesser evil? Some doubts about the ethics of intentionally manipulating the climate system." Climate Ethics: Essential Readings, Oxford (2010).


Herndon, J. Marvin. "Aluminum poisoning of humanity and Earth's biota by clandestine geoengineering activity: Implications for India." Current Science (2015): 2173-2177.

Herndon, J. Marvin. "Evidence of variable Earth heat production, global non-anthropogenic climate change, and geoengineered global warming and polar melting." J Geog Environ Earth Sci Intn 10, no. 1 (2017): 16.

Herndon, J. Marvin, and Mark Whiteside. "Further evidence of coal fly ash utilization in tropospheric geoengineering: Implications on human and environmental health." J Geog Environ Earth Sci Intn 9, no. 1 (2017): 1-8.

Herndon, J. Marvin. "Fundamental climate science error: Concomitant harm to humanity and the environment." J Geog Environ Earth Sci Intn 18, no. 3 (2018): 1-12.

Herndon, J. Marvin. "Air pollution, not greenhouse gases: The principal cause of global warming." J Geog Environ Earth Sci Intn 17, no. 2 (2018): 1-8.

Herndon, J. Marvin, and Mark Whiteside. "California wildfires: Role of undisclosed atmospheric manipulation and geoengineering." J Geog Environ Earth Sci Intn 17, no. 3 (2018): 1-18.

Herndon, J. Marvin, Mark Whiteside, and Ian Baldwin. "Fifty Years after “How to wreck the environment”: Anthropogenic extinction of life on earth." J Geog Environ Earth Sci Intn 16, no. 3 (2018): 1-15.

Herndon, J. Marvin, and Mark Whiteside. "Geophysical Consequences of tropospheric particulate heating: Further evidence that anthropogenic global warming is principally caused by particulate pollution." Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International 22, no. 4 (2019): 1-23.

Herndon, J. Marvin. "World War II holds the key to understanding global warming and the challenge facing science and society." J Geog Environ Earth Sci Intn (2019).


Herndon, J. Marvin, and Mark Whiteside. "Geoengineering: The deadly new global “Miasma”." Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research (2019): 1-8.

Herndon, J. Marvin, and Mark Whiteside. "Further evidence that particulate pollution is the principal cause of global warming: Humanitarian considerations." Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International 21, no. 1 (2019): 1-11.

Preston, Christopher J. "Re-thinking the unthinkable: environmental ethics and the presumptive argument against geoengineering." Environmental values 20, no. 4 (2011): 457-479.

Rasch, Philip J., Simone Tilmes, Richard P. Turco, Alan Robock, Luke Oman, Chih-Chieh Chen, Georgiy L. Stenchikov, and Rolando R. Garcia. "An overview of geoengineering of climate using stratospheric sulphate aerosols." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 366, no. 1882 (2008): 4007-4037.

Whiteside, Mark, and J. Marvin Herndon. "Previously unacknowledged potential factors in catastrophic bee and insect die-off arising from coal fly ash geoengineering." Asian Journal of Biology (2018): 1-13.

Whiteside, Mark, and J. Marvin Herndon. "Coal fly ash aerosol: Risk factor for lung cancer." Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research (2018): 1-10.

Whiteside, Mark, and J. Marvin Herndon. "Aerosolized coal fly ash: Risk factor for neurodegenerative disease." Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research (2018): 1-11.

Whiteside, Mark, and J. Marvin Herndon. "Aerosolized coal fly ash: A previously unrecognized primary factor in the catastrophic global demise of bird populations and species." Asian Journal of Biology (2018): 1-21.

Whiteside, Mark, and J. Marvin Herndon. "Geoengineering, coal fly ash and the new heart-iron connection: Universal exposure to iron oxide nanoparticulates." Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research (2019): 1-20.

Xia, Lili, J. Peer Nowack, Simone Tilmes, and Alan Robock. "Impacts of stratospheric sulfate geoengineering on tropospheric ozone." (2017).

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