We live in outrageous times, folks.
It used to be that chemtrails were a conspiracy theory.
Here, let me refresh your memory before Wikipedia takes it down:
The chemtrail conspiracy theory is the erroneous belief that long-lasting condensation trails are "chemtrails" consisting of chemical or biological agents left in the sky by high-flying aircraft, sprayed for nefarious purposes undisclosed to the general public. Believers in this conspiracy theory say that while normal contrails dissipate relatively quickly, contrails that linger must contain additional substances. Those who subscribe to the theory speculate that the purpose of the chemical release may be solar radiation management, weather modification, psychological manipulation, human population control, biological or chemical warfare, or testing of biological or chemical agents on a population, and that the trails are causing respiratory illnesses and other health problems.
An erroneous conspiracy theory!
Or is it?
Let's ask Ginger Zee, Chief Meteorologist & managing editor of the climate unit at ABC News:
I looked it up and silver iodide is, in fact, a chemical compound!
And guess what, it modifies the weather, too — in a process called cloud seeding.
Here, I found this on WebMD of all places:
Cloud seeding is a scientific process that improves a cloud's ability to make rain or snow, as well as control other weather events. The technique, which experts also call weather modification, can really help in areas that don't have a big enough supply of natural water. After cloud seeding, precipitation (rain or snow) will fall from the clouds onto the ground.
So yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are, in fact, modifying the weather.
(The Chinese have been at this for some time.)
Interestingly enough, Ginger Zee took down (or was told to take down) the video in this next tweet:
Wonder why she deleted it…
I found the video, by the way. For context, the report is on the decades-long drought in the Lower Colorado River Valley.
So I guess this isn't necessarily that bad. Though, do we really KNOW it's not bad?
"On the current scale."
Yeah, I bet the "current scale" won't be around for long. Especially if this is supposed to be some sort of fix for climate change.
Anyhow, I found this story quite interesting.
(Though I do worry that I'll run out of conspiracy theories if they keep coming true like this.)
Real quick, I'm gonna drop you a prediction of how our culture will likely respond to this story and then I'm outta here: