CIA Looking Into Weather Modification As A Form of Warfare

The U.S. – and Presumably Russia – Have Researched Weather Modification As Warfare For Many Decades

This week, a top American climate researcher – Professor Alan Robock from Rutgers – says that the CIA is looking into weather modification as a form of warfare.

The Independent reports:

A senior American climate scientist has spoken of the fear he experienced when US intelligence services apparently asked him about the possibility of weaponising the weather as a major report on geo-engineering is to be published this week.

Professor Alan Robock stated that three years ago, two men claiming to be from the CIA had called him to ask whether experts would be able to tell if hostile forces had begun manipulating the US’s weather, though he suspected the purpose of the call was to find out if American forces could meddle with other countries’ climates instead.

During a debate on the use of geo-engineering to combat climate change, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Jose, California, Prof Robock said: “I got a phone call from two men who said we work as consultants for the CIA and we’d like to know if some other country was controlling our climate, would we know about it?

”I told them, after thinking a little bit, that we probably would because if you put enough material in the atmosphere to reflect sunlight we would be able to detect it and see the equipment that was putting it up there.

“At the same time I thought they were probably also interested in if we could control somebody else’s climate, could they detect it?”

Professor Robock, who has investigated the potential risks and benefits of using stratospheric particles to simulate the climate-changing effects of volcanic eruptions, said he felt “scared” when the approach was made.

“I’d learned of lots of other things the CIA had done that haven’t followed the rules and I thought that wasn’t how I wanted my tax money spent. I think this research has to be in the open and international so there isn’t any question of it being used for hostile purposes.”


Professor Robock’s concerns come as a major report on geo-engineering is to be published this week by the US National Academy of Sciences. Among the report’s list of sponsors is the “US intelligence community”, which includes Nasa, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the US Department of Energy.

The professor alleges that the CIA told a colleague of his that it wanted to fund the report, but claimed that it did not want this fact to be too obvious – he added that the CIA is “a major funder” of the report which “makes me really worried about who is going to be in control”.

He claimed the US government had a proven history of using the weather in a hostile way, citing the action of seeding clouds during the Vietnam War to muddy the Ho Chi Minh foot-trail and attempt to cut it off, as it was used as a supply route but the north Vietnamese.

He claimed the CIA had also seeded clouds over Cuba “to make it rain and ruin the sugar harvest”.

Professor Robock may sound like a nutcase … but he’s actually sane, and his concerns are well-founded.

The Guardian reported in 2001:

During the Vietnam war, the Americans launched Project Popeye, a secret mission to seed the tops of monsoon clouds and trigger phenomenal downpours that would wash away the Ho Chi Minh Trail used for ferrying supplies.

For five years Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos were sprayed during the monsoons, and military intelligence claimed that rainfall was increased by a third in some places. It only came to an end in March 1971 when [Washington Post] journalist Jack Anderson exposed the project and caused such a public furor that the UN general assembly approved a universal treaty banning environmental warfare.

Interestingly, U.S. weather modification efforts during the Vietnam war were revealed as part of the Pentagon Papers.

The Washington Post reported on July 2, 1972:

Indochina – by the evidence of a long-ignored passage in the Pentagon Papers – has been a test battleground, the site of purposeful rain-making along the Ho Chi Minh trails.


Sen. Claiborne Pell (D-R.I.) is prominent among members of Congress who believe it has become a reality. “There is very little doubt in my mind,” he says. Rep. Gilbert Gude (R-Md.) states: “There’s no doubt in my mind that it’s going on in Vietnam.”

“I think there’s no doubt rain-making was used in Laos on the trail,” says a Senate committee aide well versed in defense affairs.


It is a “successful” pre-1967 use which is documented in the “senator Gravel” version of the Pentagon papers. In late February, 1967, this document discloses the Joint Chiefs of Staff prepared a list of “alternative strategies” for President Johnson.

One, titled “Laos Operations”, read:

“Continue at present plus Operation Pop Eye to reduce trafficability along infiltration routes … authorization required to implement phase of weather modification process previously successfully tested and evaluated in same area ….

In 1967 — according to columnist Jack Anderson, who published the first allegation of Indochina rain-making — U.S. forces started secret Project Intermediary Compatriot “to hamper enemy logistics” … (with) claimed success in creating man-made cloudbursts … and flooding conditions” along the Ho Chi Minh trails, “making them impassable.”

The Post makes clear that cloud-seeding wasn’t limited to the Vietnam war theater:

The Defense Department freely reports that it has “field capacities” for making rain. It used them in the Philippines in 1969, in a six-month “precipitation augmentation project” at the Philippines request; in India in 1967, at a similar invitation; over Okinawa and Midway Islands, and in June, July and August, 1971, over drought-stricken Texas, at the urgent request of Gov. Preston Smith.


Navy rain-makers are currently involved in two long-range California programs — one over the Pacific off Santa Barbara, an attempt to increase rainfall over a national forest; the other over the Central Sierras to try to increase the snow-pack for electric utilities that depend on water power.

The Post also quoted high-level scientists warning that enemies could modify weather as a direct form of warfare, for example, by flooding coastal areas where one’s enemy resided.  And – as the Post notes – even in 1972, the government was studying the affect of counter-measures to weather warfare:

ARPA Director Stephen J. Lukasik told the Senate Appropriations Committee in March: “Since it now appears highly probable that major world powers have the ability to create modifications of climate that might be seriously detrimental to the security of this country, Nile Blue [a computer simulation] was established in FY 70 to achieve a US capability to (1) evaluate all consequences of of a variety of possible actions … (2) detect trends in in the global circulation which foretell changes … and (3) determine if possible , means to counter potentially deleterious climatic changes …”

“What this means,” Lukasik explains, “is learning how much you have to tickle the atmosphere to perturb the earth’s climate. I guess we’d call it a threat assessment.”

The Boston Globe noted in 2005:

A few years ago, a team led by the late Edward Teller [the creator of the nuclear bomb] suggested creating a similar effect by launching a million tons of tiny aluminum balloons into the atmosphere.


The US military, unsurprisingly, was intrigued by the possibility of a godlike meteorological arsenal. According to Spencer Weart, a physicist and historian of science at the American Institute of Physics, the thinking in the Defense Department was “maybe we’ll give the Russians a real Cold War, or maybe they’ll give us one, so we should be ready.” Pentagon money funded much of the era’s climate research, helping to create the weather models we now use in forecasting. War gamers dreamed up climatological warfare scenarios like laying down a blanket of fog over an airfield or visiting drought upon an enemy’s breadbasket.


A 1996 Air Force report entitled “Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025,” argued that “the tremendous military capabilities that could result from this field are ignored at our own peril.”

Here is a copy of the Air Force study “Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025″.

The Technology Has Advanced Far Beyond Seeding Clouds With Silver Iodide

The technology has advanced a long way since the early 1970s.

For example, the Telegraph reported in 2011 that Abu Dhabi ‘creates man-made rainstorms’ by “using giant ionisers, shaped like giant lampshades, to generate fields of negatively charged particles, which create cloud formation.” “There are many applications,” Professor Hartmut Grassl, a former institute director, is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying. “One is getting water into a dry area. Maybe this is a most important point for mankind.”

The Guardian reported in 2001:

The US air force planners recently came up with new proposals to launch new weather weapons. Instead of silver-iodide, the idea is to shower fine particles of heat-absorbing carbon over clouds to trigger localised flooding and bog down troops and their equipment. Lasers on aircraft would also trigger lightning onto enemy aircraft, whilst other lasers could be fired at fog to clear a path over enemy targets on the ground.

Former secretary of defense William Cohen told a conference on terrorism on April 28, 1997:

Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves.

The American Institute of Physics (the organization mentioned above in the Boston Globe article) provides an interesting overview of the history of weather modification:

From 1945 into the 1970s, much effort went into studies of weather modification. American entrepreneurs tried cloud-seeding to enhance local rainfall, Russian scientists offered fabulous schemes of planetary engineering, and military agencies secretly explored “climatological warfare.”


At the close of the Second World War, a few American scientists brought up a troublesome idea. If it were true, as some claimed, that humans were inadvertently changing their local weather by cutting down forests and emitting pollution, why not try to modify the weather on purpose? For generations there had been proposals for rainmaking, based on folklore like the story that cannonades from big battles brought rain.

Now top experts began to take the question seriously…. At the end of 1945 a brilliant mathematician, John von Neumann, called other leading scientists to a meeting in Princeton, where they agreed that modifying weather deliberately might be possible. They expected that could make a great difference in the next war. Soviet harvests, for example, might be ruined by creating a drought. Some scientists suspected that alongside the race with the Soviet Union for ever more terrible nuclear weapons, they were entering an equally fateful race to control the weather. As the Cold War got underway, U.S. military agencies devoted significant funds to research on what came to be called “climatological warfare.”


In 1953 a President’s Advisory Committee on Weather Control was established to pursue the idea. In 1958, the U.S. Congress acted directly to fund expanded rainmaking research. Large-scale experimentation was also underway, less openly, in the Soviet Union.

Military agencies in the U.S. (and presumably in the Soviet Union) supported research not only on cloud seeding but on other ways that injecting materials into the atmosphere might alter weather. Although much of this was buried in secrecy, the public learned that climatological warfare might become possible. In a 1955 Fortune magazine article, von Neumann himself explained that “Microscopic layers of colored matter spread on an icy surface, or in the atmosphere above one, could inhibit the reflection-radiation process, melt the ice, and change the local climate.” The effects could be far-reaching, even world-wide. “What power over our environment, over all nature, is implied!” he exclaimed. Von Neumann foresaw “forms of climatic warfare as yet unimagined,” perhaps more dangerous than nuclear war itself. 

As such, it is vital that weather warfare not be allowed to spiral out of control.

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  • kimyo

    spidey-sense-says the global warmists need to seed a reason for the utter and complete failure of their models as the incoming ice age rushes in. ‘it’s the russians!’ (somehow flying unfettered flights across the midwest)

  • airtrix

    The more you stir the pot the thicker the sauce.They should stick what they are good at.What that is I don’t know.

  • suzannedk

    This article is misreporting at it’s best. The CIA project HAARP has been in global battle use for generations, carefully improved along the way. It was announced within the past year is was to be abandoned is “not working”. The skies over Amsterdam, Netherlands, have been bombarded and still are with HARP method weather changing chemicals called by watchers “chem trails” to make it seem in the iconic, tiny, lovely, nation that the world is not really warming at all. As the US Congress states contemptuously to to the globe, each and every year.At the very same time the US has been funding the building of vast cement buildings on the ocean sand we sit on as well as a Amsterdam subway system that will funnel the rising waters of the sea when they begin, with astonishing speed over our ancient, peaceful, beautiful, capital

    • trimmer

      Tough shit.

      • suzannedk

        You got it and all like you will not be spared, we are in this together. Fukushima ‘debris’, ‘fall-out’, will emit from where-ever the poisoned sea and rain water will go for millions of years, erasing natural life. Your comment is your own death knell.

        • trimmer

          Thanks for your reply Susannedk. Fortunately for me I have already been spared. I passed from death to life many years ago and a little thing like radiation has no power over me. It is the second death that you need to worry about maam’. The first one, for the most part, is inescapable.
          Seek your path of escape with fear and trembling, meekness and the right attitude and our creator just may decide to show you mercy.
          Now if you shoot back that there is no such a thing as a creator, or something like that, I will tell you right now that is not going to get you anywhere with the almighty God.

          • nomadfiles

            ‘ I passed from death to life many years ago’
            probably not referring to physical life. In that case what’s going on with Fukushima is good. It just hastens the inevitable. So why worry? It’s not like God expects us to be stewards or anything.

  • nomadfiles

    “CIA Looking Into Weather Modification As A Form of Warfare”. From the rear view mirror.

  • Rick Steele has all of the accurate information regarding global weather manipulation.

    • suzannedk

      what is the next video you prove in

      • Rick Steele

        I don’t understand your question

        • suzannedk

          I don’t understand it either! My post are probably messed with, internet conversations are simplicity itself to mess with, change if wanted.,..which is the delight of the US NASA as it goes around the world stealing identities, privacies, secrets, genocidally removing the ability to muse, contemplate, devise and survive. What I did write about was that HAARP, the weather changing program, has been used for maybe generations at the same time being developed, quite a wild success too. And a very dangerous one as the detached intellects of the integrity disabled Americans threw in all sorts of unknown drugs and chemicals into their plane spread chemical trails that were to bring natural rain, sun and ‘inadvertently’ brought generational poisoning globally. Last year HAARP was announced a failure and would be make yet another secret some Washington legislation must be devised to hide. And the acceleration of the now un-named HARP program is being developed as a war weapon, a global one, which it always was. Nothing new under the sun, as the increasing holes in northern Russia are exclaiming
          expansively. America will mis-use them too unless we stop her, we seven billion.

  • JerseyCynic
  • Sam Johnson

    Info that will help you understand that our weather is definitely being manipulated and controlled.

    Here is the US Patent for Controlling/Modifying the Weather…,686,605.PN.&OS=PN/4,686,605&RS=PN/4,686,605 – open article and search for “northern Alaska” and “barium”. Now Google “northern Alaska HAARP” and “barium increasing in atmosphere”.

    UN Website talks about weather modification… Now search for the word “hostile” in this doc

    UN Website – Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques…

    Why do we need a weather modification board if we cannot modify the weather?…
    read the end of this act… 24 SEC. 9. EFFECTIVE DATE. 25 This Act shall take effect on October 1, 2005.

    If there is no such thing as “chemtrails” often referred to as aerosol spraying which gives men power to manipulate/control the weather then why are universities such as Harvard, Columbia, Berkeley, Oxford, MIT, and many others teaching geo-engineering?

    Hurricane Aerosol and Microphysics Program (HAMP): Weather Manipulation turned over to DHS?

    ICAS Report No. 10a
    November 1966
    A Recommended National Program In Weather Modification

    Check out what the US Air Force says about “Owning the Weather by 2025″…
    QUOTE: In the broadest sense, weather-modification can be divided into two major categories: suppression and intensification of weather patterns. In extreme cases, it might involve the creation of completely new weather patterns, attenuation or control of severe storms, or even alteration of global climate on a far-reaching and/or long-lasting scale.

    Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen, testifies that Weather Weapons have existed for over 15 years…

    US Law allows testing of Chemicals and biological agents on “civilian population”…
    You can read the FULL Public Law 105-85 just past the middle of this post.

    Learn more:

    For those that want to dig really deep…

    Chemtrails: Aerosol and Electromagnetic Weapons in the Age of Nuclear War

    Great Documentary — Why in the World are They Spraying?

    Great Documentary — What in the World are They Spraying?

    This site offers research into the problems associated with the aerosol spraying activities…

    Remember :
    “Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance.” ~ Albert Einstein
    “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ~ Aldous Huxley*

    • Defiant

      I’ll admit I have NO interest in looking at all those links…especially having read the very first one. You can patent a block of wood as a free-energy machine, if you like. There are NO requirements to prove your patented device does what it claims to. So this is actually “proof” of NOTHING.

      • Sam Johnson

        It proves sir that you will forever remain ignorant. Good luck with that… “Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance.” ~ Albert Einstein

        • nomadfiles

          man I like that quote

        • Kyle

          Tis what the commies want. People like Defiant to remain ignorant to China’s take over.

  • Defiant

    It amuses me that the CIA is CONSTANTLY accused of both controlling the weather with “HAARP” and “chemtrails,” and at the same time of PLANNING to control the weather–as betrayed by their “interest” in nefarious technology. In the meantime…the same folks accusing them of controlling the weather are shouting that we’ll NEVER be able to fix “Global Warming”!

    It can’t be ALL ways!

    • nomadfiles

      Yep. Somebody’s lying. I don’t know who but I’m kind of leaning toward the people who are trained in lying.

      • Anthony Butt


  • AntiLieGuy

    This is all lies! Planet X is causing the weather, seismic and volcanic activity. Thats what the chemtrails hide every day globally for the past ten years. All your governments are treasonous criminals and the same day as the next false flag to invade Iran, Amerikka will be annihilated by Russia, China and the SCO. This has all been planned for centuries by the “gods” who made us to be slave gold miners.

  • AntiLieGuy

    There is NO weather modification and anyone who say there is is a treasonous liar!

    PLANET X is causing the extreme weather and volcanic and seismic activity.

    All your governments and media are treasonous liars!

    • nomadfiles

      ‘There is NO weather modification”
      just lingering contrails…that congeal into clouds, a phenomenon which for some reason is of no interest to meteorologists or environmentalists. That seems odd, since these clouds, intentionally or not, are man made. Environmentalists are concerned, are they not, with man’s effect upon the weather. An enormous amount of cloud cover created by routine air traffic would seem to me to be an important factor in understanding climate change/global warming.

  • fuckyou

    You erased my comment you goddamned treasonous pieces of shit! You will be outed as a lying government propaganda operation you piece of treasonous shit!

  • Citizens-Vs-Spraying

    Look up at the sky.
    The USA is already spraying our skies with persistent trails. They contain
    substances that are designed to expand and block sunlight. Been happening since 1996. Look at any weather cam and you’ll see the fake clouds being created. Look all over Youtube. People are starting to get pissed about it.

  • Mike R

    Hmmm. Russia has their own version of HAARP, called the SURA facility,
    as well as the DUGA systems, responsible for the infamous “Woodpecker”
    radio signals. As we shiver through this unusually harsh winter, we may
    wonder if a new type of “Cold War” has started.

  • Kyle

    And their goal is to wreck the farms along California and possibly up the west coast as we swelter in drought so Chinese firms can buy them up and we pay them back at premium prices. Once you control the food you control the crowd! People are too busy playing Temple Run in their smart phones to even bother glancing up.

    Search for SBX Transmitters and you can find some rare jet stream videos and water vapor imagery showing healthy pacific lows being mysteriously blown apart as soon as it reaches a certain area. They are calling it mysterious HARRP rings which high pressure or *clock wise flow* starts happening in an otherwise healthy deep low blowing it apart so by the time it reaches the west coast all you get are clouds.

    Since 2012 here in Oregon we have more or less been under this constant *torch* which the pattern refuses to budge for a different regime. Each year warmer and warmer as the pattern preforms a positive feed back on itself Snowpack is pretty pathetic. Mt Baker which has the highest ski lifts are desperate to stay open that during the 20 inch snow fall they opened up but at this point it would be more beneficial for them to close instead of trying to throw the dice and gamble for a *March Mircale* which as long as this pattern is controlled it ain’t gonna change!

    Several times this winter there was false hope where things were about to change into a colder/wetter regime but mysteriously as we got close to the event within 7 days it all blew east.

    My comment will likely get pulled for mentioning any of this.

  • deannaM

    as if they havent been weaponizing/modifying the weather all this time and writting everyone off who sees it as delusional while continuing the mind control psy-op for the masses .so sick of hearing its only about “future plans” ,geoengineering has been assaulting our globe for many years now and anyone remaining in willful denial,or reporting it as if it ISNT HAPPENING RIGHT NOW is helping it to continue

  • Hugh Donovan Turner

    Unacceptable excuse and to think the United States would allow the Cia to do this is first insane and second ,we need the names of whoever is involved so they can be charged with international crimes against humanity. Whoever is directing this assault on people will be answering to this ..,THEY KNOW FULL WELL WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND ITS DIRECTED AT PEOPLE NOT WEATHER OR WARFARE BECAUSE THE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL STATES THAT THE USE OF CHEMICAL WEOPONS IS A DIRECT VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ITS HAPPENING WORLD WIDE AND I KNOW THAT INDIVIDUAL STATES ARE READY TO FILE CHARGES IMMIDIATELY !