The Eugenics Roots Of Metabunk's Contrail Con


This article is my second venture into the grimy world of the [semi]professional Skeptics / Debunkers. I started refuting the arguments among the lower echelons in this scene, as you can read in THE BOREDOM OF SKEPTICISM. This time we’ll take it one step higher, to a small but persistent little forum that at least tries to engage in some form of decent debate. This website is, run by the self-proclaimed bunk-junkie Mick West. In this article I will try to give you, the reader, a further glimpse of this big picture for World Order, by scrutinizing some techniques and arguments used by the semi- and professional Skeptics. I will explain why these arguments might seem true or have merit on the surface, but after deeper research turn out to be part of the same long-term NWO-agenda this website’s about. An agenda which in the end doesn’t has the best interests of the people at heart, to say the least.



How it is impossible to model reality, and how we will always be faking it.
Mick West[1]

Although I don’t like to go too much into people’s personal lives, it’s essential to get a little insight into the person behind Metabunk in order to understand the driving force behind the forum. Mick West is a former video game developer who lives in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. It seems he managed to sell his share of the company Neversoft for a good buck, because apparently he still lives easy on it nowadays. This happened around 2003, and from then on his life’s goal became debunking conspiratorial claims on chemtrails and other controversial aerial phenomenon. This all started on his website, but later on he extended his field of operations to the full spectrum of conspiracies out there and started up Metabunk. He tells us his philosophy behind the name of his website, and so we learn that the name

Metabunk is meant to convey the idea of thinking about debunking, and not simply doing it. Thinking about how to debunk better, and thinking about why we debunk, and what it is we are really trying to do.

Yes, what the hell are you trying to achieve over there? But alas, it’s a good premise, nothing wrong with it. I even endorse it, because there really is too little real and constructive debate between the claimers and the Skeptics. I even started this website in order to help achieving some kind of synthesis, a middle-ground where we can all agree on, as you can read in my INTRODUCTION article. Too bad a large part of the Skeptic movement is led by government agency linked individuals and weirdo’s alike, which are more out to attack and denigrate alternative researchers than to actually achieve conversation. The Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics [ISGP] has a nice article called The Rent-A-Skeptic Network that goes a bit into this. [2]  We learn there that James Randi was linked to intel, as probably with pedophilia too. That rhymes perfectly with fellow-bunkaholic Michael Shermer, who’s still recovering from rape charges the last time I looked. Yes, most of the time those things take a lifetime to heal. I can add that other Skeptic overlord Richard Dawkins can be linked to the Fabian Society and American banking thrusts, for instance through Clinton Edward Dawkins. And in the article you’re now reading you will find some interesting ties Carl Sagan had, who was of course king of Skeptics once. In his own ‘personal history’ article West also give us a peek into his own childhood demons, in which he tells us that

I never fully rid myself of the fear – I’m still not entirely comfortable in the dark, nor in a shower in a empty house (perhaps thanks to watching Psycho at too young an age). I can rationalize it away, I know the fear is an illusion, but it’s still there. […] Part of the reason why I debunk now is anger at the fear this nonsense instilled in me as a young child. Perhaps you can’t do much to stop children being afraid of the dark, but I can still call out the bunk in the tales, and perhaps that will help someone be less afraid. Perhaps it will stop people from passing off these stories as true. Every little helps. [3]

So it seems we’re dealing with a slightly frightened spoilt chap with much too many minutes of leisure time and who has never completely grown up. An individual who went through some sort of psychological rehabilitation and who, similar to an ex-smoker, detests his former stupidity and thus has embarked on some kind of sacred quest to rid the world of bunk and to drive as many people sane as possible. So, West perfectly fits into the picture of the ardent Skeptic. He started out anonymous, but a few years ago he received his two minutes of fame by starring in a CBS news item about a contrail that somewhat eerily resembled a missile trail. We were told it even left the US military staggered for a while! But OK, we’re even led to believe they were no match for 19 guys with boxcutters, so don’t even bother to bother. And then, just in time, help emerged out of a most unexpected corner of the internet, and Mick the Bunk-hunk got screen time on national TV to plug his silly sideshow. This almost Hollywood-like scenario reached ATMOSPHERE_tvmickits climax with the CBS national security correspondent David Martin concluding that “maybe the Pentagon can use a few more good contrail watchers, like Mick West”.[4] The funny thing is that by using “more”, Martin seemed to imply that the Pentagon already has contrail watchers on the payroll, with possibly West among them? It doesn’t sound very plausible, but it can’t be completely ruled our either. The whole news item really reeks like an infomercial, and if it was, it worked fine because West later admitted that it earned him about a million extra pageviews!

And so we see that it really pays out to propagate the establishment views, as it always has. For the powers behind the scenes, useful idiots like this are like a dream come true; uncertain or bored individuals who vehemently cling to the status quo to get a grip on life and who think that they’re in some way helping humanity by fighting people who voice outside of the [enforced] norm. They operate under and rigidly propagate the amorphous terms and phrases we’ve been fed all our lives as being sacred, like for instance ‘science’, and they piggyback on consensuses which they haven’t got a clue how they were established and by whom. They often are extremely skeptical at all dissenting voices, whilst being surprisingly meek and unquestioning at ‘official’ stories and explanations. But in reality most status quo soothed Skeptics never really understand who or what they’re really supporting and what their own fate in the story will be. Let’s try to find out, shall we?



One of the main issues in the ongoing debate on contrails vs. chemtrails and everything around it is the danger and fear for geoengineering, weather modification, weather control and weaponizing weather against the people. The goal the high initiates of the Mystery Schools have stated long ago was the complete control over the Earth and all that’s on it. It includes the complete control over the elements, of which the weather is of course just a tiny part. If you read the works of the British polymath Sir Francis Bacon, you’ll find that ruling the complete galaxy was his end-goal for Man! It even was the main reason why he set up the scientific method and did all his other extremely important foundational work. Yes, an ambitious man indeed. I shall give an example from Bacon’s book The New Atlantis [1626]. It’s written as a fictional story about an empire that was to evolve at the other side of the Atlantic, which would be led by a secret society and would re-unite the world under the flag of democracy through the use of far-advanced sciences. At the end of the [unfinished] manuscript, the spokesman of the ‘House of Salomon’ lists the techniques and tools they utilized, with among them

great and spacious houses where we imitate and demonstrate meteors; as snow, hail, rain, some artificial rains of bodies and not of water, thunders, lightnings; also generations of bodies in air; as frogs, flies, and divers others. “We have also certain chambers, which we call Chambers of Health, where we qualify the air as we think good and proper for the cure of diver’s diseases, and preservation of health. [5]

Bacon illuminated the long and winding road to World Order and the techniques and tools [‘Novum Organon’] to achieve it, just as his forbearer Roger Bacon did centuries before him, and Plato, Socrates and their peers in their Age. An interesting side-note is that the famous Masonic philosopher Manly P. Hall wrote that the end of The New Atlantis wasn’t published because it would be too revealing for the public, but that it always has been in the possession of the higher initiates of the Mystery Schools. These initiates, with the Royal Society as a central axis, have been busy working out and completing Bacon’s goals ever since. The control of the weather is an important part of the NWO agenda, just because the end goal is total control over the universe. They aspire to be gods, so why go for less? President John F. Kennedy told the world in a speech at the United Nations in September 25, 1961 that

[w]e shall propose further cooperative efforts between all nations in weather prediction and eventually in weather control. We shall propose, finally, a global system of communications satellites linking the whole world in telegraph and telephone and radio and television. The day need not be far away when such a system will televise the proceedings of this body to every corner of the world for the benefit of peace. [6]

The question is, how far have they succeeded in achieving this goal? An influential 1964 report by the Panel on Climate & Weather Modification of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that

it is possible to disperse stable clouds, such as super-cooled fog and stratus, by seeding; it has not been demonstrated that precipitation from winter orographic storms can be increased significantly by seeding; We conclude that the initiation of large-scale operational weather modification programs would be premature. Many fundamental problems must be answered first….We believe that the patient investigation of atmospheric processes coupled with an exploration of the technical applications may eventually lead to useful weather modification, but we emphasize that the timescale required for success may be measured in decades. [7]

This study was published under the supervision of Gordon J.F. MacDonald, the same scientist who was quoted by Zbigniew Brzezinski in his very revealing book Between Two Ages  [1970] on possible developing techniques for mind-controlling whole populations. This 1964 report has been the official party line for many decades and maybe still is. The National Research Council [NRC] even cited the ancient report in a 2003 study as still being valid. This prompted the Weather Modification Association [WMA] to release a counter-report in which they stated

that it is inappropriate for a national academy panel, with very limited operational weather modification experience, to make such a judgment. Citation of the very dated 1964 report suggests that little has changed since that time. The NRC panel notes operational programs in 24 countries and at least 66 large-scale operational weather modification programs in the U.S. The WMA believes large-scale operational programs have produced and continue to produce positive effects for society. The WMA does not agree with the NRC suggestion that implementation of large-scale operational programs would be premature. This response details the myriad changes and advances that have been made, but that were largely neglected by the current NRC report. [8]

So here we see that the individuals who are on a daily basis personally involved in the climate modification branch think that the stance of the official overseeing bodies is too conservative, or even misleading. And we can be sure that even this WMA doesn’t represent the cutting edge either. But it’s not difficult to agree with them that it isn’t very plausible that the field of weather control hasn’t progressed much since the 60’s. Now let’s take a peek into its history. In 2006 scholar James Rodger Fleming published a study called The Pathological History Of Weather And Climate Modification, in which he wrote about the earliest publicly known attempts in modern history to control the weather. He tells us that in the United States

the first glimmer of promise in scientific weather modification originated with James Pollard Espy (1785-1860), who advanced a theory of storms driven by inrushing winds, thermally induced vertical convection, and the condensation of moisture releasing the “steam power” of the atmosphere. […] Undaunted, Espy continued his attempts to generate artificial rain by setting fire to large tracts of forest. In the summer of 1849 he contracted for twelve acres of timber in Fairfax County, Virginia, “with pines as thick as a manʼs leg or arm,” to be cut and burned in the hope of producing an intense column of heated air, clouds, and artificial rain. […] The first cycle of promise and hype began in the 1840s and lasted about a century. Clark Spence encapsulates this era in his entertaining book The Rainmakers: American “Pluviculture” to World War II, an episodic, sometimes fantastic, and always quixotic history of weather modification in America to 1940. [9]

One Ty McCormick published in 2013 in Foreign Policy magazine an article on the history of geoengineering. His aim was to show the reader “the dubious history of weather manipulation”. Here a brief overview of his early examples:

1932 In the Cold War’s early years, both superpowers carry out hundreds of experiments using solid carbon dioxide, silver iodide, and other particulate matter to trigger precipitation. The success of these experiments is greatly exaggerated, but scientists do manage to alter weather patterns on a small scale.
1958 “If an unfriendly nation gets into a position to control the large-scale weather patterns before we can, the result could even be more disastrous than nuclear warfare.” -President Eisenhower’s weather advisor.
1965 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Science Advisory Committee issues a landmark report [which] raises the possibility of “deliberately bringing about countervailing climatic changes,” including by “raising the albedo, or reflectivity, of the Earth.”
1967-1972 The U.S. Air Force flies more than 2,600 cloud-seeding sorties over North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia as part of a covert effort to extend the monsoon season and inhibit North Vietnamese troop movements. Dubbed Operation Popeye, the program is the first known instance of hostile weather manipulation in military history.” [10]

Because the potential dangers from weather warfare could and would far outstrip the dangers of atomic warfare, the cry for supervision became louder. This culminated in the United Nations adopting the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques on December 10, 1976. [11]   Article 1 states:  “Each State Party to this Convention undertakes not to engage in military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects as the means of destruction, damage or injury to any other State Party”.  The existence of this treaty alone would at least silence the most ardent skeptics who think that devastating weather modification has never been in the possibilities of humanity. The main concern people have is how and in which magnitude these experiments have continued in secret or black projects that are outside the scope and reach of official governments. It’s also interesting that the treaty only covers inter-state / international attacks and doesn’t really address usage within own national borders. But thinking that treaties like this force a complete halt to secret black military operations is of course a bit naïve.

The aforementioned distinguished professor Gordon MacDonald even admitted something like the basic outline of the malignant geoengineering / chemtrail-theory, as we can read in a great article by one Marquis Childs in the New York newspaper the Geneva Times on July 10, 1976. Childs tells us that MacDonald

warned that operations causing floods, tidal waves and droughts could be carried out secretly. “Such a ‘secret war,”  he said, “need never be declared or even known by the affected population. It would go on for years with only the security forces involved being aware of it. The years of drought and storm would be attributed to unkindly nature and only after a nation was thoroughly drained would an armed takeover be attempted”. [12]

According to the World Meteorological Organization [WMO], one of their “crowning achievements” is the World Weather Watch [WWW]. Founded in 1963 and evolving ever since it operates under the auspices of the United Nations and its aim is to “advance the state of atmospheric science and technology so as to provide greater knowledge of basic physical forces affecting climate and the possibility of large-scale weather modification”. In 2013 the WWW celebrated its 50 year anniversary, which prompted the WMO to write that the fact

that almost every sector of the economy now depends on weather forecast information is a feather in the cap of WMO, the WWW and the NMHSs, but it also brings with it enormous responsibility. It is worth remembering that no nation, however wealthy and powerful, can serve its citizens with the kind of timely and reliable weather information they have come to expect and depend on without the collaboration of all others as exemplified by the WWW. [13]

So here we see that the organization which distributes the lion’s share of the essential weather information globally is also at the forefront of “large-scale weather modification”. Food for thought, hmm? [14]   An infamous study done by the Center for Strategy and Technology of the US military even had the audacity to claim they will be Owning The Weather In 2025. In 2005 the website published an article on this military study, complemented with more recent meetings at the Pacific Space Leadership Forum in Hawaii. The article asks us what a military strategist would gain

in having an “on-switch” to the weather? Clearly, it offers the ability to degrade the effectiveness of enemy forces. That could come from flooding an opponent’s encampment or airfield to generating downright downpours that disrupt enemy troop comfort levels. […] nanotechnology could be utilized to create clouds of tiny smart particles. Atmospherically buoyant, these ultra-small computer particles could navigate themselves to block optical sensors. Alternatively, they might be used to provide an atmospheric electrical potential difference — a way to precisely aim and time lightning strikes over the enemy’s head – thereby concoct thunderbolts on demand. Perhaps that’s too far out for some. But some blue sky thinkers have already looked into these and other scenarios in “Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025“.

That report came with requisite disclaimers, such as the views expressed were those of the authors and didn’t reflect the official policy or position of the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, or the United States government. Furthermore, the report was flagged as containing fictional representations of future situations and scenarios. On the other hand, Air Force 2025 was a study that complied with a directive from the chief of staff of the Air Force “to examine the concepts, capabilities, and technologies the United States will require to remain the dominant air and space force in the future.” “Current technologies that will mature over the next 30 years will offer anyone who has the necessary resources the ability to modify weather patterns and their corresponding effects, at least on the local scale,” the authors of the report explained. [15]

It’s all part of becoming gods themselves. Of course they know what they’re doing; don’t worry! But, some do. In 2013 a writer for the Atlantic Council of Canada [NATO] voiced his concerns about the re-emergence of weather warfare. He warned us that the concept

of manipulating Mother Nature for the sake of military advantage may appear out of reach or vain…but think again. There are multiple examples of such tactics around the world. Most are for non-military purposes, but some nations have experimented with weather and warfare in the past. […] Proponents of weather manipulation tactics say that inducing rain in Vietnam was more appropriate than using napalm. Many, however, are concerned about the environmental impacts of such tactics. Climate change is becoming a large global priority by the day and using our scientific progress to further one’s militaristic and political goals has proved to not be salient to say the least. [16]

With these wise words we close this part and proceed with putting the weather thing in perspective, in the frame of the quest for World Order. I will do this by analyzing the sources that Mick West uses to prove his arguments, to in the end make clear to every reader where it all came from and where it might go if we don’t make up our owns minds quickly.




In the February 2015 article The Best Book ATMOSPHERE_bestbookFor Explaining Contrails To Chemtrail Believers,[17] Mick West declared the book Atmosphere to be just that. It promises to be a cheap and thorough guide to debunking chemtrails and the like. While I wouldn’t call myself a ‘believer’ in chemtrails, because believing implies not knowing or investigating in the first place, I go into this article because it’s important to lay bare the source material and how it fits into the agenda for World Order. Please first read my articles DEEPER INSIGHTS INTO WORLD ORDER– PART I and the earlier referred THE BOREDOM OF SKEPTICISM to fully understand what I mean with this NWO phrase. It’s possible the hereditary elites want to curb population growth drastically before 2050 and maybe kill off a good part of the global population, but probably not through chemtrails. Pointing out suspicious lines in the sky as being proof of them wanting to poison us is in fact one of the worst claims out there, and vigorously propagating it does more harm than good. Just as with the whole UFO / alien meme it keeps people looking upward to things they don’t really understand, while they should be looking in front of them and around them and focus on things they do understand. But as already laid out, weather manipulation and geoengineering is very real and I’m pretty sure we’re only told the tip of the iceberg, as always. Let’s now take a deeper look in the book Atmosphere  by Vincent J. Schaefer and John A. Day. The book was part of the well-known Field Guide series, a long-term effort to make science fun for the layperson. This particular edition was heavily sponsored by the Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation, both organizations founded on Masonic principles and for the promotion and implementation of the New-Age agenda.[18] [More on this later]. The New York Times wrote that the book Atmosphere  serves

as a guide to cloud types, storms and the like. It provides explanations for such phenomena as cloud formation. It tells, with photographs, of early cloud-seeding efforts and describes home experiments in atmospheric physics. It is more to be consulted after seeing some extraordinary weather related phenomenon than to be carried on a hike. The book is richly illustrated with photographs of hurricanes, jet streams and various cloud patterns as seen from the lofty perspectives of weather satellites. It would be a valuable addition to the library of anyone who marvels at the infinite variety of the celestial panorama.[19]

Now let’s see who the writers of the book are. Vincent Joseph Schaefer was a self-taught chemist who became a well-known name in the field of atmospheric sciences, and earned himself a job as teacher at the State University of New York. A description of the voluminous Vincent Schaefer Papers says that they

document Schaefer’s monumental work on weather modification and cloud seeding at the General Electric Corporation’s (GE) Research and Development Laboratory from 1922-1953. In 1946 Schaefer became the first person to develop a successful laboratory and field method of cloud seeding the atmosphere as he worked alongside GE’s chief research scientist and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner Dr. Irving Langmuir. Schaefer’s research on weather modification is reflected in his correspondence, research notes, and reports that make up the bulk of the collection, which also includes more than two hundred films of cloud seeding experiments in the atmosphere. In 1961, Schaefer was selected to lead the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) at the State University of New York at Albany and he brought many of his GE colleagues to ASRC, including Bernard Vonnegut, Raymond Falconer and Duncan Blanchard. [20]

So here we see that Mr. Schaefer was in fact among the key scientists who have started up the science of geoengineering the skies. Schaefer was member of the fraternal society Pi Kappa Phi and was almost certainly a Freemason. His autobiography Serendipity In Science was published by SquareCircle Press, which almost exclusively publishes books by Freemasons.[21] If we look at the Vincent Schaefer Papers  we see that he and his inner circle of scientists used many different chemicals in their experiments, and also documentation of his work on the US Biological and Chemical Defense Planning Board. [22]

In the newspaper clipping from 1948 below we can read that Schaefer’s research was very interesting for the military and their far-reaching aims. [23]


Another biography of Schaefer tells us that with

Langmuir, Blodgett and others as well as by himself, Schaefer published many reports on the areas he studied, which included surface chemistry techniques, electron microscope techniques, polarization, the affinity of ice for various surfaces, protein and other monolayers, studies of protein films, television tube brightness, and submicroscopic particulates. After his promotion to research associate in 1938, Schaefer continued to work closely with Langmuir on the many projects Langmuir obtained through his involvement on national advisory committees, particularly related to military matters in the years immediately before and during the Second World War. […]  In November 1946 he conducted a successful field test seeding a natural cloud by airplane — with dramatic ice and snow effect. The resulting publicity brought an abundance of new correspondence, this time from people and businesses making requests for snow and water as well as scientists around the world also working on weather modification to change local weather conditions for the better. Schaefer’s discovery also led to debates over the appropriateness of tampering with nature through cloud seeding. In addition, the successful field test enabled Langmuir to obtain federal funding to support additional research in cloud seeding and weather modification by the GE Research Laboratory. Schaefer was coordinator of the laboratory portion of Project Cirrus while the Air Force and Navy supplied the aircraft and pilots to carry out field tests and to collect the data used at the Research Laboratory. [24]

Bernard Vonnegut was the older brother of the famous humanist writer ATMOSPHERE_boxKurt Vonnegut, and he held a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from MIT and published many papers on cloud seeding. To cite an interesting anecdote:

“It has also been suggested that, when Vonnegut was working at General Electric (in public relations), he was inspired by a company story relating to H.G. Wells. When Wells visited G.E. in the thirties, Nobelist chemist Irving Langmuir was tasked with keeping Wells entertained during his visit. Langmuir came up with an idea about a form of water that was solid at room temperature. Wells never published a story about it, but Vonnegut thought it was worth using.” [25]

It seems he was everywhere, our good old H.G. Wells! Spreading his and his superiors ideas to further the ‘open conspiracy’ for world unification, and, of course, control. The aforementioned James Rodger Fleming, one of the leading historians specialized in the history of weather control, wrote that within a month

of Schaeferʼs experiment Bernard Vonnegut, who had recently transferred into Langmuirʼs research group, discovered that silver iodide smoke also “caused explosive ice growth in” supercooled clouds. When their mentor, associate director of the laboratory Irving Langmuir saw these effects he remarked excitedly, “Well, we’ve got to get into the atmosphere and see if we can do things with natural clouds.” In November Schaefer rented an airplane and dropped six pounds of dry ice pellets into a cold cloud over Greylock peak in the Berkshires, creating ice crystals and streaks of snow along a three-mile path. According to Schaeferʼs laboratory notebook, “It seemed as though [the cloud] almost exploded, the effect was so widespread and rapid.” Langmuir, watching the experiment unfold from the control tower of the airport, was on the phone to the New York Times before Schaefer landed. According to the article, “a single pellet of dry ice, about the size of a pea… might produce enough ice nuclei to develop several tons of snow,” thus, “opening [the] vista of moisture control by man.” Langmuir may have been thinking of an analogy to nuclear power. From this moment on, in the press and before the meteorological community, Langmuir expounded his sensational vision of large-scale weather control, including redirecting hurricanes, generating artificial snow storms, changing the arid Southwest into fertile farmland, and suppressing icing conditions to enhance aviation safety. [26]

The second writer of the Atmosphere book is John A. Day [1913-2008]. He was a physicist and meteorologist who called himself “The Cloudman”, and seemingly he never got tired of looking up [Day]dreaming. His biography states that “Dr. Day’s interest in clouds was first of a technical nature, learning to forecast their appearance and development as they impacted on Pan Am Clipper flights. Studies of clouds in the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s were directed toward gaining a fuller understanding of the physical causes that led to the formation of particular cloud types. In this period he started photographing clouds which led to an extensive collection of photographs. In later years his focus of interest has shifted from technical to artistic, and through the medium of photography, he attempts day by day to capture the beauty and majesty seen in the cloud forms that grace the sky”.[27] Day also was actively involved in cloud seeding experiments in the 50’s and 60’s.[28]

But Mick West has put more books on the line to prove that geoengineering and weather modification hasn’t been done on a large scale yet, and certainly not through airborne chemicals. He published the article Debunking “Contrails Don’t Persist” With A Study Of 70 Years Of Books On Clouds.[29]  While I certainly agree with his premise that contrails are able to linger in the air for long periods of times if the atmospheric conditions are right, I go into this to further outline the background of the illuminated literature and writers West uses as sources. And I will also venture into the closely aligned Environmental Movement as far as the little space of this article persists, because this connection is of paramount importance to understand the bigger picture. I hope it will clarify for the reader how controlled and orchestrated it really is and always has been, to help bringing in the New-Age.



|1943| Ann C. Douglas – Cloud Reading For Pilots


With Foreword by Professor D. Brunt, Sc.D., President of the Royal Meteorological Society. John Murray; London; 1943

According to the London Guardian “Ann Welch, who has died aged 85, was the world’s best-known glider pilot. A wartime contemporary of Amy Johnson, she was a lifelong pioneer and contributor to four aviation sports – gliding, hang gliding, paragliding and microlight flying”. She was born Ann Edmonds, but in 1939 she married Graham Douglas. In 1948 she divorced, and in 1953 she married Patrick Lorne Welch.[30] She wrote many books about gliding and some particularly about weather phenomenon. The book in question tells us that much of the terminology in the book was copied from the International Atlas Of Clouds, a big international production published several decades before. Compared to the other books she wrote this one got published with a lot more financial backing, marketing and a lot more additional reprints. This becomes perfectly clear as soon as you find out that this book was published under the supervision of none less than the president of the Royal Meteorological Society, Sir David Brunt. Among certain circles this man was known as the most distinguished meteorologist in Britain in his time, and after a long career, which included fellowship of the Royal Society, he got honored with the Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [KBE].[31] Brunt was also one of the prime architects of a plan for a chemical attack on Tokyo in 1945, as was declassified by the British government in 2009. He wrote a two-page analysis considering “the flow of gas in the street of Tokyo” and wrote down how it had to be executed effectively, based on demographic information and photographs of Tokyo. [To make as many casualties as possible.] He considered phosgene and mustard gas.[32] But besides this, Brunt also held a less well-known position that probably was the real reason he got knighted. In the book The Government Machine: A Revolutionary History Of The Computer  we read that in 1949

the first government committee to concern itself with electronic computers was set up. The Advisory Committee on High Speed Calculating Machines was a joint initiative of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research and the Advisory Council on Scientific Policy, and became known as the Brunt Committee, after its chairman, meteorologist and Royal Society secretary and vice-president David Brunt. Brunt’s advice was highly influential in shaping British academic computer research. In particular, a research agenda oriented primarily toward scientific calculation rather than business data processing was confirmed. However, away from academic centers, Brunt’s Committee began to take an interest in the use of computers for business and administration in the early 1950s. Brunt invited T. B. Boss of the NPL’s Mathematics Division to examine “in a general way whether any large scale punched card jobs in the Government Service offer some long-term scope for the use of computing machines.” [33]

Brunt also was in close contact with for instance Sir Harold Spencer Jones, a very influential astronomer and Freemason.[34]  Harold was born as Jones, but somehow earned himself an extra Spencer. He was the Chief Assistant of Sir Arthur Eddington, an influential physicist and Quaker who had close ties with the Darwin family and with Albert Einstein. The latter had very high regard for Eddington and his works on quantum-mechanics. Harold Spencer Jones worked at Royal Greenwich Observatory for a long time, and after retirement became spokesman for the International Council of Scientific Unions and frequently attended UNESCO meetings.[35]  He had close ties with for instance Julian Huxley and Charles Galton Darwin. In June of 1945 Spencer Jones, Huxley and Darwin happily attended the celebration of the 220th anniversary of the founding of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.[36]  They were undoubtedly in high spirits, seeing so many old friends again. Wars and political hostilities are, of course, only show for the masses to believe in; the ties between the initiate scientists go much deeper. Spencer Jones and Huxley co-wrote parts of a very influential science book which was edited by and published by Archibald Montgomery Low, the “father of radio guidance systems”.[37] Low was, just as for instance H.G. Wells, more like a frontman; a prolific public writer that loved the limelight and the fame and who propagated the agenda for people higher on the societal pyramid. Low invented in 1916 the first unmanned armed vehicle, better known as ‘drone’ nowadays. He called it the Aerial Target [AT].[38]  So we can thank him for that. The same goes for him having invented what would later become that one-eyed slave-master on the wall. He called it ‘teleseme’, and it could make you ‘see’ through electrical wires.[39]  Low had close acquaintances with radical feminist, eugenicist and ‘family planner’, Marie Stopes. Good old H.G. Wells and Bertrand Russell were in her inner circle too, at least for a while. At one moment they seemingly backed off a bit because Stopes became more and more radicalized, whilst experiencing all kinds of sexual and psychological troubles. Mrs. Stopes, the British equivalent of Margaret Sanger, married her first time with Reginald Ruggles Gates, the co-founder of eugenics flagship paper Mankind Quarterly of which Charles Galton Darwin was one of the leading lights.[40]  Stopes also had an unexpected admirer in Mahatma Ghandi.[41]

As said before, one of the main reasons I started this website is to be able to detail how such a small and tight group of people have made much of the world as it is, and how it will become if we don’t start thinking for ourselves quite soon. Because there’s one big central issue that has held the Dominant Minority and their helpers together in most of our history, and that’s eugenics; the deep belief that they’re superior and have the right to plan the destiny for all humanity. Don’t you ever believe that it really disappeared after WWII, because it just went underground for a while and re-emerged under different names, for instance ‘bioethics’, and is thoroughly imbedded in all fields of genetic sciences. The excellent 2013 McKinsey report Disruptive Technologies, which describes the most important nascent techniques that will have great impact on our lives, warned that “the thorniest concern in the near future is prenatal genome sequencing. Prenatal genetic screening raises the specter of eugenics: will parents end pregnancies for reasons other than serious deformities and other congenital medical conditions?”[42]  This is of course only the politically correct view, in which the parents will have the choice themselves. But this will only be a temporary phase. There already have been made many inroads to achieve their goal of taking over procreation, and one of the more blatant examples would be the study After-Birth Abortion; Why Should The Baby Live,[43]  in which the authors carefully proposed opting for the laws that give the doctors the final decision if the baby will live. The parents are obviously too emotionally connected to the situation at hand to make the right decisions, so it would be better if the white-coated priesthood takes over, because they’re expert; doctor knows best. The authors even hinted that it would be necessary to extend this period of consideration to three years after birth, just in case something unwanted and unexpected develops. Even doctors are only human and make mistakes! But according to these two bioethicists, children up to three are not human, yet, they’re only bigger fetuses! Hence offing them somewhere during this period would be a feasible option for the future. We will go deeper into present-day eugenics later, but first some additional relevant background information.

ATMOSPHERE_councilThe meteorological guru David Brunt owed much of his career to Sir Charles Napier Shaw, because it was him who introduced Brunt to the British Meteorological Society. Shaw was also a real high-roller in Britain in his time and had intimate contact with many powerful circles in the empire. Most of the landmark books that were published between 1905 and 1920 by the Royal Meteorological Society were supervised by him. One prime example is the 1919 Manual Of Meteorology,[44] which set the tone for much of pre-WWII meteorology. Because of what you’ve already read, it might not surprise you to find the names that are on this small clipping from the introductory pages of the first volume of this meteorological manual. The first name you probably recognize is Francis Galton. Yes, this man is what I’d call a ‘usual suspect’ on this website. Nobody less than Sir Francis Galton, the inventor of the sciences of eugenics and a pioneer in early biometrics, was also an important player in the early atmospheric sciences. Eugenics and Earth sciences have always been entwined deeply. Galton wrote in the 1860’s and 1870’s many studies about different meteorological phenomenon and the formation of cyclones, while in the meantime also building the foundation for fingerprinting technologies, which later would find its widespread use by intelligence agencies around the world.[45]  In early meteorology Galton was an important force behind the scenes, as Karl Pearson noted in 1914. Pearson wrote that “Galton’s journalistic suggestions were often of surprising originality when they were made, but will now seem commonplaces. Thus his idea of weather charts in the daily press, unthought-of when he made it (1868)”.[46]  Pearson then explains how Galton was probably the first person in the world to coin the idea of a pan-European and later even global weather network. Galton was, thanks to his many connections abroad, the first to produce a weather study of the greater continent of Europe, which he named Meteorographica, or Methods of Mapping the Weather [1861]. Galton collaborated very much with George Howard Darwin, the second son of Charles Darwin and Emma Wedgwood. After George’s death his scientific works were published by his brother Francis. Francis wrote that in the 1860’s a department of the Board of Trade under Admiral R. FitzRoy began to collect data from ships and produce the first weather forecasts and storm warnings which were sent by telegraph to ports. He then wrote that

the study of maps was continued and a good deal of progress was made in our knowledge of the laws of weather. But in spite of the wealth of information the generalisations were empirical and it was felt that something more than the careful examination of records was required to bring the phenomena of weather within the rule of mathematics and physics.[47]

Francis Darwin also listed some of the techniques his brother and friends like Galton, Lord Kelvin and Richard Strachey invented and implemented. So he tells us that it was

difficult at this time to point to any general advances in meteorology which can be attributed to the harmonic analyser or its arithmetical equivalent as a process of discussion, though it still remains a powerful method of analysis. It has, no doubt, helped towards the recognition of the ubiquity and simultaneity of the twelve-hour term in the diurnal change of pressure which has taken its place among fundamental generalisations of meteorology and the curious double diurnal change in the wind at any station belongs to the same category; but neither appears to have much to do with the control of weather. [48]

So here we see already a short hint at the end-goal they were striving for in their time. Everything the hereditary elite pursues with such a religious zeal is target for complete control and subjugation, as it has always been in history. It might be interesting to note here that the aforementioned Karl Pearson himself was among the first in something too, namely by already in 1895 starting up a ‘biometric laboratory’ at University College, London. He did this with Galton and with Walter Weldon, and they started up the scientific paper Biometrika for their most controversial studies. They had to publish these themselves, because no existing journal would accept their radical racial rubbish. Another journal Galton and his cronies started in their days was The Reader, which went under due to infighting, but later re-emerged as one of the leading scientific journals in the world: Nature.

George Darwin was, along with three relatives and Florence Keynes, “at the heart of the eugenicist ginger group who were active in the run-up to the Mental Deficiency Act of 1913”, wrote Tom Blaney, an expert on the Darwin family. The official working-name of the “ginger group” was the Royal Commission on Care and Control of the Feeble-Minded. [Because they care, you know. They really do.] For years they had been campaigning for things like “compulsory certification and detention of a considerable range of the mentally handicapped”, and “the need for urgent action to counter progressive deterioration of the race”. Out of this grew the Cambridge Eugenics Society, which led the issues on heredity and forced sterilization of the unfit problematic groups like unemployables and criminals until the advent of WWII.[49]  Blaney briefly described Charles Galton Darwin’s views on the coming World Order as written down the book The Next Million Years. Blaney tells us that Galton Darwin

worried that in an “age of leisure” created in an automated society, most people – ninety percent is cited – do not have the qualities of intellect or character to cope constructively. “In the past, those having leisure have tended to be rather above the average in ability and education” but “most of mankind are not fitted by nature for a life of freely chosen leisure, because most would not know what to choose. Something equivalent to the compulsory games of the schoolboy would have to be instituted”. Likewise he was prepared to contemplate with academic detachment and logic the thought that future world government, faced with any unapproved population increase in any part of the world, would implement “the ultimate sanction … to kill off the excess”. [50]

Yes, that would be us! Could we be the ‘theory’ of the 90% junk genes which seems to be present in humanity? No bunk genes: junk genes. Tom Blaney worked in the same laboratory as Charles Galton Darwin once did, and he isn’t a critic, no, he’s an admirer. In the introduction of his book he wrote a bit cryptically about a hypothetical emerging new eugenics system and superior elite caste, and admitted “I aspire to be part of that race”. And the race is on, isn’t it?



|1946| Alan West Brewer – Condensation Trails


The second pamphlet Mick West recommends to us is a study by Alan Brewer on contrails. Brewer [1915-2007] was a Canadian-English physicist and climatologist and became quite a big name in the atmospheric sciences in his time. He began to work as a weather forecaster near Oxford in 1941. In WWII it became urgent to understand the processes of formation of contrails because they were making Allied aircraft more visible, thus vulnerable, to enemies. In 1942 Brewer was assigned as officer-in-charge of the MET Office to forecast when, where and why contrails would form. Brewer had to admit it’s

quite easy to make a physical theory in which you balance the effects of water and heat from the aircraft. In a height-temperature plot, on one side of a line that we called Mintra (sloping from high altitude and low temperature to low altitude and high temperature) an aircraft was able to make trails because its passage increased the humidity, on the other side it was not. Everybody was very satisfied with this theory and this is what the pilots were told. However, in practice, pilots were rather worryingly reporting trails when they were flying at moderate altitude in regions where we expected no trails; and they were reporting no trails when flying at high altitude in regions where we were expecting big trails. Understanding this discrepancy was very important.

Now, there was in the late fifties the atom bombs and hydrogen bombs. The hydrogen bombs were penetrating stratosphere and going to a great height. We were told that it didn’t matter because the debris would go up there and float around for years and years, quietly decaying. But, of course it came out PDQ. What was more, they fired the hydrogen bombs in the Pacific, but the debris came out in a broad swathe from California to Boston, where it worried people who mattered. As a result, in New York in 1960 the UN Scientific committee held a discussion on the problem of the transfer of debris into the troposphere. [51]

For the people who dozed off just a bit, let me recapitulate; they were planning and discussing their experiments amongst the scientists and only after “everybody” was satisfied with the theory concocted, this was “what the pilots were told”! Brewer especially became famous through his work with friend and colleague G.M.B. Dobson. In an Oxford-biography we read that during World War II

Dobson directed his attention to the humidity of the stratosphere. The work on water vapour began because the Meteorological Office had a problem with forecasting the conditions and heights when aircraft make condensation trails. He looked at the dew-point, or frost-point, method of measuring humidity and designed the frost-point hygrometer. A. W. Brewer was appointed to be the Meteorological Officer at Boscombe Down. He was responsible for flying these instruments and also did a lot of the design work.

In 1945 the University passed a Decree conferring upon Dobson the title of Professor. Alan Brewer came to a new Lectureship in Meteorology at Oxford in 1948. Dobson had made forecasts for the Central Flying School, using 20 observations per day, but claimed they had been ‘absolutely hopeless’, and he wanted somebody with more experience than himself to teach forecasting in the University. Together they continued their classic study of atmospheric water vapour. The ‘Brewer-Dobson Circulation’ is generally accepted as the breakthrough in understanding why the stratosphere is so remarkably dry. Its details are still a major subject of study to this day, world-wide. [52]

Brewer also collaborated much with the very influential scientist Harold Urey. [53]  He was a Nobel laureate, famous for the discovery of the element deuterium and infamous for his work on the Manhattan Project. Urey really belonged between the big movers and shakers of his time and attended Bohemian Grove with many of them. The photo below is from the 1942 meeting in the Grove, with from left to right Urey, Ernest O. Lawrence, James B. Conant, Lyman J. Briggs, Eger V. Murphree, and Arthur H. Compton.[54] Especially Conant was extremely influential and for instance member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Alpha Chi Sigma, the American Philosophical Society and the Council on Foreign Relations.[55] Furthermore he was chairman of the National Defense Research Committee and very much a part of the Manhattan Project. And he did most of this while being President of Harvard University.


In light of the ultimate agenda of the Dominant Minority and their Global Order, the next quotation from another Royal Society study is interesting:

These latest steps towards building synthetic life are ultimately based on a longer history of research on the origin of life. The research goes back to 1952, just at the beginning of stage 2 of the Anthropocene—the Great Acceleration—when chemists Stanley Miller and Harold Urey performed a classic experiment that showed that the organic molecules that form the building blocks of life could be formed from simple inorganic molecules in the primitive Earth atmosphere. They mixed methane, water vapour, ammonia, hydrogen and CO2 in a closed container; when an electric current was discharged through the mixture, complex organic molecules, including amino acids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids, were formed. Ironically, while humanity may be on the verge of creating new forms of life, it has failed to slow the recent decline in the Earth’s existing biological diversity. A synthesis of 31 indicators associated with biodiversity change during 1970–2010 shows no significant reductions in the rate of decline of biodiversity during that period.[56]

Another interesting connection for what still is to come in this essay, is the fact that Harold Urey was the mentor of Carl Sagan, and furthermore that the famous naturalist and eugenicist Hermann Joseph Müller also was a very important influence on Sagan. The American Library of Congress has in its collection a letter written by Sagan to one Seymour Abrahamson, and the added description reads that

Sagan explains the important role that Hermann Muller played in his intellectual development. Noting that Müller encouraged him to study the origin of life and exobiology and introduced him to Harold Urey. Sagan thanks Abrahamson for introducing him to Müller.[57]



|1957|  F.H. Ludlam & R.S. Scorer – Cloud Study


Richard S. Scorer is one of the scientists Mick West relies on heavily.ATMOSPHERE_cloudstudy He will be described when we’re arrived at the book he solely published in 1972. Frank Henry Ludlam [1920-1977] joined the British Meteorological Office shortly before World War II. After the war he became professor of meteorology. He was editor of the magazine Weather and was awarded honorary secretary of the Royal Meteorological Society. He wrote a study with the aforementioned John A. Day on the man that named the clouds, Luke Howard, who will be addressed later in this essay. Friend and colleague John Mason wrote Ludlam’s obituary and he tells us he still remembers

reading his first paper on “The forms of ice clouds” at the Royal Meteorological Society in 1949. Having just joined the Meteorology Department of Imperial College, I went with Sir David Brunt and P. A. Sheppard to the meeting. We were all very impressed. Sir David, quick to recognise [sic] a rare talent likely to blossom in an academic atmosphere, recommended Frank for a Leverhulme research fellowship that enabled him to take two years’ unpaid leave from the Meteorological Office and study at Imperial College where, as it turned out, he was to spend the rest of his life as lecturer, reader and professor of meteorology. […] I recall the celebrated Tor Bergeron, who was used to being treated with great deference, being taken aback by Frank’s vigorous arguments for the importance of drop coalescence as opposed to the Bergeron ice particle process in the release of showers, so much so that I intervened to soften the attack. Surprisingly, the great man soon forgave our youthful arrogance and thereafter treated us as near equals, permitting only ‘Lord’ Frank and ‘Lord’ John to challenge him in public. He died, aged 86, just ten days after Frank. Later on, Ludlam attracted a small group of very able students and visiting scientists, notably Keith Browning, David Atlas and W. C. Macklin with whom he did some of his best work on severe storms and the growth of hailstones. […] Frank’s interest in wave clouds and orographic cirrus was greatly enhanced during a very productive programme [sic] of field observations in Sweden in 1955 sponsored by Professor Rossby. [58]

The sponsor was in fact the well-known meteorologist Carl-Gustaf Rossby, one of the leading lights in the post-war American atmospheric sciences. Before the war Rossby had been financed by the Rockefeller Foundation [see f.i. the 1933 Annual Report] and never lost ties with them. Even after his death the Rockefeller Press published memorial books to honor Rossby. If we then turn to a study by the European Space Agency we read that the Rockefellers were even much more influential in the Scandinavian corner of the atmospheric and geophysical sciences; in the 30’s they financed the setting up of the Norwegian Institute for Cosmic Physics [better known as ‘Auroral Observatory’], the world’s first Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics [IFTA], and the world largest differential analyzer at that time. This analyzer was an analog forerunner of the computer and became known as the Oslo Analyzer.[59] Its only competitor was the other supercomputer of that time which was built by Vannevar Bush at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. If we look at the excellent research the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics [ISGP] did, we see that Mr. Bush was a long-time member of the CFR and, of course, worked for the Rockefeller Foundation.[60]  So here we see the Rockefellers once again controlling all sides of the story! But there’s more, because the illustrious Dr. Vannevar Bush helped in many ways illuminating the way the agenda on forced globalization had to go. A real ‘son of light’; the Freemason that he was.[61]  President FDR had sent him a letter asking for a study on how the wartime technology could be transformed into applicability in peace time. Bush published Science; The Endless Frontier, which led to the establishment of the National Science Foundation. Besides all this, he also was one of the key people in the Manhattan Project; he arranged accommodations for the New York ecological movement to start up; he helped setting up and bringing in the scientific dictatorship in the US, and, in his spare time, he even managed to get the weather domination agenda on the road too! He testified before Congress in 1951 that he was

convinced that it is possible under certain circumstances to make rain. As it stands today, we are on the threshold of an exceedingly important matter, for man has begun for the first time to affect the weather in which he lives, and no man can tell where such a move finally will end.” [62]

Vannevar Bush also pleaded for this National Science Foundation to be a non-governmental organization [NGO] instead of a governmental agency, which is also perfectly in line with the incremental scheme of ‘governance’ that was to become one of the major tools in their hard road to World Order.

If we then return to Frank Ludlam, we find that he worked for many years under the supervision of Sir David Brunt, the ‘gas giant’ who I’ve already described earlier. Ludlum started out skeptical on weather modification, but later on he changed his mind and he ended up conducting many studies in this field. Poor Ludlam and his team even got caught, post-mortem I might add, in an alleged conspiracy-theory themselves! A 2001 program from BBC Radio accused their team of having caused a terrible storm and the subsequent ‘Lynmouth Flood’ in 1954, due to the ‘Project Cumulus’ cloud-seeding experiment they held the day before. The Royal Air Force [RAF] and some aligned scientists hurried in for damage control, and they of course wouldn’t lie, would they? The defendants quickly pointed out that nowhere in the regular scientific literature of the 50’s it said that science is able to do such things. And they were right, because sensitive information like that of course stays strictly classified as long as possible, especially with military experiments in the Cold War era. It’s obviously just a coincidence that one day after such an experiment was concocted, a storm and flood occurred which was so big and devastating that it received a name and even nowadays a dedicated Wikipedia page! And as icing on the cake, it seems they shoved a few coins in the hands of an obscure local author and asked her to write a book about the whole controversial situation in Sesame Street-language, and dictated her some pathetic statements she had to make to the press, like I’m a sucker for a mystery, and I think we all do get really absorbed by conspiracy theories and the idea that information is being withheld from us. [63]

This is a perfect example of simple and commonly used counterintelligence techniques to fool the majority of the people who will hear or read about it. It always works. If we look into a small report that was conjured up as the answer to a FOIA-request on this issue, we read that this particular experiment even was carried out to test a Ludlum-theory on how to produce as much rain as possible! The report further states that there was indeed a RAF plane chartered that indeed flew by during the tests for additional measurements. But the report then concludes that certainly no military plane was used at the experiment for cloud-seeding purposes.[64] The report is a bit confusing, which is probably no coincidence. But that’s just my little theory.

On the other hand the weather gods really were often favorable to Ludlam, as we can read in the following statement by one of his former pupils, David Atlas, who tells us that in 1959 he

received an NSF postdoctoral fellowship to work with Professor Frank Ludlam at Imperial College in England. Our goal was to study the structure and dynamics of intense storms. Now why would one go to England where such storms are very rare? But serendipity favored us once more when the Wokingham storm occurred on July 9, 1959. Keith Browning (an NAE Foreign Associate) and Ludlam published an iconic paper on the dynamics of that storm. [65]

Atlas added that although they had to wait a few weeks for a good storm, they had much fun and never lost much time on irrelevancies. I think they certainly couldn’t complain. Because waiting for only a few weeks on the most remarkable of places, and for the perfect storm then to materialize at exactly the right place right in your vicinity to write a career-defining paper on it? It really seems worth it! Where can I sign? Another one of Ludlam’s pupils was Malcolm Walker, a meteorologist who ended up at far-out places like NASA and JPL. In 2012 he looked back on his career and tells us

Frank Ludlam was being extremely modest when he claimed he had had only one original idea in his life and had otherwise merely developed ideas he had picked up from reading historical works, ideas which had not been developed in earlier times because of lack of data or the necessary data-processing facilities. He was a person who understood the great importance of studying the history of meteorology.[66]

Yes, Ludlam knew too that most of the groundwork gets laid out by the hereditary elites, or Dominant Minority as Aldous Huxley called them. And the individuals who are aware of this and who have the brains, guts and ambition to pick up and tow the party-line, they will be the ones that have great chances to proceed quickly in their career. This is how it works in most of the important sciences. When you thoroughly research the extremely influential polymaths of yesteryear, with that I mean the individuals who have come up with and introduced complete thought patterns or social systems, then you’ll find that almost all of them have been high initiates into one of the Mystery Schools that were prevalent at their time. And they all knew all their contemporaries personally and visited or wrote each other often. For a much deeper analysis of this controversial subject, see APOCALYPSE NEVER.

Another friend of FrankATMOSPHERE_clouds Ludlam was Tor Harold Percival Bergeron, who was a Swedish meteorologist and the first to take into account the upper atmospheric phenomena and their effect on climate. He demonstrated that raindrops can form in the upper parts of clouds that normally contain little liquid water through the growth of ice-crystals. This became known as the Bergeron process and can be called the basis of cloud seeding. Besides that Bergeron can probably be called the first ‘cloud-eugenicist’, which he became while working at the Carnegie Institution in Washington. In the 1934 yearbook of the institute we read how he co-wrote the big book Dynamic Meteorology And Hydrography, which opened doors for him at other influential centers in the United States, like MIT. The Carnegie yearbook teaches us that Bergeron’s paper On The Physics Of Cloud And Precipitation “makes an attempt to give a rational, physico-genetic classification of clouds, including a theory for the formation of precipitation, both in view of the synoptic weather analysis”.[67] He probably was anxious to learn about the ‘unfit’ clouds or ‘useless seeders’, and couldn’t wait to document this for their future models and statistics. And as soon as they would achieve enough control over the cloud-forming process, they probably would happily ‘sterilize’ the bad cloudies for them to slowly disappear in the mists of time. In 1948 Bergeron published the study The Problem Of Artificial Control Of Rainfall On The Globe,[68] in which he clearly outlined the need and want for global weather control. The added photos of modified clouds are from this study. And so we can quite easily imagine them planning to become Zeus the Greek sky-god reborn, just in time for the dawning of the New Day. A genetic master-race of clouds would enter the skies, changing the face of the Earth forever. It’s therefore not surprising that Bergeron’s book even today graces the reading lists at the Carnegie Institution of Washington,[69] because this was of course one of the main hellholes that gave the world the ultimate cloud… Ask the Japanese if they remember.

Frank Ludlam also published the book Hail; A Review Of Hail Science And Hail Suppression [1977], which ventured a lot deeper into weather control. The co-authors of the book were Charles Alfred Knight and Garvin B. Foote. Knight published a study named Growth Of Ice Crystals After A Method By Helmholtz in which he laid out “a method of studying the free growth from the melt of ice or any other material, at very small and very accurately controllable supercoolings”. [70]  Later in his career he worked with the Air Force, and he was also one of the main scientists in the National Hail Research Experiment in 1973. This big project was marketed as just a regular experiment and not as a “large-scale weather modification program”, as the project leader said upfront, but in the end it really was that after all. In a July 1973 journal of the American Geophysical Union we read that when

the radar observations indicate that a hailstorm is about to threaten the area where the ground instrument network is located, the scientists declare a ‘hail day’ and go into action. On approximately half of the hail days, the threatening hailstorms are seeded with silver iodide by aircraft. On the other hail days, no seeding is done, but research aircraft take to the air to study the storms. For both seeded and unseeded days, data are collected from the ground network. The scientists believe that, by comparing the total amounts of hail that fall on seeded and unseeded days over the five-year period of field research, they can reach some clear conclusions about the effectiveness of cloud seeding as a tool for reducing hail damage.[71]

I love it when scientists declare a “hail day”, don’t you? They even spray the people with a nice bed of shiny and glistering particles to complete the festivities. Knight still gets cited in weather modification studies nowadays, for instance in many studies of the Weather Modification Association which I earlier mentioned. The other co-author of the aforementioned book, Garvin Brant Foote, was still a rookie in those days, but became a leader in the field thanks to his mentors. The official biography tells us

Foote was appointed NCAR Associate Director and the previous RAP became the Research Applications Laboratory, which he continues to lead. Foote has published over 100 papers in the fields of cloud physics, radar meteorology, hail and severe storms, weather modification, aviation meteorology, and mesoscale meteorology. He has been a leader in the organization and conduct of large field programs such as the National Hail Research Experiment, the Cooperative Convective Precipitation Experiment, the Convective Initiation and Downburst Experiment, the Convection and Precipitation/Electrification Experiment, the Lantau Island Experiment in Hong Kong, and several other international programs.[72]

Another source even adds Foote’s specialties, namely “Severe storms; cloud physics; history and current state of weather modification, including silver iodide cloud seeding, hygroscopic cloud seeding, experiments in hail suppression and rainfall enhancement; and the effects of smoke and pollution on clouds and rain”.[73]



Richard Scorer & Harry Wexler – A Colour Guide To Clouds


This book is featured on the picture of Mick West’s full collection on cloud books, but not separately mentioned in his article. Here we see Mr. Richard Sorer again as writer, who, as said, will be described later on. Here I will focus on Mr. Harry Wexler. He was born in 1911 in Fall River, Massachusetts, as the third son of Russian emigrants Samuel and Mamie Wexler. A study named Globalizing Polar Science gives us a critical look at what Wexler was up to. The writers explained for instance that Wexler’s three basic interests in the early 60’s were “satellite meteorology, peaceful international cooperation, and the possibilities of global climate control”. Furthermore they wrote that during his career he

was involved in, and subsequently led, a technological revolution that established the modern atmospheric sciences. He supported the continued development of high-altitude sounding rockets, studied global fallout patterns from atmospheric atomic tests, and promoted the use of digital computers in operational weather forecasting and general circulation studies. […] For Harry Wexler, nuclear testing, digital computing, observations from space, from the top of a Hawaiian volcano, or from the Antarctic ice cap were all part of “making meteorology global.” […] Wexler joined the nuclear age on July 16, 1945, when he analyzed the pressure waves generated by the Trinity atomic bomb test. He studied the weather’s effects on reactor safety and developed techniques for following radioactive tracers downwind and around the globe after atmospheric nuclear tests. […] Wexler often responded to public concerns linking nuclear tests with adverse weather events, pointing out that the energy released by atmospheric events was far greater than that of even the largest bomb and that, while the immense heat and towering mushroom cloud produced by a nuclear blast had dramatic short-term and local effects, he had found no evidence of any long-term effects on the weather and climate.

At the birth of modern computing, in 1945, Dr. V.K. Zworykin, research director of the RCA (Radio Corporation of America) Laboratories in Princeton, imagined a perfectly accurate machine that would predict the immediate future state of the atmosphere and identify the precise time and location of leverage points or sensitive conditions, ultimately “for determining what control measures should be taken, and at what point in space and time this control should be applied”—literally to pour oil on troubled ocean waters or even set fires or detonate bombs to disrupt storms before they formed, deflect them from populated areas, and otherwise control the weather. According to Zworykin: “The eventual goal to be attained is the international organization of means to study weather phenomena as global phenomena and to channel the world’s weather, as far as possible, in such a way as to minimize the damage from catastrophic disturbances, and otherwise to benefit the world to the greatest extent by improved climatic conditions where possible.” Wexler’s close colleague, the multitalented mathematician extraordinaire John von Neumann, who had initiated a meteorology project at the Institute for Advanced Study, agreed: “All stable processes we shall predict. All unstable processes we shall control.” [74]

So Wexler was among some of the big boys in atmospheric sciences, and among the more extremist part of them. According to another study, Wexler also

assured his audiences that he was concerned not with the long and checkered history of cloud modification leading to more-or-less localized precipitation influences, but with planetary-scale manipulation of the Earth’s shortwave and longwave radiation budget that would result in “rather large-scale effects on general circulation patterns in short or longer periods, even approaching that of climatic change.” These effects, details later, included increasing world temperature by several degrees by detonating up to ten H-bombs in the Arctic Ocean; decreasing world temperature by launching powder into an equatorial orbit to shade the Earth and make it look somewhat like Saturn and its rings; and notably, destroying all stratospheric ozone above the Arctic circle using a relatively small amount of a catalytic agent such as chlorine or bromine. Wexler was interested in both inadvertent climate modification, such as might be created by rocket exhaust gases or other pollution, and purposeful effects, whether peaceful or hostile. So remember it was Wexler, about 50 years ago, who first claimed climate control was “respectable.” [75]

For the people who lost their attention for just a while, let me recap: they were considering experiments and the like, which would have the effect of increasing world temperature by several degrees! Wexler was also one of the founders of the organization described earlier in this essay; the World Weather Watch [WWW]. To conclude, the clipping below is from the book Fixing The Sky by historian James Rodger Fleming. [76]



|1969|  R.K. Pilsbury – Clouds And Weather |1963|


Reginald Kenneth Pilsbury was a well-knownATMOSPHERE_pilsbury individual in the field of weather sciences, but mostly as a photographer, not as a writer. If you research his name, you will almost only find him being credited for photos. He was member of the Meteorological Society though, and the Wiley Online Library lists an obituary which  tells us that

Reginald Kenneth Pilsbury was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, on 20 March 1912, the son of Arthur Pilsbury, who was head of a small plumbing and decorating firm, and Agnes Pilsbury, née Topliss. His parents died when he was young and he was brought up by his grandmother. […] It was whilst at Lee-on-Solent that Ken joined the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) in 1939. […] During the war years, Ken failed three medicals and held two commissions, one being an emergency commission as Flight Lieutenant on 1 March 1944. When his superior, Jimmy Durwood, was promoted to a Directorship, Ken moved to Jamaica, where he was in charge and was primarily concerned with organising forecasting for the civil aviation that was just starting up.

He returned to Dunstable when he switched from forecasting to working on the meteorological side of communications, and he continued in the Telecommunications Branch until his retirement in 1972. The move to Bracknell occurred over the period 1959/61. Subsequently, Ken was heavily involved with the preparations for the introduction of computers both for checking observations and for the preparation of forecasts, with innumerable discussions with the programmers writing the computer code. He also attended many international meetings to lay the foundations for the international data network. […] At that time, to him, clouds were mainly things to be added to a landscape if the composition seemed to require it. A major change occurred when C. E. Wallington, who was writing Meteorology for glider pilots, included several of Ken’s cloud photographs in the book. This encouraged Ken to make a more systematic collection of cloud photographs, especially when several other authors (including the Director-General) incorporated his images in their books. Eventually, 21 of his photographs were used in the International cloud atlas. Once publication of Ken’s photographs started, he began to receive requests for commercial use of his images, and one, of triple lightning strikes, was in such demand that the income it generated purchased all his photographic equipment. Another good earner was a photograph of delicate cumulus clouds used as background in an advertisement for mattresses. Ken wrote and illustrated just one book himself, Clouds and Weather (Batsford, London, 1969), with 107 photographs, which could not, unfortunately, be published in colour. He regretted that he had been `too lazy’ to write other books on the weather for a general readership, and that the Meteorological Office did so little in the way of general public education.[77]

So here we find that the book Mick West foisted upon us isn’t written by a weather scientist, but by a rather “lazy” technician and photographer, who has learned some simple weather trivia being on the job. Pilsbury was mentioned in a few British newspaper articles, first as “Air Ministry Meteorological Office Clerk”, later as “pilot officer” of de meteorological branch of the army.[78]



|1972|  Richard Scorer – Clouds Of The World


Richard Segar Scorer [1919-2011] has already beenATMOSPHERE_scorer co-writer of two books highlighted earlier, but this book was solely written by him, so now we will look how Mr. Scorer fits into the story. The first detail is that he was a friend and long-time colleague of Frank Ludlam, the storm-magician that I’ve described earlier. In his earlier days Scorer led a small atmospheric research group in the Department of Mathematics at the Imperial College for the Royal Air Force. Later he graduated at Cambridge University and his main accomplishment was becoming president of the Royal Meteorological Society, from the mid-80’s until about 1998.

– more to follow –




|1988| Terence Dickinson – Exploring The Sky Day By Day


Exploring the sky by day: the ATMOSPHERE_exploringskyequinox guide to weather and the atmosphere. Camden East, ON: Camden House, 1989. ISBN 0-920656-73-0, Buffalo, N.Y.: Firefly Books, 1997. (Reprint) ISBN 0-920656-71-4

The writer Terence Dickinson is an amateur-astronomer who has written dozens of books through the decades, mainly on astronomy, the universe and extraterrestrials, for instance Extraterrestrials; A Field Guide For Earthlings. The book was written for children, as we can see in a list of resources for elementary educators called Weather Literature For Children. There the book is listed among titles as The Kid’s Book of Weather Forecasting, ‘Read the Sky’ & Make Predictions!, Its Raining Cats And Dogs: All Kids Of Weather And Why We Have It, and of course the all-time classic Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. Though, the book Mick West’s referred us to is about

describing the ten kinds of clouds and the weather that they produce. Other atmospheric phenomena such as haloes, sun dogs, sunsets, and rainbows are also included. Some conditions are discussed or illustrated in great detail. [79]

As you probably already saw on the cover of the book, the visuals in the book are artist renderings, not real photos. The illustrator of the book is one David Bianchi, someone whose main career was illustrating children’s books, cartoons and fairytales, with notable examples like Mortimer Mooner Makes Lunch, Princess Frownsalot and Peek-A-Boo At The Zoo.[80] Now let’s take a peek-a-boo at a small excerpt of the book in question:

Two hundred years ago, the clouds had no names. Big puffy clouds, thin streaky clouds and dull rain clouds were all just clouds. Nobody knew how they formed or why different types of clouds occurred. Luke Howard, an English pharmacist who spent his spare time studying nature, decided in 1803 that he would name the various cloud types so that people could properly describe and study them. This system he developed is still being used. Howard had noticed that all clouds belonged to one of three basic groups. The puffy clouds often seen on a summer afternoon he called cumulus, which means “heap” or “pile” in Latin. The second distinct family is made up of wispy high-level clouds. Howard named them cirrus, the Latin word for “curl.” The third group in his classification, the clouds that lie in great horizontal blankets, he called stratus, which means “stretched out.” [p. 10]

So here we see that chatting about clouds was never a real grown-up subject anyway. Luke Howard was an amateur-meteorologist, chemist and pharmacist who started out as a Quaker, but later on joined some more powerful secret societies and entered the Royal Society. So we can conclude that the chemists were in the cloud-business from day one. Howard’s work inspired fellow-Masons as Goethe, Shelley and John Ruskin. The latter was one of the intimates of Cecil Rhodes, whose secret society has been a very important pillar and catalyzer of the New World Order agenda.[81]  As with most important scientific fields, the atmospheric branches were also started up by initiates of the Mystery Schools, often for other reasons than they told the profane masses. Here a quote which gives us another view on the advent of the weather sciences:

Then within a year, two cloud classification schemes were independently developed by Jean Baptiste Lamarck of France and Luke Howard of England. Likely both schemes were inspired by the work of the great Swedish taxonomist Carl von Linné, known to us as Linnaeus. Linnaeus’ systematic classification scheme for all life forms was one of the most significant scientific milestones of the Eighteenth Century and was adopted by scientists and naturalists around the world. We know that Linnaeus’ work had a profound influence on Howard, resulting in a paper on pollens presented to the Linnaean Society of London in 1800. […] During the winter 1802-03, Luke Howard presented a paper to the Askesian Society, of which he was a founding member, entitled “On the Modification of Clouds.” (Day remarks that the word modification in the title would in today’s English be replaced by classification.) In that paper, Howard proposed that one could identify several simple categories within the complexity of cloud forms. The great leap that Howard took was to provide his descriptive categories with Latin names (as Linneaus had done with the plant and animal kingdoms), the language of scholarship, thus transcending national and language borders in its usage. [82]

Lamarck was of course one of the most important pillars in the evolution of the science of evolution, a high Freemason and member of the semi-masonic ‘Society of the Friends of Truth’. Also Linnaeus stood at the foundations of the theory of evolution, mainly by writing about 180 books detailing all he could find on nature. Linnaeus has always been revered by the Masons, which for instance led to the creation of the Linnaean Society.[83] He also was in 1773 the first in our modern Age to scientifically describe the Acacia tree, which has been sacred among the Mystery Schools since time immemorial. Nowadays this tree and its leaves are symbol for the true degree of the Master Mason.[84] Also Joseph Banks, former president of the Royal Society, high-Mason, and one of the founding fathers of modern meteorology is credited for introducing the Acacia tree in scientific writings. In 1874 the first International Meteorological Congress took place, and the scientists present agreed on the need for a better cloud classification. They built on Howard’s works and published the International Cloud Atlas in 1896. Howard was also one of the 16 men who found the Geological Society. The idea for this society rose at their meetings in the Freemasons Tavern in London. To cite one study: “While it called itself a tavern – which today we associate with ‘pub’ – the Freemasons’ Tavern was, in fact, the front half of the Grand Lodge of the Freemasons Hall in which Masonic meetings were held. The Freemasons’ Tavern was much more like a gentleman’s club than a pub”. [85]  Many of Howard’s not publicly available papers and correspondence are in the possession of the Wellcome Library of the Wellcome Trust in London. The Wellcome Trust also has one of the biggest collections of Galton papers and can be considered as one of the main contemporary centers of eugenics studies. [86]

If we go back to our writer Terence Dickinson,ATMOSPHERE_friendsofearth we see that he was also affiliated with other interesting individuals, such as Carl Sagan. Many of Dickinson’s books were illustrated by one Adolf Schaller, who was one of the main artists at NASA and JPL and also helped Carl Sagan visualize his COSMOS series. Schaller published for instance Clouds Of The Cosmos, which features airbrush paintings of how clouds could look like at other planets.

Dickinson and Sagan co-wrote with others in 1974 the essay The Zeta-Reticuli Incident, which described the advent of the Center for UFO studies.[87] Along with for instance Donald E. Davis and John Allison it was a bunch of guys who loved painting the world as they dreamt it to be, just like our ardent Debunkers do. It is with the help, consciously or unconsciously, of people like them, that the Dominant Minority time and time again succeeds in furthering their agenda for global domination.



|1991| National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather


This book was published by David McWilliams Ludlum,ATMOSPHERE_audubon a weather historian who died in 1997. The NY Times devoted an obituary to him, which says

Mr. Ludlum’s bright yellow Victorian house in Princeton had become a local landmark: the home of a kindly, apple-cheeked man whose savvy scanning of the skies and expert readings of the instruments in his fully equipped backyard beehive weather station made him the resident expert on whether it would rain on a neighborhood picnic, a town parade or a university commencement. [88]

Ludlum ran a periodical on weather, Weatherwise, which after his death was continued by the Heldref Foundation [formerly known as the Helen Dwight Reid Foundation], which was set up by Jeanne and Evron Kirkpatrick. Mrs. Kirkpatrick was an influential globalist, CFR member, PNAC member, and had direct ties with for instance the Warburgs and the Rockefellers. It was obviously a very expensive book to publish, more than 600 pages in full color, but now you get an idea from which circles the money came from. This Washington-based foundation also published the influential Environment Magazine, which was set up by the ‘father of the environmental movement’, Barry Commoner. Commoner was an eco-socialist, pillar of the New-Age movement, eugenicist and radical, just one step below Paul Ehrlich.[89]

The National Audubon Society [NAS] is one of the oldest and largest environmental NGO’s in the world. It was founded by a high-ranking Freemason, J.J. Audubon, who is still revered among the fellows of the Craft. Let’s take a look into the past Presidents of the NAS:

William Dutcher
This first director of the NAS was a scion of an important revolutionary Masonic family. From the age of thirteen Dutcher was mentored and later adopted by a New York banker named James Osborne Wright, and he naturally found his calling there. As his In Memoriam tells us, “Dutcher’s career may be conveniently divided into decades. The first and second included his boyhood and early experience in business life, the third marked his entry into the insurance business in New York, and the following three decades from 1879 to 1910 were the years of his ornithological activity while the last decade of his life was passed in retirement”. He was member of the Linnaean Society, which I’ve described earlier. Speaking about his personality the In Memoriam tells us he “invariably commanded respect by his fairness and by his earnest manner and was able to hold the attention even of an unsympathetic audience at a legislative hearing. He made friends easily, was always glad to meet his friends and acquaintances, and was cordial even to strangers. He was particularly interested in young men and ready to aid them in any way”. And at meetings Dutcher “made it a point to become acquainted with the younger members and many of these visiting New York were from time to time invited to his home. While rarely referring to religious matters he was in fact almost as much interested in his church work as he was in civics and for many years was a vestryman in the Episcopal Church”.[90]

Gilbert Pearson
This second President has been called a talented administrator, organizer and lobbyist. Thomas Gilbert Pearson sought financial help from the Russell Sage Foundation and together they crafted a program for nature education for children and they also set up a national network of Junior Audubon Clubs. Pearson also set up the world’s largest privately owned network of wildlife sanctuaries. Later on Pearson radicalized his leadership thus falling out of grace with some influential members. From October of 1934 onwards, Pearson was forced to resign and continued for a few years as Audubon president emeritus.[91]  I’ve found no family connection with the aforementioned Karl Pearson, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it existed.

John Hopkinson Baker
This third President guided Audubon for about 25 years until 1959. Baker was less old-fashioned than his predecessors and brought the ‘ecology’ into the Society’s approach to conservation matters.

Carl W. Buchheister
, [1959-1969]
The official biography of the National Academy of Sciences tells us

Buchheister’s natural gifts of warmth and geniality (in contrast to the often abrasive and abrupt manners of his predecessor) destined him to serve as healer and peacemaker in the Audubon movement. Much of his activity as vice president and president was devoted to strengthening personal and organizational ties between the national office and state and local chapters and affiliates. He initiated the practice of holding national conventions outside of New York, and launched a newsletter for local use (Audubon Leaders’ Conservation Guide). He also began the expansion of Audubon’s field staff and strengthened Audubon’s long-standing interest in conservation education by negotiating the acquisition of Nature Centers for Young America, an organization whose goals were similar to Audubon’s, directed by John Ripley Forbes, which became Audubon’s Nature Centers Division. [92]

Charles H. Callison
Callison, who was Former President of the World Nature Fund, became executive vice president under Elvis Stahr and together they let Audubon play a leading role on conservation issues of national importance. Joining with sister organizations including the Sierra Club and the National Wildlife Federation, Audubon fought for the passage of major environmental laws including the Clean Air and Water acts, the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Elvis J. Stahr
Stahr ended his career as environmentalist and President of the NAS, but before this his mind had different occupations. This rather funny named man was a Rhodes-Scholar and became a lawyer. During WWII he made career in the army and served close under Eisenhower. Stahr later succeeded his good friend Herman B. Wells as President of Indiana University. [93]  Together with Wells he took the Nazi scientist and eugenicist Hermann Müller under their wings. Müller’s biography at Cold Springs Harbor [the center of eugenics in his time] tells us that during

World War II, Muller and his wife were able to find passage back to the United States and Muller accepted a temporary research position at Amherst College. In 1945, Muller took a position at Indiana University where he conducted his most famous research regarding mutational effects of radiation in Drosophila melanogaster. For this research, he received the Nobel Prize in 1946. Muller took an active role in social-scientific issues writing and lecturing on the effects of radiation in humans, atomic fallout, eugenics, and teaching evolution in schools. [94]

Müller was also very good friends with the Huxley’s and several other usual suspects, and has often been mentioned in one sentence with the Audubon Society. Both were important in the ‘Green Agenda’.

Russell W. Peterson
This former director has also worked for the DuPont-Nemours family, the famous capitalist family who were known as “the merchants of death”. This, because they were among the biggest manufacturers of gunpowder and poison gas for the better part of the 20th Century. In a nice contrast Peterson was also an environmentalist. [95]

Peter A.A. Berle
Berle is perhaps best summarized in a study which combined quotes from two other scholars:

“Mark Dowie observes that the president of the Audubon, Peter Berle, “was recruited in 1984 by Audubon Chairman Donald O’Brien, a lawyer for the Rockefeller family.” Gottlieb remarked that: “For the conservative Audubon board, Berle seemed like an appropriate choice…the son of a well-known economist and a former state assemblyman and director of New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation.” [96]


All along the way there have been many members of the NAS who were Freemasons. Even nowadays many chapters of the NAS hold their regular meetings in Masonic lodges. The New York office of the Audubon Society was even started from a Masonic building on 23rd Street at 6th Avenue.[97] From time to time the NAS awards individuals with a highly regarded Audubon Medal, of which they say it’s

given in recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of conservation and environmental protection. The Medal is one of the highest honors in conservation and only 51 people have received it. Recipients have included Rachel Carson, Robert Redford, Ted Turner, Edward O. Wilson, Julie Packard, the Rockefeller family, and Donald O’Brien Jr. among others. [98]


We now will look at the recent board of directors of the NAS [2013-2015]: [99]


Terry Louise Root is an avid nature lover and climate activist / scientist who wrote on IPCC studies. She leans to the extremist side of the climate debate and thinks we are all screwed because we’ve went already beyond the ‘tipping point’.[100] In 2002 she published the book Wildlife Response To Climate Change together with her husband, the infamous climate-catastrophist Stephen H. Schneider. In 2011 a symposium was held to honor Schneider’s work for the climate change community, which gave lauded remarks like “Steve Schneider was a leader in helping scientists of all backgrounds to engage the challenges of interdisciplinary research and effectively communicate that research and its uncertainties to diverse audiences. His efforts were critical to building the foundation we have for addressing the work ahead.”[101]  Schneider was also very influential in the formation of the IPCC, was adviser to several presidential administrations and laid the cornerstone of the foundation of cloud sciences:

A number of interesting early studies identified clouds as a critical component to Earth’s climate system and provided a heuristic framework to look at cloud climate interactions. I then consider the important contributions that Steve Schneider made to our understanding of the effects of clouds on climate. His methodology became the canonical framework for studying cloud climate problems. I discuss how Steve’s contributions motivated and directed further cloud climate research up to the present. [102]

It might not surprise the reader that Schneider [and Mrs. Root too] have for long been involved with globalist institutes like the Club of Rome, Rockefeller Foundation and the Sierra Club. He began his way to the top of the Green Movement at a 1974 science conference organized by the influential anthropologist Margaret Mead. He there met Paul Ehrlich, who became a good friend. Root called her in 2010 deceased husband the “grandfather of climate change science”. In an interview with the Stanford Woods Institute she had to admit that hubby Schneider first published works that suggested the earth was cooling, but from the early 70’s on began to publish the other way round. This because he found out he was wrong. This time around he is of course right. It has to be; it is agenda. [103] I haven’t found proof if Mrs. Root is a descendant of the famous globalist Elihu Root, but this certainly appeals for further research.

Alexis Maybank
is on the board of directors of the National Audubon Society. She moves in the highest circles and was for instance guest of honor at an Audubon Society gala which honored the “handful of leaders who built America’s environmental movement”.[104] Other guests of honor were Allison Rockefeller, Jayni Chase and Kelly Rutherford. So here we see another farcical feast of banking-, industrialist- and geneticist families who lead the highly devoted groups of treehuggers; groups that actually believe they’re acting against families like these! Besides extremely rich and exorbitantly ‘concerned’ for the environment, Maybank is also member of the Council on Foreign Relations and one of the early entrepreneurs behind E-Bay.[105] But the company she nowadays leads is called the Gilt Groupe, a “global fashion flash etailer” that became a pioneer in weaponing Big Data to boost sales. The famous market strategist McKinsey interviewed Maybank on the sudden success of Gilt, and so we learn that within

a single minute at noon every day, there are over 3.000 versions of our message that go out to customers, based on what they shop for, what they like, even what sizes they wear. It’s tailored, one-to-one communication with the customer. The data is central. We’re on the cutting edge of using data to inform our marketing and to create the most personalized e-communication possible to the customer, so that each member essentially has a different email they receive. The same is true of the onsite experience when they’re shopping. […] We used the social web very early on to spur our growth and to find these mavens who were hand raisers in very specific design or fashion areas who could reach out to an audience quickly. [106]

For everyone even remotely ‘awake’, the unstoppable trend of people being individually targeted by mega-corporations is alarming. At first it sounds great, because you will receive perfectly tailored messages. But the downside of this is that it will lock you up in a digital bubble, similar to the evermore personalizing search results on Google. And as soon as people are in the mindset that they only receive information that is good for them, they will be highly vulnerable for slight and almost unnoticeable changes that might be beneficial for the side that is doing the sending. If you extrapolate this idea to governments and aligning agencies doing the same, the dystopic dawn becomes clearly visible. As soon as the people have been conditioned enough, it will only be a small step to convince the people to get themselves chipped. And then the direct and total control over humanity will finally be in their grasp, as it was planned centuries ago. In some ways even thousands of years ago, as explained in detail in other articles on this website.

Kristi Patterson is also member of the board of directors of the NAS at the time of this writing. She is member of the Sierra Club and also spent much of her working life in the software industry.

David Roux is another board director of the NAS. He is co-founder of the technology investment firm Silver Lake. The Genetic Engineering & Bio-Technology News website announced in October of 2014 that Roux had invested $5 million through Silver Lake in genomic medicine research and computational biology. An institute would be built for the purpose, and of course named after his family. [107]  These scientific fields are of course only thinly veiled covers for the re-emerging eugenics agenda underneath.

Art Wang, a longtime Washington bureaucrat, was besides Audubon Director also member of the board of directors of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. [108]  He was also President of the Legal Foundation of Washington, which is partly funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. [109]

Joseph Ellis was besides board member of NAS also a very high placed person at Goldman Sachs and a few environmental NGO’s. [110]

James C. Greenwood is a great example of a scientist-politician, or the other way round. He’s had memberships in the Pennsylvania Senate and General Assembly, and later on he got into the House of Representatives. But all along he was a naturalist and conservatist and he ended up in high positions in the field of biotech. He nowadays is the President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization [BIO], which represents more than a 1.000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions and other related organizations in more than 30 countries.[111] BIO is therefore obviously also on the forefront of the genetic manipulation and cloning business. In the article Genetically Engineered Animals: Frequently Asked Questions we read for instance:

Why are animals being genetically engineered?
One example is the Enviro-Pig™. Through ATMOSPHERE_piggenetic engineering, this animal emits 30 to 60 percent less phosphorus than traditional pigs fed the same conventional diet.  This lessens livestock’s impact in the environment.

Is a GE animal an animal clone?
No.  A GE animal has a deliberate modification made to its genome.  In genetic engineering, scientists can precisely transfer a beneficial gene (for disease resistance, for example) from one animal species to another. Cloning technology is a type of breeding technology to produce an exact genetic copy of an animal – usually a high quality animal with desirable breeding traits. [112]

Yes, we can still hear Sir Francis Galton talking, or Plato for that matter. Because if you still can’t comprehend that all this testing and stuff is just foreplay before the real targets are picked, well, good luck.



Maybe in the not too distant future they will also be engineering Enviro-Debunkers™? I can think of a few slight moderations to make them more “beneficial” or “desirable”. First, the brain can be taken out, because it never really gets used. Looking up what unknown authorities publish as consensus and then parrot that ad nauseum can be done by everyone, and requires no special gifts whatsoever.  Also, their thumbs have to be enlarged, so they will be able to suck even more silly and far-fetched arguments out of it to stay within the safety of the consensus and denying what is happening all around them. And with their heads already emptied it won’t be difficult to make the top of their heads tapered, so they will be able to stick their heads deep in the sand even easier. And because this new Homo Bunkiens species will undoubtly adapt quite quickly and compliantly, they will be putting their heads underground for increasingly extended periods of time, due to the crankiness all around them. So I think another great leap forward for them then would be to move their speech organs away from the mouth, to…well, you know what I mean.

So, the next time you see Mick West or one of the other Metabunkers talking shit, please keep in mind that they just can’t help it; they are in the process of evolving. Mick said it himself in his personal history article:





[1]  An interestingly true statement by Mick West from 2007, made on
one of his computer programmer alter-ego websites.

[2]  ISGP – The Rent-A-Skeptic Network. See also this article.

[3]  Mick West –  My Personal History Of Debunking  [June, 30; 2013]

[4]  Youtube Clip of the news article

[5]  Francis Bacon – The New Atlantis

[6]  Address by President John F. Kennedy to the UN General Assembly; September 25, 1961

[7]  Cited in: Critical Issues in Weather Modification Research  / p. 19

[8]  Weather Modification Association Report  [2004] / p. 3

[9]  James Rodger Fleming – The Pathological History Of Weather And Climate Modification / p. 3-8

[10]  Geoengineering; A Short History  [Foreign Policy; 2013]

[11] UN A/RES/31/72 – Convention on the Prohibition of Military or
Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques

[12]  Geneva Times, July 10, 1976. The article is called The Weather War, by Marquis Childs. The article goes into the negative impact of wide scale weather modification and references to Vietnam and other examples. Further interesting quotes:
“What this dramatizes is the power that man has acquired over the fragile atmosphere In which he has his being It Is a power that, used selectively, can destroy the existence of life in a given area. Or with no intention of destruction the continued use of aerosol sprays along with supersonic planes can weaken the layer of ozone that shields the earth from destructive elements in the sun’s rays. The con sequences of the latter will be an unprecedented increase in the incidence of skin cancer. […] For two years the Defense Dept. used every known method to destroy the atmosphere in areas of North Vietnam and to blot out the communist forces there. They used the fire bomb technique that in both Hamburg and Dresden, during World War II created fire storms which suffocated thousands. But in the tropical atmosphere, three fire bomb attempts resulted in an updraft causing huge thunder storms that put out the fires. Cloud seeding was frequently used to create floods. A substance like soap suds was dropped on the Ho Chi Minh trail so that, in theory, it would become impassable for the work forces carrying arms to Communist troops in the south. In 1969 a flood of torrential proportion hit North Vietnam. It was the worst since 1945 when more than a million persons died. While the Defense Dept. has denied any participation in acts that might have created the flood, an inquiry put to the CIA has gone unanswered.”

[13]  The World Weather Watch at 50  [Bulletin The journal of the World Meteorological Organization; 2013]

[14]  A nice little side-note here is that in ancient Hebrew the numerical translation for ‘W’ is 6, making the ‘WWW’ equivalent to ‘666’. Which is funny, for the organization that in the future might have the power and control over the global weather and thus will be able to evoke ‘Revelationary’ phenomena. The same goes for the WWW of internet fame.

[15]  U.S. Military Wants to Own the Weather  [, October 31, 2005]

[16]  Atlantic Council of Canada – Weaponizing Weather  [2013]

[17] Metabunk – The Best Book For Explaining Contrails To Chemtrail Believers

[18]  – John James Audubon was a famous ornithologist and is a real icon in Freemasonry. Even today there still exists an Audubon Masonic Association. See for instance this brochure on Audubon. The Wikipedia entry Famous Freemasons A-D lists him also.
– The WWF is of course a well-known globalist front-organization for the New Age agenda. The American branch, the National Wildlife Federation, was founded by Jay Norwood ‘Ding’ Darling, a conservatist and cartoonist. Small bio: “Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge is committed to educating our youth as conservation stewards of the future. To that end, the Society works with various businesses and individuals to provide annual scholarships to students engaged in the study of conservation, biology, and the environment.”  Another leading name in the NWF was Richard L. Bailey, who might be blood-related to the famous high Freemason Foster Bailey. Although there were certainly a few Fosters in the direct family of Richard L, I haven’t been able to find convincing proof.

[19]  New York Times, June 9, 1981 Science Library

[20]  Mid-Atlantic Archivist – Vol.39/No.4  [2010] / p. 13

[21]  Serendipity In Science Press Release. About the publisher:
“Square Circle Press specializes in publishing books and other items related to the subjects of Freemasonry and the history and culture of upstate New York. With several publishers already reproducing out-of-print Masonic works, we pursue the primary goal of producing original items related to the subject of Freemasonry.”

[22]  University Of Albany – The Vincent Schaefer Papers

[23]  NY Morning Herald, July 31, 1948

[24]  Biography at Absolute Astronomy


[26]  James Rodger Fleming – The Pathological History Of Weather And Climate Modification  / p. 9-12

[27]  His website:

[28]  See for instance this 1957 Oregon State College study.

[29]  Debunking ‘Contrails don’t Persist’ with a Study of 70 Years of Books on Clouds

[30]  Guardian Obituary, December 21, 2002

[31]  Select. Bio:
“The real turning point in David Brunt’s career came in 1916 when he enlisted in the Royal Engineers (meteorological section). In the war years he did important work related to atmospherical conditions at low levels in chemical warfare and at higher levels when he became meteorologist to the Air Force. He did not allow his official duties to interrupt his personal research, and he accepted Sir Napier Shaw’s invitation to join him in his duties as part-time professor of meteorology at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. This led, after the retirement of Sir Napier Shaw, to Brunt becoming the first full-time professor of meteorology in Britain. He held the chair from 1934 to 1952 and two years later he was elected a Fellow of the college. During his academic career he wrote 58 scientific papers and five important books. He was president of the Physical Society, 1945-47. He had many interests closely related to meteorology in its wider application. He was chairman of the British Gliding Association, 1935-46, and chairman of the Electricity Supply Research Council, 1952-59. He was elected F.R.S. in 1939, and in 1944 was awarded its royal medal. He received a knighthood in 1949 and K.B.E. in 1959. Sir David Brunt was undoubtedly the most distinguished meteorologist in Britain in the first half of the twentieth century when the subject was changing from being almost a descriptive science to becoming a science increasingly based on mathematical concepts, and at the same time changing from a reliance on ground based observations to data from the upper atmosphere.”

[32]  History News Network Article On The Planned 1944 Attack On Tokyo

[33]  Jon Agar – The Government Machine  / p. 301

[34]  In the overview of the correspondence of fellow-Mason Frank Dyson we find:
“Correspondence between G.E. Ellwood and H. Spencer Jones, 1941, regarding the phases of the Moon for 1942, for the compilation of the Masonic Calendar.”

[35]  Full Bio at the Harold Spencer Jones papers. An excerpt:
“Spencer Jones held many important posts over the course of his career, including the presidencies of the International Astronomical Union (1945-1948), the Royal Astronomical Society (1937-1939) and the Institute of Navigation (1947-1949). His contributions to the horological industry in Britain were recognised when he was made President of the British Horological Institute and twice Master of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers (1949 and 1954). He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society and an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. He received many honours, including a knighthood in 1943, and K.B.E. in 1955. […] Spencer Jones retired in 1955, and devoted himself thereafter to the organisation of international science. He was heavily involved with bodies such as the International Council of Scientific Unions, which he represented at several U.N.E.S.CO. meetings. He died suddenly at his home in Kensington on 3 November 1960.”

[36]  As Nature reported in June, 1945:
“British Representatives at Soviet Academy Celebrations – At the invitation of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R., transmitted through the Ambassador of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to the Court of St. James, a party of scientific men and scholars left England for the U.S.S.R. on June 14 to participate in the celebration of the two hundred and twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. The foundation of this Academy was in some measure due to the visit which Peter the Great paid to England in 1698, when he met men like Evelyn and Halley, who were then prominent members of the Royal Society of London. The following are taking part: Prof. N. K. Adam; Prof. E. N. da C. Andrade (representing the Physical Society, also the University of London); Prof. E. D. Adrian (also representing the University of Cambridge); Prof. J. D. Bernal; Prof. P. M. S. Blackett; Prof. Max Born; Prof. V. Gordon Childe (also representing the Royal Society of Edinburgh); Dr. E. M. Crowther, Sir Charles Darwin (also representing the Institution of Naval Architects); Prof. P. A. M. Dirac; Prof. F. G. Donnan (also representing the Chemical Society); Mr. W. N. Edwards; Prof. C. N. Hinshelwood (also representing the University of Oxford); Sir Thomas Holland (representing the Geological Society); Dr. J. S. Huxley; Sir Harold Spencer Jones (Astronomer Royal); Prof. E. A. Milne; Prof. N. F. Mott; Dr. Alex Muir; Prof. R. G. W. Norrish; Dr. W. G. Ogg; Lord Radnor (representing the Rothamsted Experimental Station); Prof. E. K. Rideal; Sir Robert Robinson (representing the Royal Society of London); Prof. A. Sorsby (representing the Anglo-Soviet Medical Council; Prof. R. H. Tawney; Dr. Henry Thomas (representing the British Museum); Prof. D. M. S. Watson (also representing the British Association); Dr. W. A. Wooster (representing the Association of Scientific Workers).”

[37]  See for instance: David Sutton Dolan – Percival Lowell; The Sage As Astronomer  [University of Wollongon; 1992]
“Although A. M . L o w did not mention Lowell in his 1934 Our Wonderful World of Tomorrow, the irrigation hypothesis is considered in Science Looks Ahead (1943), a decidedly war-oriented volume which Low edited and wrote most of, for Oxford University Press. Among Low’s contributors were Julian Huxley and Sir Harold Spencer Jones, by now Astronomer Royal and Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, who wrote the section on the planets.” [p. 94]

[38]  See for instance Google’s UAV Universe.

[39]  Low in the New York Times on ‘Teleseme’ and Low in the New York Times on ‘Seeing By Wire’. According to several biographies Low claimed to have invented over 200 products and having the patents on most of them. Important non-fiction work was Wireless Possibilities [1924], Conquering Space And Time [1937], and Electronics Everywhere [1952]. It seems strange that he is largely forgotten nowadays. I personally think that his profile was downgraded a bit because they can’t credit too much to one single person. His biographies say he’s from simple parents and don’t mention much about his ancestry. There might be a distant connection with for instance Sir Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd?

[40] The British National Archives harbor correspondence between Low and Stopes, unfortunately not online and not for free.

[41] Ghandi has said or written: “Man must choose either of the two courses, the upward or the downward; but as he has the brute in him he will more easily choose the down ward course than the upward, especially when the down ward course is presented to him in a beautiful garb. Man easily capitulates when sin is presented in the garb of virtue, and that is what Marie Stopes and others are doing.” Cited in: R. K. Prabhu & U. R. Rao – The Mind Of Mahatma Ghandi [Jitendra T Desai; 1964] / p. 274

[42]  McKinsey Reports – Disruptive Technologies  / p. 94

[43]  Giubilini, A. & Minerva, F. J. – After-Birth Abortion: Why Should The Baby Live?
[Med Ethics; 2012]

[44]  Charles Napier Shaw – Manual Of Meteorology

[45] See for instance Galton on Meteorological Charts [1861] and Galton’s
Theory On Development Of Cyclones [1863].

[46]  Karl Pearson – The Life, Letters and Labours of Francis Galton, Vol. 2
[Cambridge, London; 1914] / p. 69

[47]  Francis Darwin et Al. – The Scientific Papers Of George Howard Darwin  / p. xxiii

[48] Francis Darwin et Al. – The Scientific Papers Of George Howard Darwin  / p. xxiv

[49]  Tom Blaney – Eugenics And The Darwins [Matador, Leicester; 2011]  / p. 126-129

[50]  Tom Blaney – Eugenics And The Darwins [Matador, Leicester; 2011]  / p. 149

[51]  European Geosciences Union – EGGS Newsletter Issue 27, July 2009  / p. 17-21


[53]  See for instance their study Fluorescence in Planetary Atmospheres.  [Royal Society; 1957]

[54]  See Wikipedia for full bio. Important selection on his work on the Manhattan Project:
“By the time World War II broke out in Europe in 1939, Urey was recognized as a world expert on isotope separation. Thus far, separation had involved only the light elements. In 1939 and 1940, Urey published two papers on the separation of heavier isotopes in which he proposed centrifugal separation. This assumed great importance due to speculation by Niels Bohr that uranium 235 was fissile.[26] Because it was considered “very doubtful whether a chain reaction can be established without separating 235 from the rest of the uranium,” Urey began intensive studies of how uranium enrichment might be achieved.[28] Apart from centrifugal separation, George Kistiakowsky suggested that gaseous diffusion might be a possible method. A third possibility was thermal diffusion. Urey coordinated all isotope separation research efforts, including the effort to produce heavy water, which could be used as a neutron moderator in nuclear reactors. The S-1 Committee at Bohemian Grove, September 13, 1942. From left to right are Urey, Ernest O. Lawrence, James B. Conant, Lyman J. Briggs, Eger V. Murphree, and Arthur H. Compton. In May 1941, Urey was appointed to the S-1 Executive Committee, which oversaw the uranium project as part of the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD). In 1941, Urey and George B. Pegram led a diplomatic mission to England to establish co-operation on development of the atomic bomb. The British were optimistic about gaseous diffusion,[33] but it was clear that both gaseous and centrifugal methods faced formidable technical obstacles. In May 1943, as the Manhattan Project gained momentum. Urey became head of the wartime Substitute Alloy Materials (SAM) Laboratory at Columbia, which was responsible for the heavy water and all the isotope enrichment processes except Ernest Lawrence’s electromagnetic process.”

[55]  Conant Profile At Political Graveyard

[56]  Steffen et. Al – The Anthropocene; Conceptual And Historical Perspectives.  [Royal Society; 2011]


[58]  Obituary by John Mason

[59]  Wikipedia: Oslo Analyzer. European Space Agency – Norwegian Space Activities 1958-2003
[ESA; 2004] / p. 3, 4.    Quote:
“Kristian Birkeland opened a new era for the study of terrestrial magnetism, auroral phenomena and cosmic geophysics. He established an observatory at Haldde, on the mountain Bossekopp in northern Norway in the late 1890s. Carl Størmer followed Birkeland’s efforts in auroral studies and furthered these using photographic equipment.2 The activities and infrastructure initiated at Hallde by Birkeland, and developed further by scientists such as Ole Andreas Krogness, Olaf Devik and Vilhelm Bjerknes, had spreading consequences for the scientific activities of the region. In 1917, the Norwegian government moved to establish a geophysical institute in Tromsø, which quickly won approval in the Norwegian parliament. Although Norwegian scientists were internationally recognised in geophysical science, all was not well. The continuing economic crisis during the 1920s prompted the government to consider closing the observatory at Hallde; additionally, auroral studies in Tromsø ran into difficulties. In this climate, the Rockefeller Foundation’s programmes for assisting the natural sciences in the United States and abroad came as a significant and decisive opportunity and aid to Norwegian researchers, helping them to save and uphold scientific capacities during a period that was generally characterised by a downturn in both financial and academic matters in Norway. Following a proposal by Lars Vegard, the Norwegian Institute for Cosmic Physics – the actual facility came to be known as the ‘Auroral Observatory’ – was opened in Tromsø in 1930, backed financially by the Rockefeller Foundation. In Oslo, the astrophysicist Svein Rosseland managed to obtain the Rockefeller Foundation’s support for the construction of the world’s first Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (IFTA), which opened in 1934. […] In 1937, the world’s largest calculating machine at that time – a differential analyzer – was assembled at the institute, also paid for by money from the Rockefeller Foundation.”


[61]  Vannevar Bush – Memoir  / p. 90.
Both Vannevar and his father were Masons. According to Albert G. Mackey in his Lexicon Of Freemasonry  the deeper meaning of the word ‘Freemason’ is ‘Son of Light’. The higher initiates have always called themselves illuminated, or more recent ‘lightbearers’, ‘points of light’ or similar.

[62]  Cited in: National Research Council – Critical Issues in Weather Modification Research  [2003]

[63]  Wikipedia: Lynmouth Flood

[64]  Response for FOIA Request on Project Cumulus (Operation Witch Doctor)

[65]  National Academy of engineering – The Bridge, Vol. 41, Nr.4  / p. 62

[66]  Malcolm Walker – Carts, Horses And Jet streams

[67]  Carnegie Institution of Washington – Yearbook 1934   / p. 287, 288

[68]  Tor Bergeron – The Problem of Artificial Control of Rainfall on the Globe
[based on a 1947 speech with people like Irving Langmuir present]

[69]  Detailed inventory of the Carnegie Institute of Washington
Administrative Records at Cold Spring Harbor, NY

[70]  Charles A. Knight – Growth of Ice Crystals after a Method by Helmholtz
[Nature no. 220; October 1968]

[71]  Colorado approves National Hail Research Experiment  [EOS, July 1973] / p. 689

[72]  G. Brant Foote’s Biography at Research Applications Laboratory

[73]  University Corporation For Atmospheric Research – Weather Modification Experts
Tackle a Slippery Subject

[74]  Polar and Global Meteorology in the Career of Harry Wexler, 1933–62
“Wexler majored in mathematics at Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude in 1932. He then attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), studying in the department of aeronautical engineering under the mentorship of Carl-Gustaf Rossby, arguably one the most influential meteorologists of the twentieth century and “instrumental in bringing American meteorology to a position of world leadership.”

[75]  On the Possibilities of Climate Control in 1962; Harry Wexler on
Geoengineering and Ozone Destruction

[76]  James Rodger Fleming – Fixing The Sky  [Columbia University Press; 2010] / p. 6

[77]  Wiley Obituary from Weather Magazine, 2003.

[78]  Edinburgh Gazette, September 10, 1929 + London Gazette, September 12, 1939


[80]  See for instance here for an overview of the books he illustrated.

[81]  See Luke Howard’s Wikipedia Entry, and my article OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN.


[83]  For instance James Cutbush, member of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, called Linnaeus “immortal” in a speech to his brothers of the Linnaean Society, as captured in The Freemasons Magazine, And General Miscellany, vol. 1  / p. 132.

[84]  –

[85]  Cherry Lewis – Doctoring Geology: The Medical Origins Of The Geological Society
[Geological Society, London, Special Publications 2009] / p. 75

[86]  Wellcome Library London Archives

[87]  Full text of The Zeta Reticuli Incident

[88]  New York Times – David Ludlum, Weather Expert, Dies at 86

[89] / See also here.
Interesting study on eco-religion: “Immersion in science information does not mean that such religions are scientific. Only science is scientific. Ecoreligions are often, instead, scientistic and, more often than not, only express themselves in a language reminiscent of science or pretending to be scientific. They are, nevertheless, often prone to have recourse to scientific or technical bits of information, according to felt needs. Yet, the use of such bits is often less arbitrary than may appear. Science-prone ecoreligions are avid consumers of research ‘discoveries’ and new scientific information. They are on the whole much readier than most traditional religions to incorporate and recast the constant flow of scientific news and opinions. Ecoreligions remain religions but legitimize themselves through a sort of scientific discourse. Although the origins of this stance can be found in several Enlightenment cults (Freemasonry, but also Theism and Deism), that were clearly embodied later in Theosophy and other religions, the contemporary expression of the trend, especially related to global environmental change, can be found in the mystical-scientific speculations of a Teilhard de Chardin but, very explicitly, in now ‘classical’ statements such as Marilyn Ferguson’s, in the 1970s. It was through them that the scientific imperative – the need for a thoroughly modern religious discourse to claim to be anchored also in science – found its oracles and prophets among scientists with particular leanings towards the religious view of the cosmos, as well as among some science journalists and certain intellectuals ready to work on the necessary amalgam, syncretic product or synthesis, as the case may be. Barry Commoner, Paul Ehrlich, Fritjof Capra and, again, Ferguson, are by now emblematic names in this unprecedented cultural process: the infusion of science into ecoreligion. Pantheism, organicism, ecological ‘interrelationism’ and human identification with the natural world became necessary ideological prerequisites for the ecoreligious view of the world to the extent that for Thomas Berry, often referred to as the most important Catholic thinker in the field of ecological theology and defender of the need for eco-religion, we can find in our genetic coding ‘the context of our relationship with the divine’”

[90]  In Memoriam of William Dutcher.

[91]  Select Bio:
“Pearson, who founded the Audubon Society of North Carolina, was a talented administrator, organizer and lobbyist. In large measure due to his leadership several important legislative battles for wildlife conservation were won. In 1911 Pearson joined forces with William T. Hornaday, an ardent if eccentric conservationist and the first director of the Bronx Zoo, to secure the passage by New York State legislature of the Bayne Bill banning the sale of wild game which effectively ended the trade in that commodity. In 1913 they were successful in lobbying for the “plumage clause” in the Underwood Tariff Bill which prohibited the importation of plumage from foreign countries, closing a major loophole in the Model Law legislation. Their leadership also helped to secure the passage in 1913 of the Weeks-McLean Bill, a landmark law which, by authorizing the Bureau of Biological Survey to regulate the hunting of migratory waterfowl, ended once and for all the frequently harmful and conflicting patchwork of state game management regulations. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 between the U.S. and Canada, which incorporated the provisions of the Weeks-McLean Bill, was also passed in large measure through their lobbying efforts. Complementing his legislative work, Pearson, with financial aid from the Russell Sage Foundation., fostered the development of programs of nature education for children and the formation of a national network of Junior Audubon Clubs. He also laid the foundations of what became the world’s largest privately owned network of wildlife sanctuaries with the establishment of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Sanctuary at Oyster Bay, Long Island and the Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary on a large tract of marshlands in Louisiana. The last few years of Pearson’s presidency were marred by a growing opposition to his stewardship. Controversy arose over his involvement with the guns and ammunition manufacturers (one of them had offered Audubon a large endowment), his reluctance to demand more drastic reductions on waterfowl bag limits from the Bureau of Biological Survey, and his permitting, as a means of population control, the trapping of opossum, muskrats and mink on the Rainey Sanctuary lands. One of the leaders of the dissident movement, Mrs. Rosalie Edge, a New York socialite and lay conservationist, charged Pearson with failing to carry out the objectives of the Audubon Society. Forming an insurgent group called the Emergency Conservation Committee, and armed with the Audubon mailing list which she obtained by court order, she waged a fierce publicity campaign against Pearson’s leadership. The campaign resulted in a large loss of Audubon membership. In October of 1934, Pearson was forced to resign as president although he was allowed to continue his association with Audubon as president emeritus.”

[92]  National Audubon Society records

[93]  Selection from full Bio: “Elvis J. Stahr, Jr., was born in Hickman, Kentucky on March 9, 1916 to Elvis Jacob and Mary Anne (McDaniel) Stahr. He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, the ROTC program, and the varsity tennis and debate teams. He graduated in 1936 with a degree in English Literature and the highest grades on record at the University of Kentucky. He continued his education at the University of Oxford in England as a Rhodes Scholar, where he received a B.A. in jurisprudence and a B.A. in civil law in 1938 and 1939, respectively. Later, he received his M.A. from Oxford in 1943. After his graduation from Oxford, Stahr practiced law as an associate in the New York firm Mudge, Stern, Baldwin, and Tucker from July 1939 to February 1941. However, his law practice was interrupted by World War II. Stahr joined the war effort in October 1941 as a second lieutenant and served for twenty-six months overseas, mainly in China, but also in India and North Africa. During his military tour, he received the Special Breast Order of Yun Hui, twice awarded by the Nationalist Republic of China, and the Bronze Star medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, among other honors. During his career at the University of Kentucky, he also served as special assistant to the Secretary of the Army during the Korean Conflict, and under United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower in1956 as the executive director of the Committee on Education beyond High School. Soon after, he left his position at the University of Pittsburgh to become the President of the University of West Virginia. He stayed in West Virginia for two years before accepting the nomination by President Kennedy to serve as the Secretary of the Army. While in this position, Stahr established the Army Intelligence and Security Branch as a separate, professional division of the Army, oversaw the reorganization of the combat division of the Army, and expanded the community relations of the Army. Stahr gave up the position of Secretary of the Army to return to higher education as the President of Indiana University in 1962, where he succeeded his friend Herman B Wells [friend of Hermann Müller] as Indiana University’s 12th President. His presidency witnessed the creation of the Aerospace Research Center which acted as a clearinghouse for technology developed by the government to be adapted for civilian use. His tenure also saw a large growth in the number of students and faculty, not only in Bloomington, but also in the regional campuses. Dr. Stahr served as Indiana University President until 1968 when he stepped down due to “presidential fatigue.” He wrote to the Board of Trustees stating that although he had enjoyed his term as president, he felt that he could no longer devote himself to such a large task as president. His intention, he told the Board of Trustees, was to return to Indiana University after a sabbatical as a professor of law. However, he accepted the position as President of the National Audubon Society in 1968, writing that the issue of conservation was something that could not be ignored. He retired as President of the National Audubon Society in 1978, after having seen the membership rate almost quadruple to 400,000, and being instrumental in liberalizing the tax laws in the United States to allow charitable organizations to lobby on public policy issues. Although retired, he was still active in a number of environmental and public service organizations until his death of cancer on November 11, 1998.”


[95]  Peterson was in fact associated with at least these companies: Better World Society, Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.), E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, National Audubon Society, New Directions (Organization), United Nations. Source.

[96]  Michael Barker – The Philanthropic Roots Of Corporate Environmentalism  [2008]
Additional: “Like his illustrious father, Adolph A. Berle, who was a member of Roosevelt’s “Brain Trust” during the New Deal, Peter A. Berle is a lawyer and politician. While serving as assemblyman (1976-79) in the New York State legislature he led the fight for the Adirondack State Park Agency, a major piece of environmental legislation. As director (1976-79) of New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation he grappled with the problem of toxic waste disposal, highlighted by the environmental disaster at Love Canal near Niagara, New York and, as a lawyer in private practice, he participated in major environmental lawsuits including a landmark case which prevented Consolidated Edison from erecting a power plant on Storm King Mountain.”


[98]  Quoted text is from the National Audubon Society Gala Dinner 2013 Invitation Sheet

[99]  NAS – Board Of Directors  [Feb. 2015]

[100]  In an interview published in the environmental Orion Magazine someone who met Mrs. Root said that she had said to him: “I met Terry Root, one of the lead authors of the IPCC report, at the Stegner Symposium at the University of Utah. She presented all the IPCC data, and I went up to her afterwards and said, “That graph that you showed, with the possible emission scenarios in the twenty-first century? It looked like the best case was that carbon peaked around 2030 and started coming back down.” She said, “Yeah, that’s right.” And I said, “But didn’t the report that you guys just put out say that if we didn’t peak by 2015 and then start coming back down that we were pretty much all screwed, and we wouldn’t even recognize the planet?” And she said, “Yeah, that’s right.” And I said: “So, what am I missing? It seems like you guys are saying there’s no way we can make it.” And she said, “You’re not missing anything. There are things we could have done in the ’80s, there are some things we could have done in the ’90s — but it’s probably too late to avoid any of the worst-case scenarios that we’re talking about.” And she literally put her hand on my shoulder and said, “I’m sorry my generation failed yours.” That was shattering to me.”

[101]  Steven Henry Schneider Symposium 2011  / p. 5, 6

[102]  Steven Henry Schneider Symposium 2011  / p. 10

[103]  Woods Stanford’s Stephen Schneider Collection

[104]  Press Release Audubon Society Gala, January 28, 2014.

[105]  Full bio: “Alexis Maybank, of New York, New York.  She served as Gilt’s Founding CEO, later its President, Gilt Home, CMO and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to founding Gilt Groupe, Alexis was General Manager of AOL’s ecommerce businesses. In 1998, she became an early member of the eBay team, where she joined the company’s first strategic planning group led by cofounder Jeff Skoll. She launched and ran eBay Canada, which became Canada’s largest ecommerce business. She helped found eBay Motors, which grew to over $2.5 billion in sales. Alexis holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from Harvard. She is author of the New York Times bestseller, By Invitation Only. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Springboard Enterprises’ Media/Tech Council and is a Director for Girls Who Code. Alexis previously served on the Audubon Alaska board and is a long time Chair of Audubon’s Women in Conservation program. In 2010, she was named to Crain’s “40 Under 40” and received Ernst and Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award.”

[106]  McKinsey & Company – Interview With Alexis Maybank

[107]  Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News – Investor’s Gift Yields $10M for the Jackson Laboratory. [2014]
“The Jackson Laboratory (Jax) said today it will match a $5 million initial donation by trustee and technology investor David Roux and his wife Barbara, with the intent of advancing genomic medicine research. The resulting $10 million will be used in part to create a new Center for Genomics and Computational Biology to be named for the benefactors’ family, and based at the Laboratory’s locations in both Maine and Connecticut. Earlier this month, Jax opened the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, a $111 million permanent facility in Farmington, CT.”
– Further bio: “David Roux is co-founder and Senior Director of Silver Lake, where he previously served as Chairman and co-CEO. He was formerly Chairman and CEO of Liberate Technologies, Executive Vice President at Oracle Corporation and Senior Vice President at Lotus Development. Mr. Roux began his technology career as co-founder and CEO of Datext, Inc., the first commercial CD-ROM publishing company. Previously, Mr. Roux was a board member of Intelsat, Business Objects S.A., Gartner, Inc., Serena Software, Symantec, Thomson, UGS Corp., and was the Chairman of the Board of Seagate Technology and Avaya. He serves today on the boards of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, National Audubon Society, Jackson Laboratories and Bowdoin College.”

[108]  Planned Parenthood Of The Great Northwest – Leadership Prospectus 2012
“I love the relationship as a strong affiliate with a strong national organization. Service on the board has given me perspective at the local level with individual clinics, at the regional level in working in three states, and at the national level in participating in national conferences and lobbying Congress. Working with a strong staff that is visionary, passionate, and professional has enabled me as a board member to grow, to be bold, and to take risks. As a board member, this provides a very rare opportunity to work with dynamic leaders such as Chris Charbonneau and Cecile Richards.” [p. 9]
“Art Wang recently retired from Washington State government, where he served in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches as State Representative from the 27th District (Tacoma) for 14 years, Chief Administrative Law Judge (director) of the Office of Administrative Hearings, and Court of Appeals Judge, among other positions. He is a former board chair of PP of Western Washington. In addition to the PPGNW Board, he currently serves on the PP Votes NW, PP Votes Washington PAC, Tahoma Audubon Society, and APACE (Asian American political organization) boards, and was President of the Board of Trustees of the Washington Legal Foundation in 2011. Art also taught law and was in private practice in Tacoma.” [p. 10]


[110]  “Joseph Ellis, of West Cornwall, Connecticut, is a former Partner and Advisory Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he served as the firm’s principal liaison and consultant with retailers around the world. Mr. Ellis has served as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The New York State Nature Conservancy. He is on the Board of Trustees of RARE (a non-profit organization specializing in environmental conservation and sustainable economic development in developing countries) and the Housatonic Valley Association. Mr. Ellis has also served on the Governing Council of The Wilderness Society and the boards of directors of Coach, Inc. and Waterworks, Inc.”  More info on Ellis

[111]  “James C. Greenwood, of Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania, is President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C.  Prior to BIO, Mr. Greenwood represented Pennsylvania’s Eighth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from January 1993 through January 2005. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Greenwood served as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation.  Prior to his election to Congress, Mr. Greenwood served six years in the Pennsylvania General Assembly (1981-86) and six years in the Pennsylvania Senate (1987-1992).  Mr. Greenwood graduated from Dickinson College in 1973 with a BA in Sociology. He has been a birder since college and photographs birds in his free time. During his years of public service, he was the recipient of several environmental awards, including Conservationist of the Year from the Audubon Council of Pennsylvania, Conservation Legislator of the Year from the Pennsylvania Wildlife Federation and the National Audubon Society’s Great Egret Award for the Protection of Birds and their Habitat.”

[112]  BIO – Genetically Engineered Animals; Frequently Asked Questions. For more information on the Enviro-Pig see here.