If Weather Manipulation Only “Conspiracy Theory”, Why an Environmental Modification Convention?


From an address by President John F. Kennedy to the UN General Assembly, September 25, 1961.

As everyone knows, weather manipulation is just another wild conspiracy theory originating way out there in the lunatic fringe. But then again, if it’s the case, why did the United States, Canada, Russia and Great Britain, among many other nations at various dates, sign a treaty banning the use of “environmental modification” as a weapon against their allies? And why did the United Nations adopt the Environmental Modification Convention (ENMOD), formally known as the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques.

This is not something that happened just recently either. It was on December 10, 1976, that the 31st Session of the UN General Assembly adopted this convention which aims at prohibiting military or other hostile uses of environmental modification techniques having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects. The convention entered into force in October of 1978, and as of 2015, 76 states have signed or ratified the treaty.

As an article published June 6 on Starship Earth: The Big Picture states referring to the Environmental Modification Convention, “Most of the public don’t realize that it is even possible to control the weather, but [this] is one unarguable example of why we should consider it a probability, rather than a possibility.”

In its opening statements, the UN Convention specifically recognized―remember, that was back in 1976, almost 40 years ago―”that scientific and technical advances may open new possibilities with respect to modification of the environment,” further adding the following statements:

Realizing that the use of environmental modification techniques for peaceful purposes could improve the interrelationship of man and nature and contribute to the preservation and improvement of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations,

Recognizing, however, that military or any other hostile use of such techniques could have effects extremely harmful to human welfare,

Desiring to prohibit effectively military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques in order to eliminate the dangers to mankind from such use, and affirming their willingness to work towards the achievement of this objective…


So, the thing I am asking myself is this: is it just fanciful speculation to wonder why these countries have signed a treaty saying they wouldn’t use weather manipulation as a weapon, thus implicitly acknowledging that they may have had the capabilities to do so as far back as 40 years ago?

And if this is just fanciful speculation, why does the U.S. Department of State insist that the “Use of environmental modification techniques for hostile purposes does not play a major role in military planning at the present time,” further adding:

Such techniques might be developed in the future, however, and would pose a threat of serious damage unless action was taken to prohibit their use. In July 1972 the U.S. Government renounced the use of climate modification techniques for hostile purposes, even if their development were proved to be feasible in the future.

Quite reassuring statement, isn’t it? However, in a recent article published May 22 on Veterans Today, Rand Clifford mentions that back in 1996, a research paper was presented to the U.S. Air Force under the title Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025. While stating that “This report contains fictional representations of future situations/scenarios,” it does expound some chilling concepts right from its opening statements:

In 2025, US aerospace forces can “own the weather” by capitalizing on emerging technologies and focusing development of those technologies to war-fighting applications. Such a capability offers the war fighter tools to shape the battlespace in ways never before possible. It provides opportunities to impact operations across the full spectrum of conflict and is pertinent to all possible futures.

The purpose of this paper is to outline a strategy for the use of a future weather-modification system to achieve military objectives rather than to provide a detailed technical road map.

A high-risk, high-reward endeavor, weather-modification offers a dilemma not unlike the splitting of the atom. While some segments of society will always be reluctant to examine controversial issues such as weather-modification, the tremendous military capabilities that could result from this field are ignored at our own peril.

Weather MachineRand Clifford reminds us that “Formerly a true-blue storyteller, the sky has been a reliable place to look for what’s coming. Today, the sky is even more indicative of what’s to come—one indication being that the sky is rarely blue anymore. Profound sky changes are happening right before our eyes…”

Keep_Calm_And_Carry_On_-_Original_poster_-_Barter_Books_-_17-Oct-2011Incidentally, yesterday afternoon was the first time this spring I spent some time outdoors without seeing any of these ominous vaporous trails in the sky. But hey! There is nothing to worry about―just look the other way and carry on… Don’t look up at the sky, don’t worry about these vaporous trails hanging daily over your head, and don’t worry about the more and more frequent freakish weather patterns and events―it’s all man-made climate change, really, but it has nothing to do with climate engineering, promise. And PLEASE do not listen to outlandish claims that “Accepting geoengineering as a tool to manipulate an outcome is an unpleasant but necessary realization to understanding the current geopolitical situation” (Starship Earth: The Big Picture).

Henri Thibodeau

Climate Engineering Booklet

BS DetectorClick on title to download a PDF booklet I have compiled with different Wikipedia articles regarding climate engineering.

As usual, use your “B.S. Detector” when consulting Wikipedia, which is very biased when it comes to controversial topics such as these. The booklet covers the following topics:

  • Climate engineering
    • Weather Modification
    • Weather Warfare
    • Geoingineering Schemes
    • Cloud Seeding
  • Environmental Modification Convention
    • United Nations Convention on Environmental Modification
    • List to parties to the Environmental Modification Convention
  • Existing Facilities
    • Arecibo Observatory
    • EISCAT
    • HAARP
    • Ionosphericheater
    • Sura Ionospheric Heating Facility
  • “Conspiracy” Theories


As I was working on this article, Infowars incidentally published the following video with Alex Jones, entitled Weaponized Weather: Secrets the Gov’t Doesn’t Want You To Know, where he discusses those suspicions that governments have had the capabilities to control weather for decades…

About Henri Thibodeau

Freelance writer and translator based in Quebec, Canada.
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