Oh Thank You, Oh Mighty All Powerful Magic Creature
You Have Protected My Nation's Oil Rigs and Oil Refineries
Deploying Your Dark Angels
To Glide Through Our Night Skies
Leaving Their Sooty Trails Of Darkness
Within Your Clouds So Blue
Yet Never Seen Are Your Angels
Upon Our Radar Screens
But They Are There So True
Praise Be Upon You
You Have Cooled And Made Dense
Which Rest Above Our Continent
You Have Laid Your Mighty Shield To Deflect
Away The Evil Twisters Which Veer Instead
Toward Mexico, Central America, and Bermuda
For They Deserve Punishment More Than We
For They Are Poor
Oh Thank You Oh Mighty Magical Creature
For You Are Kind And Good To Those Who
Can Afford The Cost Of Praising You
May You Lend Your Protection To
This Land And Keep Our Oil Prices Relatively Low
So That The People Of This Land May Remain
Asleep Forever, and Ever, and Ever
As To The Cost Of Global Warming
So That Our Leaders May Continue
To Be Controlled By The Oil Companies
And Plunge The World Into An Irreversible
Climate Crisis Which Will Lead To Massive
Famine, Floods, Droughts, and Mega Storms
Praise You Oh Omnipotent Creature
For This Quick Fix During Another Political Season
One Which Must Have Low Oil Prices
So As To Sedate The Masses
Praise You Oh Omniscient Creature
For Using Global Dimming To Protect Our Mainland
Even Though This Will Trap Even Greater Amounts
Of Heat Within The Atmosphere Which Will Lead To
Even More And Larger Hurricanes Which Must Be
Covertly Directed Into Neighboring Countries
We Humbly Understand Why You Chose Historic
Flooding In The Midwest This Year
For You Wisely Chose The Greater Cause
Flooding Rains Would Drain Heat
From Continental Air Masses
And Thus Raise Your Hurricane Shield
Over Our Lands - Thy Will Be Done.
We fervently Beseech Thee To Guide and Protect
Those Who Fund, Build, Maintain, Program, Launch, Control,
and Retrieve The Covert Airforce Of Stealth RPVs
Which Your Earthly Servants Use To Disperse Your
Carbon Black Within Your Clouds So Blue
Praise You Magical Creature
Praise You Great Big Invisible
Your Will Be Done
Why A Magic Prayer?
Since the general public of the U.S. is scientifically illiterate, and therefore predictably as religious as say - Saudi Arabia or Iran, I felt a prayer would be in order. So Please Pray Along To The Great Big Invisible Magic Creature Who Controls Our Weather.
All Hogwash, Right?
Let's look at the following article which places what is already being done covertly as something which may someday be done in the FUTURE (I always love these type of articles. Remember there's a huge difference between steering a hurricane and stopping one):
Scientists have made a breakthrough in man's desire to control the forces of nature – unveiling plans to weaken hurricanes and steer them off course, to prevent tragedies such as Hurricane Katrina.
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Under one scheme, aircraft would drop soot into the near-freezing cloud at the top of a hurricane, causing it to warm up and so reduce wind speeds. Computer simulations of the forces at work in the most violent storms have shown that even small changes can affect their paths – enabling them to be diverted from major cities..
MY COMMENT: But aircraft could not do this already to storms approaching metropolitan areas to prevent flooding, and tornadoes? No, that's way into the future - like in the time of Star Wars.
But the hurricane modifiers are fighting more than the weather. Lawyers warn that diverting a hurricane from one city to save life and property could result in multi-billion dollar lawsuits from towns that bear the brunt instead. Hurricane Katrina caused about $41 billion in damage to New Orleans.
MY COMMENT: Which is one reason why the program remains covert in the U.S.
Hurricanes form when air warmed over the ocean rises to meet the cool upper atmosphere. The heat turns to kinetic energy, producing a spiral of wind and rain. The greater the temperature differences between top and bottom, and the narrower the eye of the hurricane, the faster it blows.
Moshe Alamaro, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), told The Sunday Telegraph of his plans to "paint" the tops of hurricanes black by scattering carbon particles – either soot or black particles from the manufacture of tyres – from aircraft flying above the storms. The particles would absorb heat from the sun, leading to changes in the airflows within the storm. Satellites could also heat the cloud tops by beaming microwaves from space.
MY COMMENT: Or maybe even using artificially generated lightning bolts? Never!
"If they're done in the right place at the right time they can affect the strength of the hurricane," Mr Alamaro said.
The theory has so far been tested only in computer simulation by Mr Alamaro's colleague, Ross Hoffman. Mr Alamaro said: "With small changes to this side or that side of the hurricane we can nudge it and change its track. We're starting with computer simulations, then will hopefully experiment on a small weather system."
Last month scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced that they had simulated the effect of sowing clouds with microscopic dust to cool the hurricane's base, also weakening it. The dust would attract water but would form droplets too small to fall as rain. Instead, they would rise and evaporate, cooling hot air at the hurricane base.
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In findings presented at a conference in Trieste, Italy, the team led by Daniel Rosenfeld demonstrated that dust dropped into the lower part of Hurricane Katrina would have reduced wind speeds and diverted its course.
MY COMMENT: So by doping clouds with carbon dust (soot) at various levels we can break up clouds, force precipitation, change direction of weather fronts? This is crazy talk I tell you! Crazy talk! Soon enough these experts are going to sound like me! All they'll have to do is throw in some artificial lightning, and they'll be paranoid insaniacs too.
Mr Alamaro said: "The social and legal issues are daunting. If a hurricane were coming towards Miami with the potential to cause damage and kill people, and we diverted it, another town or village hit by it would sue us. They'll say the hurricane is no longer an act of God, but that we caused it."