Dear Editor:

Have you noticed more disease and more illness in seemingly more and more people? Have you also noticed that once abundant species such as bats and honeybees are disappearing? This should serve as an ominous warning as to the condition of our ecosystem. While part of this demise can be blamed on mankind and our expansion of civilization there is yet another glaring factor hidden in plain view. It is the "geoengineering" program known as chemtrails which was patented in 1991 by Hughes Aircraft Company under US Patent #5003186.

Chemtrails have become an accepted visual in our skyline. They can be seen in car commercials, movies, and even right above our homes. If originally designed to block the sun and protect us from the ills of "global warming" is it possible these toxic clouds we see expanding in the air we breathe are being used for more insidious purposes? I'll leave that decision up to you but as personally notified by Chairwoman Nichols of the Air Resource Board while living in California and as documented in such films as "What in the World Are They Spraying?" the main ingredients in these artificial clouds are aluminum, barium and strontium which are all toxic to human systems and have the ability to alter the PH balance of our soil. And if you look up politician Pernilla Hagberg of Sweden she has also been outspoken on the use of biological agents in these sprayings.

In 2006 maximum levels of aluminum tested at .5 micrograms per 1L of water. In a 2009 snow sample taken from atop Mt. Shasta in Northern California a reading of 61,100 micrograms/L was found. It should be noted that a reading of 1000 micrograms/L is considered an environmental disaster and a hazmat protocol should be followed. The reading from Mt. Shasta was 60 times the emergency level. So, how did these high levels of aluminum reach such high altitudes if not by plane?

A common mistake is assuming a chemtrail is a condensation trail. Contrails form at an approximate altitude of 30,000 feet and at a temperature of around -35 degrees F and dissipate quickly (after a few seconds). A chemtrail does not follow normal flight patterns, is seen at lower altitudes and hovers and widens in our skies for many hours. Sometimes these trails will also crisscross in the sky and the same planes leaving these artificial clouds can be seen circling around and heading back in the opposite direction. A privately owned company named Evergreen International Aviation has been linked to the sprayings and their flights are the only ones not required to register with the FAA. If you are waiting for the corporate run media to expose this issue or you are counting on your political hero of the day to put an end to these toxic clouds you'd better think again. (Especially since agriculture giant Monsanto Corporation has developed aluminum resistant seeds.) As Gandhi once said, "No one saves us but ourselves."

If you are interested in taking part in a plan to end aerosol spraying, especially since Carbon County has a "No Spraying" policy, please contact myself or Michele Varley from Nutritional Needs at michele.varley@gmail.com [1]. I'm afraid only a large, organized citizen movement can reverse the immense damage already caused by these sprayings and as Ayn Rand has previously stated, "You can ignore reality, but you can not ignore the consequences of ignoring reality."

Gene Duffy

risingpeak@verizon.net [2]