(NaturalNews) With the aftermath of hurricane Sandy still fresh in the minds of Americans, many are questioning the possible link between destructive weather patterns and the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) in Alaska. Several researchers who study the science behind HAARP have come forward with concerns about the disruptions this technology causes in the ionosphere and the impact it has on earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and other natural disasters. Some also consider HAARP to be a new breed of weapon.
HAARP is located in Gakuna, Alaska. It is a collection of antennas placed on a computer controlled grid referred to as a "phased array." The Navy and Air Force manage the program. According to the official government website:
"HAARP is a scientific endeavor aimed at studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere, with particular emphasis on being able to understand and use it to enhance communications and surveillance systems for both civilian and defense purposes."
The antennas send out powerful radio waves that are focused onto the ionosphere (the delicate upper layer of the atmosphere), heating up those areas. "Electromagnetic waves then bounce back onto the earth and penetrate everything -- living and dead," explains Dr. Nicholas Begich, an expert on HAARP. Not only does this technology have applications for communication systems and defense, but some believe it also has the capability to alter jet stream routes along with weather patterns. Many fear it could be used as a weapon of mass destruction as well.
Worldwide concern about using the weather as a tool for warfare has created a public outcry, demanding transparency regarding HAARP technology. A Canadian CBC documentary about HAARP asserts:
"It isn't just conspiracy theorists who are concerned about HAARP. The European Union called the project a global concern and passed a resolution calling for more information on its health and environmental risks. Despite those concerns, officials at HAARP insist the project is nothing more sinister than a radio science research facility."
The European Union requested an investigation of HAARP to establish "its legal, ecological and ethical implications before any further research and testing." The United States has repeatedly refused such an investigation on the grounds of 'national security.'
Dr. Michel Chossudovsky, a professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada, believes that both the Americans and Russians have developed the capacity to manipulate climate with a new generation of "non-lethal weapons." According to Chossudovsky, scientific evidence suggests that "HAARP is fully operational and has the ability of potentially triggering floods, droughts, hurricanes and earthquakes. From a military standpoint, HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction. Potentially, it constitutes an instrument of conquest capable of selectively destabilizing agricultural and ecological systems of entire regions." Dr. Rosalie Bertell, a respected physician and epidemiologist known for her work in the field of ionizing radiation, suspects that HAARP will be combined with space labs as a military operation, capable of delivering a beam of energy (comparable to a nuclear bomb) anywhere on earth.
The History Channel documentary "Weather Warfare" also comments on HAARP:
"Directed energy is such a powerful technology it could be used to heat the ionosphere to turn weather into a weapon of war. Imagine using a flood to destroy a city or tornadoes to decimate an approaching army in the desert. The military has spent a huge amount of time on weather modification as a concept for battle environments."
Information about the HAARP program is intentionally limited. Even though scientists and researchers have formulated a sound theory about the power of this technology, further investigation is needed.
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