Scientists make final call on 'chemtrails'
You’ve seen the contrails behind those high-flying jets – sometimes making crisscrossing patterns in the sky – above your home, your town, your city.
And you’ve heard the rumors. The government is spraying toxic chemicals, gene-altering concoctions, testing weapons of war.
But the first peer-reviewed study published on these mysterious “chemtrails,” as they are often called, found they are not the result of governments covertly conducting experiments on the public.
They’re just plain old water vapor.
Rather than “chemtrails,” say the researchers, they are actually “contrails, which is short for condensation that produces water vapor that freezes around aerosols in the aircraft exhaust.
“We wanted to establish a scientific record on the topic of secret atmospheric spraying programs for the benefit of those in the public who haven’t made up their minds,” said lead researcher Steven Davis from the University of California, Irvine. “The experts we surveyed resoundingly rejected contrail photographs and test results as evidence of a large-scale atmospheric conspiracy.”
To find out what was going on, the team interviewed 77 scientists who should know what they’re talking about – they were either atmospheric chemists who specialize in condensation trails, or geochemists working on atmospheric deposition of dust and pollution.
Out of the group, 76 of the 77 experts said they hadn’t come across evidence of secret, large-scale spraying programs.