Long before the study of weather became scientific, people tried to control the weather – think of rain dances. Wikipedia says: Among the most well-known examples of rainmaking rituals are North American rain dances, historically performed by many Native American tribes, particularly in the South-Western United States. Some of these traditions have survived to the present day.

But it may be the Government that is controlling our weather.

No, it’s not April Fool’s Day: Kerry-anne Mendoza has written an article that caught my attention. It was the headline that persuaded me to read it. It was published on the IACKNOWLEDGE website on 17 February 2014.

A string of extreme weather events, such as a polar vortex in the US and mass flooding across the UK, have led some to question if this strange weather came as the result of some sort of government experiment into artificial weather creation. While we might wish to scoff at conspiracy theories about ‘fake snow‘, or government induced floods to steal land, it turns out the weather making experiments themselves are not actually bunkum, and have in fact been tied to disasters past.

Read the article here.

As the author of this article says, the meaning which you may wish to import to the information presented depends on your evidence to hand, your level of trust in government and many other factors – but the claims made turned out to have a legitimate basis, according to the leading scientific journals of our time. A salient reminder that sometimes, the very use of the term ‘conspiracy theory’ can mean we fail to explore ideas that occur outside of the realms of a reality we construct for ourselves.  Can the government make the weather? In some cases, apparently it can.

There are plenty of differing views on the conspiracy theories on the weather. Here are a few of them. You can draw your own conclusions:                 

Martin Pollins
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