Did the U.S. government finally admit to conducting chemical geoengineering using chemtrail operations? No, that's not true: An article claimed that a study on the possible health impacts of proposed geoengineering strategies is an admission that chemtrail programs exist, but the published study does not confirm this. All references in the study to geoengineering for "solar radiation management" are about proposals - not current efforts.
The claim originated from an article (archived here) published by TheMilleniumReport.com in November 2017, under the title "Government Finally Admits Chemical Geoengineering Via Chemtrail Operations". It opened:
After decades of denial, the US government uses the NIH to reveal the obvious truth
Since the very inception of the chemical geoengineeering programs, the U.S. Federal Government has repeatedly denied their existence.
Various agencies and departments within the government have actually belittled many investigative journalists and scientific researchers who have conclusively proved their existence.
Many truth seekers throughout the Alt Media have been the object of scorn for even broaching the subject. Some have been intimidated by government proxies and/or threatened by private contractors for making their geoengineering claims and publishing their findings.
Now we see that there was a scientific research paper published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information which "is part of the United States National Library of Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health".
This is what social media users saw:
The article is referring to a real research paper titled "Assessing the direct occupational and public health impacts of solar radiation management with stratospheric aerosols". A full reading of the study reveals no "admission" that chemtrail operations are underway or have been. It is a review of what health hazards might be caused by geoengineering proposals:
Little is known about the toxicity of some likely candidate aerosols, and there is no consensus regarding acceptable levels for public exposure to these materials. There is also little infrastructure in place to evaluate potential public health impacts in the event that stratospheric aerosols are deployed for solar radiation management. We offer several recommendations intended to help characterize the potential occupation and public health impacts of SRM, and suggest that a comprehensive risk assessment effort is needed before this approach to geoengineering receives further consideration.
The researchers recommend in their conclusion that geoengineering should not be deployed unless more study is done:
Based on our analyses, we submit that the current knowledge gaps do not justify deployment of SRM in the short term. We therefore recommend further research, a more inclusive analysis of costs and benefits, as well as the globalization and harmonization of regulatory standards that will limit the negative human health impact of SRM. Only following a comprehensive risk assessment that addresses each of these issues can the potential benefits of this geoengineering approach be weighed against the potential public health burdens created by this technology.
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