Greens call for chemtrails to be investigated
By Elias Hazou
Published on April 6, 2011
THE GREENS yesterday called for government funding to investigate suspected contamination caused by alleged chemtrails in Cypriot skies.
The party have also launched on their website an online petition calling for a proper investigation into the chemtrail phenomenon (http://www.greenpartycy.com/el/our-news/2009-10-29-12-19-08/campaign-against-chemtrails-in-cyprus.html).
“We demand the government keep its promise and examine the possible consequences to the health of residents and the environment from chemtrails created by aircraft taking off from the British Bases in combination with the experimental operation of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Programme (HAARP) within the Akrotiri British Bases and in Cyprus airspace in general,” party head Ioanna Panayiotou said.
The chemtrail theory holds that some trails left by aircraft are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed at high altitudes for a purpose undisclosed to the general public in clandestine programmes directed by government officials. The existence of chemtrails has been repeatedly denied by government agencies and scientists around the world, who say the trails are normal contrails, or condensation trails made by the exhaust of aircraft engines.
The Greens said the government made a commitment to the House Environment Committee in March 2009 to conduct an in-depth study of these accusations. A bi-ministerial technical committee was subsequently formed for this purpose.
The technical committee, the Greens added, “dissolved mysteriously” after only a few sessions.
“We demand that the government adopts our proposal to finance an independent study that will take samples and chemically analyse the substances included in these chemical trails,” said Panayiotou.
Campaign Against Chemtrails’ Yiannos Alexandrou said observations of high-altitude aircraft in Cypriot skies leaving the characteristic trails were on the rise.
Research director at Greece’s National Centre of Scientific Research, chemist Nicolaos Katsaros said soil samples taken in Greece showed traces of aluminium and barium – substances that are neurotoxic to humans and poison the food chain.
“They are the new Weapons of Mass Destruction,” he said.
Katsaros ascribes to the theory – one of a multitude – that chemtrails are being used for covert climate control. According to this theory, chemtrails contain metal particles which reflect sunlight away from earth to combat global warming.
In October last year, Cyprus was represented at the Nagoya conference in Japan, where the 193-member UN Convention on Biological Diversity passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on geoengineering projects and experiments. The resolution called for a halt to any private or public experimentation intended to manipulate the planetary thermostat.
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Look up; wake up’ to chemtrails
By Bejay Browne
Published on January 25, 2011
CHEMTRAILS appeared in the skies above Paphos on Sunday, during an event held by the Green Party to raise awareness of the phenomena, organisers said.
Green Party member and Peyia councillor Linda Leblanc said the timing was perfect. “As we were holding a demonstration at Paphos harbour to raise awareness of this problem, chemtrails were clearly visible in the sky.”
“I’m telling people to wake up and look up,” she added.
The term chemtrail is derived from "chemical trail" in the same way as contrail is an abbreviation for the condensation trail left by commercial aircraft. Chemtail spraying does not refer to common forms of aerial spraying such as crop dusting, cloud seeding or aerial firefighting. The trail is also criss-cross rather than straight like a flight path.
Chemtrails specifically refer to these aerial trails allegedly caused by the systematic high-altitude release of chemical substances not found in ordinary contrails, resulting in the appearance of supposedly uncharacteristic sky tracks.
Supporters of the theory speculate that the purpose of the chemical release may be for global dimming, population control, weather control, or biological warfare/chemical warfare and claim that these trails are causing respiratory illnesses and other health problem
Detractors – including the British bases, which have been accused of being the culprits - however say the trails are nothing more than condensation trails or contrails which form when exhaust gases from passing passenger jet engines combine with very cold, humid air at high altitude.”
Leblanc said: “You can recognise a chemtrail as they are wider than contrails, they are grid-like or criss- crossed in appearance and they spread out.”
According to the Greens, spraying of suspicious substances was taking place over Cyprus on a daily basis by aircraft which operate with no specific flight plan.
Green’s spokesman, and deputy, George Perdikis, stressed the need for high-level investigation into the phenomena during Sunday’s event where participants gave out information leaflets .
Perdikis said he hoped this would help to put pressure on the Cyprus government to investigate the matter. He also underlined the need for chemical analysis of the areas being sprayed.
“The British and the Americans are serving their own agenda and this agenda has nothing to do with the good of this country,” he said.
Petros Theodisiou, the representative of the committee against chemical spraying said that even yesterday, chemtrails were still visible in the sky to the naked eye. He was concerned that the chemicals would find a way into the food chain, if they had not already.
Leblanc, who believes the spraying may be connected with manipulating the weather, said: “We don’t want to scare people but we do want to make them aware of what is going on and to make them aware of the need for information to be made public. It’s all very secretive.”