A major storm has left California drenched, flooded and furthered coastal erosion over a year whereas a “super El Nino” has led to extreme storms across the nation. There were downed power lines and severe flash flooding which resulted in rescue operations for trapped hikers. Downed electrical lines in streets just outside of Los Angeles forced counties to close lines for safety reasons.
In Los Angeles, a power line fell on a car in the San Fernando Valley, trapping the driver until the line could be de-energized so firefighters could move in for a rescue, fire department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.
In the Hollywood Hills, firefighters rescued two hikers who climbed a tree and were afraid to risk a rain-soaked trail on Mulholland Drive, Stewart said.ADVERTISEMENT
The news has continually inundated us over the winter with the “science” of this “super El Nino,” crediting the weather phenomenon with the rash of severe storms that have affected the entire country. The storms tend to roll in off the Pacific Ocean, wreak havoc on Oregon and California, before moving across the country where they result in deadly tornadoes, massive, crippling snowfalls and almost condensed hurricane weather in the southeast. But is this El Nino phenomenon indeed responsible for the entire swatch of increasing severe weather, or is man once again, tampering with our climate? An article in MyNewsLA.com might give us some insight. Hint: the latter is likely truer.
Clouds over Los Angeles County were seeded with silver iodide to increase the amount of rainfall during Monday’s storm, marking the first cloud seeding done by the Department of Public Works since 2002.
While we can’t prove that 2002 is the last time L.A. County tampered with our natural weather cycle, we do know that in 2009, this same geoengineering activity was credited with the Station Fire, which burned 250 square miles of the Angeles National Forest. L.A County’s DPW has a deal with a Utah-based Weather Engineering firm which has set up land-based generators intended to carry out seeding clouds.
This week’s storm offered a good opportunity for “the first go-round for cloud seeding” this season, DPW spokesman Steve Frasher said.
NAWC has set up land-based generators in 10 locations between Sylmar and Pacoima, Fraser said. Only some of those generators were used Sunday night, as weather conditions were not ideal in all areas.
The generators shoot silver iodide into the clouds, creating ice particles. Water vapor freezes onto those particles which fall as rain.
So then is it El Nino or has the nefarious business of geoengineering finally began to rear its ugly head? Geoengineering contracts are huge money. In the case of L.A. County, we are talking about a half a million dollars. The incentive to lock down these contracts has never been more lucrative. This also causes us to wonder what extremes we can expect in the future from these geoengineering firms. And also, how much is being accomplished that we are naive to?
Don’t forget, conveniently enough, “La Nina’ is also coming soon after “El Nino” ends. Man altering our weather conditions can’t possibly end well. Firms are likely being hired to produce severe weather conditions for reasons of war. Imagine the ability to create conditions of famine and starve an entire country you consider to be an enemy. Also, we have no ideas the repercussions and unintended consequences in the wake of changing weather conditions even ever so slightly.