Help me to debunk climate engineering/chemtrails.
May 9, 2014 2:40 AM Subscribe
I keep running into very influential people who can cite craploads upon craploads of sources for their beliefs in a world conspiracy involving chemtrails and/or climate engineering.
Is there any truth to their beliefs? If so, how much is truth and how much is bullshit or truthiness?
posted by quiet earth to Science & Nature (18 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I have a science background. I'm looking for skeptical, non-woo sources that deconstruct either "chemtrails" or "climate engineering" or both, while admitting whether there is any truth or truthiness behind these phenomena, and either way, where people keep getting led awry, keep getting turned into tinfoil hat-wearing True Believers even if they seem otherwise plausibly sane.
Science is testable. Science admits to mistakes and eventually seeks to correct its mistakes. I haven't seen anything of science's rigor regarding either "chemtrails" or "climate engineering", only strong and heartfelt beliefs shared by laymen that these acts are destroying the skies and that I'm either "not open-minded enough" or otherwise not enlightened enough to understand their positions.
If there is any truth to chemtrails or climate engineering, or any reputable sources that show support for either, feel free to share. Likewise, please feel free to share skeptical points of view regarding either chemtrails or climate engineering, or both.
I'm trying to see clearly here, as a layman, but my Google results are full of noise and unreliable testimony.
I know that I can't trust people who already have 100% solid positions with very little strong/credible evidence to back up their positions.