Update: Groups, Membership and Community Project.

Hi all,

We hope this finds you well. Just a quick update.

1. After much debate it has been decided to remove the groups function from the site; this also means memberships will be automatically cancelled as registrations were done through the groups app. We are hoping to have an option for membership again in the future, but as the groups have remained unused by members, this function will not be reconsidered in the foreseeable future. We appreciate all of those who did become registered members of the site and hope you re-join when the membership option becomes available again (Effective as of June 25 2019).

2. The community (video) project has been cancelled due to lack of interest and/or content.

We apologise for any inconvenience these changes may cause.

~ OpChemtrails

Video Information – Get involved in the first #OPCCommunityProject

Cancelled Due to Lack Of Response

Thanks to everyone who responded to our tweet asking who’d be interested in helping us make a video.

Aim
To show images/videos and share personal stories from all over the world and to illustrate this as a global problem.

What to do
1. email your videos/images (or a link to your media) – Note we are unable to download online footage, so this will have to be sent directly.
2. ensure each image, image set, video, or link includes the following information:
– Who credit should be given to (i.e. your twitter/facebook handle)
– Year Taken and/or month
– Country and/or State
– Notes or comments you would like to add (i.e. how long you’ve noticed chemtrails, how you first became aware, how they affect you and/or your local environment, why should people pay attention)

The amount of visual stock we receive will determine:
1. if the video will go for up to 1 hour, or
2. if the video will be broken down into a short series, with each series covering a specfic geographic location.
3. the expected timeframe to completion.

Notes

We will not be accepting submissions after May 31.

Send your emails to opchemtrails @ riseup . net

As this video will also be informative for younger generations, please try to avoid language that may be considered inappropriate for young ears.

Radiative and Climate Effects of Stratospheric Sulfur Geoengineering Using Seasonally Varying Injection Areas

Original post from the OpChemtrails Library. Download this document here.

Notes:
“[…] varying the SO2 injection area seasonally would result in a similar global mean cooling effect as injecting SO2 to the equator, but with a more uniform zonal distribution of shortwave radiative forcing.” p.1

“Most previous modelling studies have investigated scenarios which inject sulfur along or close to the equator. This choice of injection region is well justified because the equator, on the average, receives the highest levels of solar radiation. In addition, the stratospheric circulation transports particles efficiently from the equator around the global atmosphere (Robock et al., 2008). However it has been found in several studies that preventing greenhouse gas (GHG) induced warming by equatorial injections of sulfur lead to overcooling of the tropics and undercooling of the polar regions, compared to the global mean decrease in temperature (Aswathy et al., 2015; Jones et al., 2010; Jones et al., 2016; McCuster et al., 2012; Yu et al., 2015).” p.2

“However, sulfur injected as SO2 takes weeks to months before it is oxidized and forms large enough particles to reflect solar radiation efficiently. Thus to obtain maximum aerosol forcing, one strategy could be to inject sulfur before the intensity of solar radiation has reached its maximum value at the injection latitude, thus leaving time for oxidation and particle growth.” p.3

“After two years, sulfate particles from the injections are removed from the atmosphere.” p.4

“[…] the lifetime of stratospheric sulfur is longer when injected to the equator (Robock et al., 2008).” p.6

“Previous research has shown that higher injections per unit volume lead to relatively larger particles, which in turn leads to relatively shorter lifetime of particles in the atmosphere (Heckendorn et al., 2009; English et al., 2012; Niemeier et al., 2011).” p.6

“Because SRM is turned on abruptly at full force in 2020, it would lead to a fast cooling. In the real world this kind of action is unlikely but based on the simulations plausible if needed for example prevent climate warming emergency (Kravitz et al., 2011).” p.9

“It has been shown that there is a slow decrease in temperature still decades after a decrease in shortwave radiation (Schaller et al., 2014).” p.10

“After the SRM is suspended in 2070 there is a very fast warming, called the termination effect of geoengineering (Jones et al., 2013). This warming is of the same magnitude as the cooling immediately after the sulfur injection is started. Thus, after the SRM is suspended, the climate remains significantly cooler for decades.” p.10

“Compensating the GHG induced global warming using SRM leads to a reduction in the global mean precipitation (Kravitz et al., 2013b; Ferraro and Griffiths, 2016). This is also supported by our simulations. Immediately after the injection has been started, the global mean precipitation falls clearly under the level of year 2010[…]” p.10

“Precipitation is thus more affected by the SRM than CO2.” p.10

“Aerosol particles both absorb radiation (which is then emitted as LW radiation) and they reduce the SW radiation at surface. These effects lead to a drier climate (Ferraro and Griffiths 2016).” p.11

“It has been also shown that P – E (Precipitation – Evaporations) will become more intense (Seager et al., 2010) which will cause wet areas to become wetter but also drying in the subtropical regions such as Mediterranean, Southern part of Africa and Australia.” p.12

“According our aerosol microphysical simulations by GCM, it would be possible to maintain as large global cooling effect as by injecting sulfur only in the equator while concentrating the cooling effect more to the midlatitudes than tropics. This could be achieved if the sulfur injection area is changed during the year.” p.13

“This highlights the role of feedbacks and ocean temperature which reacts slowly to the radiation changes in the atmosphere.” p.14

Click on the below links for futher information about the locations in this image or visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki and search the coordinates.

Map Information:
30° N – Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Persian Gulf, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, People’s Republic of China, East China Sea, Japan, Pacific Ocean, Mexico, Gulf of California, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, Morocco.

10° N – Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, South Sudan, Abyei, Ethiopia, Somalia, Indian Ocean, India, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Gulf of Thailand, Vietnam, South China Sea, Philippines, Sulu Sea, Tañon Strait, Cebu Strait, Bohol Sea, Surigao Strait, Dinagat Sound, Pacific Ocean, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Costa Rica, Caribbean Sea, Colombia, Venezuela, Atlantic Ocean, Guinea, Guinea / Sierra Leone border, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana.

10° S – Atlantic Ocean, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Malawi, Lake Malawi, Tanzania, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Savu Sea, Timor Sea, Arafura Sea, Coral Sea, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Sea, Pacific Ocean, Cook Islands, Kiribati, French Polynesia, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia.

30° S – South Africa, Lesotho, South Africa, Indian Ocean, Australia, Pacific Ocean, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Atlantic Ocean.

Global Radiative Forcing from Contrail Cirrus

Original Post via the OpChemtrails Library.

Download this document here.

Notes:
“Aviation makes a significant contribution to anthropogenic climate forcing.” p.54

“We show that the radiative forcing associated with contrail cirrus as a whole is about nine times larger than that from line-shaped contrails alone. We also find that contrail cirrus cause a significant decrease in natural cloudiness, which partly offsets their warming effect. Nevertheless, net radiative forcing due to contrail cirrus remains the largest single radiative-forcing component associated with aviation.” p.54

“Contrail cirrus initially form behind cruising aircraft as line-shaped contrails and transform into cirrus-like clouds or cloud clusters in favourable meteorological conditions, occasionally covering large horizontal areas. They have been tracked for up to 17 h in satellite observations. They remain line-shaped, and therefore easily distinguishable from natural cirrus, for only a fraction of their lifetime. The impact of aircraft soot emissions on cirrus in the absence of contrails depends on the ice-nucleating properties and the ice-active number concentration of soot-particle emissions.” p.54

“Contrail cirrus form and persist in air that is ice-saturated, whereas natural cirrus often require high ice supersaturation to form. This implies that in a substantial fraction of the upper troposphere, contrail cirrus can persist in supersaturated air that is cloud-free, thus increasing high cloud coverage.” p.54

“Over central Europe, contrail-cirrus coverage is largest, reaching up to 10%. Although the level of air traffic over the east coast of northern America is as large as over central Europe, contrail-cirrus coverage in the former region is lower, reaching 6%. It is mainly the coverage due to contrails older than 5 h that is smaller over the USA than over Europe…” p.54

“A large fraction of contrail cirrus is optically very thin (solar optical depth <0.02) and can therefore neither be detected by a satellite nor seen with the human eye from the ground.” p. 55

“The global net radiative forcing of contrail cirrus is roughly nine times that of young contrails, making it the single largest radiative-forcing component connected with aviation.” p.56

“Contrail cirrus change the water budget of the surrounding atmosphere and therefore can have an impact on natural clouds.” p. 56

“Locally, the decrease in natural-cirrus coverage (over Europe and the US) amounts to up to 10% of the natural-cirrus coverage or up to 20% of the contrail-cirrus coverage. Furthermore, in the main contrail-cirrus areas of North America and Europe, the optical depth of natural clouds is significantly (at the 95% significance level) reduced by up to 10% owing to the presence of contrail cirrus.” p.57

“Clouds are influenced by small-scale processes that cannot be resolved by a large-scale climate model and which therefore need to be parametrized.” p. 57

Raising Awareness Using Digital Media (Part 1): Hashtag Activism

It’s true, digital media or “new media” has made the world more connected and much smaller. It has also made the world less private, enabled more open dialogue and allowed for an increased awareness of the world we live it.

But, as with traditional media, digital media can be manipulated, distorted, twisted, monopolised, propagandised and even weaponised. “Fake News” has been around for as long as news itself, from Greek myths of gods and goddesses, medieval tales of witchcraft and the occult, fishermen’s tales of the one that got away, war propaganda, to historical records that generate a particular view of how the world was, and is.

Likewise, there have always been those who have used these same forms of media to promote change, raise awareness, to gain the attention of those who would otherwise look away and to inform communities about important information. Writers, anarchists, artists, musicians, campaigners, everyday people, hell, even some of those who are part of the establishment have used media in one way or another to share a message.

Here are some tips that may help you to get your message out to the wider digital community. While these tips do relate to OpChemtrails, I have tried to keep them generic so they are also relevant to other awareness campaigns.


Hashtags


Despite the fact that hashtags can be heavily censored, they are still an effective way of communicating information. Hashtags can be used on most social media platforms and are basically a way of filtering search results. OpChemtrails has used the #OpChemtrails hashtag on various platforms to raise awareness about geoengineering, the tag allows likeminded people to share information, images, videos etc. with other people who follow the tag (although for censored hashtags users will have to adjust their quality filters, sensitive information filters and tailored information filters, most platforms provide instructions on how to do this).

Hashtags can be expanded to cover specific topics. So for example, OpChemtrails currently uses these hashtags: #OpChemtrails, #OpCImageGallery (images and video), #OpCMediaWatch (mainstream media on geoengineering), #OpCLibrary (pdfs, articles, reports). While the #OpChemtrails hashtag is the primary #, the account also uses other tags such as: [#]geoengineering, SRM, SAI, MCB, SolarRadiationManagement, Sulfate Aerosol Injections, MarineCloudBrightening, CloudWhitening, SkyWhitening, Environment, Health etc.

Sometimes the tags are used in conjunction, other times individually, this helps to maximise the exposure of information. Using upper and lower case should not affect search results, but if you are having trouble finding information under a specific hashtag, simply run a key word search (e.g. without the ‘#’).

TweetStorm Update: #HandsOffMotherEarth

We Need Your Help!

When: January 9th 2018, 11am London Time. (view countdown clock here).

Duration: 1 hour

#HandsOffMotherEarth TweetStorm

Feel free to copy and/or download any of the information below. The images have been sourced from the #HandsOffMotherEarth Manifesto cover and hashtags added. Please note that twitter has cracked down on accounts posting the same tweet multiple times and posting too many unsolicited (@) tweets. For this reason we recommend rotating tweets, and limiting your @’s to 5 per hour; alternatively you can create your own tweets without @’s. For more information see twitters rules and best practices policies.

How to join in the Tweetstorm:
1. Use the hashtag #HandsOffMotherEarth on all of your tweets for one hour, starting at 11am London time.

2. Include a link to the Hands Off Mother Earth: 2018 Manifesto Against Geoengineering and/or website (see below).

3. Use the images provided, share your own images or visit @OpCImageGallery for images.

4. Send Tweets to the United Nations, your President/Prime Minister etc., local representatives, environmental organizations, media outlets, and academic institutions.

Links to the Manifesto pdf:
1. http://www.etcgroup.org/sites/www.etcgroup.org/files/files/home_manifesto_english_.pdf

2. https://web.archive.org/web/20190105094021/http://www.etcgroup.org/sites/www.etcgroup.org/files/files/home_manifesto_english_.pdf

Links to ETC Group website:
1. http://www.etcgroup.org/content/hands-mother-earth-1

2. https://web.archive.org/save/http://www.etcgroup.org/content/hands-mother-earth-1

Pretweets:

If you endorse geoengineering, you endorse genocide #HandsOffMotherEarth http://www.etcgroup.org/content/hands-mother-earth-1

We Do NOT Consent #HandsOffMotherEarth http://www.etcgroup.org/sites/www.etcgroup.org/files/files/home_manifesto_english_.pdf

How much more can our planet take? #HandsOffMotherEarth http://www.etcgroup.org/sites/www.etcgroup.org/files/files/home_manifesto_english_.pdf

Your Silence Means Consent. Support #HandsOffMotherEarth 2018 Manifesto Against Geoengineering http://www.etcgroup.org/sites/www.etcgroup.org/files/files/home_manifesto_english_.pdf

Did you consent? #HandsOffMotherEarth: Manifesto Against Geoengineering (2018) http://www.etcgroup.org/sites/www.etcgroup.org/files/files/home_manifesto_english_.pdf

Note: We will add more pretweets before Jan 9th.

Update Regarding Site Membership

Apologies to those of you who registered to the site earlier but did not have their accounts activated. We have sorted out the admin error and the new membership option now seems to be working fine; although those who did not have their accounts activated will have to re-register.

Please note that activation for new members may take up to 24 hours.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

~ OpChemtrails