PUTTING THE HEAT ON MOM EARTH
The journey toward understanding "Tesla technology" had taken
Manning to science conferences in Germany in 1987 and Switzerland
two years later. At both meetings, she heard an American
astrophysicist, Adam Trombly, give eloquent speeches on
environmental issues. A protégé of the late Buckminster Fuller,
Trombly had founded the non-profit Project Earth through which he
worked with other scientists toward understanding global ecosystems - the big picture.
In July of 1995, Manning telephoned Trombly at the Institute of
Advanced Studies at Aspen, Colorado, to ask about possible effects
of the HAARP-type experiments which would make artificial
electromagnetic storms above the earth experiments which would lift
parts of the ionosphere and would literally expand those areas while
accelerating more high energy particles in the already energetic
HAARP would add more energy to a global system that is already
stretched, replied the scientist. By "stretched", he meant
hyper-stimulated by particle flows from the sun. To put it into
perspective, think of our planet as a somewhat wobbly dynamo
motoring around a sun. Our sun is an aging star and getting
unreliable, to say the least.
Through telescopes, people have been
eying sunspots since Galileo's time, and learned that magnetic
storms above Earth and the northern lights are connected to those
dark patches on the sun. In recent decades our sun has been throwing
major fits - spewing larger than usual bursts of high energy
particles into our planet's systems. Some of this hyperactivity
started before men got into the act with nuclear explosions. With an
effect similar to solar flares, manmade radiation from atomic
technologies adds to the crossfire of super-speedy particles in
which we live.
It's difficult to tell how long the sun has been going through a
hyperactive cycle, because sensitive scientific instruments to
measure "coronal hole activity" on the sun are fairly new. A
thorough study has only been possible in the last couple of decades.
(The corona is the super-hot halo of plasma around the sun.)
Judging by the increase in the geomagnetic "noise" (disturbances in
the earth's magnetic field) heard on earth, some scientists
speculate that the sun may be approaching a time of change. Whether
or not the sun goes through a time of
spectacular hot flashes in the near future and throws even more
particles at Earth, the fact is that Earth is being affected right
EARTH GETS HOTTER
"Eleven years ago we were predicting ground heating," Trombly said,
"...the earth actually getting hotter inductively."
To understand what he was talking about,
Manning later had to turn
to a dictionary of science. Induction heating means that
electrically conducting material in this case, materials in the
earth - is heated as a result of the electric current induced in it
by an alternating magnetic field (due to interaction with the sun
and even with the moon).
She began to see how Earth's magnetic field
could be in danger of breaking down and opening the way for a pole
shift. Heat is an enemy to the strength of a magnet. (The fact that
the earth is getting hotter was reported in the New York Times in
1991. The article said that Arctic ice had decreased by 2% in only a
nine year period.) 107
Trombly was saying that before men detonated underground nuclear
tests or did anything else that was massively invasive to the state
of balance of Earth's systems, we were already on an unstable
planet. When will Earth be electrodynamically saturated with an
"energy burden" from the sun?
"The system is already at
near-terminal capacity in our opinion," said Trombly.
Then HAARP comes along... "a project that could further destabilize
an earth that's already an unstable environment", as Trombly put it.
The thought of a planet whose systems are overloaded, and which may
soon reach the point where it couldn't take any more high-energy
particles, was sobering. Manning thought about the enthusiastic
attitude of the scientists and military contractors whom the NO HAARP group called "the big boys with the big toys".
Those big time
experimenters admit that they don't know what will happen when they
push ionospheric heating experiments into the next level of effects.
They seem to be excited about the macho adventure of passing the
next "threshold of effects" in the ionosphere, and do not hesitate
to pump gigawatts of power up there and intentionally accelerate
particles in the ionosphere to "relativistic" speeds - nearly the
speed of light. Why would they be so irresponsible?
Trombly answered in a word - denial. The decision makers are not
being malicious, Trombly said; they are just refusing to face the
facts about how flimsy is the web of life on Earth.
"We do not want
to admit that we are in a situation that is tenuous, where there are
gradual (planetary) processes that are punctuated by catastrophic
Specialists tend to look at their own experiments as isolated
incidents, without seeing long term effects on larger systems,
107 "Receding Ice on Arctic Sea Hints at Global Warming" by William K. Stevens, New York Times,
July 4, 1991, pg. A11.
As Manning heard him talk about lack of respect for Earth's systems,
she thought about a
professor she had interviewed who was connected with HAARP. The
professor's enthusiasm encompassed the possibility of HAARP creating
a massive airglow in the ionosphere, and of giving his doctoral
students some technical challenges so they could get their Ph.D.s.
Could their experiments set off a catastrophe?
The research of the
Institute for Advanced Studies looks into such questions. For
example, earth monitoring with sensitive instruments revealed a
connection between underground nuclear tests and earthquakes.
While nuclear explosions zap more high energy particles into our
global environment, HAARP specifically gives a sharp jab to the
ionosphere. Trombly is concerned about atmospheric storms,
create a point-like stress differential... What is it going to do in
terms of gating influx from particles, from the magnetosphere
down?...we already have real problems with particle influx into this
The Soviets considered the impact of electromagnetic "smog" on
living organisms. They concluded that because living organisms
evolved under the influence of the Earth's micropulsations in the
magnetic field, changes in these pulsations might alter fundamental
body rhythms, including the rate that DNA replicates. From the
Soviet perspective, electromagnetic pulses can influence everything
from health to behavior.
Russian scientists are also concerned that
continued increases in electromagnetic radiations could contribute
to a premature and cataclysmic reversal or position shift of Earth's
Western scientists have noted that chemical changes occur which can
account for some effects of electromagnetic pulses on living
systems. James D. Hays of Columbia University found microorganism
extinctions corresponding to pole reversals. He believes that, in
some way, these living creatures used the magnetic fields of the
earth. When the fields were altered by reversal, they died.109
issue was also explored by one of the country's leaders in
bioelectric science, Robert O. Becker, M.D. His research results
also pointed to similar findings as those of the Soviets - animal
The possibility of electromagnetic pollution bringing changes that
could cause a pole shift is alarming. However, the interrelationship
of earth movement and atmospheric effects was discussed in a 1991
article.111 It is known that Earth slows down by about 1.4
milliseconds every century, but scientists more recently discovered
that this can also happen in jumps.
108 Cross. Currents, The Perils of Electropollution, The Promise of
Electromedicine, by Robert O. Becker, M,D.
109 "The Mind Fields", by
Kathleen McAuliffe, Omni Magazine, February 1985.
111 "Fitfully, the Rotation of the Earth is Slowing", by
John Noble Wilford, The New York Times, August 9, 1991.
They already knew that
tidal forces from the gravitational effects of the moon, sun and
other astronomical bodies contribute to slowing the Earth's spin.
The new discovery is that wind, polar ice melting, ocean currents
and movements within the Earth's molten core are causing an
The forces generated by atmospheric motion have
the most significant impact on either speeding up or slowing down
the spin rate. In the article, Dr. Jean Dickey of the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory said that "Ninety percent of these variations are caused
by changes in wind", when describing the shifts in atmospheric mass
such as that associated with El Niño. (El Niño is a periodic change
in ocean currents which have altered weather patterns.)
said, "If the atmosphere is speeding up. Earth is slowing down".
The movement of atmospheric mass adds stress over new portions of
the earth, and lowers stress in other parts. This shift in pressure
or forces in the planet can increase earthquake frequency in all
areas which experience changes in atmospherically created stresses.
This can be related to the HAARP technologies, because changing
ionospheric balance might shift weather patterns that are already
contributing to the planet's instabilities. How much stress is
needed or created by this kind of experimentation is unknown. What
is known is that the Earth is a balanced organism which is
increasingly being affected by reckless experimentation, either
deliberate or out of ignorance.
The idea that these kinds of weapon systems could be used for
weather modification is not new. The real work leading to the area
of geophysical warfare goes back to at least 1958, when the chief
White House advisor on weather modification, Captain Howard T.
Orville, said the Defense Department was studying,
manipulate the changes of the earth and sky and so affect weather"
by using "an electronic beam to ionize or deionize the atmosphere
over a given area." 112
As far back as 1977, scientists observed that just the location of
power plant clusters could affect weather as much as could
intentional injection of power into the atmosphere. They discovered
that when power plants are clustered together, they alter local
weather patterns. Within six to twelve miles downwind of these
facilities, rainfall could increase by as much as 25 percent more
than normal, and at further distances rainfall might decrease. They
concluded that the changes were the result of released heat. 113 The
heat energy alone released by technology can have a debilitating
effect on weather patterns!
Earth's equilibrium is undergoing other disconcerting shifts. This
again shows our lack of understanding of the complex processes of
the planet. A New York Times article said that wave heights in the
northeast Atlantic had risen by up to 20 percent since the 1960's.
The reported study took more than two decades, so the effect could
not be explained away by seasonal variations. 114
112 The Cooling, by Lowell Ponte, 1976, page 169.
113 "Cluster of
Power Plants Found to Change Weather", The New York Times, June
114 "Puzzled Scientists Find Waves Off Britain Are Growing
Larger", the New York Times, April 19,
1988, pg. C4.
The article explained that
these changes in wave heights could be caused by weather system
changes occurring a thousand miles away. Tampering via HAARP will
only exaggerate such anomalies in the upper atmosphere, and perhaps
set in motion a chain reaction.
Electrical power generation and use of energy in the northeastern
United States steadily increased over the same two decades.
be that the "downwind" effects of weather, described earlier, could
be contributing to this wave height observation?
Could we be
reaching a new level where instabilities will tilt over some unknown
threshold, thereby causing unexpected geophysical reactions?
There are simpler ways to look at Mom Earth's natural electrical
system. For example, Adam Trombly said the acupuncture model is
"What happens when you over-stimulate an acupuncture point?
You can give somebody a heart attack very easily with a very low
amplitude input... Hit one of those ionospheric acupuncture points in
the dynamic matrix of the ionosphere as a wave guide - what is the
effect going to be?"
He challenges HAARP scientists to answer a big question before they
send multi-gigawatt pulses up to the ionosphere.
"What are the
saturation parameters for the ionosphere?"
Manning asked him about the warning implied in the book
Millennium by Walter and Leigh Richmond. In that novel, "advanced"
technology tapped into the ionosphere successfully, until one day
when the timing was unfortunate. A solar flare set off an
unquenchable avalanche of electrons that traveled back down the
technicians' beam and fried a planet.
Could today's ionosphere
modifying scientists make a similar mistake?
"That's what I'm talking about," Trombly said quietly.
Technically, he explained what could happen in an electrodynamically
saturated situation. If a natural source - solar - hyperstimulates the
entire system, it could cause "chaotic dissipative motions". Events
in the ionosphere then could stretch way beyond the normal limits of
the physics law of conservation of energy.
"It doesn't mean the
energy isn't ultimately conserved; it just means that the initial
environment is pervaded with far more energy than we've taken into
In order to dissipate this energy, tremendous turbulence
develops in the ionosphere and the magnetosphere.
Manning pondered what she had learned at New Energy Science
Does twentieth-century textbook science have an
incomplete picture of what is in "empty space"?
Could there be
interactions with the background sea of electromagnetic radiations - perhaps from distant stars - that flickers throughout space?
recalled papers in prestigious science journals that indicate there
is a lot
to learn about the energetic nature of the space that surrounds
us.115, 116, 117, 118,
Trombly was saying that for years Russian scientists have documented
unusual effects that violate physicists' expectations - "nonlinear,
nonthermodynamic effects that violate entropy, in the resonant
system of the atmosphere".
In the light of these discoveries of
unexpected energetic effects, he raised a few more questions for the skybusting HAARP experimenters.
"Where are those energies coming from? Tell me where the point is
when you reach instability! Tell me what your critical points of
stress are, before you do this!"
The ionosphere exists at a certain level of "magnetoplasmadynamic
order". At various levels of energy, certain gases or elements
exist. If the energy level is dramatically changed, the system goes
through a chaotic transition before it reconstitutes itself at
another level of order. Nobel prize winner Ilya Prigogine documented
this self-ordering process in chemical systems. Since then, Trombly
and many others continue to observe atmospheric processes in the
light of this background understanding.
Resonance - a phenomenon related to the natural frequency of each
part of a system - figures strongly in Tesla technology as well as in
interactions between electromagnetism and mental processes or living
cells which Dr. Nick Begich researched.
Regarding global systems,
interconnectedness through resonance is undeniable, Trombly said.
"We have observed that, when a system is near saturation you don't
know what is going to send it over the line."
The interconnectedness between the ionosphere and the lithosphere
(earth's crust) or the ionosphere and the inner core of the earth,
is partly an inductive relationship, he said. What does Trombly
mean, using an electrical term such as "inductive" in relation to
layers of the earth? He admits that some "people who call themselves
geophysicists would scratch their heads; they wouldn't know what I
was talking about.
But there plenty of other ones who are good
enough with electromagnetic systems on a grand scale, who would at
least stop and pause before they would do anything as stupid as send
multi-gigawatt pulses into the ionosphere.
Since earthquakes are known to cause the ionosphere to react
electromagnetically, Manning asked if the reverse could happen - could pulsed disturbances in the ionosphere set off earthquakes?
Daniel C. Cole and Harold E. Puthoff, "Extracting Energy and Heat
from the Vacuum", Physical Review E, Vol. 48 No. 2, Aug. 1993.
116 Bernard Haisch, Alfonso Rueda and Harold Puthoff "Beyond E=mc2", The
Sciences, November/Dec. 1994, pp 26-31.
117 Harold Puthoff, "Ground
State of Hydrogen as a Zero-point-fluctuation-determined State,"
Phys.Rev. D, Vol. 33, No. 10, May 15, 1987 pp 3266-3269.
118 Harold Puthoff, "Source of Vacuum Electromagnetic Zero-Point Energy",
Physical Review A, Vol. 40, No, 9, Nov. 1 1989, PP 4857-4862.
119 Puthoff, Harold, "Everything for Nothing", New Scientist, July 28,
He replied that he would
not be so naive as just to say,
"yes, if they stimulate the
ionosphere in this way then they're going to set off earthquakes.
However, I would not be so cavalier as to say that if they happen to
stimulate the ionosphere at a moment when it is already saturated,
or near saturation, that they couldn't set off an event that could
induce chaos - where you could end up having a kind of magnetic
storming, almost a runaway event up there."
In documents the HAARP planners put together in 1990 they say that
they were intentionally trying to get a "runaway" effect in the
ionosphere. This effect was new and would represent an energy
threshold not yet reached with these kinds of military tools.
"...that at the highest HF (high frequency) powers
available in the West, the instabilities commonly studied are
approaching (heir maximum RF (radio frequency) energy dissipative
capability, beyond which the plasma processes will 'runaway' until
the next limiting factor is reached."120
What will happen when this
runaway event occurs?
Trombly pointed out a similarity between the decision to pulse
several gigawatts into the ionosphere (HAARP) without knowing what
will happen, and the first atomic weapon testing. Years after that
test, physicist Robert Oppenheimer admitted that the scientists had
not known what would happen when they set off the bomb - if the chain
reaction was going to stop or keep on going.
"The government knew
that the scientists didn't know!"
More recently, spectrum analysis work, especially in the
frequency (ULF) part of the electromagnetic spectrum, has clearly
shown how non-linear the effects from underground nuclear testing
were, Trombly said. (Nonlinear means having an output that is not
directly proportional to the input. In other words, unexpected or
Scientists were completely surprised by these
results they represented many many times the expected effect.
HAARP: DANGEROUS EXPERIMENT
Manning commented that Dr. Bernard Eastlund, the inventor of an
ionospheric heater technology which may be a precursor to HAARP,
claims the ionospheric heater approach could change the chemistry of
the ionosphere beneficially.
Trombly indicated there were safer ways
to increase the ozone content.
"My knee-jerk reaction is still the same," he said. "With a system
as close to saturation as it is, why would I believe this guy when
he says that by beaming this into the ionosphere we're going to be
able to heal it? I also don't want to be dogmatic and say it can't
work, if it is done properly. But it just doesn't seem like a wise
and prudent act to me."
Trombly sounded discouraged. He and his colleagues at the non-profit
Institute for Advanced Studies use any money that they get from
clients for further research. However, he would consider their
efforts a waste of time if the people with big pocketbooks aren't
going to do anything constructive about the global environmental
HF Active Auroral Research Program, Joint Program Plans and Activities, Air Force
Geophysics Laboratory, Navy Office of Naval Research, February 1990.
"There are very basic things we could do if we want to heal the
stratosphere. We already know these things will be effective..."
Will the big money continue to go into destructive instead of
"Trying to pin these guys down is like nailing jello to the wall."