The chemtrails conspiracy theory is backed by Hollywood hardman Chuck Norris.
Well that is if you believe the growing chemtrails conspiracy theory anyway.
Millions of people, including pop and film stars and politicians are convinced a secret global conspiracy is taking place in front of our eyes on a daily basis.
The Chemtrails conspiracy theory is one of the most supported on Earth and counts the late pop legend Prince and movie legend Chuck Norris among its high-profile advocates.
At its most bizarre extreme, conspiracy theorists believe that the contrails which form behind jet aircraft are actually streams of toxic “mind-control” chemicals, which dilute before they reach the ground, leaving a gas we breathe in that keeps the general population in check.
But there are a growing number of chemtrail believers, who claim the it is actually a secret global plot to change Earth’s climate in the hope it will reverse the effects of climate change.
Dane Wigington, a solar energy expert and former employee of Bechtel Power Corp, now runs Geoengineeringwatch.org, a website set up to expose the “harmful” conspiracy which has had more than 22.3 million visitors.
He investigated why solar panels at his home lost power as aircraft contrails formed in the sky.
According to Mr Wigington, the contrails, or chemtrails, we see forming behind aircraft most days are carrying out geoengineering.
An introduction to the subject on his website states: “It sounds like science fiction, but it’s not. It’s happening right above you.”
He said a system called “Solar Radiation Management” (SRM) was being used whereby scientists have tried to mimic the effects of a major volcanic eruption on temperature.
During an eruption, the sulphurous ash clouds would block out sunlight, cooling the Earth.
He said: “Their concept is to mimic the dimming and cooling effects of a volcanic eruption and existing particulate pollution made by human activity.
“However, it has been out of the proposal stage for quite some time, and even though officials will not admit it, SRM is already in full-scale operation.”
Many people believe it is easy to spot when chemtrailing is taking place.
Even former politicians in the UK are beginning to express concerns.
John Dornan is a former borough and county councillor in Essex who has recently discovered the theory.
He said: “I knew nothing about this, but then normal everyday people started mentioning it and talked about it so matter of factly as if everyone knew.
“Then I saw what happened. There is a clear blue sky, then the planes come and the trails criss-cross over each other, until they spread out into long clouds. After that the sunlight dims.”
He visited the Geoengineering Watch website and is convinced the theory could be true and something needs to be done, but is concerned by how people will react to anyone saying they believe.
He said: “Your eyes can’t lie. It is happening everyday and the evidence is on this website.”
Mr Wigington claims the “chemtrails” are made up of precursor sulphide gases such as hydrogen sulphide (H2S) or sulphur dioxide (SO2), to artificially reflect the sun’s rays and limit global warming.
But he claims it comes at a price.
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It sounds like science fiction, but it’s not. It’s happening right above you.
He said: “Chemtrailing is the public’s term for the classified ongoing artificial modification of Earth’s climate systems, using aerosols to reflect sunlight.
“The aerosols are dispersed via jet aircraft trails that expand into reflective artificial clouds.
“Geoengineering programs are radically disrupting weather patterns, disrupting the hydrological cycle (causing drought in some areas, flooding others), destroying the ozone layer, and contaminating the entire planet with the toxic fallout from these atmospheric spraying operations.
“Climate engineering programs have been fully deployed for many years. There is a mountain of hard science data and film footage to back up this statement of fact.
“All available data indicates that the ongoing global geoengineering programs are mathematically the greatest single assault against the web of life ever launched by the human race.
“To interfere with Earth’s life support systems is insanity beyond comprehension and this is exactly what the completely out of control military industrial complex has done.
“There are no regulations on these atmospheric spraying programs, and no oversight whatsoever. We are all currently being subjected to these ongoing tests.”
But where there are conspiracy theorists, there are conspiracy theory debunkers.
As much effort has been put into website Contrailscience.com, which aims to explain that aircraft contrails are just what we have always been told they are – condensation trails.
The official definition is that when the air a jet flies through is cold enough (around -40C or colder), the air and exhaust fuel will instantly freeze and spread out into the clouds that are seen.
The website states: “The chemtrail conspiracy theory seems to frequently misidentify ordinary contrails as ‘chemtrails’ – some kind of secret spraying program.”
It says it has “tried to gather all the debunks of this evidence in one place”.
One of the main pieces of evidence the conspiracists claim is that historically normal contrails used to dissipate in a few seconds, or minutes, but the new chemtrails last much longer.
But the debunking site has produced evidence and photographs showing lingering contrails dating back to 1918 – long before the conspiracy was ever dreamed of.
But, bizarrely, last December boffins from Harvard revealed that aerosol emissions could potentially protect the planet from climate change.
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have identified an aerosol that could be used for “solar geoengineering” to cool the planet, while repairing ozone damage at the same time.
In a study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists said injecting light-reflecting sulphate aerosols into the stratosphere would cool the planet, but there is a risk of damaging the ozone layer which protects us from harmful UV rays in the process.
However, the team claims to have identified an aerosol that could also repair the ozone layer at the same time as cooling the planet.
The announcement set tongues wagging in the chemtrail conspiracy theory community, that an admission it was real afterall was round the corner.