A new study has revealed that the condensation trails left in the sky by various aircraft are not the mark of a large-scale spraying program founded by the government nor are they the direct cause of climate change as a few individuals thought.
The study was recently published in the journal Environmental Research Letters by researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science at UC Irvine. They surveyed 77 of the world’s leading atmospheric scientists on the subject of chemtrails. All the experts except one have said that during their entire career they haven’t found any evidence of a possible conspiracy theory involving the aircraft trails. Most of the scientists surveyed are chemists who specialize in condensation trails and geochemists who analyze atmospheric dust.
According to Steven Davis, a co-author of the study:
“We wanted to establish a scientific record on the topic of secret atmospheric spraying programs for the benefit of those in the public who haven’t made up their minds. The experts we surveyed resoundingly rejected contrail photographs and test results as evidence of a large-scale atmospheric conspiracy.”
The chemtrails are easily explained by the process of condensation. What we most commonly see in the sky are the condensation trails left by the jet engines of commercial airplanes. An active jet engine releases a lot of hot air in the atmosphere and at the height the commercial airplanes fly, the air is very cold and has a low pressure. This combination results in condensation. The amount of time the chemtrails can persist depends on the amount of the humidity, according to Ken Caldeira, another co-author of the study.
The main purpose of the study was to provide a source of objective information to be used in the public discourse and for future research. Caldeira has stated that their study is unlikely to change the mind of anyone who believes the conspiracy theory.
The condensation trails have been blamed over the years for various aspects like causing global warming. The study came as a challenge to this type of thinking that is becoming increasingly prevalent. An international survey from 2011 found that almost 17 percent of all participants believe at least partially in the existence of a large-scale spraying program created by governments in an attempt to control the weather.
What did you think chemtrails were? Do you believe in a conspiracy theory?
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