Rosalind Peterson responds to Discovery’s “CHEMICAL CONTRAILS”

From: Andrew Johnson

Date: 2007-08-15 17:54:52

Rosalind Peterson is prominently featured in the programme, and so I have included her analysis of the programme before the video itself THE PETERSON PERSPECTIVE ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S BEST EVIDENCE PRESENTATION: “CHEMICAL CONTRAILS” WHICH AIRED ON FEBRUARY 22, 2007, in the United States BY ROSALIND PETERSON Post Office Box 499, Redwood Valley, California 95470 (707) 485-7520           E-Mail: info@californiaskywa… This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   Website:          www.californiaskywat… THE FOLLOWING IS A VERBATIM TRANSCRIPT OF ALMOST ALL OF THE BEST EVIDENCE PROGRAM, “CHEMICAL CONTRAILS”.  I TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY TRANSCRIPTION ERRORS.  THE BOXED NOTES AND PARENTHESIS ( ), ARE MY ADDITIONS TO THE TRANSCRIPT RECORD, INTERNET DOCUMENTS, AND INFORMATION TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON SOME IMPORTANT ISSUES. A Best Evidence Producer flew in from Canada to interview me here in Mendocino County, California, for this program, in the fall of 2006.  It should be noted that Best Evidence had tentative plans, at that time, to send up a jet equipped with air testing equipment to test actual persistent contrails to find out their chemical composition.  No one that I know, including myself, has ever requested that raw jet fuel be tested for aluminum, nor has anyone made the claim, to my knowledge, that aluminum has been added to raw jet fuel by any jet fuel manufacturer. Please note that the Best Evidence Producer and I spoke about the use of the word ‘chemtrail’ in this program.  I made it clear that the use of this word marginalizes those that use it because there is no clear definition of the word.  The United States Air Forces notes that the word ‘chemtrail’ is a hoax on their website and writes letters, upon the request of U.S. elected officials like California U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein, to inform the public in writing, that the word ‘chemtrail’ is a hoax.  Therefore, Senator Feinstein, and other elected officials, are given ‘a pass’ and don’t have to answer our real questions about what has happened to our once clear, deep blue skies and how atmospheric heating and testing programs are impacting our environment, climate, and possibly human health. Throughout the ‘narrated text’ of the entire program I was linked repeatedly to the ‘straw man’ (…), argument phrase ‘chemtrail believers’ giving the impression that I believe in some ‘conspiracy theory’ with regard to persistent jet contrails.  I was careful to refer to official government documents describing NASA’s atmospheric heating and testing programs.  I also referred to the same persistent jet contrails, the public has been seeing not only in the United States but also around the world, which NASA has been studying. There are many public government documents about current weather modification programs, and other ongoing experimental atmospheric testing and heating programs.  There are so many U.S. Government, private, university, and military programs going on in our skies, at this time, that it would be impossible to classify them all under the undefined word ‘chemtrail’.   NASA, in an October 2005 newsletter states:  “A recent investigation focuses on how aircraft can avoid creating vapor trails, also known as contrails.  These spindly threads of condensation may not seem important but some persist for hours and behave in the same way as high altitude cirrus clouds, trapping warmth in the atmosphere and exacerbating global warming…” NASA October 2005                asd-www.larc.nasa.go… NASA October 2005 Newsletter, Page 8 states:  “Contrails are clouds formed when water vapor condenses and freezes around small particles (aerosols) that exist in aircraft exhaust.  Some of that water vapor comes form the air around the plane; and, some is added by the exhaust of the aircraft.  Clouds are the largest variable controlling Earth’s atmospheric temperature and climate.  Any change in global cloud cover may contribute to long-term changes in Earth’s climate.  Contrails, especially persistent contrails, represent a human-caused increase in the Earth’s cloudiness, and are likely to be affecting climate and ultimately our natural resources…” NASA   October 2005               asd-www.larc.nasa.go… It should be noted that many of these public government documents were sent or given to Best Evidence Producers to back up some of the statements I made during my taped interview with them for this program.  Most of them were not referred to or used.  It should be noted that those elected Senators holding recent U.S. Congressional Hearings (2007), on the subject of climate change, are not addressing the above issues and how these programs are currently impacting our climate, changing our weather, and impacting agricultural crop production.  Best Evidence chose not to introduce most of these government documents during the course of their program, preferring instead to refer to me, and others, as ‘chemtrail’ believers’ that had no real proof, only unproven beliefs. The Narrator/Writers for this program also made some incorrect statements which were attributed to me as a ‘chemtrail believer’ under their ‘straw man’ arguments.  I have set the record straight within the transcript below.  In order to marginalize those that presented government documents and raised questions about these real issues Best Evidence used strategically placed bait-and-switch narration tactics or subtle distortions throughout the narration of this program.  Nevertheless, this program does bring some vital information into the mainstream media and has opened up the public dialogue about these issues to a much wider audience than ever before on this subject.  We hope that the Discovery Channel will consider a second, more comprehensive, program on these topics in the future, and that, as their stated goal of using only the “Best Evidence”, they will do just that and eliminate their ‘bait and switch’ tactics and ‘straw man’ arguments as a way of confusing the issues and allegedly distorting some the facts. Click here for a PDF copy of the transcript which Rosalind refers to above

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