Chemtrails - spraying in our sky

"Everyone talks about the weather,
but nobody does anything about it."
Maple Leaf
Points to Ponder: Access to Information Act.
* Requests have been made under the Access to Information Act and these are the first results returned.  This is the cover page as received from Environment Canada - Serge Beaudoin, Access to Information and Privacy Coodinator:  

Access letter

For your information here is the online text of the Act: Department of Justice, Canada - Access to Information Act.
I take no credit for these results - it was all done by my good friend, supporter and lawyer, Barbara.  Now, I am told that you don't have to be a lawyer to make Access requests - but it seems to me it certainly helps!
Anyhow, she persisted and overcame the delaying tactics and has overlooked the sneering tone on the telephone from certain of our Ottawa "civil" servants to finally receive this first package from Environment Canada.
It consists of some 206 pages, sometimes rather poor photocopies, that represent all the letters and so on that were submitted by concerned citizens along with their attachments plus the replies signed by David Anderson, the Minister or Alan Nymark, Deputy Minister along with certain others.
The period covered appears to be October 2000 to September 2002 and by the time the analysis is done there are only 45 actual requests or demands asking for explanations of chemtrails.  Doesn't sound like many.  Of the total, 5 contained informal petitions so they actually represent many, many more individuals.  In accordance with section 19(1) of the Act all such personal information is deleted - in other words, no names of individuals or their addresses are seen.
By the way, I mentioned above this "first package" - a second package of some 615 pages has arrived 22 Mar 03.  Now to review it.


* Here is the text of a response to citizens that is typical of those we have on hand:  

Minister of the Environment
Ottawa, Canada K1A 0H3
Dear "Concerned Canadian Voter":
Thank you for your letter of xx xx xxxx.
The term "chemtrails" is a popularized expression, hence, there is no scientific evidence to support their existence. Consequently, I cannot comment on your allegations, neither can I provide you with any scientific information related to this topic. I believe, however, that what you are referring to are regular airplane contrails.
Contrails are long white trails made up of ice crystals left behind by high altitude jets. Contrails or condensation trails form when hot water vapor produced by the burning of jet fuel cools very rapidly as it comes into contact with the much colder air. This rapid cooling causes the water vapour to change to ice almost immediately, forming a trail of ice crystal clouds. This process is analogous to seeing one's breath on a winter day.
Under certain atmospheric conditions, contrails can linger in the air for more than a day and usually grow wider and more dissipated over time. If the wind at altitude is very strong, contrails will move away from the area where they were formed, often changing in appearance and opacity as they are moving.
The increase in air traffic, compared with 10 to 20 years ago, has inevitably caused an increase in the number of visible contrails in the sky, especially in the vicinity of major international airports. In addition, the paths of aircraft at various altitudes can criss-cross each other, which explains why contrails can make unusual patterns as mentioned by you. As contrails are composed primarily of water, they do not pose health risks to humans.
With respect to the possibility of weather modification experiments being carried out over Canadian airspace, there is a legal requirement that Environment Canada be notified of any such activity. We have no information of any efforts in this regard.
Concerning the importance of the effects of aviation contrails on climate change, experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that the net effect of aircraft contrails is not significant.
Finally, I would like to reiterate that aircraft engines are required to meet very stringent emissions standards set by international and national organizations. To minimize the impact of emissions, these organizations constantly update their standards to make use of the best available technology. Contrary to what some people believe, there have been no new substances added to aircraft fuel in recent years. There is, therefore, no reason to think that new foreign substances are being injected into the atmosphere.
Clean air and a sustainable future are top priorities for my department. We continue to monitor all sources of pollution and appreciate your interest in this matter.
Yours sincerely,

David Anderson, P.C., M.P.

* My comments regarding the above letter from the Minister:
I suggest you - the Concerned Canadian Voter - study this above statement from the Environment Minister and address the Minister directly.  Copy your own M.P.  The above is the response you can expect to receive from the Minister.
But as you now know what he is most likely to say, you may address his arguments before he replies.  Demand an investigation not a dismissive response.  Explain to the Minister that there is ample scientific evidence available that aerial spraying of chemicals is taking place.  Describe what you have observed as "military type multi-engined jet aircraft spraying long lasting plumes of chemicals" - widely and popularly known today as "chemtrails".  I am sure you can come up with something in addition.  If you are not under regular air traffic routes then dismiss the "increase in air traffic" nonsense.  As a matter of fact a very good agument can be made that air traffic has been decreasing in the last couple of years since WTC 911.  Describe what you have been seeing in clear simple terms.  Include times, dates and places.
The denial of the existence of "chemtrails" by the Minister is extremely questionable.  You know - we know, what it is we are seeing.  Anyone observing chemtrails knows that these are not traditional aircraft condensation trails yet the Minister insists they are.  I won't go into the technical discussion of that here - it is elsewhere on this web site.
If the Minister were presenting himself with honesty then he would offer to investigate in a meaningful way.  Does he perhaps already know what is taking place in our skies?  Simply by denying the obvious - whoever you are - does not change the facts.
I appreciate that it may be considered "unparliamentary" to suggest that a Minister of the Crown is not telling the truth but this is not Parliament and this Minister's story does not correspond with reality.
Finally, in that it may be debatable which Ministry actually might be most involved or responsible for allowing the aerial spraying, (I tend to favour Defence myself) consider addressing all of these if you wish to write:
Minister of the Environment
Room 133, East Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Minister of Transport
Room 104, East Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Minister of Health
Room 306, Justice Building
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Minister of National Defence
Room 110, Justice Building
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6


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