Sunday, August 25th, 2013, activists in Miami joined compatriots from around the world in gathering and marching to promote awareness of chemtrails and geoengineering, phenomena associated with significant threats to public health. The Global March Against Chemtrails And Geoengineering was organized to occur three months following the widely acclaimed March Against Monsanto in May 2013. In Miami, activists arrived with signs drawing attention to these issues and stood along Biscayne Boulevard.
Chemtrails are aerosol trails sprayed from aircraft that spread out in the sky, forming unnatural clouds that contain reflective, metallic elements such as barium and aluminum, and can contain other chemicals as well as biological pathogens. These are different than ordinary contrails made by jets, and are widely reported to be part of classified projects being carried out by NATO nations. One publicly disclosed purpose of spraying chemtrails is weather modification and sunlight deflection to supposedly counter global warming. However, many theorists and activists believe there are multiple projects being carried out via these spraying operations, with geoengineering and weather modification merely being the purposes that are easiest to acknowledge to the public.
The metallic elements in these trails have been found to be polluting the environment in areas where spraying occurs, with concentrations at alarmingly high levels, well above EPA limits considered safe. With neurological ailments such as Alzheimer's and Autism becoming increasingly prevalent in the population, some researchers suspect that compounds in these chemtrails may be contributing to these health problems. Allergies and respiratory ailments are also believed to be an effect of exposure to chemtrails.
As crops are affected by chemtrail compounds disturbing the soil, Monsanto corporation has developed genetically modified crops that are resistant to being harmed by those conditions, leading some people to suspect that Monsanto may be complicit in these operations, planning to sabotage natural farming and force agribusiness to become dependent on GMO crops designed to tolerate a toxic, polluted environment.
Public awareness has grown steadily since the late 1990s, when the chemtrail phenomenon first drew attention from the alternative media. In recent years, filmmakers have produced documentaries such as What In The World Are They Spraying? and Why In The World Are They Spraying? Millions have watched these films, browsed educational websites, and looked up at the skies to see this mass contamination of the atmosphere happening in plain sight. Activists are hoping to bring even more attention to the issue and encourage the public to pressure public officials to disclose the truth about these programs and halt any operations not approved by the public.
In recent years, those who have publicly supported the exposure of the chemtrail issue include actress Roseanne Barr, former U.S. Representative and Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney, and Thrive filmmaker and Proctor & Gamble heir Foster Gamble.