More ignorance from Kiwi Chemmies

Clare Swinney’s Northland Chemtrail Watch continues to amaze with the level of ignorance it encourages.

In a post today Clare repeats a post from “Des of Blenheim” –

The photos below were taken on November the 10th by Des of Blenheim, which is in the north east of the South Island of New Zealand. Des posted these on the Chemtrails over NZ forum on Facebook at 12.23pm on the 10th and wrote that he had witnessed planes spraying over Blenheim: “This can’t be normal to have so many planes fly over… about 20 so far.”

Or Des could have done just a smidgen of research, at, say, Christchurch Airport’s arrivals/departures page.

And then he could have counted the number of arrivals and departures at Chch from Auckland and some of the northern airports in Australia – I counted over 13 arrivals in 1 weekday just from Auckland. Which means more than 25 flights – arrivals and departures.

So actually Des, yes, it is normal!

I have pointed this out in a comment on the site….but barring a miracle none of mine ever get through!

The observant among you will have noticed that the blog post title says these trails “criss cross”……but the photos all show 3-4 parallel trails, and a bit of high cirrus that is the front that was coming through that day – promising hail and rain for Cup Day in Chch the next day (11 Nov) – you can see it quite clearly in Satellite photos of the area at the time, eg MODIS

The photos do not show any alignment, but I believe the trails are all more-or-less north/south, and the front is northwest/south east – as is often the way for fronts coming up from the southern Tasman Sea. So yes the front is at an angle to the trails….which is exactly what anyone without an agenda to fool people would acknowledge!

And example of supposed criss-crossing trails
An example of supposed criss-crossing trails
More criss crossing
More criss crossing…???
Third time unlucky I guess...
Third time unlucky I guess…

Sadly time precludes highlighting ALL of Clare’s disinfo, however the occasional update serves to show the consistent deception she practices.


When satire strikes.

Yuri Zephyros posts this satirical piece over on the NZ: Land of the Long Whitecloud page,  to which Lousia Young faithfully demonstrates the truth in satire by later commenting on a thread in Chemtrails NZ thusly…

(click to embiggen).



HAARPed chemcloud v. Cirrocumulus / Altocumulus (mackerel sky)


On the left, a HAARPed cloud, as identified by Ray Foxley of the Chemtrails over NZ facebook group. On the right, a drawing of cirrocumulus, above some altocumulus, from Researches about atmospheric phaenomena (1815). Both types of cumulus cloud are sometimes referred to as ‘mackerel sky‘. Google image search also has lots of good examples of cirrocumulusaltocumulus and mackerel sky.

Haarp? or Alto/cirrocumulus?

Learn the difference!

Chembow halo v. 22° halo


On the left, a chembow halo, as identified by the Chemtrails over NZ facebook group, from a photograph published on the Stuff news website.

On the right, early drawings showing the various permutations that a normal 22° degree halo can appear in: single halo (top left), double halo (middle left), coronal halo (bottom left) and perhelic circle (middle right; the other two images being the sun’s corona – bottom right – and a shooting star – top right), from the 1815 publication Researches about Atmospheric Phaenomena

Learn the difference!

Chemtrail formation on a warm day

One of the requirements for contrail formation is cold air with high humidity. So, Angela Truman makes an interesting observation over on the Chemtrails over NZ facebook group


Putting aside for the moment the concept that 21ºC is ‘hot’, she does seem to have a point. If it’s too hot for contrails, then surely the trails spotted must be chemtrails.

But how hot was it at flight altitude? It does, after all, get a lot colder as you go higher. Luckily, it seems there are a few websites that collate and display the upper air readings made around NZ each day. I assume the source is the MetService upper air data, but their display of the data is unreadable, and learning how to interpret Met VUWs tehphigrams is something I’m going to put aside for another day. The best place I could find that displays the data in nice human-readable format was (of all places) the University of Wyoming’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences, where you can plug in a station code to get the corresponding data back.

Here’s the two readings from Paraparaumu (closest station to Wellington) for that day (one in the morning, one in the evening). As you can see on the 21Z reading, when it’s nearly 21 degrees at ground level, it’s actually somewhere between -35ºC and -50ºC up at flight altitudes. Cold enough for contrails to form?

I looked around the NZ chemtrails sites to find out the best way to interpret these results, and found that Clare Swinney recommends the use of the Appleman Chart — a simple enough chart that allows you to determine the likelihood of contrails forming given various altitude/temperature/pressure/humidity combinations). Again, an excellent tool for determining what might and might not be a chemtrail — if the conditions aren’t right, a contrail can’t form, therefore what’s left is mostly likely a chemtrail! So, plotting those numbers from a typical cruising altitude of 35000ft (250hPA, -46.9ºC, 27% rel/humidity), we get…

appleman… ‘maybe contrails’.

Common clouds v. chemtrails/chemclouds

Another confusing piece of imagery shared over on the Chemtrails over NZ page — a graphic showing ‘normal’ cloud types, and a photo of criss-crossing chemtrails.


What confuses me, is that the ‘common’ clouds contain the exact types (most notably the cirrus, cirrocumulus and altocumulus) that had me banned from the group when I pointed out that they were indeed, just normal old cloud types. Not in this case, though — the poster’s image has resulted in no censure whatsoever, despite being (if we’re being consistent) obvious disinformation.

Perhaps I missing some subtle differences in the exact nature of the clouds in question.