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Publisher's Note:

There are two kinds of geoengineering: the ongoing covert military kind that is secret, discussion of which is repressed, and the future-based, overt kind, openly discussed in the media. The resources listed below cover both types but tend individually to focus on one type or the other. Authors who write about the virtues or liabilities of future overt climate engineering rarely if ever acknowledge clandestine military geoengineering. To do so would jeopardize their jobs. Authors that do dare to discuss military geoengineering more frequently than not are self-published.

Selected Books:

Arthur F. Firstenburg's The Invisible Rainbow: A History Of Electricity And Life. (Vermont, 2020). Firstenberg explores the environmental history of electricity as a planetary force impacting all living creatures, from humans to honey bees. 

Samuel Milham, MD, MPH's Dirty Electricity: Electrification And The Diseases of Civilization, 2nd Edition (Universe Inc, 2012). Milham explores the environmental and health consequences of global electrification policies and programs in the United States.


Steven E. Koonin’s Unsetlled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, And Why It Matters (BenBella Books, 2022). Koonin takes a deep dive into “climate change” debates, arguing that “the science is settled” claims are specious, exploring the limits of what we know and don’t know, challenging computer modeling as a means of policy making, and considering geoengineering as well as other so-called “techno fixes” for our changing climate.


Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Billions, Hurts The Poor, And Fails to Fix The Planet (Basic Books, 2021). Lomborg’s subtitle speaks for the book’s thesis, supported by a wide variety of data calling into question the strategic non-scientific use of “climate change panic” as a tool of policy making, and suggesting other more balanced policy-related strategies for our human and planetary future. 


Michael Shellenberger’s Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Harper Collins, 2020). A liberal environmental activist, Shellenberg traces the historical roots of apocalyptic environmental thinking, and offers policy-focused solutions to steer us away from doomsaying and towards realistic and balanced policy measures to grapple with our changing planetary conditions. 


J Marvin Herndon and Mark Whiteside’s Nature As A Weapon Of Global War: The Deliberate Destruction Of Life On Earth (2021) summarizes several years of peer-reviewed scientific work on geoengineering, including the dozens of papers published here at OGA.

Claudia von Werlhof et al’s  Global WAR-NING! Geoengineering Is Wrecking Our Planet And Humanity (Global Research E-Book, Centre for Research on Globalization, 2021). A comprehensive book of essays featuring a chorus of international scholars analyzing geoengineering’s impacts from a global perspective. Link to book.

James Rodgers Fleming’s Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control (Columbia University Press, 2010). Fleming, a science historian trained in meteorology, is a deeply educated guide. He takes the reader through the history of early weather modification schemes in the 19th century to the birth of modern schemes in the 1940s, to the first use of weather as a weapon of war in the 1960s, to the proposed use of solar radiation management (SRM) as an antidote to global warming in our present era. 


Rosalie Bertell’s Planet Earth: The Latest Weapon of War (Black Rose Books, 2001). Bertell, a scientist and peace activist, is the first serious writer to expose the fantastic technologies hatched by military science and employed during the post-Cold War decade of the 1990s. Bertell explains these technologies belong to two broad categories: energy-or-wave-based (e.g., ionospheric heaters) or chemical (e.g., aerosol sprays). The two are often used in tandem with one another. The US Secretary of Defense warned of the power of these technologies in 1996, weapons capable of initiating earthquakes and tsunamis, causing floods and droughts, amplifying and directing hurricanes and cyclones. That is, capable of causing planetary mayhem.


William Thomas’s Chemtrails Confirmed (Bridger House, 2004). Thomas, a veteran environmental and Iraq war reporter, as well as a trained fighter pilot, was the first to report the effects of military chemical aerosol geoengineering on civilians both in the US and Canada. Thomas’ absorbing narrative depends heavily on eye-witness accounts.


David Keith’s A Case for Climate Engineering (MIT Press, 2013). This is the best short introduction to the reasons for pursuing overt climate engineering or “intervention,” due to global warming presumed to be anthropogenic or human-caused (thus inviting a human, engineered response).


Oliver Morton’s The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World (Princeton University Press, 2016). This the best long introduction to the subject of overt, planned geoengineering. It explores both the promise and the peril of “planned interventions in the climate system,” that cover the gamut of present geoengineering schemes.


Clive Hamilton’s Earth Masters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering (Yale University Press, 2013). A trained ethicist, Hamilton explores in clear, easy-to-follow language both the ethical and environmental implications of undertaking a variety of future geoengineering schemes, schemes that continue to be debated in academia and the media.


Mike Hulme’s Can Science Fix Climate Change? (Polity Press, 2014). A well-known climatologist argues, on the basis of science, against the temptation of geoengineering fixes to the predicament of anthropogenic global warming.


Elana Freeland’s three volume trilogy - Chemtrails, HAARP, and Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth (Feral House, 2014); Under an Ionized Sky: From Chemtrails to Space Fence Lockdown (Feral House, 2018); and Geongineered Transhumanism: How The Environment Has Been Weaponized By Chemicals, Electromagnetism, & Nanotechnology For Synthetic Biology Steiner House, 2021) - is a must-read for any serious investigator. Freeland is the first to acknowledge and explore the discoveries of the pioneering environmental scientist Clifford Carnicom, including his discovery of microscopic artificial life forms or “fibers” called Morgellons or “cross domain bacteria.”


Peter A Kirby’s Chemtrails Exposed: A New Manhattan Project (Peter A Kirby, 2016; 2nd edition due in 2020). Kirby tells the story of the US military industrial complex’s post-WW II secret creation of weather and climate modification technologies as weapons of war, undertaken on a scale and with a similar secrecy as was the original Manhattan Project that created the atomic bomb.


Dane Wigington’s Geoengineering: A Chronicle of Indictment (Dane Wigington, 2017). Wigington is the creator of, possibly the world’s most followed anti-geoengineering web site. His book is based on his own dispatches from 2012 to 2016, which explore engineered droughts and storms, climate chaos, tree die-offs, and science disinformation by deep state agencies. It contains a long descriptive list of weather modification and geoengineering patents registered over one hundred years to 2013.


J Marvin Herndon’s Earth and the Dark Side of Science (J Marvin Herndon, 2014). In clear and accessible prose, OGA’s nuclear chemist and geoscientist Marvin Herndon, whose many peer-reviewed science papers are listed in our Science section, sets forth his novel theories of Earth’s formation and expansion, its inner core nuclear georeactor, its endogenous and variable heat output and the importance of this for understanding climate change, plus a critical look at how science has been hijacked to serve military and deep state agendas, including military geoengineering, with little regard for either the public or democracy. 

Selected Films:’s The Dimming: Exposing The Global Climate Engineering Cover-Up (2021, 1 hr., 56 min.) provides a comprehensive overview of the whys and hows surrounding geoengineering, featuring our own J. Marvin Herndon and a panoply of professionals from the worlds of science, economics, and politics.

Michael Murphy (producer) and Paul Wittenberger (director), What in the World Are They Spraying? (2010, 1 hr 37 min). The first full-length documentary on clandestine military geoengineering, also known as stratospheric aerosol geoengineering (SAG). Dramatic footage and interviews explore answers to the question: what is being sprayed in the skies above us?

Michael Murphy (producer & director) Why in the World Are They Spraying? (2012, 1 hr 12 min). Award-winning documentary investigation into the purposes and agendas being served by covert geoengineering.

George Barnes (producer & director) Look Up! (2013, 30 min). Barnes, a professional photographer based in New York City, took time-lapse film of the skies over Manhattan and was shocked by what he discovered. This short documentary tells about what he found.

Antonio & Rosario Marciano (directors & producers) Chemtrails: The Secret War (2014, 1 hr). This Italian documentary explores the mysteries of aerosol geoengineering over Europe. The documentary includes several interviews with Italian scientists. 

Matthias Hancke (director) & Tristan Albrecht (producer) Overcast (2016, 1 hr, 21 min). Filmed over a period of years by the Swiss filmmaker Matthias Hancke, who travelled to 10 different countries to make this prize-winning film. Hancke explores the meaning of “contrails" that last long enough to regularly whiten blue skies. The film entertains the idea that the climate engineering experiment has already been launched. 

Matt Landman (director & producer) Frankenskies (2017, 1 hr 20 min). Exposes the aerosol spraying program and its effects on every living being. The film explores how to confront the official campaign to normalize aberrant contrail formations and induce apathy in citizens. 

Dean Devlin (producer & director) Geostorm (2017, 1 hr, 49 min). The first feature (fictional) film based on full-scale climate manipulation in the near future. Geostorm may be an example of Hollywood’s “predictive programming,” in which movie-watching audiences are primed to accept events already planned. 


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