Bill Gates Admits to Chemtrails-Truth!

Bill Gates Admits to Chemtrails-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:
Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has funded millions of dollars in research on geoengineering, or “chemtrails,” which is the practice of depositing reflective sulfur oxide particles into the atmosphere to counteract global warming.

The Truth:
Blog posts that allege Bill Gates has admitted to the existence of chemtrails and has funded research for geoengineering are true.

Gates first said geoengineering research, which includes chemtrails, could delay the impact of global warming by 20 or 30 years at a 2010 TED Talks event on geoengineering in Lithuania.

“That’s just an insurance policy, and you’d hope you wouldn’t need to do that,” Gates said. “Some say we shouldn’t even work on the insurance policy… I’m not sure that’s wise, given the importance of the problem. “

A video of the TED Talks event can be viewed here.

Gates went one step further in 2012. He established a multi-million fund for a small team of Harvard researchers to study geoengineering, the Guardian reported.

“The objective is not to alter the climate, but simply to probe the processes at a micro scale,” David Keith, one of the researchers, told the Guardian. “The direct risk is very small.”

There’s nothing illegal about the research, either. Small-scale research on chemtrails is allowed under a moratorium placed on geoengineering by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in 2010.

“…No climate-related geoengineering activities that may affect biodiversity (may) take place, until there is an adequate scientific basis on which to justify such activities and appropriate consideration of the associated risks for the environment and biodiversity and associated social, economic and cultural impacts, with the exception of small scale scientific research studies that would be conducted in a controlled setting,” the group said.

Posted 06/01/14