During an interview on RadioNZ’s Morning Report with Dr Olaf Morgenstern of NIWA today, he stated that a NASA research plane will fly as low as 150 meters over Central Otago in the South Island today as part of a trip during which air samples will be taken to measure pollution levels.
The plane is flying from American Samoa to Christchurch measuring atmospheric composition and may possibly be seen flying over Otago at about midday he said.
During the report Dr Morgenstern stated that “methane,” which is demonized as a “powerful greenhouse gas” on NIWA’s website, was one of the main targets of the mission.
Little is known about the impact of methane emissions on climate, but its supposed impacts have been hyped up as a serious problem for misguided political purposes, so don’t be surprised if it’s reported that high methane levels were found subsequent to this well-publicized flight in order to demonize animal farming and fossil fuel use.
According to NIWA’s website: “The ATom – or Atmospheric Tomography – Mission is the first of its kind to survey the atmosphere over the oceans, measuring how much pollution survives and assessing how the environment has changed as a result. Scientists on board NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory are measuring airborne particles, known as aerosols, and more than 200 gases in each sampling area. The data will be used to understand where the pollutants originate and how they react and eventually disappear from the atmosphere.”
While the NIWA website refers to this aircraft taking samples of aerosols in the atmosphere, the Crown-owned enterprise has repeatedly failed to publicly acknowledge the blatantly obvious aerosol trails that are being emitted into the atmosphere over New Zealand, which are contaminating the environment with aluminium, barium and strontium, among other toxins. (Rainwater tests show these heavy metals are present.)
NIWA’s refusal to mention the genuinely harmful practice of the emission of highly toxic aerosols into the atmosphere, reveal that it is part of a propaganda apparatus, not a genuine scientific one.
Listen to RadioNZ interview here: NASA research plane to fly over South Island