Sometimes, seemingly innocuous posts can bring in some oddball commenters. Such is the case this week with a post I did about a cloud (or lack thereof) spotted by former NWS Lead Forecaster for northern California, Jan Null.
That post brought out the chemtrailers, one of whom insisted that the “hole punch cloud” was not only a new phenonmenon (it isn’t) but made by (you guessed it) chemicals released from airplanes.
In the strictest sense, he’s right. It is caused by airplane exhaust:
This relatively rare occurenvce is the result of an aircraft flying through a layer of high clouds that have precisely the right temperatre and moisture. As the jet aircraft flies through the layer it contributes just enough additonal moisture and exhaust particles for the ice crystals in the cloud to grow large enough to fall out as ”fall streaks”. This happens in a circular pattern around the path of the jet with a hole in the cloud layer being the result.
There’s nothing nefarious about it.
But when I didn’t allow the discussion of the ridiculous premise of chemtrails, that didn’t sit well.
Oh, and hey: If you people can’t handle the TRUTH about PICTURES >YOUYOU< can’t handle?!?!
That you have the freaking temerity to post BALD-FACED LIES from some JERK professing a ~new~ cloud formation, and thence declare that NOBODY may challenge that PROCLAMATION?
Science, you say?
Science which can’t =OR WILL NOT= be challenged?
YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN THE SNAKE OIL SALESMAN YOU PROFESS TO EXPOSE!
Go ahead, MR. WATTS, DELETE THIS POST TOO!
I decided to leave it up as an example.
Ric Werme really said it all with this comment about SHOUTING IN ALL CAPS.
Thus our quote of the week:
Good science doesn’t need all-caps.