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Gold Coast City Council Weather Modification Warning Hoax

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Email that contains an attached flyer purporting to be from the Gold Coast City Council warns residents about supposed atmosphere contamination caused by high altitude "weather modification" activities being carried out by the "United Nations Atmospheric Control Council".



Brief Analysis
The email is a hoax and does not originate with the Gold Coast City Council. It is currently unclear who created the hoax message. However, the information in the message is untrue. The message may be an April Fools joke.

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Last updated: 1st April 2010
First published: 1st April 2010
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
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Subject: They're killing us Print at least 20, and make sure people READ THIS

they are killing us check it out

I don't know if any of you received this... but I'll be calling Mayor Ron tomorrow to see what it is exactly that 'they' have agreed to... pass this far and wide so the pricks can be taken to task over this invasion of our skys, health, air, water, wildlife... the bloody lot...

[Email contains a .pdf attachment with the following information]

MESSAGE TO RESIDENTS FROM THE GOLD COAST CITY COUNCIL

Recently we have been contacted by many of you regarding the strange clouds and jet emissions over the Gold Coast region that were seen to come from high flying aircraft. We have received many photographs like the ones below.

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In 2009, the Australian Government allowed weather modification and aerial spraying by United Nations aircraft over our soil. Planes are spraying the higher atmosphere with heavy metals, barium dust and nano-particles in order to help change our climate. These heavy metals will eventually land on out roofs and waterways. Air pollution levels have risen over 78% over the past 14 months.

Therefore, we strongly advise residents not to drink tank water from this date forward. It has tested positive for unknown toxic residues.

Please keep indoors if you see these streaky clouds overhead, or see emissions from high flying jets for any period of time. We are co-operating with authorities in this matter, and rest assured we are monitoring the locations and number of passes made by these unmanned aircraft.

If you suffer any side effects - like headaches, sore throat, chest congestion, tiredness, sore eyes or sleeping difficulties, please contact your local doctor.

In some cases, compensation may be sought for specific medical conditions. Please do not be alarmed.

We have written to the United Nations Atmospheric Control Council to advise them of our concern, and asked them reduce aerial spraying and HAARP activity within our region to make it safer for our communities to go outside.

Thank you for your co-operation, and you can find out more by visiting our website at, http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/t_standard.aspx?pid=5766

ISSUED MARCH 29/ 2010, by RON CLARK, MAYOR, GCCC

Help Keep Our Skies Safe




Detailed Analysis
This email forward contains an attached flyer that claims to be from Mayor Ron Clarke of Queensland, Australia's Gold Coast City Council. The flyer warns Gold Coast residents that the "United Nations Atmospheric Control Council" has been conducting aerial "weather modification" activities in Gold Coast skies and the atmosphere has become contaminated with heavy metals as a result. The flyer includes several photographs showing jet streams and advises residents to stay indoors if they notice "streaky clouds overhead, or see emissions from high flying jets for any period of time". According to the message, the pollution caused by these activities can cause a number of series health problems. The email requests recipients to "pass the information far and wide" in order to warn as many residents as possible. Supposedly, the council has written to the "United Nations Atmospheric Control Council" asking them to address concerns about the activities.

Not surprisingly however, the claims in the message are utter nonsense. The flyer is certainly not from Gold Coast City Council. A council spokesperson has assured me that the council did not produce the flyer. Moreover, I could not find any credible references to an entity called the "United Nations Atmospheric Control Council". And United Nations aircraft are certainly not conducting weather modification activities over the Gold Coast.

It is currently unclear who created the flyer. Given that the flyer first made its appearance around April 1st 2010, it may have been intended as an April Fools joke directed against the Gold Coast City Council and Gold Coast residents.

Note:
I am still researching this issue and will update the article with more information as soon as possible.


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Last updated: 1st April 2010
First published: 1st April 2010
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer