Apparently God is a terrorist. Well, according to the Department of Homeland Security, anyway. And, they must "protect:" us from His wrath.
Their pet project is called Operation H.A.M.P. It's the Hurricane Aerosol and Microphysics Program, an aerosol geoengineering operation intended to modify the direction and intensity of hurricanes.
However, in 2009 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) rebuffed DHS's efforts regarding Hurricane modification, but that did not deter DHS.
"So far, the lack of interest from NOAA, the government agency responsible for issuing official forecasts of hurricanes through its National Hurricane Center, has not stopped DHS from developing a plan for hurricane modification research and testing. William Laska, program manager for DHS's Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), which is spearheading the department's hurricane modification efforts, outlined a suggested road ahead at an April American Meteorological Society meeting on weather modification.You can listen to details of this DHS program from the 2010 American Meteorological Society meeting in the video below.
The plan envisions three research tasks beginning toward the end of 2010 and ending in early 2016: Evaluation of storm modification approaches via computer model simulations, development of concepts for potential field experiments, and full-scale testing of one or two of the most viable concepts. Total cost to carry out the plan was estimated at $64.1 million.
HSARPA confirmed the accuracy of information on its plans for hurricane modification research but declined to comment on the overall premise of this article. DHS's Office of Public Affairs did not respond to requests for comment.