SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan is raising eyebrows after suggesting airplanes above our city could be spraying chemicals to control our climate.
On Monday, city council members voted on a policy aimed at combating climate change. Councilman Fagan was the only member to vote against the measure. He questioned the subjectivity of the science behind climate research. Fagan also raised the question of what's happening in the sky above us - suggesting contrails are actually chemicals intentionally sprayed to control the Earth's climate.
"Could it be that the U.S. government as well as multi-national corporations engage in SRM? Or, solar radiation management," he said.
Fagan went on to question what is being sprayed in the skies.
The EPA, NASA, and NOAA say those lines in the sky are no more than water vapor found in aircraft exhaust - which is condensed in the -40 degree temperatures planes typically cruise in.
In an interview with the Spokesman Review, Fagan said, "What I would like to do is issue a challenge to the citizens out there, if they see an airplane in high atmosphere, watch the airplane’s activities for a while,” Fagan said. “You’re going to see a trail come out of that airplane, that dissipates and enlarges itself, floating back down to the ground. Then what happens?”
The EPA says they are not aware of any deliberate actions to release chemical or biological agents into the atmosphere. Conspiracy theorists however, are not moved.
KXLY4 reached out to Fagan for comment, but has not received a response.
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