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What is White Cloud? A new weather forecast term of interest to chemtrail believers

Updated on October 30, 2015

What is White Cloud?

To my mind "White Cloud" conjures up images of a small fish known as the White Cloud Mountain Minnow, and fluffy clouds in blue skies but recently the term has become one used in weather forecasting. The BBC have introduced the term White Cloud to replace "Cloudy" in their forecasts and I am sure that the growing numbers of people who believe in chemtrails will regard this as further evidence of a sinister conspiracy.

Chemtrail believers are convinced that the persistent contrails left by jets are actually made up of toxic materials including particles of barium and aluminium. These people believe that this is being done to weaken and poison the populations of the planet in a vast human culling scheme.

White Cloud photo

White cloud formation
White cloud formation

Chemtrails versus Contrails and Cirrus cloud

Chemtrail believers are alarmed at the Cirrus cloud formations that are created by the contrails that spread out as they linger and disperse. Over the past decade there has been a vast increase in air traffic and with it there has been a corresponding amount of contrails, many of which are persistent contrails which spread out to form artificial Cirrus cloud cover.

The people who are convinced of the conspiracy theory about chemtrails as a reality point to this cloud coverage as evidence for the reality of their beliefs. They point out that contrails are short-lasting and chemtrails are not, but unfortunately this belief is simply not correct. They are correct about the contrails contributing to the Cirrus cloud cover though and often it does indeed blanket the skies.

Cirrus cloud is composed of billions of tiny ice particles that are produced naturally by atmospheric conditions at high altitudes and "unnaturally" by planes. It has to be admitted that it does spoil the look of the sky and is said to block the full range of sunlight and to trap heat below it. Whilst this means it is by no means an ideal situation the idea that it is composed of barium particles and other toxins is no more that a conspiracy theory, one to which I once subscribed until a scientific friend by name of JazzRoc explained to me the true nature of the phenomenon.

Chemtrail believers and conspiracy theorists also bring HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Programme) into their beliefs too and are convinced that natural Cirrus formations are "boiled sky" and proof that HAARP is being used as weapon and to engineer the weather.

Part of the chemtrail conspiracy belief system is that the authorities will not admit what they are doing and that the word "Chemtrail" has been taboo in the mainstream media. Now that the BBC has introduced the new term of White Cloud as a replacement for "Cloudy" it won't be long before this is being talked about on Chemtrail websites and forums and by conspiracy theory authors such as David Icke.

It will probably be said that the term White Cloud is being used to gradually get the public used to seeing this type of formation and being familiar with it will not be so likely to question what is going on.

White Cloud Mountain Minnows in a tank

White Cloud Mountain Minnow

White Cloud Mountain Minnow by Sannse
White Cloud Mountain Minnow by Sannse

The White Cloud Mountain Minnow

The White Cloud Mountain Minnow (Tanichthys albonubes) is a small freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae (Carp family) that comes from China but has been distributed worldwide via the aquarium trade. Although a small fish it is colourful and easy to keep and breed and adapts readily to water conditions so can be kept in cold water or in a tropical fish tank.

The White Cloud Mountain Minnow is a species that beginners will find easy to breed and care for and it has the advantage of not eating its eggs or fry so parents can be kept with their offspring. It spawns readily amongst water plants.

White Clouds are also ideal for the community tank just as long as there are no large fish that could eat them.

White Cloud Mountain Minnows can also be kept and bred in ponds and are ideal if there are frogs or other amphibians because the little fish will not eat the spawn or tadpoles.


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      John Connor 

      8 years ago

      Coincidently? everytime the good ol' British Bull5hi+ Corporation forcast sunny follwed by White Cloud, we get blitzed with chemtrails, yesterday a prime example.

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      Steve Andrews 

      8 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you, Darlene! I am hoping to be one of the first to have picked up on noticing this and thus get a lot of traffic to my hub but we'll have to wait and see!

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      Darlene Sabella 

      8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Okay my dear friend, I happen to believe in many different conspiracy theories, and this is the first time to hear yet, however lately, in my life I have had many "first" lately...I love your hubs, this is a great one, keep up on this area of interest, and please come visit me once in a while. Love this hub your fan darski rate up


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