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The HAARP program has long been a subject of fascination among conspiracy theorists, who have claimed it can be used to manipulate the weather. But scientists say that neither HAARP nor any other human-made system is capable of changing meteorological patterns.

HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) is the name of an American research program on the ionosphere, defined by NASA as where Earth's atmosphere reaches space. The HAARP facility, jointly funded by the US Air Force Research Laboratory and the US Naval Research Laboratory, was located near Gakona, Alaska. The program started in the early 1990s and was discontinued in 2013 for financial reasons, when costs of bringing the site up to environmental standards became unsustainable.

In 2015, the program was transferred to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. There was never anything secret about it.

For many years, the HAARP program was accused by conspiracy theorists of concealing a "weapons system" from which a "death ray" capable of causing earthquakes anywhere on the planet would be projected.

One of the main propagators of the HAARP conspiracy theory, alleging the program has control over weather and even minds, is the American Nick Begich.


(Last updated on 01/16/2024)

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