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California Skywatch was created by Rosalind Peterson in 2002.
Rosalind Peterson is the California President and Co-Founder of the Agriculture Defense Coalition (ADC), formed in 2006 to protect agricultural crop production from uncontrolled experimental weather modification programs, atmospheric heating and testing programs, and ocean and atmospheric experimental geoengineering programs.
In 1995, Rosalind became a certified U.S.D.A. Farm Service Agency Crop Loss Adjustor working in more than ten counties throughout California. Many crop losses throughout the State can be attributed to weather related causes.
Rosalind earned a BA degree from Sonoma State University in Environmental Studies & Planning (ENSP), with emphasis on agriculture and crop production.
Between 1989 and 1993 Rosalind worked as an Agricultural Technologist for the Mendocino County Department of Agriculture. After leaving Mendocino County she took a position with the USDA Farm Service Agency as a Program Assistant in Mendocino, Sonoma, and the Salinas County Offices.
Ms Peterson has won several awards and recognition for her extensive efforts to protect drinking water supplies from toxic chemical contamination in Martinez, California.
An Introduction by Rosalind Peterson
BEGINNING ON March 27, 2002, a number of individuals in Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties (California), began to keep a chronological log of jets leaving varying types of persistent jet contrails, white haze, man-made clouds, unusual types of weather patterns, tree health, mold and mildew problems, human health problems, and newspaper articles on unusual events.
In our skies we noticed that jets were leaving persistent jet contrails that turned into man-made clouds. The questions about the jet trails were numerous and there were no clear or concrete answers to why our deep blue, beautiful skies, were no longer normal as in our past. Our sun was no longer yellow; it had been turned into a whitish-yellow mix of haze, with the yellow color almost non-existent. The man-made clouds and haze covered everything preventing direct sunlight from reaching the Earth day after day as the jets circled above or left parallel lines above us. The criss-cross patterns were everywhere along with the turns, circles and half-circles that filled our skies.
Our elected officials and the press were prepared for our questions and their responses were the same. The U.S. Air Force and several universities have investigated these jet trails and everything is normal...and anyone who objects to this answer must believe in "chemtrails" which they called a "Hoax" or later an "Internet Hoax" driven by "conspiracy theories". It was early in the late spring of 2002, that we knew that use of the word "chemtrail" would marginalize everyone that used this undefined term. Thus, you will find within this website very few references to this term.
California Skywatch contains many newspaper articles, government documents (browse the library and search engine), and other information which has been collected over the years as part of a huge research project which is updated several times each year. The photographs on this website are of events that happened in Northern California amd other areas of the United States. Please note that the photographs are of events that happen all the same and are not rare occurances that happen only in Northern California.
I reside in Mendocino County, which is located in Northern California. I have lived here almost my entire life. I grew up in a world that encompassed mostly clear, deep-blue skies on a regular basis. The wind always changed direction in the same way before rain. The Masonite smokestack in Ukiah, California, (until the plant closed), was the first telltale sign of a weather change as the pollution plume direction would dramatically shift prior to a rain or the United States flag in the Raley’s shopping center would fan out in a different directions.
The weather here was fairly consistent all the time. The stars at night would feel so close and be so bright one could almost reach out and touch them. And then in the late 1980’s there came a change…I am not sure exactly when…old pictures indicate about 1988 (a few show evidence as early as 1987), when the first contrails were detected. There were not many because most of the pictures then showed clear blue skies…normal here in the late spring, summer and early fall months, and whenever it wasn't raining in the winter months.
My sense of the world around me in the mid 1990’s and prior to March 27, 2002, was a general feeling that our sky was overcast a lot more than normal. I remember not liking the jets that came over because it always turned our blue skies into a haze. I thought the jets were skywriting but I paid little attention. It was a vague impression only rarely considered...an irritation…something that I would check into one day. I also realized that the trees here on my property were not as healthy as in the past. I was not sure why and had taken no action to determine why many were declining very quickly while others lingered in slow decline.
I found it disturbing in 1997, however, that Oaks, Redwoods, Manzanita and other bushes and shrubs were not as healthy as in previous years. I definitely noticed that almost all of the Manzanita were dying and that the Douglas Fir and several types of Oaks and Pines were also declining. Still, at that time I had taken no action to find out what was causing these problems.
At noon on March 27, 2002, my entire life changed:
A friend stopped me on the street and invited me into his office. He asked me what I knew about aerial spraying in Ukiah, California (Mendocino County). I knew there was no agricultural spraying (there had not been any for years in our County). I told him I knew nothing about any type of spraying (from crop dusters) or any other types of planes.
Many years ago I knew that planes were used here for crop dusting…and then this practice was stopped. My friend spoke of jet airplanes (non-commercial jets), that were crisscrossing our skies on an almost daily basis. He told me who to contact and where to find additional information. Then he took me outside (some blue sky was visible) to see a couple of jets moving across the sky leaving thin white plumes.
I watched fascinated by what I was seeing. I continued to watch on my way back to work – large, white plumes, trailing unmarked white or silver jets. I noticed several of these planes prior to entering my office. On a break later in the afternoon I walked outside. The sky was less blue. There were more jets flying overhead and leaving ever-widening contrails. Some of the earlier thinner plumes had spread out across the sky leaving a white haze or unusual cloud formations. I was fascinated.
When I left work at 5:00 P.M. that day and started home, the sky was almost completely covered in lingering contrails. I purchased a camera and a pair of binoculars at Big 5. I stopped at several freeway off ramps to watch several jets moving from north to south on both sides of the Ukiah Valley. Reaching home I watched the skies, transfixed, until dark. The sky was completely covered with lingering contrails – no blue sky to be seen anywhere!
Later, around 10:00 P.M., I drove into town and was awed by the sight of these lingering contrails falling from the sky toward the ground which could be seen through the streetlights. One could see this almost mist-like white haze moving downward. The questions began to form... Who? What was being released? Why? Where? Cost? I had seen many supersonic jets during the day. All these questions and no answers.
What I saw on March 27, 2002, changed my life. What I have learned since that day and continue to learn is astounding. And it leads me to invite you to become a skywatcher, to educated yourself, keep an open mind about what you will see and ask questions.
My log book goes on and on – pages of notes, video tape, and thousands of pictures. Documented there is the dying of the trees—here and across the United States—the loss of our clear, deep-blue skies, the awareness of "global dimming", atmospheric heating and testing programs, like HAARP...and a myriad of weather modification programs. The log book is enormous. The documents keep piling up denoting programs and campaigns by the hundreds and thousands.
And this led to a our new website being put online in 2006, called the Agriculture Defense Coalition. It was first a place to put nearly 19,000 photographs, news articles, documents, and the majority of my research so that others could have access to this information. Now it provides the interconnecting database for California Skywatch.
You are invited to participate in this adventure to unravel the truth behind the events we see almost every day. We object to having our deep blue skies covered over with white haze, toxic jet fuel emissions, and man-made clouds. Private individuals, corporations, cities, counties, states, our military, and various universities and government agencies are all using the Earth, our atmosphere and upper atmosphere, as experimental physics laboratories. They use the "Earth's Commons" which will all rely upon for our existence, without our knowledge, consent or any public debate.
We, the people, need to take a stand, to protect our commons from those who are conducting these experiments. As my good friend TS once told me: "We are being sprayed like bugs!" The choice is ours to make each day and knowledge empowers us to take action to protect our environment, our children, and our grandchildren.
Event: March 28, 2011 "Man-made Climate Change in the Skies"
A special thank you to the Commonwealth Club (San Francisco, CA), & Christie Dames for holding this event and to Deborah Whitman (Environmental Voices), for taping this event. (Please contact California Skywatch if you would like a DVD of this event.)
Allan Buckmann, Biologist California Department of Fish and Game (RET) - United Nations Presentation on Dying Trees & Plants, Persistent Jet Contrails, & the Bio-Restoration Alternative - 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference on Climate Change, September 5-7, 2007 - Also a Former U.S. Air Force Weatherman
Rosalind Peterson, BA Sonoma State University (ENSP) Environmental Studies & Planning - President, Agriculture Defense Coalition - Keynote Speaker, United Nations 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference on Climate Change - September 5-7, 2007 - Also a former California Farm Service Agency U.S.D.A. Crop Loss Adjustor
Eric Karlstrom, California Professor of Physical and Environmental Geography with 30 years of teaching and research activities. California State University, Stanislaus.
Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University
25W 2009 NASA Jet Aircraft Emissions Contribute-Global Warming-20% in Arctic DEC 21, 2009 New Stanford Study Mark Jacobson.pdf
Christie Dames, CEO, TechTalk / Studio – Moderator
Program Organizer: Kevin O’Malley
Allan Buckmann, Former Scientist, California Fish and Game; Presenter, UN Conference on Global Warming
Rosalind Peterson, President and Co-founder, Agriculture Defense Coalition; Former U.S.D.A., Farm Service Agency
Christie Dames, CEO, TechTalk / StudioWhat is happening in our skies may have more to do with the Earth's global climate change than we know. Geoengineering and solar radiation management - Experimental weather modification - Persistent Jet Contrails & Aviation impacts on the Global Atmosphere...These are all new and challenging perspectives which are emerging at this time. Across the board, diverse interest groups have started to investigate and conduct studies regarding these issues and their effects on weather and climate patterns, human health, crop production, global warming, and photosynthesis. What’s going on, how do we understand it, and what can we do about it?
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Video from Commonwealth Club of California, 28 March 2011.