No, these photos of Angela Merkel on a plane full of drums are not proof of chemtrails

A series of images have been viralized that supposedly prove the existence of ‘chemtrails’ or chemical trails left by airplanes with various harmful effects. These include photographs of the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in a plane full of drums. Although the photo is real, it does not correspond to an airplane that generates the supposed ‘chemtrails’.

Photos were taken on May 20, 2014 and They were published by the German Government’s own website. Merkel is visiting a new Airbus model, the A350. What are those tanks that you see in the photos? Those drums are used to test the plane “during its testing and certification phase, in particular for balancing the weight. Trials are carried out with different positions of the aircraft center of gravity. To vary it, these drums are usually connected with pipes that allow the liquid they contain to move. Therefore, it is usually water with an anti-corrosion additive “explains the Maldita.es Isabel Pérez Grande, professor at the Higher Technical School of Aeronautical and Space Engineering (ETSIAE) of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

The specialized website Aero.de explained in an article published the same May 20, 2014 about the prototype of the Airbus A350 that Merkel visited that they are about ballast tanks used during test flights.

There is no scientific evidence in favor of this conspiracy, and there is much against it, as we already explained in March 2019. To begin with, the public positioning of the greatest experts in atmospheric sciences, who in 2016 claimed not to have found no proof of this alleged practice.

It was a poll conducted by researchers at the University of California at Irvine in which 76 of the 77 scientists surveyed not only claimed not to have found such evidence, but also that the alleged evidence in favor is easily explained.

Further, the size of this alleged conspiracy it would imply that hundreds or thousands of people were involved, from high international authorities to foot operators and pilots, and yet none of those involved has ever broken the secret.

Other arguments against this theory are the possible confusion with contrails and cirrus, the fact that persistent trails have been documented since at least the 20s 20th century, coinciding with the expansion of aviation and long before this theory became generalized in the 1990s, are other arguments that contradict the idea of ​​generalized fumigation.

Also the fact that, when those supposed chemical elements with which it is fumigated have been found, it was not in the clouds, but in the soil or water, where its presence may be due to other phenomena and in most cases it is considered normal or harmless, as concluded by several of the atmospheric scientists asked in the aforementioned survey.


First publication date of this article: 11/11/2020

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