HAARP: The Government's Most Dangerous Program
Government officials and scientists have shrugged off these suspicions. Though HAARP is a government, military-run project, it is not a classified program. There are no classified documents about its experiments, and all of its Environmental Impact Process (EIP) documents are a matter of public record. HAARP even holds an open house in the summer for interested journalists, students, and the like. No security clearance is required to take the tour of the facility. Moreover, HAARP is not the only facility of its kind; there are 12 other ionosphere research facilities, including stations in Norway, Russia, China, and Peru.
The government also states that while HAARP is able to heat up the ionosphere, the section that they are able to affect is very small – miniscule really – in comparison to how large the ionosphere is. Though HAARP is able to heat a small section of the sky above Alaska, it does not necessarily follow that this small hot patch would be able to affect a landmass in Asia 3,000 miles away. As preeminent Pakistani nuclear physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy states:
"Weather change simply cannot be caused by HAARP's radio waves. The effects of a puny 3.6MW radio transmitter on the ionosphere can only be detected with sensitive instruments. Even these are almost completely washed out by a constant stream of charged particles from the sun that hit the earth during daytime. To see HAARP's effects would be like trying to see a candle a mile away in blazing sunlight."
Mother Nature Still in Charge
Though it is capable of producing up to 3.6 megawatts of power, the amount of energy that HAARP can muster up is dwarfed by the sheer awesome power of nature itself. Stanford Professor Umran Inan concurs, noting that the entire station's power capacity is dwarfed by a single lightning strike.
While some attribute many fantastical capabilities to HAARP -- and leaving aside whether it is even scientifically possible to affect tectonic plates and weather in that fashion -- HAARP simply does not possess the power to do anything more than excite the ionosphere in the small section directly above it. The government may conceal and prevaricate, the military may design and prepare new armaments, but even as mighty as they are, they cannot change the laws of physics. Unless it can change the fundamental laws of nature, HAARP does not have the power to foment storms, crack the earth, or rain fire upon its enemies.