Debunked: RTE Weather mentions Chemtrails

Mick West

Staff member
This video has been shared as evidence of "chemtrails"

However, the meteorologist, Evelyn Cusack, quite clearly explains that the high cloud cover is created from contrails not "chemtrails. She also explains exactly what contrails are: artificial clouds mode by the exhaust of aircraft engines.

The fact that this got any traction at all demonstrate the most common misconception in the chemtrail community - the idea that contrails cannot persist. In fact contrail have been observed to persist and turn into cloud covers since 1921. More on that here:

And the discussion of this phenomena on TV is nothing new either - here's a segment of NBC news from 1980, discussing the same thing.