A first-of-its-kind scientific study on chemtrails has concluded that, contrary to popular conspiracy theories, a clandestine chemical spraying program does not actually exist.
Published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, the study is the first peer-reviewed paper ever written on the controversial chemtrail phenomenon.
Surveying 77 atmospheric chemists and geochemists, researchers behind the paper found that all but one expert said that they had never seen any evidence for a chemtrail program.
On the contrary, they explained that what conspiracy theorists see as chemicals being sprayed by airplanes is simply condensation caused by the nature of air travel.
The authors of the paper theorized that the emergence of the chemtrail conspiracy is due, in large part, to the internet, noting that the concept seems to have appeared just as the world wide web rose to prominence.
Purported evidence for dangerous chemicals contained in chemtrails and obtained by independent researchers was also harshly criticized by the experts surveyed for the study.
One scientist, in particular, mocked the use of Mason jars to collect 'chemtrail evidence' and observed that, "I cannot imagine a worse protocol for collecting a sample; the data would be totally worthless."
The nature of the study will likely do little to change the minds of chemtrail conspiracy theorists who no doubt see the atmospheric scientists surveyed for the paper as either willfully ignorant or working within the clandestine program.
While skeptics can now cite 76 experts who say that a chemtrail program does not exist, conspiracy theorists still appear to have the support of the one and only Chuck Norris, who decried geoengineering back in April.
And, as everyone knows, you never bet against Chuck Norris.
Coast Insiders looking to learn more about the chemtrail conspiracy can check out our Chemtrail Special from 3/30/2013.
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