As states in the South and Midwest pick up the pieces left by a series of deadly and devastating storms Friday night and early Saturday, “Infowars” host Alex Jones is already spinning conspiracy theories to try to blame it on President Joe Biden.
Jones, who recently lost a fourth lawsuit over his lies that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax, told listeners on “The Alex Jones Show” on Monday that the U.S. government developed “weather weapons” in the 1950s.
He cited a talk from former CIA Director John Brennan as supposed evidence of the existence of secret government “geoengineering systems.” In Brennan’s speech, delivered at a 2016 Council on Foreign Relations eventHe also discussed the geopolitical implications of geoengineering and the potential benefits and costs of using it to fight climate change.
“So, they just think you’re stupid and they don’t want you knowing they are doing all of this,” Jones said on his show, claiming these systems would explain “why plants and animals were so much bigger and healthier. But we’ve adapted to live in less air.”
Geoengineering is a method to combat climate change. It involves altering weather patterns and climate with techniques like increasing reflectivity or removing carbon dioxide.
Though the concept is a source of legitimate debate, it’s at the root of a number of conspiracy theoriesThe followers of this belief believe that such practices have already been carried out secretly to maintain control over the weather. It isn’t supported.
Jones then suggested that Biden may have “ordered” that the power be turned off in Texas in February, when the state was hit by a historic winter storm that led to widespread power outages.
He added: “So the question is did they use weather weapons to cause the tornadoes? That’s a legitimate question to ask.”
Biden will be visiting Kentucky to visit the worst-affected areas. The storms killed at most 74 in Kentucky, and another 14 in the other states. Some of the worst tornadoes in U.S. History were recorded.
Watch Jones’ comments below via Media Matters.