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Page 34, from a 1988 National Public Radio Interview

Solar Flare

The publicized patent was titled "A Method and Apparatus for Altering a Region of the Earth's Atmosphere, Ionosphere and Magnetosphere". Eastlund told Alex Chadwick of National Public Radio that the patent should have been kept under government secrecy. He said he had been unhappy that it was issued publicly, but, as he understood it, the patent office does not keep basic "fundamental information" secret.

"You don't get a patent if you don‘t describe in enough detail to another person how to use it", he said.

Specifics of military applications of his patent remain proprietary (secret), he added.

The radio interviewer, Chadwick, confronted Eastlund about aspects which troubled the interviewer - mainly the enormity of what the inventor claimed his invention could do. Effects such as changing the planet's atmosphere sounded like something out of a Jules Verne novel.

Sounding quite proud of his accomplishments, Eastlund replied that nothing in the patent was science fiction; it is based on combining known technologies.

"Many of the applications in here are aimed at beneficial effects".

Are artificial sunspot-effects beneficial?

Chadwick pointed to page eleven of the patent, where Eastlund claimed that his invention could disrupt communications all over the world. With a short laugh, the inventor acknowledged the claim.

"And obviously that doesn‘t sound too beneficial, so I‘m contradicting my answer to the last statement. But in the patent itself is the fact that you can do that. Sunspots or solar flares will disrupt communications badly. This would do that through basically the same mechanism".

Eastlund‘s enthusiasm for planetary-scale engineering came through just as clearly in an interview with Omni magazine. While acknowledging that many of the uses of his invention are warlike, he also talked about "more benign" uses. His view of benign included using the technology to reroute the high-altitude jet stream, which is a major player in shaping global weather.

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