By way of introduction, I first heard of Professor Yoshio Kato in 1989 from Dr. Gary Whiteford, a leading proponent of the nuclear/earthquake connection.
It wasn't until Natural Energy Works of Ashland, Oregon sent their publication in May that I was able to read his findings of 1975-76.
Dr. Kato was the former head of the Department of Aerospace Science at Tokia University in Japan. The source of Professor Kato's data comes from the Taiyo satellite launched on February 24, 1975 by the Tokyo University Aerospace Institute.
The interesting thing about this particular satellite is that its orbit was closer to the earth's atmosphere than usual. Therefore data was collected that wasn't obtainable from more distantly-placed satellites. Information was gathered from over 70 tracking stations worldwide with the satellite's orbit approximately 1000 kilometers from earth.
An important factor to remember here is that this information was collected on atmospheric tests. Most atmospheric testing moved underground in 1962 due to the Strontium 90 in milk scare, except for the French and Chinese who moved underground in 1975-76, right during the time this data was collected.
Did these findings add to the hue and cry to move all testing underground? Is this why nuclear powers agreed not to test over 150 kilotons of force? That's part of what makes the data so tantalizing.
Professor Kato came to these conclusions:
There is a direct relationship between abnormal atmospheric phenomena, earthquakes and nuclear testing. Atmospheric testing, Dr. Kato states, "caused the temperature of the Earth's exosphere to rise...from 100 to 150 degrees absolute temperature...obvious[ly]...this rise affects the atmospheric phenomena of the Earth."
Professor Kato goes on to prove this through a series of graphs. For a year, the satellite tracked atmospheric density, highs and lows, ultraviolet rays and the like which are directly related to temperature changes.
A "stable temperature table" would be a reading of those elements which cause normal temperature change, such as day versus night and the effects of solar activity.
"Charred particles" from the sun constantly bombard our planet and are known as solar winds. Their fluctuations effect weather and the earth's magnetic fields.
Adjusting the various factors one to the other should give "a stable temperature table" and usually does.
However, high temperatures were found in the data that couldn't be explained by natural phenomena. But by plotting information from nuclear tests against these abnormal temperatures, it was found that the two graphs almost completely overlap.
In other words, the exospheric temperatures rose abnormally immediately after a nuclear test was conducted. How far this temperature change extended was not reported. But, within the recording range of the satellite, temperatures differed up to 150 degrees absolute.
An example is the 60-80 degrees absolute temperature change after a test in the Soviet Union on August 23rd, 1975. Six other tests between October 18 and 29, 1975, revealed similar drastic changes.
This phenomena might explain any adverse weather conditions recorded during the same period and needs to be studied. Even though this data is on atmospheric tests, underground blasts reveal similar disruptions.
When you factor in the recent discovery that the earth's core, at its very center, is a whirling iron crystal surrounded by magnetically-charged molten iron, underground tests might have proven to be far more dangerous than atmospheric.
That's frightening enough. However, it's Professor Kato's next revelation which is the "killer."
"Also, it has been found that nuclear testing is the cause of abnormal polar motion of the Earth."
Although the Earth turns on an axis, and poles (here the North pole is measured) are not stationary. Rather, they move in a circle of approximately ten meters. This is called the Chandler Cycle.
During data gathering, polar movement was observed to deviate from the usual, almost uniformly smooth Chandler Cycle. Dr. Kato's graph, accurate within one hundredth of a second, conclusively shows "very unusual, sudden shock-wave changes of considerably acute angles."
Professor Kato goes on to say, "I must confess that I shuddered with horror at discovering this abnormality." When dates of testing with a force of over 150 kilotons were applied to the pattern of deviation, it was "obvious that the position of the pole slid radically at the time of a nuclear explosion.
"However, there was movement which could not be explained by the nuclear test data alone. After information [was] collected...on world earthquakes with an intensity of over magnitude 7, the effect of the earthquake on polar movement was also evident."
To conclude his study, Professor Kato reminds us of the effects that could be possible if the earth's axis rotation is disturbed. One can only imagine. Ultra-violet rays, ozone, weather patterns, time and life itself could be altered.
Which takes us to the '95-'96 nuclear test series by China and France. There were seven quakes over M7 that fell within seven days after individuals tests. It should be noted several of these occurred after the same test. Still, only nine tests were conducted.
If you wish to receive a copy of this, Dr. Whiteford's findings, plus several other noteworthy articles, write for the journal named "Unusual, Long-Distance Atmospheric and Geophysical Effects form Underground Nuclear bomb Test and Nuclear Power Plant Accidents: Suppressed Scientific Evidence," Natural Energy Works, P.O. Box 1148, Ashland, Oregon 97520.