On Wednesday, The American Conservatives posted an article with the title “Why Does The US Government Pay So Much For Seismometers?”
In the article, the authors claimed that the US has spent $100 billion on seismometers since 2001.
They argued that since then, the US and other governments have used their seismometers to build dams and other projects that are causing large amounts of sediment and rock to build up in the ocean.
The article also claimed that since 2001, the government has spent a total of $100,000,000 on seismographs.
The cost of seismometers was estimated to be about $2.3 billion dollars in 2016.
This was followed by a claim that “a study by the US Geological Survey found that $100bn has been spent since 2001 to buy seismometers.”
The article concluded by saying, “There’s no denying that there is a huge amount of money being spent on seismography, but why does it matter?
And why would you care about that money?”
The article is a common source for conspiracy theories and other outlandish claims.
The authors did not respond to a request for comment.