Summers and Taylor are promoters of Tesla technology and the “free energy” conspiracy, the idea being that Tesla discovered how one could obtain free energy for the entire world, a discovery that was of course suppressed because of commercial interests. The government uses it, however: “A ‘new’ kind of electromagnetic (EM) wave began development and testing over 30 years ago (originally discovered by Nikola Tesla in the empty vacuum of space which, when engineered, can be an inexhaustible supply of energy in great magnitude at any place in the universe.” What’s the physics behind this? According to Summers and Taylor “[w]e live in a 3-dimensional world, which physics calls ‘3-space.’ But there is also spacetime, or 4-space, or the ‘4th dimension.’ This amazing ‘new’ knowledge is that time itself is actually compressed energy and is compressed by exactly the same factor by which matter is considered compressed energy: the speed-of-light-squared! So the famous E=mc2 now has a no-longer-secret sister: E=tc2 (where t is actually ‘delta-t,’ or change in time).” Or, in other words, they don’t have the faintest clue. The theory has apparently been developed by none other than Tom Bearden. Here’s apparently how you use this knowledge to control weather; the perceptive reader might notice that some crucial steps are missing.
According to Summers and Taylor, however, the weather manipulation knowledge is already being used: “global weather manipulation was likely demonstrated with Hurricane Jeanne in Sept. 2004 […]. Katrina’s devastating blow to the gulf cities followed by Rita in 2005 also showed signs of manipulation, according to scientific experts. Was Rita intended to finish Katrina’s job? […] Physicist James M. McCanney [yes, that McCanney] stated that ‘[t]here is no doubt that hurricane Rita has been manipulated to increase strength and turn it in the past 12 hours to move towards Houston.’” But why is this not better known? “Aside from the brave few in our scientific community, those who value their paychecks more than the truth will hold firm to historical lies while being honored among their peers, and the Lorentz beat goes on.” This erudite piece of reasoning can thus be summed up by the following inference scheme: we suspect p (for no particular reason); mainstream science doesn’t think that p; hence mainstream science is a conspiracy; hence p is true.
In any case, their rants went viral and can be found all over the web (here, for instance).
Diagnosis: Summers and Taylor seem to be amateurs and to have contributed little else. They’re probably harmless.