Friday, May 2, 2008

Controlling the weather will no longer be science fiction

"Mankind has always wanted to control the weather. Now, scientists think they've found a way"

Of the 150+ weather-modification studies currently being pursued around the globe, China, (shocking!), has the most elaborate and extensive projects. "Here, for example, weather-modification "authorities" use conventional military weaponry to bombard clouds with silver-iodide particles." (
I guess this is a better use of military weapons than bombing taiwan, or us for that matter, but holy crap! Ready!, Aim!, Fire! those anti-aircraft cannons at that cloud over there.

The story linked to above has brief descriptions on how scientists plan to prevent storms, bring on rain, make the sun shine, and reduce smog. Besides China, it looks like the Russians are seriously involved too, and we know how much they care about the rest of the world.

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