November 3, 2009

China’s Weather Modification Office

Filed under: misc. — Jonathan @ 4:18 pm

Sometimes Asian science and engineering really just frightens me. Remember the old saying that everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it? Well, not anymore! China has a Weather Modification Office that aims to control the weather:

Chinese meteorologists say they brought about Beijing’s earliest snowfall in a decade, after seeding rain clouds with silver iodide to ease a drought.

The Weather Modification Office sprayed clouds with 186 doses of the chemical to bring rain for the wheat crop, the Beijing Evening News said.

But the arrival of a cold front caused heavy snow to fall, disrupting road, rail and air travel.

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