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...Instead, they grab rocket launchers and a 37-millimeter anti-aircraft gun and begin shooting into the sky. What they launch are not bullets or missiles but chemical pellets. Their targets are not enemy aggressors but wisps of passing cloud that they aim to "seed" with silver-iodide particles around which moisture can then collect and become heavy enough to fall. The farmers are part of the biggest rain-making force in the world: China's Weather Modification Program.
...each of China's more than 30 provinces and province-level municipalities today boast a weather-modification base, employing more than 32,000 people, 7,100 anti-aircraft guns, 4,991 special rocket launchers and 30-odd aircraft across the country.
Originally posted by InSpiteOf
I wonder if all that weather modification creates adverse effects on weather patterns in the region?
Could weather manipulation be responsible for the recent flooding that has left scores of people homeless, missing, or dead?
...pioneered cloud-seeding techniques in the 1940s and 1950s...
Originally posted by souls
Of course, weather modification can be very useful, and can have many applications. My main concern is it's military applications, and how this affects atmospheric conditions, health wise.