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China plans to step up a weather-manipulation programme that has stirred debate about tinkering with Mother Nature, state media said on Friday.
Zheng Guoguang, director of the China Meteorological Administration, said chronic water shortages in parts of the country will worsen in the decades ahead and "thus we need to control the weather," Xinhua news agency reported.
"The Office of Environment, Health and Safety, UC Berkeley, rates silver iodide as a Class C, non-soluble, inorganic, hazardous chemical that pollutes water and soil. It has been found to be highly toxic to fish, livestock and humans. Numerous medical articles demonstrate that humans absorb silver iodide through the lungs, nose, skin, and GI tract. Mild toxicity can cause GI irritation, renal and pulmonary lesions, and mild argyria (blue or black discoloration of the skin). Severe toxicity can result in hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, shock, enlarged heart, severe argyria, and death by respiratory depression."
Yes - great episode and he didn't even touch on the fluoride/chemicals ... I'm afraid that between weather manipulation and GMO, the Pandora's box has been opened and it will be all downhill from here. Btw, great pic! I grew up in Brooklyn and always have a fond feeling for it, in spite of the inherent challenges.
"China has increasingly relied on weather-changing methods in recent years,