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Is China's cloud-seeding plan all wet?
...Chinese officials will reportedly try to force the rain out of the clouds before the opening ceremony. They'll use a process called cloud seeding to clear the smog-filled skies and keep the rain from drenching the athletes and spectators. China has been investigating ways to control the weather for decades, and has invested $500,000 in cloud seeding technologies in the past five years, according to news reports...
In Russia, sometimes it rains cement
..."A pack of cement used in creating ... good weather in the capital region ... failed to pulverize completely at high altitude and fell on the roof of a house, making a hole about 80-100 cm (2.5-3 ft)," police in Naro-Fominsk told agency RIA-Novosti.
Ahead of major public holidays the Russian Air Force often dispatches up to 12 cargo planes carrying loads of silver iodide, liquid nitrogen and cement powder to seed clouds above Moscow and empty the skies of moisture...
Seems that messing with the atmosphere is no big deal... Question remains... How far have they gone?
All I am digging for is the truth
Weedwhacker, this is where we part on seperate paths.
Once again, though....this is ALL the sort of thing that geeks and scientists (probably) love to sit around and conjure up, as "what ifs". And, surely there is no pressing, or urgent need.....no telling IF there's some dangerous "tipping point", as some suggest, that will result in a runaway escalation of global temps. Still, IF that happens, and it's seen as a sort of "Armageddon" situation, then "they" may opt to do something, rather than nothing....and, IF it gets that bad? What's to lose? (But, I'm thinking....this is decades away, if at all....)