I’m sure you’ve heard about China’s guarantee for “perfect weather” during their Olympic Games next summer.


What’s that you say? Can’t predict the weather? Well, clearly you don’t know the perseverance of the Chinese. From the country that claims origin of all great inventions including chrome-plating before the US, China is using missile technology to attack their Olympic-season threat! (Doesn’t that sound like the brainchild of another country?)


The thought of it beckoned me to more research on man-made weather. Apparently China has loads of experience in affecting weather for themselves.

After traveling there, this quote seems so true:

It is no coincidence that the world’s biggest such project is in China. The country’s leadership has never been cautious about harnessing nature, taking on a slew of what were once thought impossible engineering challenges, such as the Three Gorges dam, the world’s biggest hydroelectric project, and the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the world’s longest highland railroad.

For a largely agrarian country like China, the weather was thought of as far too important to be left to the whim of gods or nature. As a result, Chinese scientists began researching man-made rain as far back as 1958, using chemicals such as silver iodide or dry ice to facilitate condensation in moisture-laden clouds.

What nuisance is next in the cross-hairs – dispersing traffic? annialating mosquitos? destroying homework?