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

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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?)

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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?

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