China fact of the day

by on November 15, 2007 at 7:23 am in Data Source | Permalink

When next summer’s Olympics roll around, the Beijing Weather Modification Office will be poised to intercept incoming clouds, draining them before they get to the festivities.  No fewer than 32,000 people
nationwide are employed by the Weather Modification Office — "some of
them farmers, who are paid $100 a month to handle anti-aircraft guns and rocket launchers" loaded with cloud-seeding compounds.

Here is the story.

1 Chris Meisenzahl November 15, 2007 at 8:36 am

Wow, amazing!

2 Acad Ronin November 15, 2007 at 10:57 am

It’s got to be easier than banning reincarnation.

3 tsstevensWCU1112 November 20, 2007 at 12:18 am

Technology and capabilities such as this has great potential. For both good and bad. While everyone enjoys playing God, there are limits. Currently the Southeastern US is experiencing a severe drought, and the ability to generate rain out of typical clouds could help to save Atlanta and the Southern Appalachian mountains, which haven’t seen significant rain since July. Already there is a town in east Tennessee where they have run out of water, and must live for 3 hours a day off of the water that gets trucked in 3 days a week. If northern Georgia and Atlanta do not receive significant rain very soon, then its main source: Lake Lanier will be completely depleted.

4 鑽石 April 2, 2008 at 11:26 pm
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6 花蓮租車旅遊資訊 August 8, 2009 at 3:40 am
7 Kent B October 12, 2009 at 2:57 pm

lobsters dont wear pants

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