China controls weather for olympics

Rolf Coppens
May 28th 2008

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The sun always shines on TV in China.

"At this summer’s Beijing Olympics, China puts a 50-year experiment to the test: Officials are betting weather modification can keep the sun shining on the Games. Despite shaky science, the government is confident (not for the first time) that man can beat nature. Whatever their chances, there’s plenty at stake—because all that development and urban renewal won’t look so good beneath a curtain of smog."

Read the article at Plentymag. See also: Hack the Planet, Hurricane control.

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