Chinese scientists continue thumbing nose at nature

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If rain approaches Beijing during the summer Olympics in 2008, cloud-seeders will go aloft with silver iodide to force premature rainfall to prevent it from reaching the Olympic grounds. China employs 1,500 weather controllers which have eliminated hail in almost a half million square kilometers of land and created 250 billion tons of rain since 1999. By 2010 China intends to institute a national command center to co-ordinate the China Meteorological Administration with the military forces used to enforce their whims on nature. Apparently Three Gorges Dam was just a side project! [GT]

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