China claims that by 2025 it will have a full one weather modification system that encompasses a mindnumbing 5.5 million square kilometers. The communist government attributes major breakthroughs in new research as the reasoning.
In laymen’s terms, China will cover the 5.5 million square kilometers with both rain and snow, depending on the region. While China’s skiing experiences may be upgraded, not everyone’s thrilled with the idea of China being the world’s leader in weather creation.
China says that this new weather modification technology aims to help agricultural production and fight fires.
China has a history in weather modification, including back in 2008 when it seeded clouds prior to the Olympic games as a way to reduce smog density. Cloud seeding, the act of infusing the atmosphere with silver iodide, isn’t new.
Between 2012 and 2017, China spent over $1.34 billion on weather modification technology advances. It’s difficult not to see this as now paying dividends.
Its not all roses for China, though, as I’m confident you guessed. The International community isn’t exactly thrilled at the idea that China serves as an ongoing world leader in weather modification. India certainly has reservations over the matter given its proximity to mainland China. India relies on monsoon season to feed crops.
Could China use weather modification technology in nefarious ways? Well, that’s another obvious concern, particularly given the recent COVID-19 pandemic chaos which began in China.
Researchers at the National Taiwan University claim China may be able to steal rain. And if you can steal rain, you can push a nation or region into famine. And if you can do that, you can take them over. Its fairly obvious where this line of thinking is headed.
Author: Jim SatneyPrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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