But What If We Want To Control The Weather?

from the good-question dept

With all of these hurricanes, it seems that "controlling the weather" is suddenly a hot topic. A few weeks ago we wrote about historical attempts to control the weather (they weren't very successful). However, now, MSNBC is looking at new efforts to control the weather. The beginning of the article notes that right now the focus is (and should be) more on using technology to better predict and respond to natural disasters -- but there are some who are still looking into ways to have more control over the weather. Of course, many people fear that such things will set off a chain reaction of unintended consequences that will be anything but healthy. However, the supporters of weather control point out that we're already impacting the weather and climate with many of our activities -- and research into weather control might also help us to better understand the impact of other activities.

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    Anonymous Coward, 1 Nov 2005 @ 12:20pm

    Re: Tackle Causes, not Symptoms

    All around the Great Lakes. The only severe weather we get is snow. Yeah, its cold here for 3-4 months of the year. And, yeah, we get a good bit of snow. But, blizzards are about the easiest of the major natural disasters to cope with. Just, make sure that your roof is solid and drainage is adequate for the run-off.
    Never been a substantial earthquake around here. Hurricanes and the like are meaningless here. The occaisional tornado runs near here. But, there is a reason why tornados never hit major cities. See the original post for some insights there.

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