Future weather control: no more storms, earthquakes, tsunamis

May 29 2008 / by futuretalk / In association with Future Blogger.net
Category: Environment   Year: General   Rating: 14 Hot

By Dick Pelletier

In just ninety seconds, the Great Kanto Earthquake destroyed Japan’s economy in 1923 throwing the country into chaos. Instability opened the door for a military government, which quickly led to war in Southeast Asia, then to WWII, dishing out unimaginable horrors to the world.

Could a 1923 disaster repeat itself? What if the Southern California “Big One”, forecast for years by experts, actually happened and 16 million people suddenly found their homes submerged in the Pacific Ocean? Could an event like this destroy the American economy, and how would that affect the rest of the world?

Property losses from violent weather are increasing. The recent Myanmar cyclone and China earthquake have both caused huge losses in lives, weakened economies and devastated areas. Everyone enjoys nature’s breathtaking beauty and we could not exist without its bounty, but sometimes this Earth we call home can be harsh and unforgiving.

Forward-thinking scientists believe current knowledge of weather modification, combined with our newest wonder science – molecular nanotechnology – will one day provide an opportunity for humanity to inoculate itself against natural disasters.

Geologists describe earth’s atmosphere as an envelope of air, rotating with the continents and oceans; receiving enormous amounts of energy from the Sun’s radiation, which powers weather events. Typical energy expended in a tornado funnel is equal to about fifty kilotons of explosives; a thunderstorm exchanges about ten times this much during its lifetime; and a moderate size Atlantic hurricane can build up to more than 1,000 megatons of energy. (cont.)

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China To Take on Mother Nature at 2008 Olympics

March 25 2008 / by Venessa Posavec / In association with Future Blogger.net
Category: Technology   Year: 2008   Rating: 7

Apparently China has a lot to prove at this year’s Olympics, not just to the world, but to Mother Nature herself. After all, what other city but Beijing can boast a governmental department called the Weather Modification Office? To ensure the event goes off without a hitch, China’s pulling out the technological stops to keep the spectators and skies rain-free.

First, they’ll track the weather using a combination of satellites, radar, and an IBM supercomputer purchased from Big Blue. Then, armed with 7,113 anti-aircraft guns and 4,991 rocket launchers, they’ll shoot the bejesus out of any incoming rain cloud. Weapons are loaded with a variety of fun chemicals like silver iodide, dry ice, and liquid nitrogen, which will work by flushing clouds of rain before they pass over the stadium.

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