With a ‘megadrought’ forecast to hit the US in the coming decades, parched states are turning to increasingly radical solutions to fill their reservoirs. Arizona is leading the way with plans to create artificial rain clouds by flying planes over the Rockies and seeding the sky with silver iodide. They hope the technology will allow them to mitigate some of the worst impacts of climate change- but not everyone is convinced… Professor Alan Robock, from Rutgers University in New Jersey, said: ‘Consultants working for the CIA rang and said we’d like to know if someone is controlling the world’s climate would we know about it?…’Of course they were also asking – if we control someone else’s climate would they then know about it.’… The professor is one of many scientists from around the world are actively looking at manipulating the weather as a way of combating climate change.
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