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China weather “magic” conjures blue sky for parade

Posted By admin On October 1, 2009 @ 9:43 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Thursday, October 1, 2009

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s air force deployed a “magic-like” range of chemicals and technology to clear Beijing’s smoggy air for a grand parade marking the 60th anniversary of Communist China, state media said on Thursday.

Chemists and officials worked for weeks on the country’s most ambitious ever attempt at weather modification, with air force technicians fanning out across the region to help teams operate complex equipment, the official Xinhua agency said.

The evening before the parade chemicals were fired into the hazy skies, and a light rain washed the city clean.

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Surrounding provinces had already been loading clouds with silver iodide and dry ice, to try and force rain to fall before it reached Beijing, the report added.

“Only a handful of countries in the world could organize such large-scale, magic-like weather modification,” said Cui Lianqing, a senior air force meteorologist who said the parade operation was the largest in China’s history.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE5901JG20091001

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[3] Beijing Weather Rocket Science: http://www.prisonplanet.com/beijing-weather-rocket-science.html

[4] Playing with weather stirs debate in China: http://www.prisonplanet.com/playing-with-weather-stirs-debate-in-china.html

[5] China may artificially change unfavorable weather for Olympics: http://www.prisonplanet.com/china-may-artificially-change-unfavorable-weather-for-olympics.html

[6] Insurance companies hire weather modification company to minimize damage: http://www.prisonplanet.com/insurance-companies-hire-weather-modification-company-to-minimize-damage.html

[7] Solid Proof That Weather Modification Projects Are Being Conducted All Over The United States: http://www.prisonplanet.com/solid-proof-that-weather-modification-projects-are-being-conducted-all-over-the-united-states.html

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