Weather Manipulation: It’s For Real

In our Top Picks this week, there is a story entitled Weather Engineering in China by Technology Review. While a number of people have hinted that “weather modification” may be real, this is the first open admission I have seen.

In the context of Technology Review’s article, weather manipulation will benefit spectators at this summer’s Olympic games in China. But, what if the magician behind the curtain—whoever that may be—decides to alter weather patterns for less benign reasons?