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Confusing Geo-Engineering & Weather Modification

April 10, 2017

For the first time in history, the US Government is recommending a federal budget to pursue geoengineering. Weather modification is for local precipitation enhancement. There are exceptions (e.g., breaking up hailstorms to reduce property damage) but almost all weather modification programs are designed to induce more rain and snowfall from storms. Why? Because it’s the […]

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What happened to the National Weather Modification Program?

March 25, 2015

In 1966, a report from NASA to the US “Interdepartmental Committee for Atmospheric Science” recommended that four agencies collaborate on a federal weather modification program: The Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Science Services Administration (now part of NOAA), the Interior Department’s Bureau of Reclamation, and the National Science Foundation. Each of these agencies was to […]

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Lecture: Can Simulated Volcanic Eruptions Reverse Global Warming?

March 3, 2015

Dr. Jane C.S. Long discusses SRM as a potential geoengineering option: “One technique that we do know works for sure is putting aerosols in the stratosphere. We know that we could put enough aerosols to more than offset doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere.” Watch the video on Hulu

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Misunderstandings about Geoengineering

March 3, 2015

People often seem to confuse “geoengineering” (the theoretical deliberate modification of a planet or geographical environment to suit a purpose) with “climate engineering” and “weather modification.” Further confusing is the fact that “weather wars” are often included in the mix without distinction. Allow me to clarify the terms in quotes. Climate Engineering is our attempt […]