November 4, 2013
The authorities are increasing their cloud-seeding ambitions in response to drought, but many experts are sceptical about the benefits
China has a long history of “rainmaking”, but experts are sharply divided on the merits.
(Image by baike.baidu.com)
Airplanes loaded with cloud-seeding chemicals swept across southwest China early last
month in a bid to bring rain to the drought-parched region. Tens of thousands of rockets and
battalions of cannons stood poised to ambush stray clouds that might pass unwittingly into