China’s efforts to control the weather. What could go wrong

Luke 21:25, 26 “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Important Takeaways:

  • The Winter Olympics could highlight China’s innovative — and troubling — efforts to control the weather
  • When Americans tune in to NBC to watch the Beijing Olympics next week, they could see some of the bluest skies and whitest slopes the Winter Games has ever known.
  • China, after all, will make sure of it.
  • The country is expected to activate departments like the Beijing Weather Modification Office, a division of the portentously named China Meteorological Association Weather Modification Center.
  • The country has long attempted to modify the weather through cloud-seeding, a process of trying to stimulate rainfall by firing silver iodide-filled shells and rockets into clouds.
  • Over the years, they’ve been tasked with firing rockets to negate sandstorms, reduce hailstorms and relieve drought.
  • In December 2020, government officials announced a major expansion, setting as its goal triggering rain over more than two million square miles — an area larger than 187 of the world’s countries.

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