The CCP of course. As we enter day two of nasty April showers it’s comforting to know someone’s got our backs.
We reported when China heroically went to war against the elements this winter and now they’re sending in the troops again to protect the Olympic opening ceremony this summer. Determined to prevent any moisture, China is prepared to deploy their
doomsday device rain-controlling technology to stop any uncooperative clouds that might get in their way.
More than 100 staff at 21 stations surrounding the city will have 10 minutes’ notice to fire rockets or cannons containing silver iodide at approaching clouds in the hope of making them rain before they reach the stadium. Three aircraft will also be on stand-by to drop catalysts to unleash rain from the clouds.
Who knew playing God could be so easy. Normally, we’re against shooting chemicals into the sky for no good reason, but this is just so much easier than using umbrellas and tents. We have good reason to believe this will be effective as well, having met with such great success during the Special Olympics test run here in Shanghai.
BBC News: Chinese Cloud Seeding (with diagrams)
News.au: More on protecting the Olympics from the clouds
China Daily:Older piece on Beijing’s rain manipulation