Gallery: Chinese Government Says it Will Control Rainfall to Generate 1...


China‘s boom in industry and population has put a strain on its natural resources – not to mention the health of the environment – over the past few decades. In order to alleviate the stress of growing crops for an ever-increasing population, the government is intervening with nature by rolling out four regional programs to artificially increase precipitation across the country by 10 percent before 2015. The program, which was included in the newly released 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015), is anticipated to bring in an additional 230 billion cubic meters of precipitation per year. This is on top of the 50 billion China already artificially creates annually in the northeastern province of Jilin.

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  1. dr_h December 18, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    If they bring the rain down where they want it, that means it will not be coming down where it should have. China will fix their drought and create a drought for someone else. They did it for the Olympics. They did something like 35,000 flights to dump particles in the sky to bring down the rain before it made to Beijing. Almost 100 flights a day to dump particles like selinium and barrium to cause clouds to form. This kind of thing affects not just China but the entire Globe. We are living in a giant snowglobe with finite resources, everything is connected.

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