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First published in September 2017.
Environmental modification techniques have been available to the US military for more than half a century.
The issue has been amply documented and should be part of the climate change debate.
Note: There is no evidence of “weather modification” in relation to recent climatic disturbances (hurricanes), but at the same time there is no firm evidence that this climate instability is attributable to greenhouse gas emissions.
The broader issue of environmental modification techniques must be addressed and carefully analyzed.
US mathematician John von Neumann, in liaison with the US Department of Defense, started his research on weather modification in the late 1940s at the height of the Cold War and foresaw ‘forms of climatic warfare as yet unimagined’. During the Vietnam war, cloud-seeding techniques were used, starting…
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