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Can they help me out with the blizzard that is about to hit Long Island... I have to work tonight and I'm the only one on duty.

...and I have a feeling nobody will show up in the morning.


*this just isn't going to be my week, I just got to concentrate on making it to next week*
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i told you guys... my tax dollars go to making rain!
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post #43 of 64
And i claim to create lightning out of my a$$.

The more extraordinary your claim is the better evidence there needs to be. This is not science but waste of time unless you have something back up what you claim.
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In before Cobra Commander steals the Weather Dominator and causes 20 years of swamp a$$


Post 555 yay
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Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha View Post
This is wrong

Interfering with the weather should be avoided at all costs.
This.

It reminds me of the 1st matrix film when agent smith is talking about how every other living species on this planet adapts to its environment, except humans.....

I think the short term gains will be greatly outweighed by the long term concequences.

EDIT: That is, IF this is true. I highly doubt it is.
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post #46 of 64
Weather manipulation has been true for years. This is nothing new. Done by cloud formation through dumping aluminum and polymers into the atmosphere. Called environmental engineering Google it.
Edited by Hawk777th - 1/11/11 at 5:58am
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We did it over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the late 60's early 70's to extend the monsoon season, silver iodide I believe
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Imo, making rain is not a good idea when you consider that there are better ways of bringing water to a desert. What you need to do is build a few big solar concentrated power plant to heat a tower full of sea water. use the vapor to make electricity and the condensed pure water for irrigating the deserts. All of this doesn't even require much technology and is something pretty obvious. I don't understand why these things don't exist already.
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Imo, making rain is not a good idea when you consider that there are better ways of bringing water to a desert. What you need to do is build a few big solar concentrated power plant to heat a tower full of sea water. use the vapor to make electricity and the condensed pure water for irrigating the deserts. All of this doesn't even require much technology and is something pretty obvious. I don't understand why these things don't exist already.
heres the deal: why would any self profiting company invest in bringing water to an area where theres no money to be had out of all the effort? its a waste of resources
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heres the deal: why would any self profiting company invest in bringing water to an area where theres no money to be had out of all the effort? its a waste of resources

Concentrated solar power plants are used to make electricity, but you can also get additional benefits by desalinating water. I think there were plans to build them in the sahara and provide electricity for the whole Europe, dunno if these plans still exist.

While the main product is electricity, fresh water is also quite valuable. You could start a plantation of big fruit tree that would grow well in the desert. From these trees, you get evaporation which will form clouds. Then from these clouds you get rain that can be used to grow more trees, etc.

Forests like the amazon don't get enough water from the oceans to sustain all of itself, but recycle the water after it falls by the respiration/transpiration/evaporation of the forest itself.

So if you start to plant a small forest in the sahara and feed it with water, you might start a chain reaction that will cause the revegetalization of the whole sahara. If we could achieve that, that would be beyond awesome.
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