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Chinese Cloud-Seeding a Success

Chinese Cloud-Seeding a Success

[ November 4, 2009 - 3:11pm ]
Snow in Beijing
Photo by: Flickr
Snow blankets Beijing after scientists inject clouds with chemicals

 

We're not sure if this is good news or bad news -- but we are sure it's weird news. China's state media is reporting that meteorologists injected special chemicals into clouds overhanging Beijing last Sunday to produce a blanket of snow over the capital. The northern provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Hebei also got snow, as well at the port city of Tianjin. A long-lasting drought has been plaguing the country's northern regions for a decade, according to the AFP news service. It'd be easy for us to get on our high horse about all this, but since we're reaping the benefits of a so-far bountiful El Niño, we'll keep our mouths shut. 

 

Photo by: chaos™ on Flickr

 

Snow in Beijing