James Rodger Fleming says, “Human Hubris is almost universal. There’s this perennial desire to control.” And if we were to believe anyone, it should be Fleming because he literally wrote an entire book on the subject of weather manipulation in 2010. His book titled, “Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control” essentially talks about history as well as the future of climate control.
In the book, Fleming talks about the alarm that is widespread today over the subject of global warming and how climate engineers can achieve the impossible and control the climate. As big of science fiction as the idea might seem to be, Fleming promises that this idea took root several centuries ago and is not a new development.
So, can we manipulate the weather? Is it possible to control mother nature and make it rain or shine according to the will of humans?
Can You Manipulate the Weather?
Is it possible to manipulate the weather? Many people call it “climate manipulation,” when in reality, weather manipulation and climate manipulation are two very different things.
Humankind has always wanted to conquer everything: The Earth, the sea, the sky, and the Moon. He has taken pains to imitate nature by creating beaches, islands and even artificial snow mountains, among other oddities.
And the dream of modifying the weather has also been present, from the primitive dances to the planting of clouds to rain, the methods have become increasingly sophisticated, at the expense of multimillion-dollar investments that are viewed with some skepticism by scientists.
To get to the point, what may be the underlying causes of the extreme instability of the global climate and the alteration of weather parameters for certain purposes, which has caused devastation everywhere in recent years?
Hurricanes and tropical storms have devastated the Caribbean. Central Asia and the Middle East are tormented by drought. West Africa faces the biggest locust invasion of the last decade and much more.
With global warming continually wreaking havoc on our planet’s environment, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a scientific organization sponsored by the US government also demanded that more research should be done on geoengineering and the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s natural systems to counteract climate change. The call generated an essential debate between those who are in favor of the use of this technology and those who believe that our planet will be at greater risk if this climate control were to take place.
Climate management will continue to be a challenge for society. NAS believes, however, that the risks of not understanding climate intervention are higher than the risks associated with doing so, so they recommend more studies on the controversial issue.
While the concept of geoengineering may seem like something out of a sci-fi film script, some scientists have begun conducting small-scale experiments to intervene in order to reduce the significant damage that global warming is causing to the planet. The two main actions that scientists are investigating are the removal of carbon dioxide (CDR) to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and the management of solar radiation (SRM), which promises lower temperatures when reflecting the sunlight far from the surface of the Earth.
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