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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-05 05:24 PM
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Pentagon studies ways to predict or even influence storms
Military wants the weather on its side

The one-two hurricane punch from Katrina and Wilma, along with predictions of more severe weather in the future, has scientists pondering ways to save lives, protect property and possibly even control the weather.

While efforts to tame storms have so far been clouded by failure, some researchers arent willing to give up the fight. And even if changing the weather proves overly challenging, residents and disaster officials can do a better job of planning and reacting.

In fact, military officials and weather modification experts could be on the verge of joining forces to better gauge, react to and possibly nullify future hostile forces churned out by Mother Nature.

While some consider the idea farfetched, some military tacticians have already pondered ways to turn weather into a weapon.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9880231/
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lavenderdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-05 05:27 PM
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1. okay, put on your tinfoil hat...
but I read here on DU, right after Katrina, that Russian scientists already had a system in place that would intensify storms and direct them to specific areas. The thread I am referring to was speculating that perhaps this system had been used to somehow intensify Katrina and 'guide' it to the New Orleans area. I will try to find that thread and post the link here, but if someone else remembers it, please post the link, ok?
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