Title: Who Will Control the Weather?
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/WL00002553/00001
 Material Information
Title: Who Will Control the Weather?
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publisher: Reader's Digest
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: Who Will Control the Weather?, May 1980
General Note: Box 10, Folder 22 ( SF Water Modification - 1981-83 ), Item 23
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00002553
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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have seen, there are problems with haif intensities.
weather modification. Projta METROMEX is the only
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aged Rapid Cit SD., killing more date, but ins mpcaao~s frce us to
than 2oo people, a few hours after a reconsider evcry t iiden of severe
nearby cloud seeding. Some victims weather. TheAt years go, DBudao,
filed a lawsuit against the federal N.Y., was buried by record bBi-
governnent, lmin the seeing zards. Wa inadvertent cloud sed-
had cotributd to the flood. ing by Bualo smokestacks part.of
At least eight such lawsuits have the cause?
been filed dng the past three The point is that many people are
decades Althouh some cases are today tamprin with the weather-
still pending, no court lis ever re- some deibeaty, some inadvrtent-
quired oudeders tp pay damas, ly through pollution-but tis being.
The reason: to prove responsibility done without our knowledge or
beyond a reasonable doubt, it would consent, and it is affecting our lives.
be necessary to show what the Recogniing this litutib o Con-
weather would have been had no gross in 976 passed the National
attempt been aodeto modify it. And Weather Modificaon' Policy At,
the fact is that science cannot yet which required a ecoprehexnit
make such accuse iedgments.. study and vec-m P a ioa-f what
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such this "iOatural" wea r any- help dicharge respos~ibilais,
more. The smoke, smog and other the SecretaryI
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that aroundWbig cities tah i idvur- issued ii fir tiuOaditanage-
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