China is working to control climate change, according to a new study.
According to a recent report by the SCMP News Agency, the Meteorological Department was able to reduce air pollution and clear Beijing’s skies for the centenary celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party held in Tiananmen Square.
It may have used a technology called cloud seeding, which allows for artificial rainfall.
Cloud seeding is a technology used to disperse silver iodide particles into clouds to form ice crystals.
According to a study by China’s Qinghua University, China will significantly increase its test area by 5.5 million square kilometers by 2025 to cover 5.5 million square kilometers.
This is a very large area, even larger than India. (5.5 million square kilometers is likely to include the oceans)
If something goes wrong with such a large test area, the consequences could be devastating for neighboring countries as well.
China is not just using cloud seeding technology.
In the months leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, it did the same thing, causing the largest amount of artificial rain in the world.
The rocket was fired from the mountains just outside Beijing before July 1, the centenary of the Communist Party’s 100th anniversary.
Researchers at Qinghua University said they used cloud seeding technology, citing eyewitness accounts and rocket debris.
According to the SCMP, meteorological officials have overcome many obstacles to successfully change this climate.
The centenary celebrations were the wettest summer in China, and air pollution was particularly severe.
However, according to reports, Beijing’s July 1 air pollution shifted from “moderate” to “good” and afternoon rain is likely to be artificial.
Clouding seeding was first researched by American chemist and meteorologist Vincent J. Schaefer in 1946 and has been used by the US military since at least 1967.
The UAE also launched an artificial rainfall event this year, entitled “Successful Rainfall in the UAE”.
Many countries are worried that China will use cloud-seeding technology militarily.
These concerns come after the successful deployment of cloud seeding technology in a large area in Beijing.
Once a country has full control over its climate, it could, in theory, do the same.
Such news is undesirable for countries that have not invested in wars.
In addition, cloud seeding technology could be a solution to future major droughts, but the exact impact of climate changes is not yet fully known.
In the future, it is hoped that cloud seeding technology will not become a weapon for humans in the future.