Snow, snow, go away…

October 22, 2009

Anyone living in cold-winter climates have a love-hate relationship with snow. Actually, it is mostly a hate-hate relationship, but I seem to love it. Now, Yury Mikhaylovich Luzhkov, the mayor of Moscow, promises to keep it from snowing this winter.

Controlling the weather with cloud seeding has previously proved popular with Chinese and Russian officials, but Moscow’s mayor does not seem content with just keeping the rain off his roofs.

For just a few million dollars, the mayor’s office will hire the Russian Air Force to spray a fine chemical mist over the clouds before they reach the capital, forcing them to dump their snow outside the city.

Authorities say this will be a boon for Moscow, which is typically covered with a blanket of snow from November to March. Road crews won’t need to constantly clear the streets, and traffic – and quality of life – will undoubtedly improve.

Yea, just what we need… more chemicals thrown into the atmosphere. Thanks Yury.

Think this idea seems a bit crazy? Did you know that Bill Gates has patented a technique to stop hurricanes, by mixing warm water into the ocean?

Some Links of Interest on this posting:

Moscow Mayor Promises a Winter Without Snow, Time Magazine

One force of nature vs. another: Bill Gates tries to stop hurricanes, Tech Flash

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