Sunny days and mild conditions do not prevail in the thinking of desperate thieves. Nope. It's all bad weather from here on out. Somewhere on any given day on planet earth, there is bound to be a weather event of some sort. Tsunamis, hurricanes, floods, droughts, lions, tigers and bears, OH MY!!
First, let's see what we already do to protect society from weather disasters. Measures have been taken by government to mitigate such things. Dams have been built to prevent and / or control flooding in prone areas. (This also gave us hydro-electric power and made us all happy to have that!) Frequently flooded areas were so designated and thereby zoned out of building allowances. Not that I approve of this, but people who did build in flood prone areas were at their own risk or could buy flood insurance through a government subsidized program, I think. (Not an expert on this, but I believe that is so.) Then there is home protection insurance for storm damage. Free markets allow this insurance. Then you have government subsidized drought insurance for farmers. Looking at the Hurricane Sandy situation in the northeast, I see that Washington D.C. and the northeast politicians are screaming and hollering for relief money from our national coffers (in the red and empty) to be coughed up by the billions. This happens every time there is a big event. Hurricane Andrew in Florida, Hurricane Katrina on the gulf coast, etc. One place gets hit and the whole nation pays for it. Who says we aren't already collectivists?
All that I just described is either preventative or reactionary spending for weather events we lowly citizens think of as part of the risk of living on the planet. We batten down the hatches and / or head for the high ground. But what if there is more to the story?
IMAGINE CONTROLLING THE WEATHER
What if there is such a thing as a man-made climate / weather crisis? (No I don't mean you personally, but, rather, some folks doing this deliberately.) Stumbled upon this just now and can't help but fall back on my "gods" theory from the previous post. If "man-made" climate change really means the government is forcing weather events with unintended consequences from experimental programs, then how can you or I be "causing" any of it? We aren't.
But the government may be. If you look around the web you can find some serious evidence that they are. And if they are, we would be paying double taxes for the weather. Our taxes paying the government to screw up the weather and then more taxes to recover the damage from the weather the government screwed up. Now there's an idea...let's make citizens pay to experimentally control the weather, and then let's make them pay when it goes badly. Good one. Al Jazeera Gore has to love that!
Is this good intentions paving the road to hell, AGAIN?? I bet all of these experimental weather projects are just to help us out....right? Nah. Nevermind. Forget I said that. This isn't like building a dam or rebuilding a city after a natural disaster. This is creating an unnatural disaster and then grabbing all the guilt and money from the poor suckers who live here to pay for the consequences.
Just so you know something really is going on....Kay Bailey Hutchinson on Weather Modification
HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?
You should read that entire page if you want to see the history of Weather Modification. Here is a piece of it:
Thirty years following the creation of the Nation Program in Weather Modification, the US Air Force published a document (“Owning The Weather in 2025” ) establishing that federal agencies involved in the National Weather Modification program are under tacit authority of the Department of Defense.
Owning the Weather in 2025 – Opening Statement: Current technologies that will mature over the next 30 years will offer anyone who has the necessary resources the ability to modify weather patterns and their corresponding effects, at least on the local scale. Current demographic, economic, and environmental trends will create global stresses that provide the impetus necessary for many countries or groups to turn this weather-modification ability into a capability.
In the United States, weather-modification will likely become a part of national security policy with both domestic and international applications. Our government will pursue such a policy, depending on its interests, at various levels. These levels could include unilateral actions, participation in a security framework such as NATO, membership in an international organization such as the UN, or participation in a coalition. Assuming that in 2025 our national security strategy includes weather-modification, its use in our national military strategy will naturally follow. Besides the significant benefits an operational capability would provide, another motivation to pursue weather-modification is to deter and counter potential adversaries.
In this paper we show that appropriate application of weather-modification can provide battlespace dominance to a degree never before imagined. In the future, such operations will enhance air and space superiority and provide new options for battlespace shaping and battlespace awareness.1 “The technology is there, waiting for us to pull it all together;”2 in 2025 we can “Own the Weather
The bottom line from today's meandering path of research....they break it and we own it. Can't win for losing, as my Mom used to say. That is... assuming any of this dastardly stuff is actually doing what they say it can.
I'm so simple minded. I think about all the years of living, raising children, making a home, running a business, going about my life and not once in all of those years did it cross my mind to see if I might want to pay taxes to manipulate the weather. Really. I didn't. Adapt to it. Protect from it. But actually pay people to modify the climate? And then pay taxes to pay for the modifiers' mistakes? Nope. Never crossed my mind. However, just a few years ago I did read Michael Crichton's book, "State of Fear." I think he was onto something.
Some more pages on this:Cloverleaf Skies