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"Project Cirrus was the first attempt to modify a hurricane."

"After several preparations and initial skepticism by government scientists, the first attempt to modify a hurricane began on October 13, 1947"
"Project Stormfury was an attempt to weaken tropical cyclones by flying aircraft into them and seeding with silver iodide. The project was run by the United States Government from 1962 to 1983."

"Cloud seeding was first attempted by Vincent Schaefer and Irving Langmuir."

"Indeed, Schaefer had caused a major snowstorm on December 20, 1946 by seeding a cloud. This caused GE to drop out for legal reasons."

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"Several Federal agencies support weather modification programs which involve cloud-seeding activities. Major re- search programs include precipitation modification, fog and cloud modification, hail suppression, and lightning and hurricane modification...
The earliest cloud-seeding experiment to modify a hurricane was conducted in 1947 under Project Cirrus"

#weathermodification #geoengineering #climatechange #ProjectSkywater #ProjectCirrus #ProjectStormfury…
China spent millions on a shady project to control the weather ahead of the Beijing Olympics — and dozens of other countries are doing it too…
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