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1972: The US has been secretly seeding clouds over North Vietnam, Laos & South Vietnam to increase & control the rainfall for military purposes.

#Geoengineering seeks to combat climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or by increasing the reflectivity of the earth – with clouds or even space dust – to reduce the sun’s warmth.…
goal was to extend the monsoon season & flood the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the system of supply routes used by enemy fighters in Vietnam. Americans hoped to cause landslides, wash out river crossings, & generally disrupt the movement of North Vietnamese…5fI50f3w
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Today @carbonbrief has a big interview with @BillHareClimate of It covers many topics, some fascinatingly. But I want to take issue with some things he says about solar #geoengineering, aka #SRM or #SolarRadiationManagement 1/
Dr Hare tells @LeoHickman that, “along with...most physicists who have looked at” solar geoengineering, he thinks it is “a very dangerous technology”. There are forms of solar #geoengineering which could indeed be very dangerous. Two points to make about this: 2/
One: as @jack_stilgoe, @rose_cairns, Steve Rayner and others point out, geoengineering is not yet a technology; it is poorly defined conceptual space where a technology might be – a “technological imaginary”, as social scientists sometimes say 3/
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