In what has to be one of the weirdest science stories I’ve heard lately, scientists in China were able to induce clouds to spit snow out on the unsuspecting country. How’d they do that? The same way other fun things happen. They shot them full of chemicals.
Chemicals? How can that make snow? What do I look like, a scientist? I’m not, but apparently if you shoot clouds with 500 cigarette sized sticks of silver iodide, you too can make snow in the clouds above your home. Apparently. Chinese scientists have been working on weather manipulation for sometime now, claiming they used cloud seeding to prevent rain during the opening ceremony of the summer Olympics. All right, guys, this is getting to be some James Bond shiz. And why’s it always gotta be a violent manipulation? Shooting clouds to get snow? Can’t you rub them gently, and hope they’ll open up to you eventually? Buy them a nice plate of vegan food and sing them poetry?
The kicker is that the scientists have no idea if their efforts are making rain or snowfall actually happen. But when it does, they take credit.
As a result of the snow, not predicted by meteorologists in the region, China’s population was caught in a massive traffic jam. That’s what happen when you shoot up clouds.