Monday, June 05, 2006

Confucius predicts partly cloudy...

The Chinese aren't just talking about the weather - they are changing it. Or so they say.

And why not? The central-government leadership—dominated by engineers—has been messing with Mother Nature ever since the Chinese Communist Party came to power. They’ve built the world’s biggest dam, the world’s highest railway and even the world’s biggest Ferris wheel (in Nanchang, still awaiting verification from the Guinness World Records). Why not perfect the science of climate control?

I'd laugh, but why do I have the odd feeling that weather rockets will soon be sold at Walmart?

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