Remember when your friends and family called you crazy for saying “the weather was being controlled by man”, well you were right, it is! One way is called, cloud seeding which creates a lot of good and bad things because of the ingredients. The most common chemicals used for cloud seeding have been silver iodide, potassium iodide and dry ice (solid carbon dioxide). And, don’t forget about the liquid propane that expands into a gas, which can produce ice crystals at higher temperatures than silver iodide. Cloud seeding is just what is sounds like, it’s intentionally using substances dropped from planes. The reasons for modifying weather vary, depending on where the operation takes place. Scientist in India like to manipulate rain to fall during drought conditions. Russia does something weird, like removing clouds for a national holiday.
All we want to know is if cloud seeding is healthy to humans and our environment. So, they say silver iodide, the material used in cloud seeding, is toxic to aquatic life! So precipitation from seeded clouds can harm the environment. I wonder how long the toxic stuff has been in air before scientists were concerned and changed their testing to nontoxic replacements for silver iodide. Well, they have found that calcium chloride to be effective. All sounds like a plan ready to backfire. Or has it already? You’ll find articles online that reference pilots confessing to spraying poison chemicals into the air, but who ordered them to do it?