Tuesday, November 6, 2012
New South Wales Adopts Cloud-Seeding Program
Weather modification, close cousin of geoengineering, received a boost recently in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), where the State Parliament has officially adopted a cloud-seeding program intended to enhance snowfall in the Snowy Mountains. Parliamentarians hope that more snow will bolster the local ski industry and increase water resources. This new legislation follows field trials that are believed to have augmented snowfall by fourteen percent. Similar programs have been implemented in Rocky Mountain states and provinces in North America.