Destructive techniques for weather modification

Other Names:
Negligent disregard for the consequences of climate modification

Although there is great scientific potential for the bettering of climate through control of the natural weather systems, there is also great danger to the world ecological system arising from uncontrolled and indiscriminate use of weather modification techniques to increase or decrease precipitation; increase or suppress hail, lightning or fog; and direct or divert storm systems. This is especially true if such modification leads to long-term changes in the atmospheric conditions. In particular the development of weather modification for military purposes creates a threat to peace and world order, because of their relative covertness and widespread potential for devastating impact on a target area and possibly on global weather patterns.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST