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.


In several countries, politicians and entrepreneurs, ignorant or impatient of the scientific facts and problems, are initiating and conducting major weather modification projects without the benefit of proper scientific direction, advice or criticism.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Date of last update
11.04.2019 – 11:42 CEST