- Mitch SMith
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The case for cloud-seeding
It is quite evident that most states in the world now conduct cloud seeding.
Cloud seeding is not all that new, in my youth it was common in the apple growing districts to shoot skyrockets above possible hail formations to disrupt the coalsecence of hail stones and reduce their impact on the crops. I believe the active chemical used was silver nitrate.
The more common chemical seen in modern cloud seeding is silver iodide. This nucleates rain drops which then gather electrostatically into cloud.
You will recognise them for their whispy-feathery appearance, which may or may not form into rain clouds - depending on the ambient humidity.
The presence of cloud seeding was first noticed by conspiracy theorists as "chemtrails", agianst which no official refutation was poffered - because no public agreement was sought for the practice.
I can think of some good reasons for cloud seeding - wildfire mittigation, cachement optimisation (water-supply dams) or even mittigation of global warming.
We don't know the justifications because we were not consulted. And the debate was never undertaken.
Let's have the debate now.
To kick it off, i will opose the practice and state as my opening arguement that: cloud seeding is vandalism of the sky.
Please state and argue your case:
For and against.