Accusations of cloudbusting in Colorado

Blame the mad scientists, why don’t ya. Typical.

Cloud Seeding Not to Blame for Colorado Flooding | LiveScience.

Colorado’s recent massive flooding, which has left hundreds of people unaccounted for, has been called an anomalous 100- or even 1,000-year event by the scientific community. Such floods have a 1 percent and 0.1 percent chance of occurring, respectively, during any given year. While those odds make them rare events, they are the result of natural larger-scale weather and climate patterns, with perhaps an assist from climate change.

Still, some Internet users have voiced alternative views, suggesting that the destructive rainstorms were more directly human-induced, the result of Colorado’s cloud-seeding program.

Surprisingly, cloud seeding does take place in Colorado in order to increase snowfall by 10-15% over ski resorts. But weather manipulation can’t account for the massive rainfall currently being experienced. People are paranoid, looking for answers, wanting something to blame.

Here’s how cloud seeding works. It’s not even all that effective.

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  4 comments for “Accusations of cloudbusting in Colorado

  1. F-89
    September 18, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    It is a sad state of affairs when anything that disrupts normal life “HAS TO BE” is considered an attack by people, and not just a natural occurrence.

  2. neko
    September 18, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Don’t plant clouds, people! You’ll reap the sharknado, mark my whims.

  3. Michael Cohen
    September 21, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Government officials and weather experts are now telling us that cloud seeding is just an innocent way to make a few more inches of snow and it is impossible for this program to cause floods. What people do not know is that cloud seeding has been classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the US Air force and the United Nations. If you look at the destruction caused by the recent flooding, it is almost he same as a nuclear bomb.
    During the Vietnam War the US Air Force sprayed thousands of tons of silver iodine (the same chemical used in Colorado) over SE Asia under Project Popeye see google) for seven years creating massive floods and destruction. As a result the US was attacked in the UN for war crimes and was forced to sign a treaty promising not to use this weapon in warfare. Here is the title of the treaty which can be found on google: CONVENTION ON THE PROHIBITION OF MILITARY OR ANY OTHER HOSTILE USE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MODIFICATION TECHNIQUES. 1979.
    If you google Cloud seeding floods, you will see that there is a pattern of cloud seeding and resulting floods all over the world such as Britain, 1952, , Rapid City 1972, Africa and Australia. When flooding followed cloud seeding in Australia, the insurance companies refused to pay for damages becausse the casue was not natural.
    Any way there will be massive lawsuits against the state with damages now about $2 billion. Let the government scientists try to convince the juries how mother nature caused these floods.

    • September 21, 2013 at 3:21 PM

      This makes no sense. You need to provide a more coherent argument with sources than this. I don’t look for scientific information by Googling for patterns. Nonsense. And, lawsuits? So what? People sue for all kinds of ridiculous things. There is no connection to whether those claims have any merit. You are making an extraordinary claim with speculation and no mechanism for the flooding to occur. It does not fly.

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