from blacklisted news/telegraph uk: Scientists have made a breakthrough in man's desire to control the forces of nature – unveiling plans to weaken hurricanes and steer them off course, to prevent tragedies such as Hurricane Katrina.
The damage done to New Orleans in 2005 has spurred two rival teams of climate experts, in America and Israel, to redouble their efforts to enable people to play God with the weather.
Under one scheme, aircraft would drop soot into the near-freezing cloud at the top of a hurricane, causing it to warm up and so reduce wind speeds... Satellites could also heat the cloud tops by beaming microwaves from space.
from technocrat: Man made attempts at controlling the weather have been going on for years, with some public success, some failure. The Chinese in particular have done large scale weather modification and it is a standard part of their normal scientific cycle now, with them claiming they will insure that the Beijing Olympics have clear good weather. New research is looking to go even beyond cloud seeding and possibly having the ability to weaken hurricanes or actually steer them away from heavily built up areas using a combination of atmospheric sprays and large scale atmospheric heating.