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Wednesday, 7 June 2006

China Sows The Seeds of The Olympics

As part of its preparations for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, China has turned its eyes towards the weather; it is very concerned that Beijing is enduring a 7 year drought and has been plagued by dust storms.

In order to fight back against the forces of nature, China will "seed" the clouds with rockets and chemical pellets to try to make it rain.

Not only will this, if it works, alleviate the drought, it will also clear the pollution.

It is in fact the tradition in Beijing to seed the clouds before public holidays.

As to whether it will work or not, only time will tell.

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