North Dakota Law Review 2020 article, “IT’S RAINING, IT’S POURING, WEATHER MODIFICATION REGULATION IS SNORING: A PROPOSAL TO FILL THE GAP IN WEATHER MODIFICATION GOVERNANCE,” addresses the current state of weather modification governance in the United States.
Absent from the review is the necessary requirement for informed public consent to weather experimentation and further, mechanisms to prohibit the intentional manipulation of weather and climate systems, inclusive of penalties for violation of such prohibition.
The thesis is based upon outdated assumptions that weather modification, typically involving the intentional release of polluting emissions, has legitimate environmental benefit. Additionally, in order to “make rain” in one area means that precipitation must be stolen from neighboring areas.
This may explain why states with longstanding weather modification programs such as Texas, California, New Mexico, Colorado and surrounding states have significant problems with drought. According to the article, Flood or Drought: How Do Aerosols Affect Precipitation?, “the radiative effects of aerosols on clouds mostly act to suppress precipitation.”
“In sum, federal and state governance over weather modification has failed to fill the gap left by the common law…
…While the federal government provides no substantive guidance, only twenty-nine states have statutes or regulations that mention weather modification.200 Of those states, few govern weather modification in a meaningful way. Importantly, no state has a framework under which those injured by weather modification may be compensated.” -p.52.
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Over 70 years of weather and climate modification without meaningful safety regulations and environmental protection has resulted in weather and climate extremes often mischaracterized as “climate change.”
Many states are beginning to take legislative action to fill the gaps in weather modification governance with regulatory prohibition to protect life and property.
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