torsdag den 5. november 2009

Weather by design - History of Science Seminar

Currently, the issue of man-made global warming is a major concern, to say the least. In this situation, it seems particularly relevant to learn about cases where changes in the weather were not only man-made, but actually intended as such.

On November the 9th Kristine C. Harper, Department of History og Florida State University will give a lecture entitled:

"Weather by Design: State Control of the Atmosphere in 20th Century America"

About the lecture: In the science-and-technology-can-fix-anything euphoria of the immediate post-World War II era, politicians and not a few scientists became convinced that the time to control nature was at hand. Most of these projects – even the massive irrigation projects in the semi-arid American West – were local. However, because the atmosphere knows no boundaries, one of these nature control projects was very international and carried serious political, military, diplomatic, legal, ethical, and societal implications: weather modification.

Time and venue: Monday 9 November 2009, 14.15, Aud. A, Niels Bohr Institute, Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen

More information here.

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