CIA fears enemy will gain control of the weather
The CIA is worried that a foreign power may develop the ability to manipulate the global climate in a way that cannot be detected, a leading climatologist has claimed.
Consultants working for the US Central Intelligence Agency asked Professor Alan Robock of Rutgers University in New Jersey whether it would be possible for a nation to meddle with the climate without being discovered, he said.
"I got a phone call from two men who said we work as consultants for the CIA and we'd like to know if some other country was controlling our climate, would we know about it," Professor Robock said.
"I told them after thinking a little bit we probably would because if you put enough material in the atmosphere to reflect sunlight, we would be able to detect it and see the equipment that was putting it up there," he said. "At the same time, I thought they were probably also interested in if we could control somebody else's climate, could they detect it." (© Independent News Service)
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