Test of climate tech follows years of bizarre rumours that China might be mucking around with the world’s weather
Its government has created a technology that can cause a downpour over an area almost twice the size of France.
China is spending £138million on the new initiative to solve the drought in its northwestern provinces, according to the South China Morning Post.
It’s sending airplanes to spray chemicals like dry ice and silver iodide across the sky to create more rainfall in a technique called cloud seeding.
The China Meteorological Administration expects rainfall and snow to be increased over 960,000 sq km as a result.
It’s not a new technology.
Back in 2008, China launched over 1,100 rockets containing silver iodide before the Olympics opening ceremony so Beijing’s skies would be clear for its fireworks display.