Agencies funding climate research to hunt for weather weapons: scientist

Expert worried about who would control climate-altering technologies if they prove to be effective

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

A senior scientist in the US believes that the intelligence services are funding climate research to understand if new technologies could be used as potential weapons. He has told the American Association for the Advancement of Science that such agencies should be open about their work that explores how to alter climate.

According to a report by the Guardian, Alan Robock—a climate scientist at Rutgers University in US’ New Jersey—is reportedly worried about who would control climate-altering technologies if they prove to be effective.

Days before, US’ National Academy of Sciences had released a report that assessed on two basic climate interventions: removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and devising ways to reflect more sunlight out to space.

 

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