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Striving to prevent artificial weather control

Advancing technology allows for the manipulation of weather conditions
Striving to prevent artificial weather control

The Agriculture Center at Tarleton State University could be affected by weather-controlling technologies. 

Advancing technology increases the possibility of federal government-controlled equipment created to manipulate weather conditions. Various technologies and weather control methods have different risks and concerns associated with their use. 

Some states, such as Texas and New Hampshire, are concerned about this possibility and are preparing to protect their people from weather-controlling technologies. 

Texas is preparing to sustain its economy and agricultural exports using weather modification technologies. 

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“The [cloud] seeding is done primarily for rainfall enhancement [in much of West and South Texas] using aircraft and sophisticated weather radar data,” the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation website disclosed. 

Evidently, this area produces a significant portion of Texas’ agricultural commodities. 

In addition to commodity protection, these technologies will allow Texas to preserve portions of agriculture, which is a vital source of education.

Tarleton State relies on rainfall to sustain the plants and animals that students use to learn in class and agricultural-based labs. If the weather is controlled, the needed rainfall may disappear. 

While Texas uses the tool to protect agriculture production, New Hampshire is banning these technologies.

The New Hampshire State Legislature voted on House Bill 1700 on Jan. 30, 2024, which the Science, Technology and Energy Committee proposed.

House Bill 1700 is better known as “The Clean Atmosphere Preservation Act,” and it prohibits the intentional release of polluting emissions, including cloud seeding, weather modification, excessive electromagnetic radio frequency, and microwave radiation. This proposition would create penalties for violation of such prohibition. 

Potentially, this House Bill would, “protect the people, environment, agriculture, wildlife, aviation, state security, and the economy from harmful emissions that are produced by weather-altering technology.” the Legiscan website described.

The Clean Atmosphere Act is a “necessity from a federal stance” because it is “officials’ obligation to promote the safety of life and property,” the Legiscan website continued.

There is no doubt that weather-controlling technologies are a growing concern for some states and potentially a concern for Tarleton State University.

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