Wouldn���t it be nice if we could control the weather so that the sporting events or special plans we look forward to were never rained out? According to Beijing���s meteorological bureau, we can.
Beijing���s bureau plans to manipulate the weather to guarantee a dry opening ceremony at next year's Olympic Games. The bureau claims they can force rain in the days leading up to the Olympics, through a process known as cloud-seeding, to ensure clear skies and naturally cleaner air.
That sounds great ��� almost too good to be true. I would have appreciated cloud-seeding today as my plans to play golf with my dad, who is visiting from out of town, got rained out. On a more serious note, this concept could change the future of sports from both the athletes��� and fans��� perspectives. I hope it works out for Beijing so the Opening Ceremonies are more pleasant and they continue to improve with their air quality concerns.