This article is from the 1950s, and partially defines the Cold War as a race between America and the Soviet Union to develop weaponized weather programs. Now, over 50 years later, America and Russia tensions are high, and the weather is out of control. Coincidence?

From the article: “Rainmaking” or weather control can be as powerful a war weapon as the atom bomb, a Nobel prize winning physicist said today. Dr. Irving Langmuir, pioneer in “rainmaking,” said the government should seize on the phenomenon of weather control as it did on atomic energy when Albert Einstein told the late President Roosevelt in 1939 of the potential power of an atom-splitting weapon. “In the amount of energy liberated, the effect of 30 milligrams of silver iodide under optimum conditions equals that of one atomic bomb,” Langmuir said.

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