Here is an AP comment posted in reply to a New York Times blog post about weather modification. You can read the original posting @ http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/on-the-pursuit-of-weather-modification/#comment-78643
Will we ever learn?
“Weather modification”; the term itself causes me great concern! I believe we are asking for trouble and serious trouble at that. This may be one of the biggest hurdles we face at this current point in human evolution. Rather than modifying human behavior to act more in accordance with the Earths natural processes, we continue to spend incredible amounts of money and resources in an effort to work against nature rather than work with it. Are we really so arrogant as to believe that we have the depth of knowledge or an adequate understanding of the intricacies’ of Earths planetary processes that we can effect changes and know what the long term results are going to be? If we expect to survive we need to recognize our place as a species living “on” this planet rather than “owning” it. Earth was here long before us and it will be here long after we are gone.
We should turn our efforts and resources toward figuring out how we should adapt to surviving in harmony with the earth rather than in conflict with it. We can do it, we should do it, I hope we will do it in time. Will the children of generations to come look back at us and wonder how we could have been so naive” or will they be thankful for the wisdom of our generation. Let’s do our best to ensure the later.
That's what I think. what do you think.