Russian Climate Change? October 17, 2009Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
Tags: climate change, global warming
Moscow’s mayor vows to battle blizzards in the frigid Russian capital this winter
October 16, 2009
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow’s mercurial mayor, famous for seeding clouds to prevent rain during parades, is escalating his war on weather with plans to slash this year’s snowfall by one-fifth in the Russian capital.
Mayor Yuri Luzhkov’s office will marshal the Russian air force and air defense systems to intercept advancing storm fronts and hit them with dry ice and silver iodine particles, city officials reportedly said this week.
The idea is to reduce the amount of snow that clogs Moscow’s frigid streets and costs the city millions to manage.
Instead, the snow would be dumped on poor villages and satellite towns far from Moscow city limits — which Luzhkov reportedly suggested would help crops in surrounding regions.
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