Friday, August 08, 2008

War on Weather!

Every country tries its best to predict and control weather, and Moldova is no exception. I recently visited the frontlines of the fight against weather, at a weather station near Sadova. There, I witnessed the awesome spectacle of "cloud rockets". Located at an austere concrete base that puts proper fear into mother nature, and fired from launchers that hearken back to the deadly katyusha rockets of WW2, these rockets are loud, bright, and probably only minimally effective. But we can say we tried.

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