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  • #28177
    Ye Ming
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    Never thought i would crave for rain , but damm, i want it to rain so bad…

    #28191
    CharlieCharlie
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    Never thought i would crave for rain , but damm, i want it to rain so bad…

    Post-rain is definitely when the air in Chengdu is at its best.

    #28264
    CharlieCharlie
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    Friday March 15th

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    #28266
    LarryLarry
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    #28366
    CharlieCharlie
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    Monday, March 18th

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    @Larry hahaha. How long was that filter in use for? 3+ months?

    #28369
    LarryLarry
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    2+

    #28398
    FedericoFederico
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    After a “natural” rain, today air it’s really nice… how many days we must for this like before? 😉

    #28417
    RayRay
    Participant

    Last night’s rain was “artificially induced”. Apparently they’d been trying repeatedly over the past fortnight but with no success. i don’t really understand the science behind it, but i was told that it’s really hit-and-miss…

    #28418
    CharlieCharlie
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    Tuesday, March 19th

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    You could see the sky this morning! Spring is here!

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    Last night’s rain was “artificially induced”. Apparently they’d been trying repeatedly over the past fortnight but with no success. i don’t really understand the science behind it, but i was told that it’s really hit-and-miss…

    Where’d you hear this? Very interesting.

    #28422
    RayRay
    Participant

    Students. One girl used the expression “rain bomb”! Man, i wanna get me some rain bombs for my garden….

    #28434
    Justin
    Participant

    Cloud Seeding

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    Cloud seeding, a form of intentional weather modification, is the attempt to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds, by dispersing substances into the air that serve as cloud condensation or ice nuclei, which alter the microphysical processes within the cloud. The usual intent is to increase precipitation (rain or snow), but hail and fog suppression are also widely practiced in airports.

    Apparently, China has the largest cloud seeding system in the world.

    #28436
    CharlieCharlie
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    Wednesday, March 20th

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    Apparently, China has the largest cloud seeding system in the world.

    I thought this was interesting: “There is even political strife caused by neighboring regions which accuse each other of “stealing rain” using cloud seeding.“. Scumbag China, stealing rain. Surprisingly, it looks like there are no obvious side effects to this practice.

    #28475
    LiamLiam
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    Surprisingly, it looks like there are no obvious side effects to this practice.

    I think there’s some debate as to whether the droughts of early ’09 and then the really early snowfall later that year had anything to do with cloud-seeding; essentially, if messing with the environment screwed up the climate short-term. It’s hard to make a strong argument to either point, because the climate is changing due to global warming anyway.

    I was in Beijing in late ’09, and they definitely made it rain for National Day (early October), it dumped for about 4 days straight and then suddenly stopped the day of the event, and the sky was incredibly clear. Then in late October, the snow came on so fast that I have a picture of a rosebush still in full bloom in about 4 inches of snow. This in a city that gets about 6 inches of precipitation total outside of the summer months.

    #28549
    LiamLiam
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    Surprisingly, it looks like there are no obvious side effects to this practice.

    I think there’s some debate as to whether the droughts of early ’09 and then the really early snowfall later that year had anything to do with cloud-seeding; essentially, if messing with the environment screwed up the climate short-term. It’s hard to make a strong argument to either point, because the climate is changing due to global warming anyway.

    I was in Beijing in late ’09, and they definitely made it rain for National Day (early October), it dumped for about 4 days straight and then suddenly stopped the day of the event, and the sky was incredibly clear. Then in late October, the snow came on so fast that I have a picture of a rosebush still in full bloom in about 4 inches of snow. This in a city that gets about 6 inches of precipitation total outside of the summer months.

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    Chris ZiichChris Ziich
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    #28792
    LiamLiam
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    I just finished reading this too. Sort of a humbling reminder that most of the pollution that has led to global warming was, and continues to be, because of the West. It’s nice to see some Western news outlets starting to abandon the ego-stroking “This is China and here’s why it sucks” approach, because there really is some cool stuff going on over here.

    #29313
    Julian09
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    Took a bus ride with a friend on Saturday to Mianyang. My first time out of Chengdu. Somehow I expected the air quality to change for the better. Not. About 30min northwest out of town, there was a distinct burning smell. It looked and smelled like it does in the US when there’s a forest fire. Visibility worse than in Chengdu. By the time we got to where we were going in Mianyang, a little bit of blue sky did appear here and there. Glad to know it’s still there. Anyone know of additional burning taking place?

    #29459
    Julian09
    Participant

    Just read this article about Mexico City and one effort to reduce air pollution there. http://www.banderasnews.com/1304/nb-mexicocityhospitaleatssmog.htm A local hospital installed an ‘air-pollution-eating’ wall that’s supposed to break down the worst of the pollution into less toxic particles. That always makes one pause… but hey, it might work. Seems like vertical gardens on all the buildings would be helpful, too.

    #29360
    Julian09
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    Just read this article about Mexico City and one effort to reduce air pollution there. http://www.banderasnews.com/1304/nb-mexicocityhospitaleatssmog.htm A local hospital installed an ‘air-pollution-eating’ wall that’s supposed to break down the worst of the pollution into less toxic particles. That always makes one pause… but hey, it might work. Seems like vertical gardens on all the buildings would be helpful, too.

    #29466
    Rick in ChinaRick in China
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    Vertical gardens – great. I saw one vertical garden pitch on Shark Tank that was pretty cool – very strong magnetic mounting pots and a pretty nice modern design. Surely you can get that kinda stuff here – load ‘er up with snake plants and the like.

    I still have snake plants around my place, and learned not to drown them in water and keep digging up the dirt around them so they don’t rot at the base and die off so fast. Some big ones, some small ones, hopefully my in-doors toxicity is lower than the horrible mess outside 😀

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