Friday, October 16, 2009
Moscow Mayor Wants to Control Weather
Don't look now. The future is here. Yuri Luzhkov, the current mayor of Moscow, wants to tinker with the weather and dictate how much snow the city gets to reduce snowplow costs. He wants to use liquid nitrogen, cement particles, and other substances to kill clouds in the summer.
It's never a good idea to fool around with mother nature. Critics in the field of science feel the same way. One unnamed urban expert said, 'The traffic jam in the winter will effect everyone, including the Moscow government officials themselves, as they commute from their villas outside of the city.' Just like Buffalo's leaders, it appears Moscow's leaders don't live in their city, either.