Changing Climate and Weather/Climate Modification Techniques: Beneficial Application and Potential for Abuse

In this 30-minute video, Prof. Mark Skidmore discusses both natural and man-made causes of “climate change.” Moreover, he examines weather modification and geoengineering techniques and their applications worldwide.

The references for this talk are given below the video. You can follow Mark’s writings on economics and politics at his blog:


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Zharkova, V. V., Shepherd, S. J., Popova, E., & Zharkov, S. I. (2015). Heartbeat of the sun from principal component analysis and prediction of solar activity on a millennium timescale. Scientific Reports, 5(1), 1-11.

Websites Consulted:

Climate Central:


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