Can We Change the Weather?

May 11, 2009
By Cherry Crayton

The above video is a trailer for Owning the Weather, a documentary about the human effort to control the weather. It’s directed by NC State graduate Robert Greene ’00, and it premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April. Greene told the Independent Weekly that he made the film because he wanted to examine “the motivations of the weather modifiers—from cloud-seeders flying in single-engine planes to geo-engineers transfixed by their computer modeling” and explore the ethical questions surrounding weather modification, such as “Who will profit? Who will pay? Who will monitor and oversee the programs?” He also recently sat down with WUNC’s The State of Things.

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