National Center for Atmospheric Research
FROM Roelof Bruintjes
Cloud Seeding Brings More Rain to SoCal A major El Nino storm rolled through Los Angeles this week. Thunder rattled windows, rain flooded city streets, and California’s reservoirs saw levels rise. Part of that was due to cloud seeding, a process where scientists shoot silver iodide into rain clouds, augmenting rainfall. What was the impact of the weather manipulation? What dent might it make in the ongoing drought?
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.