Is weather being made into a weapon?
Not all conspiracy theories are made equal. At the more moderate end of the spectrum are claims that the US government is experimenting with weather-manipulation weapons at Area 51. Tampering with the weather is not a new phenomenon: according to a National Science Foundation report, the American military explored ways of modifying clouds and using rain as a weapon during the late-1940s and early-1950s under the codename Project Cirrus. And from 1962 to 1983, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration attempted, with little success, to seed clouds and slow cyclone winds.