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(From The Jakarta Post)
Considering that experts say that Jakarta will never be free from flooding, no matter how many canals were built, widened or deepened, Baginda Patar Sitorus, a cloud-seedling specialist at the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), is offering the city "weather modification technology" (TMC) to prevent flooding.
He claims that the technology can reduce the intensity of rainfall, either by dispersing heavy clouds, stimulating clouds to produce rain before they develop into heavy clouds, or moving clouds to other locations.
Baginda said that BPPT carried out TMC for the first time last year, on Feb. 15 …