Bill Gates involved in weather control plan
July 13th, 2009 in Breaking News, Weather Control
Bill Gates, the Hurricane Tamer? – ABC News.
Bill Gates, one of the most powerful men on the planet, appears to be taking on one of Mother Earth’s most fearsome forces: the hurricane.
An application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Jan. 3, 2008, lists Gates and 12 others as the inventors of a number of methods to control and prevent hurricanes.
“Billions of dollars of destruction and damage is regularly attributable to hurricanes and hurricane-like tropical storms,” the document says. “Thus, great interest has arisen in controlling these powerful storms.”
The document goes on to describe a process of using fleets of vessels to mix warm water from the surface of the ocean with colder water from greater depths in an effort to cool the surface of the water.
Hurricanes draw their strength from condensation driven by heat. That condensation leads to higher wind speeds. By cooling the surface of the ocean, the plan attempts to sap energy from growing hurricanes.
The filings were submitted by Searete LLC, a sub-entity of Intellectual Ventures, a Bellevue, Wash.-based invention acquisition and development firm founded by former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold.
Patent Submitted by Company Founded by Former Microsoft Exec
A spokeswoman for the company declined to elaborate on the patent application but confirmed that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates was involved in the weather modification plan.
She said Intellectual Ventures, which holds about 27,000 patents for technologies spanning multiple industries, didn’t expect the patent to be approved for at least another 18 months.
But Gates and his partners are hardly the first to set their sights on the sky.
“Some people sometimes don’t have a grasp of the magnitude or the power of hurricanes,” said Moshe Alamaro, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “The power of a hurricane is at least the power of all the electric power plants in the world combined.”
Still, despite the probable impossibility of actually stopping a hurricane, Alamaro doesn’t criticize those for trying. (In fact, he has proposed his own plan for taming hurricanes.)
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