The Weather War (2012)
57min · Documentary · 8 November 2012
In a world where everything is slowly under human control, there is one thing we still haven't gotten to grips with: the weather. Based on the Russian scientist Vladimir Pudov's theory of tornadoes, the Swedish artist duo Mats Bigert and Lars Bergstrôm have built a 100,000 volt anti-tornado machine, which according to the plan is meant to tame the increasingly disastrous weather, which is an enormous consequence of climate change. With their invention tied to a trailer, they set off towards the American Midwest, where massive storms are raging and hundreds of people have been killed in recent years. An increasing number of natural disasters have made what once was wishful thinking an indispensable necessity. The weather has to be tamed, preferably now! In China, it was possible to regulate the rain clouds over Beijing during the Olympics in 2008, and weather manipulation is well on its way to becoming a hot new field of research / business. The question is just, if it in the long view is no more than a mere treatment of symptoms, or a real solution to the problems? But we can be sure about one thing: the shelters in Minneapolis, Kansas, will survive us all and may one day remain as the 21st century's discount answer to the pyramids.
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