confess—I haven't read much science fiction. But eruptions. And, they can supposedly create light over as a news editor for the Bulletin, an occasional news small areas, as well. story that appears to be more fantasy than reality will Sounds pretty fictional, doesn't it? land on my desk. For example, the Russian newspaper This year's Book Issue looks at that line between Moskovsky Komsomolets recently reported that Russia fantasy and reality, and the result when it is crossed: plans to send two satellites into orbit in order to repel science fiction. Long dominated by affairs in outer natural disasters. The satellites will utilize thin-filmed space, in the future, and in the land of dwarves, elves, space reflectors—essentially, giant sails. These reflec- wizards, and warriors (more fantasy than science fic- tors will bounce reflected light into the atmosphere to tion, but still related), sci-fi has taken a greater interest influence the weather, the story says. For example, if a in climate affairs recently, with books and movies that concentration of low pressure indicated an impending embrace—and in some cases, question—the prospect tornado, the satellites reportedly would aim reflected of wild weather caused by global warming. light to the danger area,
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: May 1, 2005
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