- 19 Oct 07
Perfect weather has been promised for the next year’s Olympics Games thanks to a man called Zhang Qiang who is in charge of the city’s artificial rainmaking and prevention programme.
As I write, the Indian summer continues. In contrast to the awful summer, the last six or seven weeks have been almost perfect with little wind or rain, warm sun, mists and mellow fruitfulness. Elsewhere it has been a bit rougher with typhoons in the Far East and hurricanes in the Caribbean. But on the whole, albeit just for the moment, the kind of catastrophe that makes us sit up and think about climate change is a distant memory. But it hasn’t gone away you know.