This is a report of a test of a cloudbuster by Alessio Tognetti., apparently a Professor at . I had never heard of him before, and would like more information, please, if anyone can provide any.
This report is available on-line and provides documentation of effects of a cloudbuster that are not predicted by conventional scientific theory and would not be expected by most scientists.
The experiment detected and measured some effects of cloudbusting that have never been reported in print before. From the standpoint of science, that makes it worthwhile. However, my position is that cloudbusting should only be done when the atmospheric situation requires it, not for scientific research or to prove if it works or not.
I consider cloudbusting for purposes of proving something to somebody, or for satisfying one's curiousity, to be irresponsible. Scientific research does not justify taking risks with other people's lives, which is always a possibility when cloudbusting. Doing scientific research with a cloudbuster is forcing people living in the affected area to be unwitting test subjects in an experiment, and that is no more justified in doing research on the atmosphere than in doing medical research on people without their knowledge and consent.
I therefore consider cloudbusting for purposes of research to be a human rights violation on the same order as doing risky surgery on someone without their consent. That a major university would permit a faculty member to conduct research that might endanger unsuspecting members of the public is alarming, to say the least. If that university has an ethics committee that monitors faculty behavior, this should be brought to their attention.