This dialogue between scientists and lawyers builds on the issues identified at the 1976 Conference on the Legal and Scientific Uncertainties of Weather Modification held at Duke University. It provides an in-depth consideration of the prospects for a usable weather modification technology in the near future and of the legal problems that will be r
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Scientific, Technological, Legal, and Political Uncertainties of Weather Modification -- Technological Prospects -- Operational Weather Modification Prospects -- Operational Weather Modification: Prospects -- Will Weather Modification Activities Increase? An Agricultural Perspective -- The Future of Weather Modification -- Legal Options -- Prospective Federal Legislation for Regulation of Weather Modification -- Uniform Regulation of Weather Modification -- Judicial Regulation of Weather Modification -- The Law for Weather Modification -- Societal and Scientific Criteria for Development -- Weather Modification in a Socioeconomic Context: Its Proper Setting -- The Societal Setting of Weather Modification Law and Technology -- Weather Modification: A Technology in Its Infancy -- Weather Modification: A User-Payer’s View -- Interaction of Scientists and Lawyers -- Interaction of Scientists and Lawyers About Weather Modification -- Legal and Technical Experts: The Weather Modification Context -- Effective Scientist-Lawyer Interaction: The Weather Modification Context -- Observations on This Symposium -- Concluding Remarks on Behalf of the American Association for the Advancement of Science -- Concluding Remarks on Behalf of the American Bar Association
"Ray Jay Davis is a professor in the College of Law at the University of Arizona. He specializes in law and science and in natural resources and environmental law, and is the author of numerous publications on the legal aspects of intended and inadvertent weather modification. His most recent book is Ecology and Conservation of Natural Resources (Clark Publications, 1973). Lewis O. Grant is a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. He has conducted extensive research relating to weather modification, cloud physics, and water resources, and serves as a consultant to numerous organizations in these fields. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and past chairman of the Weather Modification Advisory Committee for Colorado. Professor Grant received the Colorado State University Andrew Clark Award for excellence in research. "