Chinese anti-weather satellite aggression

Meteorologists in the United States, Japan, and other nations protested the destruction of an aging weather satellite by the People's Republic of China. This demonstration of anti-weather satellite technology - involving a ballistic missile which rammed a Feng Yun 1C polar orbit weather satellite - represented a clear and present danger to the ability of local weathermen and women to make vague yet tantalizing five-day forecasts, according to Jim Ravenel, chairman of the National Weather Association.

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