Ever since we left prayers to the rain gods behind, we've been looking to science to solve our weather dilemmas. Not just to discover where a storm will hit, but how to stop it from hitting at all.
Through the past century, Popular Science has been trying to forecast what the future of weather will look like, and how to stop a weather disaster. Click the gallery to see plans for weather-reporting radios, chemical warfare against clouds, and a lot more.
This article originally appeared on PopSci.com in July.
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