"We will start to work seriously to modify thunderclouds to reduce lightning. I think that we'll be able to have some sort of estimate of whether we can control tornadoes and such local severe storms. I think that we will not try to modify weather on a very large scale yet by that time simply because the ramifications will be of such a nature that we would run into considerable political or international difficulties"
Prediction is false in terms of the scale, but still people have learned to disperse the clouds for holidays and special events, but that's too expensive.
2000 A.D.: A documentary on life in the universe in the 21st century, radio documentary (Chet Huntley)