Thank Bieber there’s no Clean Air Act to stifle innovation and entrepreneurship in China:
China will be using a new type of antipollution drone to clear smog from the skies of selected airports later this month. The plan — the latest in a line of technological approaches to reducing dangerous particles from China’s polluted cities — will see unmanned aerial vehicles taking to the air on flexible parasails before spraying chemicals that freeze atmospheric pollutants and cause them to fall to the ground.
The drones will be able to carry more than 1,543 pounds (700 kilograms) of chemicals, and are expected to be able to freeze pollution within a 3.1-mile (5 kilometer) radius. The South China Morning Post says China has used fixed-wing drones to perform a similar process in the past, but the new drones will be cheaper to maintain, easier to control, and carry a wider payload of chemicals. Ma Yongsheng, CEO of the company that developed the drone, said it could also be used for applications such as disaster relief and seed-sowing.
I’m sure the congealed shitballs of pollution plus whatever chemical is used to precipitate it from the skies will have no effect on the humans on the ground.