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13 November 2019
Take a rain cheque
Storm clouds are brewing in Australia between a consumer affairs body and an inventor who claims he can control the weather. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission accused David Miles of “preying on people’s desperation”, while the inventor hit back that “if we don’t deliver rain we don’t get paid”.
Farmers seeking a slice of personalised climate change are invited to sign up to three-month contracts, with Miles set to receive A$50,000 in the event of rain. According to Miles’s website, the promised rainfall is achieved by constructing a bridge through the space-time continuum …