5G Will Ruin Weather Data and Prediction
There is an odd myth that’s been spread around, which basically says that 5G will interfere with all the sensors used to capture weather data in the atmosphere. Here’s the real deal: Weather sensors can run into problems with interference, poor data connections, and more. But 5G really doesn’t have anything to do with that, even with its expanded radio frequencies. Additionally, much of today’s valuable weather data is captured by weather satellites, which couldn’t care less about 5G while floating in the upper atmosphere.
However, we will note that some acting directors and meteorologists have indeed claimed 5G will disrupt weather services, with worries about the “water-vapor signal” and other concerns. The problem is that they don’t have any proof for what they’re saying, and they don’t appear to fully understand what they’re talking about. The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association has come out against these weather claims to say they are “Wrong on the merits, on the facts, and on the process.” At this point, it’s just another conspiracy theory that people are capitalizing on.