Can man-made rain solve global drought? The truth behind the Dubai experiment

Can man-made rain solve global drought? The truth behind the Dubai experiment

Can man-made rain solve global drought? The truth behind the Dubai experiment Cloud seeding operations that helped bring torrential downpours to the UAE this week could be the key to solving water scarcity High above the Dubai desert, manned aircraft are firing chemicals into the clouds in an attempt to enhance the country’s rainfall. The project was credited with causing a monsoon-like downpour in the drought-stricken United Arab Emirates this week. The UAE’s weather bureau told Gulf News that cloud seeding operations were helping to enhance rainfall in the region. Images issued by the Gulf nation’s weather bureau showed pounding rain on roads in the city of Al Ain, and warnings were issued for drivers to take care as highways were engulfed in flash flooding. In a country that typically has gets around four inches of rain a year, wet weather tires aren’t normally required. The unseasonal rainfall this week over the United Arab Emirates appears to have confirmed that the cloud seeding operations in the country is paying dividends. This rainmaking technology has been around since the 1940s. Usually …
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