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Have scientists discovered how to create downpours in the desert?

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posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 04:09 AM

Have scientists discovered how to create downpours in the desert?

* Technology created 50 rainstorms in Abu Dhabi's Al Ain region last year

For centuries people living in the Middle East have dreamed of turning the sandy desert into land fit for growing crops with fresh water on tap.

Now that holy grail is a step closer after scientists employed by the ruler of Abu Dhabi claim to have generated a series of downpours.

Fifty rainstorms were created last year in the state's eastern Al Ain region using technology designed to control the weather.
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posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 04:09 AM

Most of the storms were at the height of the summer in July and August when there is no rain at all. People living in Abu Dhabi were baffled by the rainfall which sometimes turned into hail and included gales and lightening.

The scientists have been working secretly for United Arab Emirates president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. They have been using giant ionisers, shaped like stripped down lampshades on steel poles, to generate fields of negatively charged particles.

These promote cloud formation and researchers hoped they could then produce rain. In a confidential company video, the founder of the Swiss company in charge of the project, Metro Systems International, boasted of success.

Helmut Fluhrer said: 'We have achieved a number of rainfalls.' It is believed to be the first time the system has produced rain from clear skies, according to the Sunday Times.

That must be a most welcomed solution to the dead lands of the Middle East and it makes it more plausible to believe that the military has been able to control the forces of nature for quite some time now. How much longer is HAARP to be a conspiracy?
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posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 04:25 AM
S&F interestingly this ties in well with reports that the Australian government specifically the Queensland government have requested technology from the Thai government on how to create rain.

A RAIN-making method developed by Thai king Bhumipol Adulyadej is set to aid Queensland in battles with drought after an agreement between the state government and the Thai royal household.

posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 04:27 AM
Weather modification operations are conducted by most wealthy nations, and it's not new it goes back decades.

There are many methods but none of them are fool proof. It just increases the % of likelihood.

If you are interested and do some digging, not just on the net but in your local libraries you can uncover all kinds of information on specifics dating back a long way.

In the US almost every state conducts weather mod attempts.

However, they never really talk about it on the nightly news.

The weatherman doesn't say "next week we are expecting a lot of rain Because we are seeding", they just say "we expect rain next week".

I wonder why that is?? Kinda odd huh?

posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 04:32 AM

Texas has a lengthy history of using cloud seeding to lessen the impact of periodic, often severe, droughts. Numerous “rainmaking” efforts sprouted during the epic drought of the 1950s, and some continued into the 1960s, giving impetus to the Texas Legislature to adopt a law, in 1967, governing the use of weather modification technologies. In ensuing years, both the State and federal governments provided funds for both cloud seeding research and assessing the impact of commercial weather modification projects.

My emphasis.

the official Texas Department of Licencing

Please have a look at that link.

Weather mod attempts are a fact.

posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 04:38 AM
Weather modification is ultimately a military technology and capability.

Being able to cause droughts and ensuing famines could obliterate a 3rd world nation.

Or maybe the opposite, causing constant rains and flash floods. A deluge of enough size could also devastate an area quickly.

On a battlefield, controlling the wind direction would be an incredible advantage. Especially in the event chemical weapons were unleashed. Awesome defense technique that would be, if possible.

What if the enemy is making a large armored push through a region? You could just bring in the rains and bog them down in the mud.

Oh think of the limitless possibilities that a military could have by having like a 75% chance of success to control the weather for 24hours. It would be quite the advantage.

posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 04:44 AM
I suppose this is what must be done if we're going to progress to a type 1 civilization. Can't help thinking that they haven't got a bloody clue what they're messing with though. It seems to me that if you make it rain where it shouldn't then somewhere that should get rain will be missing out.. God knows what other unforeseen complications there could be! (or maybe he's just as clueless as us)

posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 04:46 AM

Originally posted by Mdv2
How much longer is HAARP to be a conspiracy?
Pretty cool technology, thanks for posting it, but are people living around HAARP seeing increased rainfall or something?

This seems a lot safer than the cloud seeding technology I'm more familiar with, which is the only real "chemtrail" type claim because the silver iodide used is considered by some to be considered of questionable safety:

cloud seeding

With an NFPA 704 rating of Blue 2, silver iodide can cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury to humans and mammals with intense or continued but not chronic exposure. ...Cloud seeding over Kosciuszko National Park - a Biosphere Reserve - is problematic in that several rapid changes of environmental legislation were made to enable the "trial." Environmentalists are concerned about the uptake of elemental silver in a highly sensitive environment affecting the pygmy possum amongst other species as well as recent high level algal blooms in once pristine glacial lakes. The ABC program Earthbeat on 17 July 2004 heard that not every cloud has a silver lining where concerns for the health of the pygmy possums was raised.
My point being I don't know how safe the silver iodide method really is. But with the antenna ionizers, apparently silver iodide isn't used? Nor any other potentially toxic chemicals? That's a nice plus.

posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 05:34 AM
hmm i wonder if rain forests produce negative ions, and that in turn increases the chance of cloud formation. and the cutting down of these trees could also increase the chance of drought.

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posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 05:41 AM
This has been posted 3 or 4 times now.

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