Abu Dhabi Now Creating ‘Man-Made Rainstorms’ Regularly

rain_1795776cAbu Dhabi now controls its weather with giant ionizers, the Telegraph reports:

A secret £7 million weather project in Abu Dhabi has resulted in dozens of man-made rainstorms, according to reports.

Scientists employed by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE and leader of Abu Dhabi, successfully created more than 50 rainstorms in the state’s Al Ain region last year, mostly in July and August when there is virtually no rain at all. It is believed to be the first time the system has produced rain from clear skies.

They have been using giant ionizers, shaped like giant lampshades, to generate fields of negatively charged particles, which create cloud formation.

In a company video, seen by The Sunday Times, Helmut Fluhrer, the founder of Metro Systems International, the Swiss company in charge of the project, said: “We are currently operating our innovative rainfall enhancement technology, Weathertec, in the region of Al Ain in Abu Dhabid. We started in June 2010 and have achieved a number of rainfalls.”

38 Comments on "Abu Dhabi Now Creating ‘Man-Made Rainstorms’ Regularly"

  1. This is not OK.

  2. This is not OK.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Jan 17, 2011 at 9:02 pm |

      Can you expound on that? I realize the answer may be obvious to you, and maybe most people, but I admit it’s not clear to me.

      My first thought was that maybe they’re effectively ‘stealing’ rain from other countries further down the airstream by wringing out moisture prematurely. But that’s all I could think of, ’cause I don’t know anything about the technology.

      Though maybe I should.

      • Look up HAARP. Same thing. It could be catastrophic to others inhabiting this Earth we all share. It’s horribly irresponsible despite “good” intentions. It messes with our ionosphere. Not a good thing at all. Don’t even want to mention how man was never intended to play “God.” That’s another story. Just check out HAARP, our ionosphere, etc. Our ionosphere protects us from meteorites, solar radiation, etc. It’s pretty important and shouldn’t be tampered with.

        • HAARP is a high power radio frequency transmitter facility operating in the high frequency (HF) band. These however are giant ionizers which simply generate fields of negatively charged particles. It does not mess with the Ionosphere as HAARP does, therefore it is not anything like HAARP.

        • You watch too much Jesse Ventura.

          • ranger1965 | Jun 27, 2011 at 11:59 am |

            why does the US have a patent on a super Ionosphere heater?  What could you use it for other that heat the Ionosphere?  Not from Jesse, but from the US patent Office.

        • I love when people like you try to explain something like HAARP. You have no fucking clue…..

      • You were thinking exactly what I was thinking…there is only so much potential rain to be tapped at any given time and area. Now will we see “weather wars” as countries squabble over who gets how much time to operate these machines for rainfall? Or will domination of the devices by a few countries mean a sudden crash in average rainfall for other countries? Either way…given that its the Middle East…I expect bloodshed and hysterics no matter how this pans out.

      • ranger1965 | Jun 27, 2011 at 11:56 am |

        United Nations agreement not to use weather modification in a hostile manner   Geneva May 18, 1977  signed by US Jan 17 1980.    Read up.  Agreements like this are insightful.

    • -Jordan –

      Idiots…… This is not bad at all. It isn’t HAARP or effecting any of the rainfall patterns in the area. THERE ARE HARDLY ANY RAINFALL PATTERNS IN THE MIDDLE EAST! I like to be pro-environment but many of you think anything man made like this is always automatically bad. I think idiots like you are bad.

      • ranger1965 | Jun 27, 2011 at 11:53 am |

        Wha is the extent of the project and how will it affect us all?  Time for you to do your homework.
        United Nations Convention on the prohibition of military or any other hostile use of enviromental modification techniques – ratified by the US and signed in Jan, 17, 1980.    They have been at this for a long time.  One interesting note on this agreement:  they state that they do not know what the long terrm affects will be, but they know its not confined to country borders…….
        This should tell you something.

    • Glomniac312 | Jan 19, 2011 at 1:01 am |

      no..this IS SPAAARRTTTAAAAA!!!!

  3. Liam_McGonagle | Jan 18, 2011 at 1:02 am |

    Can you expound on that? I realize the answer may be obvious to you, and maybe most people, but I admit it’s not clear to me.

    My first thought was that maybe they’re effectively ‘stealing’ rain from other countries further down the airstream by wringing out moisture prematurely. But that’s all I could think of, ’cause I don’t know anything about the technology.

    Though maybe I should.

  4. Reich was right?

  5. Reich was right?

  6. Look up HAARP. Same thing. It could be catastrophic to others inhabiting this Earth we all share. It’s horribly irresponsible despite “good” intentions. It messes with our ionosphere. Not a good thing at all. Don’t even want to mention how man was never intended to play “God.” That’s another story. Just check out HAARP, our ionosphere, etc. Our ionosphere protects us from meteorites, solar radiation, etc. It’s pretty important and shouldn’t be tampered with.

  7. HAARP is a high power radio frequency transmitter facility operating in the high frequency (HF) band. These however are giant ionizers which simply generate fields of negatively charged particles. It does not mess with the Ionosphere as HAARP does, therefore it is not anything like HAARP.

  8. You were thinking exactly what I was thinking…there is only so much potential rain to be tapped at any given time and area. Now will we see “weather wars” as countries squabble over who gets how much time to operate these machines for rainfall? Or will domination of the devices by a few countries mean a sudden crash in average rainfall for other countries? Either way…given that its the Middle East…I expect bloodshed and hysterics no matter how this pans out.

  9. Katesisco | Jan 18, 2011 at 4:35 pm |

    Guess what the pyramids were: “giant ionizers, shaped like giant lampshades, to generate fields of negatively charged particles, which create cloud formation.”
    I suppose this is in lieu of being able to successfully desalinize water which this particular country was supposed to be the leader of. Even in the country of endless energy it appears that there is a limit to the energy that will expendable, even for water. And of course, negative ions are necessary for health.

  10. Katesisco | Jan 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm |

    Guess what the pyramids were: “giant ionizers, shaped like giant lampshades, to generate fields of negatively charged particles, which create cloud formation.”
    I suppose this is in lieu of being able to successfully desalinize water which this particular country was supposed to be the leader of. Even in the country of endless energy it appears that there is a limit to the energy that will expendable, even for water. And of course, negative ions are necessary for health.

  11. Theres something not right about playing with weather.

  12. You watch too much Jesse Ventura.

  13. Um…How is this NOT going to diversely affect the rest of us?

  14. Um…How is this NOT going to diversely affect the rest of us?

  15. adversely?

  16. -Jordan –

    Idiots…… This is not bad at all. It isn’t HAARP or effecting any of the rainfall patterns in the area. THERE ARE HARDLY ANY RAINFALL PATTERNS IN THE MIDDLE EAST! I like to be pro-environment but many of you think anything man made like this is always automatically bad. I think idiots like you are bad.

  17. I love when people like you try to explain something like HAARP. You have no fucking clue…..

  18. U mad bro?

  19. cool story bro..

  20. Glomniac312 | Jan 19, 2011 at 5:01 am |

    no..this IS SPAAARRTTTAAAAA!!!!

  21. ranger1965 | Jun 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm |

    Wha is the extent of the project and how will it affect us all?  Time for you to do your homework.
    United Nations Convention on the prohibition of military or any other hostile use of enviromental modification techniques – ratified by the US and signed in Jan, 17, 1980.    They have been at this for a long time.  One interesting note on this agreement:  they state that they do not know what the long terrm affects will be, but they know its not confined to country borders…….
    This should tell you something.

  22. ranger1965 | Jun 27, 2011 at 3:56 pm |

    United Nations agreement not to use weather modification in a hostile manner   Geneva May 18, 1977  signed by US Jan 17 1980.    Read up.  Agreements like this are insightful.

  23. ranger1965 | Jun 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm |

    why does the US have a patent on a super Ionosphere heater?  What could you use it for other that heat the Ionosphere?  Not from Jesse, but from the US patent Office.

  24. ranger1965 | Jun 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm |

    why does the US have a patent on a super Ionosphere heater?  What could you use it for other that heat the Ionosphere?  Not from Jesse, but from the US patent Office.

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