It is a fact, our planet is experiencing one of the most serious climate crises in scientific knowledge. In all parts of the world, weather-induced disasters all occurred more deadly than the others. If the torrential rains did not create flooding, it was the extremely high temperatures that set the km2 of vegetation ablaze. In the United Arab Emirates, the rains were already scarce and the current powerful heat waves were not helping. But the country’s authorities had devised and implemented a technological solution that is now bearing fruit.
Heavy rains in Dubai
The UAE often experiences temperatures of 122 degrees Fahrenheit, with very little rain 126mm of precipitation with 13 days of rain per year resulting in droughts. But in recent years, the UAE authorities have established the “ UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science ”, an international research initiative designed to advance science and improved rain technology. A few months ago, scientists revealed that new drone technology was being developed to literally bring down the rain, “charging the clouds with electricity.”
The technique known as cloud seeding aims to increase cloud condensation in the hope that it can trigger a downpour. And the experiments have been conclusive. UAE meteorological authorities released a video this week showing cars driving through torrential rains in Ras al Khaimah in the north of the country, among the closest to the desert.
However, some experts argue that the cloud seeding technique can lead to dangerous flooding. But also other potential dangers. Because in addition to seeding clouds with electrical charges, the United Arab Emirates, according to the local press, can be brought as in other parts of the world, to use chemical products to generate rain. Chemicals such as salt crystals coated with titanium dioxide nanoparticles. And titanium dioxide nanoparticles are classified as “possible carcinogens” to humans by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer.