Dubai is using laser-beam-shooting drones in a bid to cope with its 125-degree heat.

This drone technique is founded by The National Center of Meteorology in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and developed in collaboration with the University of Reading in the UK. This technology has the aim to shock rainwater out of clouds.  Described to be like ‘cattle prods’ for clouds by forcing small water droplets together to create big ones.

Dubai only gets 4 inches of rainfall per year, making it a huge problem for the country’s drought.  This makes farming difficult and gives the country no choice but to import more than 80% of its food. In addition to this, the rainfall would be able to reduce temperatures, making it unbearably hot to be outside without air conditioning.

Soon this will be a typical way of controlling the climate for worldwide climate engineers.

This conditioned downpour is like cloud seeding which involves adding small particles of silver iodide to clouds to stimulate rainfall.  This method has been used in the US since 1923 to overcome long periods of drought.

How does it work?

  1. The drones shoot laser beams into the clouds, charging them with electricity.
  2. Precipitation is prompted by the charge given off by forcing water droplets together to create bigger raindrops.
  3. Lastly, the air is electrified to create rain

The official UAE weather released footage of the downpour last week.  Do you think this artificial method could unintentionally cause massive flooding? On the other hand, if there is a risk of this happening, we believe measures should be put in place (if not already) to control and prevent any damage from being caused.

If the heat ever prevented you from relocating to Dubai for work, would this change your mind?