It was rainy in the Middle East last summer. Like, super rainy, which is unusual for a desert. A company called Meteo Systems is boasting that they caused all that rain, using a secret weather control system based on technology first developed by Nikola Tesla in 1890.
Although it's all pretty hush-hush, the way Meteo Systems' rain creation tech apparently works is by using arrays of up to twenty 30-foot metal towers shaped kinda like umbrellas to fire negatively charged ions into the atmosphere when the humidity gets above 30%. Supposedly, these ions attract dust particles, which themselves attract water molecules, and then poof, you've got clouds and rain. Using five different sites located near Abu Dhabi, Meteo Systems is taking credit for 52 rainstorms that occurred in the area during July and August of last year.
So what do the experts think?
"As far as I'm concerned I don't believe these claims," said Roelof Bruintjes, who heads the National Center for Atmospheric Research's international weather modification programs. "There's no scientific basis for this; the physics doesn't support it."
"That's garbage, that's absolute garbage," Joseph Golden, a former senior meteorologist at the Forecast Systems Lab of the National Weather Service, told Fox News. "I don't believe that for a nanosecond. You aren't going to get anything out of clear skies. I don't want to sound like Tom Cruise here, but show me the data."
The consensus seems to be that the rain storms in question were related to a much bigger wet weather trend throughout the whole region that was also responsible for the flooding in nearby Pakistan, and that the weather modification towers being turned on was just a coincidence. Unless, of course, the technology was simply working too well...
Meteo Systems isn't helping their case by keeping everything top secret, and until they run some supervised and scientifically rigorous tests on their system, I'll just have to keep on making sacrifices to Zeus to ensure this California drought doesn't get any worse.