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Meteorologist Warns of 'Weather Wars' Amid Debate over Dubai Rain and Cloud Seeding

A debate is ongoing in the meteorological community regarding the cause of Dubai's recent heavy rainfall, with some experts disputing claims that cloud seeding was responsible.
Cloud seeding, a weather modification technique where planes inject clouds with chemicals, was introduced in the 1940s to increase rainfall in dry areas.

However, a senior meteorologist, Johan Jaques, has warned of potential "weather wars" between countries if the use of cloud seeding technology gets out of hand and causes unintended consequences.

Cloud seeding, a weather modification technique used to enhance and accelerate precipitation, is under debate following the heavy floods in Dubai.

While some believe cloud seeding caused the floods, others disagree.

Meteorologist Mr. Jaques warns of potential diplomatic consequences and "weather wars" if cloud seeding proliferates.

He also emphasizes the unintended consequences of intense precipitation, which can lead to flash floods.

Mr. Jaques expressed concerns about the unpredictability of cloud seeding, as it can lead to effective rainfall in one area but cause flash floods or droughts in another.

He also clarified that there is no proven link between the recent rain in Dubai and cloud seeding operations.

The UAE government agency responsible for cloud seeding has denied any such activities before the storm.
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