The lack of water affects the lives of many people around the world. Trying to solve this problem, a German foundation called Desert Greening, whose philosophy is to look after the well-being of people and the environment, created a device that brings rain to dry regions. The system is similar to a lightning rod and attracts clouds and rain from a distance of approximately 200 km².
The technology is inspired by the “cloudbuster“, a device developed by scientist Wilhelm Reich in the 1950’s in the United States, consisting of a set of metal tubes and uses organic energy to attract clouds and produce rain.
The foundation tested its device in southern Algeria, a desert region with high temperatures. On site, there was only one farm that fed all the families in the area. They started using the technology there in 2005, and claim that it’s raining more, and therefore, more trees and vegetation are growing there. Currently there are over 3000 fruit tress that produce apples, pears, apricots, figs, lemons, oranges and also other vegetables growing in the area.
Source: Desert Greening