13 March 2016

Is It Really "Weather Modification"?

3 Adar II 5776

If the phenomenal flooding around the world is all due to successful weather modification techniques developed by the world's most powerful nations and now used as a weapon against their perceived enemies, why is it that their own people continue to suffer the dreadful effects of dire droughts?

"Cloud seeding is a common technique to enhance precipitation. Cloud seeding entails spraying small particles, such as silver iodide onto clouds in order to affect their development, usually with the goal of increasing precipitation. Cloud seeding only works to the extent that there is already water vapor present in the air. Critics generally contend that claimed successes occur in conditions which were going to lead to rain anyway." (Source)

I think some people like to think so and want others to think that this is so, but I do not believe it. The Key to Rainfall is one of the keys that Hashem has reserved to Himself and has not entrusted it to any other power...

"R' Yochanan said: Three keys the Holy One blessed be He has retained in His own hands and not entrusted to the hand of any messenger, namely, the Key of Rain, the Key of Childbirth, and the Key of the Revival of the Dead" (Taanit 2a).

The three keys mentioned here by the sages are all tied to the source of existence. Through them God "touches" our world at three central stations in life - inception, being, and resurrection.

..."The Lord shall open to you his good treasure, the heaven, to give the rain to your land in its season" (Deuteronomy 28:12).

Also, the prophet Zechariah indicates clearly the use of this power in Hashem's hands...

"And it shall be that all who are left over from all the nations who had invaded Jerusalem will come up every year to worship the King Hashem, Master of Legions, and to celebrate the festival of Sukkot. And it shall be that whichever of the families of the land does not go up to Jerusalem to bow down before the King, Hashem, Master of Legions, there will be no rain upon them." (Zechariah 14)

And that's why we pray for rain. If mankind could make their own rain at will, there'd be no need to pray for it.  Those people who can't or won't acknowledge God or His power over their lives have to find another explanation for what they see.

Never Before Has America Been Hit By So Many Historic Floods In Such a Short Period Of Time

The United States has been hit by seven historic floods since the month of September, and the latest one is making headlines all over the planet....

5 dead, thousands flee as 'historic' floods swamp southern US - again

North Bay Residents Concerned Over Flooding During Storm

And it's not just in the US either...

Flooding in São Paulo leaves 21 dead; Latin America's largest city paralyzed

Serbia declares state of emergency due to flood threat after heavy rain

People urged to stay indoors as UAE is battered by rain storms