Saturday, May 21, 2011

How to make it rain

It's been a very dry spell here in the garden of England, weather has been nice, but very little in the way of rain, few odd showers but nothing particularly heavy. The silence from the global warming climate change crowd has been quite welcome though, I'm still waiting for the official pronouncement from them that the unseasonable warm weather is due to excessive carbon from UK industry. Perhaps they're just tired of being mocked and are concentrating their energies on keeping Chris Huhne in a job so they can get their hands on our money that way. One thing I don't think they'd do is claim that someone else is stealing our rain, I think they know they'd be asked for proof.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Europe 'stealing Iran's rain'
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused Western countries of plotting to "cause drought" in Iran by using high tech equipment to drain the clouds of raindrops. 
"Western countries have designed plans to cause drought in certain areas of the world, including Iran," Mr Ahmadinejad said in the city of Arak in Markazi province.
"According to reports on climate, whose accuracy has been verified, European countries are using special equipment to force clouds to dump" their water on their continent, he said.
By doing so, "they prevent rain clouds from reaching regional countries, including Iran," Mr Ahmadinejad charged.
Iran has experienced several droughts in recent years.
Yes I'm fairly sure that western countries are working on weather control as a means of warfare and yes I know that there have been some attempts to try and make it rain by dropping silver iodide crystals into clouds with varying degrees of success over the years. However the one thing you don't do is go on about it in front of the worlds press because it makes you look like a total idiot particularly...
Moments after the Iranian president made the startling claim at the inauguration of a dam in a central province, it started to rain.
I suspect he'll think it's proof.
Some of us will think it's divine retribution for being an idiot whose eyes are far too close together.
Me I think it's the squirrels taking revenge for being arrested for espionage.
Must have been funny though.

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Bucko said...

I don't know where you live but it's pissed it down constantly for two weeks here in Darwen.
All my veg is waterlogged and the bathroom roof is leaking.
The roofing chap I know said he would come and fix it when the rain stops. I don't know how long I'm gonna have to wait but in the meantime it's leaking into a spare cat litter tray that I have to empty daily.
Bloody weather!

James Higham said...

It was threatening to rain something awful yesterday and then ... didn't ... which really was awful.

John M Ward said...

"Iran" is an anagram of "rain". Just thought I'd point that out, as it's probably at least as relevant as I'm-a-dinner-jacket's typically nonsensical claim...