Dry Land Rain-Making
In this article, I’m going to share my research and experience with making it rain. Nevermind the data-less climate “crisis.” The need for rain in dry environments is obvious. Well, it just so happens that human beings possess the ability to cause rain to fall. How? Let’s look at some of the methods I found.
Plant “rain trees” – species such as Ocotea foetens, the original “rain tree,” are known to condense water and shed it like
rain. So much so that some villages where it grows as a native plant are able to get over 80% of their water from these trees. Another rain tree grows in the Amazonian rainforest, but Americans are very familiar with it; the Brazil Nut or Bertholletia excelsa. This species makes it rain by drawing water 14 stories from beneath the soil surface, where the leaves release it to condense as rain clouds. Half of the rainfall over the Amazon rainforest comes from trees like this one. Note: it can be difficult to find seeds or seedlings of these trees, if you wish to try your hand at cultivating them. Be sure to confirm any seeds you buy have not been boiled or otherwise treated, so that they remain viable for planting. Even if you simply plant more of any variety of trees that grow in your area, you’ll more than likely thereby cool the soil, increase moisture in the vicinity, and provide vital microclimate conditions for additional diverse species to take root. Science is perennially failing to acknowledge what people intuitively find until much later on, so while we wait for scientists to admit the next amazing breakthrough, we can plant trees!