Scientists in Mexico try “bombing the clouds” to bring much needed rain

World Today

With northern Mexico facing a historic drought, officials have resorted to water rationing and redistribution strategies.

Now, they’re also looking to science.

With Mother Nature not providing the needed rain, they’re sending pilots — to go up and get it instead.

More commonly known as ‘cloud-seeding’, a plane releases silver iodide into clouds, a chemical that forces the vapor to condense, and thus, produce rain.

CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports.