The article said,
Swiss physicist Jean-Pierre Wolf is working on yet another impressive addition to that list: using focused laser beams to affect the weather.
Then it said,
Through lasers, those effects could be smoothed to have less rain in flooding-prone areas and more rain in drought-prone areas: “You can transport the water to a different location,” Wolf said.
“We also showed that it’s possible to trigger lightning in clouds, within clouds, but not to the ground, yet.”