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[BBC] Artificial clouds could help cool 2022 Qatar World Cup

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Saud Abdul Ghani, head of the mechanical and industrial engineering department at the university, said the 'clouds' are made from a lightweight carbon structure, and carry a giant envelope of material containing helium gas.
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not a fan of summer heat, seems like a cool concept
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Whats wrong with a stadium with a roof?
    
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Whats wrong with a stadium with a roof?
Greenhouse? The roof is absorbing the heat and it leaks into the stadium, the cloud would theoretically absorbe the heat itself as an active barrier.
    
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I feel dumb. I thought they were going to actually make real clouds...
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Whats wrong with a stadium with a roof?

Adding a roof to an old stadium designed without a roof might require significant structural reinforcing to support the added weight.

If they are building a new stadium, then idk *** they're thinking.
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World Cup should have been hosted in the USA instead, instead of stupid Qatar...

ROFL! I saw the video, it actually floats in the air!
What if it falls on the stadium and the people?
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How about don't have the world cup in a dry, hot desert, and save the hundreds of millions of dollars that would go into providing shade for one stadium.
    
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Greenhouse? The roof is absorbing the heat and it leaks into the stadium, the cloud would theoretically absorbe the heat itself as an active barrier.
Could the roof be covered in solar panels that are used to power air conditioners?
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How about don't have the world cup in a dry, hot desert, and save the hundreds of millions of dollars that would go into providing shade for one stadium.
Arab Monay!

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