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Can Artificial Mountain Change Microclimate?

Most scientists believe than our planet is getting hotter and drier and that the trend will be hard to reverse, especially in flat regions such as the Arabian Peninsula. Among other reasons these regions do not have much rainfall is a lack of so-called updraft — vertical movement of the moist air that occurs when horizontal winds hit a mountainside. So one Persian Gulf nation, the United Arab Emirates, is seriously considering building a mountain to try to change its climate. While...

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