BBC Sports | Artificial clouds could help cool 2022 Qatar World CupI have a different solution than Qatar U: don't hold outdoor spectator sporting events in deserts. Problem solved.
Scientists at Qatar University claim to have developed artificial clouds to provide shade for stadia and training grounds at the 2022 World Cup.
I got heat sick at a world cup game in DC for chrisake. I can only image what it would be like in Doha.
Also — that is not a cloud. Not even remotely. Call it a "flying parasol" or "floating awning" or "mega-scale powered shade kite" or something, but it has no more in common with a cloud than a frisbee does.
Here's another idea. Rather trying to support a shade device with propellors and lift and aeronautical whatnot, how about we support it from the ground? It's something that might be familiar to fans of the Atlanta Falcons, the Dallas Cowboys, the Detroit Lions, the Minnesota Vikings, the New Orleans Saints, the St. Louis Rams, the Houston Texans, the Arizona Cardinals, the Seattle Seahawks, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Seattle Mariners, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Houston Astros, the Tampa Bay Rays, FC Schalke 04, Vitesse, Consadole Sapporo & the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fortuna Düsseldorf, and Galatasaray S.K. — it's an advanced piece of architecture called "a roof."
That is all.