Maybe we should also build a wall around the ice caps so the sea level stop rising? Put a cork in those volcanoes? Or put some braces on those pesky tectonic plates that keep causing such a fucking ruckus. Surely our quest to dominate nature instead of adapting to its dynamics will pay off then.
Building three “Great Walls” across Tornado Alley in the US could eliminate the disasters, a physicist says.
The barriers – 300m (980ft) high and up to 100 miles long – would act like hill ranges, softening winds before twisters can form.
They would cost $16bn (£9.6bn) to build but save billions of dollars of damage each year, said Prof Rongjia Tao, of Temple University, Philadelphia.
He unveiled his idea at the American Physical Society meeting in Denver.
However critics say the idea is unworkable, and would create more problems than it solves.
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