City To Create Giant Ice Shield Against Global Warming

City To Create Giant Ice Shield Against Global Warming
Innovation

The capital of Mongolia is undertaking a bold initiative to regulate temperature and water supply.

Nestor Bailly, PSFK
  • 18 november 2011

Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, swings between winter lows of -20C and summer highs of 23C. Bordering a semi-arctic climate of patchy permafrost, it is on average the coldest national capital in the world and experiences only 8.5 inches of precipitation a year. In such a naturally cold and dry environment, variances in rainfall because of climate change could be catastrophic, resulting in floods and washouts or devastating droughts.

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