Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"Qatar's Plan to Turn the Desert Green": looks like a vision of Arthur C. Clarke

Jonathan E. Smith, an engineer, reports on “Qatar’s Plan to Turn the Desert Green” ( 9 min), from Journeyman Pictures.

The film shows greenhouse technology gradually expanding into the desert, creating a “Rama” look, as in Arthur C. Clarke.

But I wondered if greening the desert could set up an area where Syrian refugees could be resettled, in another Muslim country.

The film does show some of the opulence of Doha. 

Wikipedia attribution link for picture of Doha by Ragesh Unappally, under CCSA 3.0. 

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