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Qatar World Cup 2022: More in common with Mr. Burns than anyone thought?

March 25, 2011 3 comments

Yesterday, the BBC ran an article describing a new tactic of Qatar’s World Cup 2022 committee to mitigate some of the criticisms the event is already feeling. When FIFA awarded Qatar with the 2022 World Cup, the world’s football community was quick to point out some serious qualms. Some of these included the tiny size of the country, the fact that almost none of the infrastructure needed to host the event currently exists, the weakness of Qatar’s national team which will get an automatic bid, and the volatile state of the Middle East. One of the biggest concerns though, has been the fact that temperatures in the summer months (the time of the year that the World Cup is hosted) have been known to reach 50 degrees Celsius!

In response to this, some Qatar thinkers have asked: what would work better to maintain the open atmosphere of a football stadium while controlling the air temperature better than Artificial Clouds?? Read more…