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The artificial glacier growing in the desert

Using nothing but physics, Indian engineer Sonam Wangchuk is creating giant 'ice stupas' in the Tibetan plateau to counteract the effects of climate change.


In the far north of India, a cold mountain desert is the stunning backdrop to an unprecedented icy structure. This is a land of extremes, where rainfall is scarce and temperatures range wildly from torrid to far below freezing. The locals say it's the only place in the world where a man, sitting in the sun with his feet in the shade, can suffer sunstroke and frostbite at the same time.

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