Scientist proposes Great Walls to protect the Midwest from tornadoes

Posted on: 11:45 am, February 26, 2014, by , updated on: 12:29pm, February 26, 2014

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(KTVI) – We all know about the Great Wall of China. Could the Great Wall of Kansas be coming soon?  Temple University physicist Rongjia Tao thinks 1,000 foot high walls across tornado alley could protect us.

He believes tornadoes will decrease in number if we build three great walls, one in North Dakota, one along Kansas and Oklahoma, and the third along south Texas and Louisiana. The theory is that the walls would stop the flow of air from north and south, preventing twisters from forming.

Other experts say that tornadoes have formed in areas with natural formations like mountains.

Read more: Can giant walls protect the USA from tornadoes?

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