Hassan Rouhani: If the forests are destroyed, will there be as much rain as before? Not so. The more there are trees, meadows, and greens, the more the clouds rain. When you dry the land, the clouds pass. The clouds look down, and when they see it is just desert, why should they rain? They go to some place else.
[Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that clouds look down to see forests; when they don’t find them, they go and rain some place else.]