I'm in New Zealand, and so I do hear about Australia drying up quite often. So I started thinking about what the government will do to fix this and I really couldn't think of a quick permanent solution. Then I thought wouldn't it have been interesting had Australia been as lush and resourceful as North America - especially considering two factors: colonized by Europeans and a very large land mass. So then I began to compare Australia to the USA, why is USA lush green and Australia dry red, I first thought about it's location and I didn't see that being an issue, so why is it a huge desert, but the answer is pretty obvious right? Mountains. If only Australia had huge mountainous ranges, it could feed rivers into lakes and oceans, generating a cooler climate in southern regions and tropical climates in the northern, creating a good range of temperature for a variety of crops, animals, etc. But my first question is, can a mountainous range be man-made? How long until the new effects start? And probably most importantly, where would you put the mountain range on Australia for it to work? Does anyone think this could work?