Fighting Climate Change By Nuking Hurricanes

Trump suggested nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting U.S., Axios

"During one hurricane briefing at the White House, Trump said, "I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them?" according to one source who was there. "They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can't we do that?" the source added, paraphrasing the president's remarks. Asked how the briefer reacted, the source recalled he said something to the effect of, "Sir, we'll look into that." Trump replied by asking incredulously how many hurricanes the U.S. could handle and reiterating his suggestion that the government intervene before they make landfall. The briefer "was knocked back on his heels," the source in the room added. "You could hear a gnat fart in that meeting. People were astonished. After the meeting ended, we thought, 'What the f---? What do we do with this?'"

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Keith's note: As best as I can understand the physics of nuking a hurricane, you'd need to drop a bunch of nukes to have any effect (if any) and that it would not be much. But the net result of using any nukes on a a hurricane would be to create a nuclear contaminated hurricane that would spread nasty things far and wide. But there is a bright side. We could use the hurricane nuking as a geoengineering test for Elon Musk's proposed plans to nuke Mars as part of a terraforming plan.

Why don't we try to destroy tropical cyclones by nuking them ?, NOAA

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