President Donald Trump seemed to belive he had come up with a very brilliant solution to hurricanes that no one ever had thought of before.
“I got it. I got it. Why don’t we nuke them?” he asked the listeners during a White House press briefing, according to a source who was present and paraphrased the president’s words to Axios.
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“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?”
Immediately, everyone appeared to be so astonished at the suggestion. “You could clearly hear a gnat fart in that meeting hall. People were shocked,” the source said.
It doesn’t appear this was an isolated idea either. Donald Trump also raised the suggestion in another conversation that was outlined in a 2017 National Security Council memo. According to reports, President Trump has suggested multiple times to senior Homeland Security and national security officials that they explore the options of using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes from hitting the United States. We know how he love America.
Apperently, the president is asking why hurricanes couldn’t be bombed.
The White House refused to comment on this but a senior administration official tried to make it sound less bad than it actually is. According to the official, “His goal—to keep a catastrophic hurricane from hitting the mainland—is not bad,”.
The idea that seems straight out of a big-budget Hollywood disaster movie isn’t as strange as it may sound and has been raised by others in the past, Axios notes. The issue is discussed enough that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has even published an explanation on its website about why it would be a bad idea to nuke a hurricane:
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During each hurricane season, there always appear suggestions that one should simply use nuclear weapons to try and destroy the storms. Apart from the fact that this might not even alter the storm, this approach neglects the problem that the released radioactive fallout would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas and cause devastating environmental problems. Needless to say, this is not a good idea.