Scoop: Trump suggested nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting U.S.
Anonymous sources claim the following:
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?'"
@realDonaldTrump Responds: FAKE NEWS
The story by Axios that President Trump wanted to blow up large hurricanes with nuclear weapons prior to reaching shore is ridiculous. I never said this. Just more FAKE NEWS!
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There are even stranger ideas for how to take down a tropical cyclone than bombing it with a nuclear warhead, as President Trump suggested.
Nuking Hurricanes: The Surprising History of a Really Bad Idea - November 2016
Hurricane season comes to an end today, but the myth of bombing Mother Nature into submission endures.
Subject: C5c) Why don’t we try to destroy tropical cyclones by nuking them? NOAA Hurricane Research Division
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.
Hurricane Hacking: The Department of Homeland Security enters the weather modification business - 2008
- Limited scale field tests:
- Salt Seeding Tests
- Carbon Black Aerosol (CBA)
- Upper Ocean Cooling
- Ion Generators
- Monolayer Films
US military discusses future of Weather Warfare despite ENMOD ban - 1997
Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty - OCTOBER 10, 1963
The Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT) is the abbreviated name of the 1963 Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water, which prohibited all test detonations of nuclear weapons except for those conducted underground. It is also abbreviated as the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT) and Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (NTBT), though the latter may also refer to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which succeeded the PTBT for ratifying parties.
Reed, Jack. “Some Speculations on the Effects of Nuclear Explosions on Hurricanes” page 78, Proceedings of the second plowshare symposium - 1959
Eyes in Outer Space 1959 - Cloud Seeding Hurricanes by Walt Disney
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