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Don’t Nuke a Hurricane

As the 2019 hurricane season begins, many people have lots of questions. One long-standing questions ‘Can we nuke a hurricane to stop it?‘ recently came up in policy making circles.

In a recent interview in USA Today, Dr. Corene Matyas explains why it would be a bad idea to nuke a hurricane:

Hurricanes produce so much more energy than a single bomb…The scale is a huge mismatch…It would take upward of thousands of explosives to alter a storm’s wind speed…People just don’t understand how energy works and the scale of energy.

Read the whole interview at You can’t nuke a hurricane to stop it, as Trump reportedly suggested. Here’s why in USA Today.