Why Nuking a Hurricane Would Create an Even Bigger Crisis
The hurricane would spread a deadly fallout cloud, killing way more people than a storm ever would.
President Trump allegedly proposed the idea of nuking hurricanes before they make landfall to stop them.
According to the website Axios, the president proposed the idea twice during the G-7 summit over the weekend in France.
"Why don't we nuke them?" he's quoted as saying in a meeting with Homeland Security officials. "We drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can't we do that?"
According to scientists, it would not work in real life.
Experts say nuking a hurricane would actually create a bigger crisis, spreading a deadly fallout cloud far and wide, thus killing more people than a storm ever would.
On Monday, the president denied he suggested nuking hurricanes, calling the idea "ridiculous."
"I never said this," he tweeted. “Just more fake news!"
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