Why Nuking a Hurricane Would Create an Even Bigger Crisis

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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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