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Reports: Trump Suggested Using Nukes to Stop Hurricanes

HeadlineAug 26, 2019

President Trump is denying he suggested using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes, after Axios reported he raised the question multiple times at meetings with national security officials. According to a source present at one such meeting, Trump said, “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 idea of nuking hurricanes has been around since at least the Eisenhower era, despite scientists confirming it would not work. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has published a fact sheet entitled “Tropical Cyclone Myths Page” in which it debunks the idea.

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