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If we can't blow the hurricane up...

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Last week during BSR we discussed reports that administration officials had inquired whether we could destroy a hurricane by dropping an H-Bomb on it. Here is a bit of background on that ridiculous concept:

Can a nuclear bomb stop a hurricane? No, it’s a myth that has persisted for decades - from Politifact Florida

https://www.politifact.com/florida/article/2019/aug/26/can-nuclear-bomb-stop-hurricane-no-its-myth-has-pe/

How the U.S. Military Could Stop a Hurricane: Destroy it with a Nuclear Weapon? - National Interest

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/how-the-us-military-could-stop-hurricane-destroy-it-nuclear-22624

And an old favorite... Why don't we try to destroy tropical cyclones by nuking them ? - NOAA

https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/C5c.html

After an intensive investigation, Bomb Shelter Radio is now aware of a new plan to spare Florida from the ravag…