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Old Yesterday, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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If a school age kid asked the question, yeah, he read it somewhere and it is understandable.

When the guy with the actual code to the nukes asks this..... it's a problem.

I'm not a meteorologist and I'm not a nuclear scientist, heck, I'm not even president, and yet, somehow, I know this is not a good idea.
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Old Yesterday, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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If Trump says we can do this there probably is some truth to it. But it sounds risky. It would be much easier, after we buy Greenland from Denmark, to tow the thing to the Caribbean where it would cool the waters and prevent hurricanes from every forming in the first place.
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Old Yesterday, 08:13 PM
 
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If Trump says we can do this there probably is some truth to it. But it sounds risky. It would be much easier, after we buy Greenland from Denmark, to tow the thing to the Caribbean where it would cool the waters and prevent hurricanes from every forming in the first place.
Cool... just make sure you have Hank Johnson riding shotgun so the damned thing doesn't tip over!!!
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Old Yesterday, 08:16 PM
 
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If Trump says we can do this there probably is some truth to it. But it sounds risky. It would be much easier, after we buy Greenland from Denmark, to tow the thing to the Caribbean where it would cool the waters and prevent hurricanes from every forming in the first place.
This is sarcasm correct?
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Old Yesterday, 08:32 PM
 
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you know the nuke would create a vortex that would interrupt the circular motion at high altitude but then what about the radiation fall out


but i do like the ice cube idea too
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Old Yesterday, 08:42 PM
 
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I guess we can file this in the “how dumb can he be” file. The guy’s a waste of space.
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Old Yesterday, 08:48 PM
 
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Anonymous sources, lmao. Actually, this idea is floated around every few years. And, who was the CEO who wanted to pump ice water into the ocean. There is nothing wrong with brainstorming. But again, anonymous sources... blah blah blah.
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Old Yesterday, 09:08 PM
 
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Here's why it won't work:

Hurricane: 5 x 10^19 joules per day total energy
One megaton atomic bomb: 4 x 10^15 joules

The hurricane has 10,000 times the energy of an atomic bomb. If we set one off the hurricane would say, "Did you just hear a mouse fart?"
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Old Yesterday, 09:46 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I don't know if he said it, but it sounds like something he would just be plausibly dumb enough to say. Wouldn't surprise me at all.
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Old Yesterday, 09:47 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Here's why it won't work:

Hurricane: 5 x 10^19 joules per day total energy
One megaton atomic bomb: 4 x 10^15 joules

The hurricane has 10,000 times the energy of an atomic bomb. If we set one off the hurricane would say, "Did you just hear a mouse fart?"
Not to mention the small issue of radioactive fallout being blown on shore in all kinds of inhabited places.
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