Trump science: US leader wants to stop hurricanes with nuclear bombs

Trump science: US leader wants to stop hurricanes with nuclear bombs

- President Donald Trump has allegedly been considering nuclear bombs in a bid to stop hurricanes from reaching America

- A report has revealed that the US leader has mentioned the idea numerous times, including with a senior administration official

- However critics are adamant that the idea will not only fail to disrupt a storm, but will also cause massive damage to the environment

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Donald Trump has been seriously considering using nuclear bombs in an attempt to stop hurricanes from reaching America.

Axios reports that the US President has taken a somewhat controversial approach to stop the damage caused by hurricanes in his country, with a White House source claiming that he had asked:

"Why don't we nuke them? 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?"

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The idea had been put forward during the Eisenhower administration during the 1950s, but the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is adamant that a nuclear explosion would fail to alter a storm, resulting in major environmental damage instead.

A senior official insisted that the president's proposal was not something to be alarmed about, with his end goal attempting to prevent a 'catastrophic hurricane' from reaching the country, which is 'not bad', reports IOL.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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