A US scientific agency has said that the idea of using nuclear weapons to eliminate hurricanes or hurricane is not correct.
The company said this following reports that President Trump had said that this option should be reviewed.
According to the Axios news website, President Trump has asked many National Security Advisers about his prospects, but President Trump has declined such a suggestion.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the national, maritime and environmental administration, said the results would be “devastating”.
Hurricanes usually affect the eastern United States and often cause catastrophic events.
This is not the first time this idea has been considered. Following the news of Trump’s proposal, Twitter has launched a hashtag titled ‘That’s How the Apocalypse Started’.
What will be the impact of nuclear weapons on hurricanes?
According to the news website Axios, President Trump said why the US could not drop a bomb in the eye of the storm to prevent it from coming to Earth.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOA), the use of nuclear weapons on a storm ‘does not cause the storm to bend and the resulting radioactive radiation will bring stormy winds to Earth more quickly.’
The difficulty of using explosives to replace a hurricane is the amount of windmill used to break the storm, he said.
The rate at which a hurricane comes out is the equivalent of a ten-megaton nuclear bomb that explodes every twenty minutes.
He added that even if the mechanical force of the bomb was equal to the intensity of the storm, it would be a big task to focus half of that force at a particular point somewhere under the sea.
“It’s not worthwhile to target the weak tropical waves or even the air pressure before a hurricane,” Noa says.
“About 80 of these kinds of anxiety are generated in the Atlantic every year, of which only about five become hurricanes,” he says. There is no way to predict in advance which sea breeze will take the form of a hurricane. ‘
Since when has this idea been circulating?
The idea of targeting a hurricane with a nuclear bomb has been patrolling since the 1950’s when a government scientist voiced the idea.
During a speech at the National Press Club in 1961, Francis Reichldorfer of the US Weather Bureau said he could ‘imagine the possibility that one day there would be a nuclear bomb blown off a hurricane somewhere in the ocean. Will go. ‘
According to National Geographic, he added that when we know what we are doing, the Weather Bureau will start receiving nuclear bombs.
Nova says this kind of idea tips usually come in the hurricane season.
George Washington University professor Sharon Skawasoni says the idea originated in the 1950’s Plosives program when government researchers developed a ‘strange and slightly eccentric list of nuclear weapons’.
In nearly 20 years, the United States tested 31 bombs in 27 nuclear tests to test whether the US arsenal could be used to dig a canal or quarry, or to build ports for ships.
Professor Skawasoni told the BBC that the idea was abandoned when the dangers of radiation became more apparent. In addition, he said that recent international agreements prevent the United States from using nuclear weapons on any hurricane.
In recent years, several similar ideas were revealed, one of which appeared on the Facebook event in 2017, in which American gun owners were told to shoot and fire Hurricane Irma with “Afghan weapons.”
55,000 people signed up for the event, and one Florida sheriff issued a stern warning on Twitter: “You won’t be able to turn it around and have dire consequences.”
What is the Hurricane season in the United States?
The hurricane season in the Atlantic starts from June 1 and ends in November. Its Shabbat arrives in the month when sea temperatures are highest.
Tropical Storm Doreen is currently heading to the Caribbean, and is predicted to become a hurricane on Tuesday and will pose a threat to the American island of Puerto Rico in the coming days.
When the BBC discovered, a spokeswoman for the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the agency’s focus was on Doreen and that it ignored ‘the subject of the hurricane and nuclear weapons’ under Nova Guidelines.
Nova warned earlier this month that conditions are now more favorable for hurricane activity than usual. It predicts 10 to 17 hurricanes to be named, of which five to nine will become hurricanes while two to four major hurricanes will prove.
So far, four named storms have been born in the sea, including Andrea, Barry, Chantal, and Doreen.