US President Donald Trump has several times suggested Homeland Security officials to consider using nuclear bombs to deal with hurricanes. About this publication Axios told a source who personally heard these statements of the president.
During one of the hurricane briefings, Trump said: “They are starting to form off the coast of Africa. When they move across the Atlantic Ocean, we drop a bomb in the eye of the storm, and this destroys it. Why can’t we do this? ”
According to the source, after that there was silence in the hall: “People were amazed. After the meeting, we thought: what the …? What shall we do with this? ” The US President raised the same topic in 2017.
It should be noted that the American president is not the first to put forward such an idea. Scientists believe that a nuclear explosion will not affect the formation of a hurricane. And the danger of moving the radioactive fallout is too high to conduct any field experiments.