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The NOAA Explains Why We Don’t Just Nuke Hurricanes

Hurricane Sandy
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has finally answered a question they heard before Hurricane Sandy hit, and they’ve heard before every other impending hurricane: Can’t we just nuke it?The answer is no. It would take a 10-megaton nuke every 20 minutes to have even some impact on a hurricane, and even then it wouldn’t really affect the storm, because it doesn’t affect air pressure.

Now you know!

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