Discussing hurricanes Trump said, "I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them?

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    It's true look it up to wait you believe any thing this idiot says.
     
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    Good question!

    Actually I just do it because it gets your knickers in a painful twist.
     
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    Occasionally it does.

    But not often enough.

    Not strong enough to clean up the shit and kill the rats.

    epic fail, that, but since hurricanes are registered in Florida to vote as Democrats that comes as no surprise.
     
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    Republicans aren’t afraid of the radiation because they insist the wind from the hurricane will just blow it away.
     
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    You're right, Eisenhower asked that same question. But, that was when nuclear weapons were in their infancy, and we didn't know that much about them yet.

    Over the years, with all the tests the scientists ran on nukes, one thing they figured out was that it was a REALLY bad idea. Why? Because a subsurface burst would cause a tsunami and radiate the water badly, while not having much effect on what is going on above the water.

    Surface bursts, while they don't radiate the water as badly as a subsurface burst, they still do a lot of damage, and probably won't have much effect on the hurricane as their eyes are 19 to 40 miles across, and that would require several nukes blowing up on the surface at the same time. And, yes, a surface burst would also cause a tsunami.

    Air bursts don't leave that much residual radiation, but they do have a HUGE blast radius and large shockwave. An air burst would be the thing to stop a hurricane because of the blast radius and shockwave, but there is a problem here as well. While air burst don't leave much in the way of residual radiation, that is because all the radiation is initially released in the explosion. Why is it such a bad idea? Because you are sending nuclear radiation into rain and wind speeds of 70 plus mph. Probably one of the fastest ways to pollute the ocean.

    Yeah, the idea has been around since Eisenhower, but we've known for a long time (since the 60's I think) that nuking a hurricane is disaster waiting to happen.
     
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