Nuking Hurricanes


  1. I haven’t seen any evidence that the president suggested bombing hurricanes, but . . .
  2. The idea of bombing hurricanes is not new. According to National Geographic, “on October 11, 1961, the head of the U.S. Weather Bureau said he could ‘imagine the possibility someday of exploding a nuclear bomb on a hurricane far at sea.'”
  3. The habit of saying seemingly crazy ideas out loud is something, I think, to be encouraged. Ideas that must have seemed insane the first time someone said them out loud would include “Let’s put a man on the moon,” “Let’s dig a canal across the continent,” etc.

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