Sources reportedly told Axios that President Donald Trump may have suggested using nuclear weapons to disrupt the formation of hurricanes.
The page that appears on The Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory attempts to answer the question "Why don't we try to destroy tropical cyclones by nuking them?"
In short, Christopher Landsea, a former research meteorologist with the Hurricane Research Division of the Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory at NOAA, said that aside from the deadly radioactive fallout, there simply isn't enough energy in even a large nuclear explosive to alter a large hurricane.
Additionally, of the 80 or so tropical waves or depressions that form every year, only around five actually develop into hurricanes. Attempting to bomb each depression would be an inefficient way to prevent possible hurricanes.
Here is the answer as it appears on what appears to be a NOAA FAQ page created in 2014:
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