Say, that's a great question ... maybe my town can procure this relic Cold War cannon to use whenever those pesky dust devils show up in the neighborhood! (sarc)
Thankfully this dumb idea will never get traction, even if we are the dumbest generation to ever live.
Hey, let’s ban all guns and nuke storms!
People have utterly lost their minds.
Sure, why not? What could possibly go wrong?
File this one with the clods who wanted to build a new Panama Canal by using nukes to blow away the lower half of Nicaragua back in the 70’s.
Employing starships to defuse them with tractor beams is much more eco-friendly.....
That was actually proposed for the first time back in the 1960s.
Seed them with sand.
when I worked at NASA ( along time ago now) they were doing wind tunnel tests to see if the back drafts from various explosions could disrupt tornadoes before they got to large.....data suggested that it would not be a very efficient method. stupid ideas have been around for a long time
HAARP works better.
That was actually proposed back in the 1950’s
In more practical terms, one of the few things we know can make a hurricane *stronger* is, of all things, plankton.
This is because a large plankton bloom can warm surface water up by just a degree or two. Which can increase the intensity of a hurricane by a category.
So how can we achieve just the opposite, to cool down the surface temperatures over a few square miles?
Some years ago, a scientist noted that seawater has a few millimeters of much warmer water on its surface, that significantly reduces evaporation. He figured that if you could spray the surface over a large area with water, it would break up this “blanket”, and evaporation would jump.
At the same time, evaporation also lowers water temperature.
His idea was to install vertical windmills on floating platforms, that would pump seawater high up in the air in a fine spray, which when it rained down would break up the “blanket.”
But on a more practical note, have you ever seen the high arc of water created by a fire fighting tugboat?
Imagine if you had a dozen fast boats, each with a powerful pump on board, whose purpose was to line up in the projected path of a hurricane, spray water for a few hours, then get out of there before the hurricane showed up.
While it is unlikely that such an effort couldn’t stop a hurricane, if it could just reduce its intensity by a category, it could save many millions of dollars in damage, and who knows how many lives?
We should have nuked the leak from Deepwater Horizon, IMHO.
Drop a single bag of cottonballs. Exactly the same effect.
What could be worse that a cat. 5 hurricane? A radioactive cat. 5 hurricane