Donald Trump asked about 'nuking hurricanes'
The President of the United States has yet again raised eyebrows and concerns, after he suggested that the military launch nuclear strikes on hurricanes threatening the US.
Mr Trump has reportedly 'suggested multiple times' to security experts to look into the proposal, claimed an Axios report. According to the US news site, sources close to the White House said Mr Trump asked "why don't we nuke them?" during a briefing on the deadly storms.
The source claimed that, the president suggested dropping a bomb "into the eye of the hurricane", while they were out in the Atlantic.
While the idea sounds wild, it's not a new suggestion. Claims that the use of nuclear weapons could disrupt storms have been around since the 1960s. However, scientists have dismissed the idea as ineffective and highly dangerous.
Experts say that nuclear weapons may not actually disrupt hurricanes but would instead, spread large amounts of radioactive fallout into the atmosphere.
Such blasts would not only produce large EMPs (Electro Magnetic Pulses), which would knock out electrical and power systems over large areas; but threaten Africa, Europe and even the United States with toxic radiation.
The White House refused to comment on the discussion.