This isn't a blog about politics or even my opinions, but I'm going to go on the record and say nuking hurricanes is a bad idea. This seems like a silly thing to say, but here we are, having a national discussion about it, and why it is a bad idea. It's worth noting our sitting president suggested multiple times according to Axios, that suggested nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting the U.S..
A lot of people are clowning this idea (because it's patently stupid), but it's not entirely wrong, rather a problem of scale. We simply do not have enough nuclear weapons on the planet to end all hurricanes. If truly want to nuke our way out of hurricanes, we'll have to invest a lot more into Nuclear weapons. No more earth = no more hurricanes. Checkmate, hurricanes.
Jokes aside, Axios may not be the household name, nor even my go-to source for journalism and Trump denies it, but it is believable. Let us consider that this is fresh on the heels of Trump asserts, "I could win that war in a week. I just don’t want to kill 10 million people". Then there are the long-standing reports that Trump asked multiple times why can't use nukes? multiple times and would use nuclear weapons in response to a terrorist attack by ISIS. Even if the latest is "fake news," the other accusations are damning enough.
"The biggest problem we have is nuclear ... having some maniac, having some madman go out and get a nuclear weapon." - Donald Trump, 2016
I couldn't agree more. This is clearly a person who is unfit to be given responsibility for the most destructive weapon humankind has created. As the great political journal of our age, TeenVogue*, wrote, "Yes, Trump could instigate a nuclear war without anyone stopping him."
We are all at the mercy of a tweet.
*Not a satirical comment.