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Why not bomb a hurricane? NOAA gets asked about it all the time

(CNN)It seems so unfair. In our endless human quest to control everything, the weather has heretofore eluded us. Why can't we make rain? Why can't we stop earthquakes?Why can't we nuke hurricanes into submission?According to a report, President Donald Trump once suggested that the US could try dropping a nuclear bomb into the eye of an approaching hurricane to... knock it off its course? Scare it away? Who knows. (For the record, the President has denied he ever suggested such a thing.)It's a frequently asked questionTo be clear, Trump would be far from the only person to ever suggest it. Dennis Feltgen, public affairs officer for the National Hurricane Center, says he gets between three and four dozen emails every hurricane season from co ...