The stupidest question EVER?
Via Majikthise (how the hell do you pronounce that, anyway?), this question actually appears on the FAQ on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's website:
Why don't we try to destroy tropical cyclones by nuking them ?NOAA's answer, emphasis added:
During each hurricane season, there always appear suggestions that one should simply use nuclear weapons to try and destroy the storms. Apart from the fact that this might not even alter the storm, this approach neglects the problem that the released radioactive fallout would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas and cause devastating environmental problems. Needless to say, this is not a good idea.There you have it.