In August 2019, President Donald Trump asked senior Homeland Security and national security officials to look into using nuclear bombs to “stop hurricanes from hitting the US,” Axios reported.
After the Axios report, Trump denied ever making those claims.
Now, a congresswoman has introduced a bill that would prohibit the president from using nukes on hurricanes. Rep. Sylvia Garcia said that was in direct response to Trump’s statements.
Hurricane experts have said that detonating nuclear bombs in a hurricane would do very little to disrupt it.
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A bill that would prohibit the president or any other federal agency from using nuclear weapons to alter “weather patterns or addressing climate change,” was introduced in Congress on June 1, The Washington Post reported.
The proposal is part of the Climate Change and Hurricane Correlation and Strategy Act, which was introduced by Rep. Sylvia Garcia. The bill also requires “the Administration to produce a report to Congress every 5 years on how the United States plans to combat the increasing hurricane activity due to climate change,” according to a statement on Garcia’s website. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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