Hurricanes destroy hundreds of miles of coastal land every year, only to work their way inland displacing families, destroying homes, and devastating the local ecology.
Backed by Microsoft Co-Founder, Bill Gates, a team of weather scientist has devised a means of stopping hurricanes miles before they can reach land. The inventors of this hurricane stopping system recently applied for patents that detail a system of ocean based pumps, which use water from the ocean floor to reduce tropical water temperatures that fuel these dangerous hurricanes.
“Is it plausible? Yes,” said Frank Marks, director of hurricane research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Is it possible? Maybe. Realistic? I just can’t answer that.”
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