Monday, October 22, 2007

Scientists a Step Closer to Steering Hurricanes.

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans two years ago,the alarmists put the blame on global warming, predicting that we haven't seen the worst yet.According to these "experts" we would continue to have more and more Katrina type hurricanes....getting worse as the years went by.

It hasn't happened that way. As a matter of fact, the opposite has occurred. Rome,Georgia where I live, is 500 miles from the Gulf of Mexico but the hurricanes that go on there have a significant affect on our weather. A hurricane there results in a heavy rainstorm here.But, instead of heavy rains, we're experiencing a drought.The lack of rain has caused unprecedented problems.The rivers running through Rome are at an all time low.

Now, according to an article at, scientists believe they can now steer hurricanes.
I've no idea if their theory will actually work, but, is it really a good idea?

If, as is stated in 'the butterfly effect': "a butterfly's wings might create tiny changes in the Earth's atmosphere that ultimately cause a tornado to appear" do we really want to be pushing hurricanes around?

People love sticking their grubby little fingers where they don't belong.

Moshe Alamaro, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was quoted as saying:

"The social and legal issues are daunting. If a hurricane were coming towards Miami with the potential to cause damage and kill people, and we diverted it, another town or village hit by it would sue us. They'll say the hurricane is no longer an act of God, but that we caused it."

It's even more complicated than even Alamaro states. He isn't taking places like Rome into consideration. Could Georgia sue MIT for the drought? Georgia, Alabama and Florida have been battling it out for years over water. One more lawsuit won't bother Sonny Purdue.

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