Ross N. Hoffman
Unanswered questions about the possibilities of hurricanes and severe tropical storms being controlled or deflected are answered in Ross N. Hoffman’s article, “Controlling Hurricanes”. Every year storms with winds close to 100mph devastate cities and kill thousands all over the world. Hurricane cyclones and typhoons are two of Mother Nature’s most fearful forces.
Astonishingly, researchers believe that these devastating forces of nature can one day be successfully controlled. Using sophisticated weather forecasting models that reproduce integral processes crucial in the development of severe tropical storms. Meteorologists are simulating past storms to help formulate new models to broaden the scope of forecasting these monstrous storms. They have proven that due to even minor changes in their original condition such as air temperature and humidity near the center of the storm its winds can be weakened and also be diverted from the more populated areas. Through complex techniques researchers are learning what modifications it takes to initiate weakening its winds or divert it. If these studies are successful the cycle of a hurricane destroying life and property will one day be decided by meteorologists. If taking control of these killer forces of nature proves possible in the future, serious political problems could arise.
What if introverting causes a storm to hit another country? Untold problems are sure to arise and using the weather as a weapon is the main concern. Highly probable even though the United Nations convention banned such action in the late 70’s before those problems are addressed the methods should be proved an atmospheric phenomenon to enhance rain fall. If the advancement of these techniques go as quickly as hoped modest trials could be instituted in as little as 10 years. Large scale weather control could be instituted through all nations around the globe. Technology and science has come to point...