Author Topic: Mitigating hurricanes  (Read 1263 times)

librarian

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Mitigating hurricanes
« on: November 09, 2017, 03:06:42 pm »
A serious answer.  I can't open this page at the moment:   www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/C5c.html
The heat release is equivalent to a 10-megaton nuclear bomb exploding every 20 minutes. According to the 1993 World Almanac, the entire human race used energy at a rate of 1013 watts in 1990, a rate less than 20% of the power of a hurricane.

It's got to be one of those Appropriate Technology things.  Build infrastructure that can cope with being pounded by hurricanes, rather than attempt to control them...

Step one: bricks.

USAnia does not seem wholeheartedly to have grasped the story of the Three Little Pigs.