Startup Says Its Tech Can Kill Hurricanes Before They Get Strong
A Norwegian company called OceanTherm says it has a novel solution to stopping a hurricane in its tracks: bubbles.
More specifically, it wants to use bubbles to cool down sea temperatures in order to cut off a hurricane’s supply of warm water, according to WFTX. Since hurricanes typically “feed” off waters 80 degrees fahrenheit or higher — allowing them to intensify and grow more dangerous — the idea is that cooling them down would diminish their power.
“I’m an old submariner and knew that the water is colder deeper down in the ocean,” OceanTerm CEO Olav Hollingsaeter told Fast Company last year. “So my thought was, ‘why don’t we use this cold water in the deep sea mixed with the surface water and thereby reduce the sea surface temperature.’”…READ ON
From Katrina to Ida: How US presidents react to climate change and natural disasters (VIDEO)
Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, US presidents have realised that their reactions to natural disasters can make or break them.
A public policy expert analyses the responses of four presidents – from Bush to Biden – to superstorms over the past 16 years, and discusses how their views on climate change have differed._WATCH VIDEO