NOAA Reiterates Explanations on Why Nuking a Hurricane before Landfall is Not Feasible

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has reiterated explanations to quash suggestions of nuking hurricanes. This is because no less than the incumbent president of the United States has been reported to have been contemplating on the idea.

According to news website Axios, Trump has been asking about the nuking idea not just once but several times in the past. Well if the POTUS, who does not believe in the adverse effects of climate change had the good sense to check out the NOAA website, he would have found out for himself why nuking hurricanes is a bad move.

The NOAA has in fact dedicated a specific web page to provide the answers to that particular subject; because even if the idea is absurd, not a few and not just Trump.seem to believe that the “nuke-a-hurricane” suggestion is feasible.

According to reports, every year, concerned citizens have been sending messages to government agencies, proposing the use of nuclear weapons as a means of averting disasters caused by hurricanes. Since news reports have come out that even the U.S. president is also broaching the idea, there is very little chance the myth about nuclear vs. hurricanes, will go away.

The NOAA Reiterates Answers to Why the “Nuke-a-Hurricane” Proposal is Not Sensible

First off, the United State is one of the countries that signed and ratified the international law called “Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty.” This is a pact signed in 1990 by leaders of countries from all over the globe, limiting the use of nuclear weapons for non-military purposes to up to 150 kilotons.

Now the NOAA explains that the main reason why using nuclear explosives to destroy hurricanes is not workable, is because it is impossible to move the huge amount of energy needed to make such actions effective. A hurricane is said to release heat that is equivalent to a 10-megaton nuclear exploding every 20 minutes.

Based on NOAA’s calculation, it would require an application of around half a ton of air on every square yard at the center of the hurricane in order to weaken a Category 5 hurricane down to a Category 2. A hurricane eye measuring 25 miles in diameter, for one, will require about half a billion (500,000,000) tons.

The NOAA finds it difficult to imagine a plausible way of moving that much air around, for whatever intents and purposes.

Most important of all is that nuking a hurricane will only lead to devastating results, if ever such an action would work at all. Radioactive fallout will likely spread quickly as this will be blown away by the tradewinds, causing greater harm and devastations to the environment and everything in it. .

New Research Shows Coffee Can Keep Obesity at Bay

Researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham made a breakthrough after their studies have proven that drinking coffee is a good way of keeping obesity at bay. Coffee as it turns out, promotes the production of Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT) in the body.

BAT is also called “brown fat” because of its brown coloring. It is also called “good fat;” mainly because its chief function is to generate heat for burning calories. The theory which the researchers worked on is that if a body has more “brown fat” reserve, then it burns more calories and reduce excess calories. Excess calories on the other hand, later develop to become the White Adipose Tissue or WAT, the type of human fat that causes obesity.

The Nottingham university researchers therefore conducted an experiment to prove true, the helpful effect of “brown fat” in the human body.

How Researchers Proved that BAT Reduces Excess Calories

It was widely believed before that BAT or “brown fat” is present only in babies and in mammals that go into hibernation. The discovery that it is also present in adults was only recent. Still, “brown fat” present in adult bodies do not occur in large quantities as those present in babies and hibernating mammals.

That is why adults who frequently take in calorie-rich food need to be active in order to generate heat for burning calories. Otherwise, White Adipose Tissues (WAT), commonly known as human fat develops, being products of excessive calories stored in the body. Continuous storing of calories without burning will then lead to obesity.

In order to prove that coffee can encourage the production of “brown fat,” the University of Nottingham researchers started their experiment with a series of stem cells. Once they zeroed in on the right dose to introduce as “brown fat” stimulant, they moved on to humans in testing the “brown fat stimulating-effects of coffee.

Using the non-invasive thermal imaging technique which the University of Nottingham researchers pioneered back in 2012, they were able to trace the body’s brown fat reserves, as starting point.

 

 

Professor Michael Symonds of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Science at the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham co-directed this current study. It is worth mentioning that Professor Symonds also directed the 2012 pioneering work on the thermal imaging technique designed to locate BAT inside the body.

That being the case, the research team was able to immediately locate the BAT reserve in the neck region of the individual who drank coffee as part of the testing process. The goal was to determine if after drinking coffee, the thermal reading will show indications that the BAT reserve in the individual’s neck became hotter.

Inasmuch as the results were positive, they were able to prove that drinking coffee can indeed stimulate activation of the BAT or “brown fat reserve”

According to Professor Symonds, the next research work they will embark on is to ascertain if caffeine content was the primary component acting as stimulus, or if any other component of coffee acted as a stimulant.