El Nino may save us from hurricanes caused by global warming in the near future, since An El Nino is an extreme warming of the ocean waters in the Pacific that affects weather conditions worldwide. NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association) reports that the current, weak El Nino will last into 2007. This has already helped to mitigate the effects of climate change and make the Atlantic hurricane season milder than expected. Just like the sun, El Nino may be giving us a reprieve. The question is, will we use this time productively?
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Meteorologists are trying come up with ways to calm down hurricanes. One method would be to blast them with a nuclear weapon. “The answer to that is a hurricane is bad enough without making it radioactive,” says Hugh Willoughby, of the International Hurricane Center. “The only benefit would be is it would glow in the dark and it would be a lot easier to see at night.” But Peter Cordani of Dyn-O-Mat, who invented an absorbent powder that can make a thundercloud release rain, thinks he can solve the hurricane problem too.
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