Before Katrina hit New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast I tried to contact the Defense Dept, Senators and Congressmen about my Problem Solving idea of reducing the deadly force of Katrina and all hurricanes by using concussion bombs to weaken the storms while still at sea.
I got no response to my emails from any official or even a secretary. Katrina did severe damage and killed people.
Now Patricia is hitting Mexico and Texas. Again, there was the chance to use concussion bombs on four sides of the storm center, while still at sea, at the right altitudes, to help break up the storm’s power. Those concussion bombs are powerful, and when they explode at high altitude, at sea, no one gets hurt. Just the storm’s power gets hurt.
Would it cost money for the US Air Force to use those bombs? Yes, but think of the lives to be saved, and the property damage to be avoided, not to mention the horrific experience for hundreds of thousands of people and their worried families and friends. The damage costs are far greater than the bombing cost. Insurance companies should be thrilled to help pay the cost to save themselves tens of millions of dollars of insurance claims, depending on what areas are threatened.
Yep, not all hurricanes will be as bad as Katrina. But if no one in the US government responds to citiznes with answers to problems, the problems will go on and on.
Aren’t we “lucky” (note the sarcasm) to live in a country where so many elected and appointed officials enjoy celebrity and essentially a royal existence, while doing essentially nothing of value for any of its citizens?
If you’re at least 35 years old, do you remember the days, years ago, when you would always hear people proudly saying, “We live in a free country!”? I haven’t heard anyone say that in over 20 years.
Concussion bombs are very powerful, but they can be used to save lives and property, not just to destroy property and kill people. If you know the right people who may be willing to listen to you, pass it on! Hurricane-bombing at sea should be given a serious try.
What do you think?
Thank you for your attention to this Blog.
Dr. Ed, your friendly Problem Solver.