posted on Jun, 1 2003 @ 07:07 PM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Despite years of experiments by the federal government and backyard inventors, nothing has worked so far to stop a hurricane
from barreling ashore.
But one Florida inventor hasn't stopped trying.
Businessman Peter Cordani has spent four years researching a way to drop absorbent particles into the eye of a storm to disrupt its spin and suck out
He admits he won't stop any hurricanes, but he believes he could save cities and residents from suffering billions of dollars worth of damage by
gutting the storm's strength.
The U.S. government's Hurricane Research Division studied Cordani's plan and dismissed it as one of the better ideas they've received.
Many of those ideas, including Cordani's, are unrealistic because of their huge expense or because they lack a basic understanding of meteorology or
science, said Hugh Willoughby, a research professor with the International Hurricane Center at Florida International University.
Other ideas are just plain crazy, like the one that suggested blasting a hurricane with a nuclear weapon.