In an interview with Tyler Vasquez of Florida Today, an unidentified man suggested the US Navy drop ice in the warm Atlantic Ocean to prevent Dorian (and, perhaps other hurricanes) from moving so quickly.
“I can’t see how they haven’t come up with some kind of way to combat these storms yet,” the man said. “All this warm weather and warm water. “We have a Navy. Why don’t the Navy come and drop ice in the warm water so it can’t get going as fast as it’s going? There’s gotta be ways to combat this instead of just point at the thing and saying, ‘Well, now it’s getting worse!’ Yeah, we know it’s getting worse!”
“You tell us, ‘Oh, it’s the warm weather. Oh, it’s the wind.’ Well, we have an Air Force,” the man added. “Drive some Air Force planes around and get the winds going the opposite way. Get the Navy to in circles to fight it the other way.”
It’s unclear if Trump’s suggestion to nuke hurricanes inspired the man’s ‘brilliant’ idea to drop ice in the ocean to slow a hurricane’s roll, or perhaps, he’s simply a fan of Futurama.
On a more serious note-
Updates: Hurricane Dorian