Bill Gates Turns to Fighting Hurricanes

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July 21, 2009

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So what does a semi-retired mega-billionaire philanthropist do with his spare time?

Fight some of the strongest forces mother nature has to produce, of course. NBC’s Today Show did a segment on Friday (clip above) explaining Bill Gates’ patent-pending idea to tame hurricanes before they make landfall.  The project will run on a system of barges planted into the paths of brewing hurricanes. Each barge will pump cold water up from the bottom of the ocean and warm water down from the surface.  In theory, this will cool the surface temperature of the ocean, thus reducing the intensity of the hurricane.

So what do you think? Could this actually work?  Join in on the conversation on the forum HERE or by commenting on this post.

Thanks to gCaptain member, weathersnm, for starting us off!

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