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SmartPlanet: Busting hurricanes with ocean cooling pumps

A climate scientist at Stanford University's Carnegie Institute is trying to cool the seas to weaken hurricanes and minimize the death and destruction they bring.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

A climate scientist at Stanford University's Carnegie Institute is trying to cool the seas to weaken hurricanes and minimize the death and destruction they bring. In research funded by Bill Gates, Ken Caldeira is developing ocean cooling pumps to cool waters in areas where hurricanes occur. These powerful storms are fueled by warm water so cooling the surface of the ocean even by just a few degrees has the potential to radically diminish their power.

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