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Cool those Hot Winds Down

Cooling the Hot Winds that create in the Desert Lands off the West Coast of Africa will cut down the Storms they turn into once those Hot winds reach into the Atlantic. Build channels into the deserts.

Submitted by in Sep 2012

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  1. Beyond the simple impossibility of accomplishing the proposed "channels" there is absolutely no reason to believe that this would work.

    Perhaps most importantly of all, the thought of attempting to tinker with climate on a global scale is insane given our current level of knowledge.
    in Sep 2012
  2. Community Member Idea Submitter
    Well lets just let it do as it always does. Who knows maybe the world is flat after all and the moon is made out of cheese as some people believed not so long ago.
    in Sep 2012
  3. Hurricanes are the Earth's natural way of cooling off the earth. This would be more disastrous than imaginable to block such a natural process
    in Oct 2012
  4. In all fairness I am not a 'Meteorologist' and am not qualified to address the merits of the posted solution above.I suppose we all have a bad moment or two. What I can appreciate is that Community Member had an idea and at least it got posted some only vote negative on others ideas. Here are but a few ideas; When all of the connections are properly reinforced, hurricane-caused loads can be effectively transferred from the affected area of the building to the ground.The important connections are:Roof to upper floor walls Upper walls to lower walls Lower walls to main floor Main floor to foundation, Metal brackets and straps are used to strengthen these connections. To be effective, these brackets and straps should be attached at the studs and rafters, not to the plywood sheathing. The entire structure can be bolted to its foundation using anchor bolts along the foundation sill.There are many types of connection brackets available. The size and quantity of connectors is determined according to design loads and local building codes and requirements. Roof failures are a common cause of major damage to buildings and their contents in the high winds of a hurricane. If a roof is breached, winds can more easily damage the rest of a structures continuous load path.There are mitigation measures that can be taken to reduce potential roof damage.A hip roof is sloped on all sides, resulting in a lower profile and more wind-resistant design. Gable roofs are sloped on two sides; the high profile ends of a gable roof present large surface areas to the full force of the wind. In new construction and/or roof replacement in high-wind hazard areas, installing a hip roof increases the strength of the roof framing and its resistance to wind.The framing at the ends of a gable roof can be braced to resist the wind and reduce the risk of roof failure.Gable bracing often consists of 2x4s placed in an X pattern at both ends of the attic. They are secured from the top center of the end gable to the bottom of the brace of the fourth truss, and from the bottom center of the gable to the peak of the roof. Nails or screws designed for roofing applications, anchored in the underlying rafter or truss according to building codes, enhance the stability of the roof sheathing.A garage door is the largest potential breach point of a structure. Winds entering through a failed garage door can blow out doors, windows, walls, and the roof of the garage.Reinforcing a garage door with metal bars and brackets helps protect the garage and its contents as well as the entire structure by increasing its resistance to high-wind pressure.A residential safe room built within a secure structure can provide protection to individuals and their families from the high winds and flying debris associated with hurricanes. Properly constructed residential safe rooms built to the standards of FEMA 320: Taking Shelter from the Storm, provide near absolute protection that reduces the risk of injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds.It is often possible to convert existing interior rooms into safe rooms. Have your emergency kit with food and water, especially grilled-cheese sandwichs on hand during the event. Just applying several of these suggestions may lessen the hardships after the incident event.
    in Nov 2012

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