Massive offshore turbine arrays would help us harness hurricanesGeorge Dvorsky2/27/14 12:00pmFiled to: futurismgeoengineeringweather controlhurricaneswind turbinesscience24117EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWhat would happen if a hurricane were to plough through a wind farm consisting of tens of thousands of individual turbines? A Stanford engineer recently ran a computer simulation to find out — and the results were astonishing.Given the often devastating impacts of climate change, the need for effective weather control systems has never been more urgent. It may be a while — if ever — before we partake in geoengineering projects that mitigate the effects of rising carbon dioxide levels, so it may be incumbent upon us to develop such schemes. We've already engaged in cloud-seeding to facilitate rain and snow (a technique that would really help drought-stricken regions like California). And looking ahead the future, we could eventually build a weather machine to create a programmable atmosphere. ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.