A video of a man, filmed in a mobile home park in Florida’s Palm Bay and shared on Twitter by Florida Today reporter Tyler Vazquez, has prompted a veritable storm of comments due to his take on dealing with hurricane Dorian.
“We have a Navy. Why don’t the Navy come and drop ice in the warm water so that it can’t go as fast as it’s going. There’s got to be a way to combat instead of just standing and pointing a finger – it’s getting worse. Yah, we know it’s getting worse. But you tell us: ‘Oh, it’s warm weather. Oh, it’s the wind’. But we have an Air Force. Drive some airplanes around to get the winds go in the opposite way”, the man suggested.
The video, which has been viewed over one million times by the time of publication has garnered hundreds of comments and re-tweets. Some could not believe he was serious and suspected him of trolling the situation.
Is he trolling?— Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon (@alemzs) September 2, 2019
What if we’re the crazy ones? 🧐— Emilios San Cristóbal (@Chriscowan626) September 2, 2019
Others began discussing the idea from a “practical” point of view.
Hmm, how much ice would you need to cool down a body of water like the ATLANTIC FUCKING OCEAN? 🤔— b easy (@b35916984) September 2, 2019
Some joked that it was ICE (the Immigration and Customs Enforcement) that should be involved.
wait this is a brilliant idea, drop ICE in the middle of the ocean! perfect!— Ross Lafontaine (@RossLafontaine) September 2, 2019
Grammy-winning rapper Ice-T appeared to take it personally.
This guy is a Whitehouse adviser Right? https://t.co/GEQSvaKtBI— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) September 2, 2019
US President Donald Trump was almost immediately brought up in the discussions.
He should be Trump's Secretary of Defense— Marcus (@ScurvyMeerkat) September 2, 2019
At some point, it all turned into a roast party.
This sounds like something from Futurama 😂— Relaxing Sky ❁ (@RelaxingSky) September 2, 2019
@bustedcoverage FINALLY SOMEBODY HAS THE BALLS TO SAY IT— Chris Burns (@chris_burns65) September 2, 2019
Bring some ice. Like it’s a weekend cocktail party. The navy gots lots of ice. Just chop it of them meltin’ glaciers up deah up north?— Jeremy Taggart (@Taggart7) September 2, 2019
ahhh, so THATS why we needed to buy Greenland?!— Jonathan Crisman (@jdcrisman) September 2, 2019
One commenter, however, suggested a scientific explanation for why this was impossible.
This is an interesting science question. Based on the amount of energy a hurricane, and the amount of energy in a gallon of jet fuel, it would take all the jets in the world flying in circles about 2,700 years to counteract ONE DAY of hurricane energy.— Jacob Moschler (@scallop_shell) September 2, 2019