this is really awesome! I love the idea about “harvesting” hurricanes.
I know, right? Hurricanes have been a regular occurrence since they’ve been first documented in the 1600’s. I just wish we were more proactive about them as a source of energy. (See also: TBEWP)
There are all these events taking place in nature that are essentially not being taken advantage or explored. There will always be a demand for energy and there will always be an abundant supply of clean, renewable energy. The challenge comes from the methods of harnessing it either by cost or, mostly, politics. Cost can come down with mass-production. The politics, however, is a veritable vacuum when it comes to adopting progressive means of energy production.
Big Oil invests a great deal of money on propagandizing the negative effects of renewable energy because it’s a threat to their business model. But, as world events can affect the price of gasoline at the local gas pump, it would be in our best interests to pursue other avenues of supplying localized energy independent of the global supply…especially the kind that doesn’t impose a large-scale man-made natural disaster and/or loss of human life.
The remnants are too long lasting.