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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Small nuclear war could spark global cooling - end global warming

Nukes to the rescue? Not quite. From National Geographic:

 " Even a regional nuclear war could spark "unprecedented" global cooling and reduce rainfall for years, according to U.S. government computer models. Widespread famine and disease would likely follow, experts speculate.

 To see what climate effects such a regional nuclear conflict might have, scientists from NASA and other institutions modeled a war involving a hundred Hiroshima-level bombs, each packing the equivalent of 15,000 tons of TNT—just 0.03 percent of the world's current nuclear arsenal. " 

Then again, maybe global warming isn't that bad. 

Atomic bomb mushroom clouds over Hiroshima (left) and Nagasaki (right)

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