[extropy-chat] nuclear winter's back
thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Dec 12 04:12:10 UTC 2006
SYDNEY: Even a small-scale, regional nuclear war could produce as
many fatalities as all of World War II and disrupt the global climate
for a decade or more, U.S. researchers have found.
"With the exchange of 100 [hiroshima-sized] weapons as posed in this
scenario, the estimated quantities of smoke generated could lead to
global climate anomalies exceeding any changes experienced in
recorded history," said co-author Alan Robock, of Rutgers Univeristy
in New Jersey. "And that's just 0.03 per cent of the total explosive
power of the current world nuclear arsenal."
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