[extropy-chat] nuclear winter's back

Thomas Thomas at thomasoliver.net
Tue Dec 12 20:12:34 UTC 2006

Damien Broderick wrote:

>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."

    Kucinich's knuckles hit the podium like a drumroll as he says he
    will "cause the U.S. to work toward total nuclear disarmament...."  

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