[extropy-chat] nuclear winter's back
aiguy at comcast.net
Wed Dec 13 03:15:32 UTC 2006
Hey now here's an thought.
What about using nuclear weapons nuclear winter effect to offset global
We could probably set them off far enough out under the middle of the ocean
that that significant
fallout wouldn't even reach land.
Radical perhaps but using one environmental disaster to counter another
sounds crazy enough to work.
Who says two wrongs can't make a right?
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Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] nuclear winter's back
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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