[extropy-chat] nuclear winter's back

Gary Miller 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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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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