The Story of Nuclear Winter


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6 Aug 2022 – In the event of a nuclear war, smoke and soot, lofted into the stratosphere by nuclear firestorms and spread around the world by jet-streams, would block enough sunlight to create a ‘nuclear winter’, devastating global agriculture.

Scientists predict that the resulting famine and civilizational collapse would kill most people on Earth. This video tells the story of this discovery. It’s a story of how the world learnt that nuclear war’s impacts were even worse than we previously thought, but it’s also a story of hope, of scientific discovery, collaboration and outreach bringing about positive political change. After all, it was the bilateral scientific acceptance of nuclear winter which helped persuade both Gorbachev and Reagan to reduce their nuclear arsenals. Decades after that reduction of arsenals, Nuclear Winter has unfortunately faded from public consciousness.


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One Response to “The Story of Nuclear Winter”

  1. PanatomicX says:

    What about Microwave Summer? How many terawatts of microwave energy are dumped into our atmosphere by Early Warning Radar systems throughout the world? We may have been looking in all the wrong places to explain climate change.