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What a Nuclear War would do to Climate

Ho Hum Nuclear Winter Overcoming Bias 22 Dec 09 “……The effects of a war involving the entire current global nuclear arsenal … [include] a global average surface cooling of –7°C to –8°C persists for years, and after a decade the cooling is still –4°C (Fig. 2). … Cooling of more than –20°C occurs over large areas of North America and of more than –30°C over much of Eurasia, including all agricultural regions.So, the first news about nuclear winter was shocking enough to induce cold war adversaries to agree to big cuts.

Today we know the situation is even worse – not only is nuclear winter easier than we thought to trigger, but more nations now have big enough arsenals to trigger it. Yet today there is far less international discussion or momentum to prevent such disaster. Why the difference?

Overcoming Bias : Ho Hum Nuclear Winter

December 23, 2009 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change | , ,

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