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With India and Pakistan both holding arsenals of nuclear weapons, and the two nations locked in seemingly endless hostility over disputed Kashmir, a team of U.S. experts warns that even a limited nuclear war between them could cause a near-global threat to the Earth’s atmosphere and the human life it protects.
An exchange of even small-scale atomic bomb attacks by the two nations, the experts say, would create a vast hole in the layer of ozone that fills the upper atmosphere and protects life below from damaging - even deadly - ultraviolet radiation.
A nuclear war between the two countries involving about 50 relatively small nuclear warheads, each with the power of the Hiroshima bomb, would touch off violent chemical reactions in the stratosphere. Up to three-quarters of the ozone above the Earth’s far northern latitudes . . would be destroyed.
Originally posted by FRIGHTENER
reply to post by infinite
I would have to say that anyone who even considers using nuclear
weapons has got to be psychotic, delusional, insane and stupid. STUPID!
If there has to be war, at all, ever, then i think it should be done like in
the days of honor. Their two best fighters square-off, man-to-man, hand-
to-hand, NO weapons! Not to the death, either, just till one "gives", and
the winner makes the ruling on the dispute.
Originally posted by Quantum_Squirrel
Yeah the tests havn't effected us at all have they ? i mean the climate of the whole planet hasnt changed or anything like that now has it ... /endsarcasm.
Over the course of the day, prevailing winds blew 520 million tons of ash eastward across the United States and caused complete darkness in Spokane, Washington, 250 miles from the volcano. Mount St. Helens Eruption