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Originally posted by Klepto
the only time I could understand that this would occur is if a fanatic could benefits by their own demise and the demise of the result of civilisation. I am sure there are extremists out there like that, but this would have to be an extremist who has access to the correct science to accomplish this - a Mad Scientist if you will.
Originally posted by NashKat
Didn't the Russians at one point have plans to build a ship that was a big nuke and have it patrol the worlds oceans in case they were going to lose in a nuclear exchange w/ the US? I think I heard about it on the History Channel but i could be wrong. It was supposed to throw enough fallout water into the atmosphere that the earth would be uninhabitable. The Russians decided against the idea thankfully.
[edit on 2-9-2004 by NashKat]
Originally posted by rai76
Last night I was speaking with a friend and he tried to convince me that that it is possible with current technology to develop one bom that can destroy earth. I told him that I couldn't believe that, but he was pretty much convinced. He told me that they could or maybe already build a nuclear bomb that can destroy everything.
Is this true....does for example the US have such a bomb and president Bush only have to push the button?
Mod edit: typo in thread title
[edit on 2-9-2004 by Spectre]
Originally posted by cyberdude78
Well the nuclear winter its self is enough to wipe out a significant amount of the population. Not to mention the fallout would kill millions on its own. Then figure a good portion of the Earth is now contaminated inculuding much of our water supply. The initial strike would eliminate the majority of the population. Then fallout kills even more people. And then comes nuclear winter. Ok so either way a lot of our resources are now either dead, contaminated or destroyed. Then we would probably be looking at some nasty climate changes as a follow up to the nuclear winter. And any kids who are born afterwards will probably end up with severe birth defects making them incapable of survival. So even if humans can breed we probably can't survive for very long. But non the less we would become either extinct or reduced to the stone age.