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Originally posted by Kashai
The likelihood of consciousness equivalent to ours developing and finding a way to escape such a destructive event? Is about as likely as modern day dogs developing wings. I mean the idea that our planet, after such an event, as a full scale nuclear war. Can develop again to society like ours. In the time that is left of our Suns existence. At best, is a hope related to a Royal Strait Flush in Poker
Originally posted by Bassago
reply to post by Kashai
Well I feel better already. Thanks for that.
On a more depressing and serious note don't you think all the elites are going to hunker down in their underground bunkers? It seems unfortunate that as the worst of earths human gene stock would continue at least for a while. I suspect that is their fallback plan at the least anyway.
Originally posted by 12voltz
reply to post by wondermost
how many ? couple of hundred
over what time .one day ?
cant see it happening ,the 1000 year winter or full scale thermonuclear war
In 1990, in a paper entitled "Climate and Smoke: An Appraisal of Nuclear Winter," TTAPS give a more detailed description of the short- and long-term atmospheric effects of a nuclear war using a three-dimensional model:
First 1 to 3 months:
10 to 25% of soot injected is immediately removed by precipitation, while the rest is transported over the globe in 1 to 2 weeks
SCOPE figures for July smoke injection: 22 °C drop in mid-latitudes
10 °C drop in humid climates
75% decrease in rainfall in mid-latitudes
Light level reduction of 0% in low latitudes to 90% in high smoke injection areas
SCOPE figures for winter smoke injection: Temperature drops between 3° and 4 °C
Following 1 to 3 years:
25 to 40% of injected smoke is stabilized in atmosphere (NCAR). Smoke stabilized for approximately 1 year.
Land temperatures of several degrees below normal
Ocean surface temperature between 2 and 6 °C
Ozone depletion of 50% leading to 200% increase in UV radiation incident on surface.
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