5 Billion People would starve in case of nuclear war
Nuclear War Between US and Russia Would Wipe Out 5 Billion People
Two thirds of the planet would starve to death.
A new study has found that nuclear war between the United States and Russia would cause two-thirds of the planet to starve to death within two years.
The dire prognosis was explained in modeling by Rutgers University, which found that 5 billion people would perish, primarily as a result of nuclear detonations causing huge infernos that inject soot into the atmosphere which blocks out the sun and devastates crops.
“Even a smaller nuclear skirmish – such as between India and Pakistan – would likely lead to 2.5 billion deaths within 24 months,” reports the Telegraph.
The investigation found that in the event of a full-scale nuclear confrontation between the US and Russia, food production based on total calorie content would be reduced by 90 per cent within three to four years of conflict.
The team found that the outcome could be even worse given that they didn’t even include heating of the stratosphere which would destroy the ozone layer and allow ultraviolet radiation to damage the surface of the planet.
“The data tell us one thing – we must prevent a nuclear war from ever happening,” said Alan Robock, distinguished professor of climate science in the department of environmental sciences at Rutgers.
“The world has come close to nuclear war several times. Banning nuclear weapons is the only long-term solution,” he added.
As we highlighted last month, New York City’s Emergency Management Department released a PSA instructing residents what to do in the event of a nuclear attack, the first of its kind since the 1960s.
A poll conducted after the invasion of Ukraine found that eight out of ten Americans were worried Biden’s response could lead to a nuclear war.
At around the same time, UN head Antonio Guterres warned that the escalation of war in Ukraine “whether by accident or design” threatened the existence of life on Earth, noting that, “The prospect of nuclear conflict, once unthinkable, is now back within the realm of possibility.”
Investment trends forecaster BCA Research also warned that there was a 10 per cent chance that a “civilization-ending global nuclear war” would occur within the next 12 months, a prediction that still has 7 months left to run.
One thought on “5 Billion People would starve in case of nuclear war”
On our beautiful earth there have always been, in the best of times, millions starving — developed nations could have been doing a lot more to alleviate their hunger. With near-future numbers in the 5 billion range, how much can the other 2-or-so billion help?
We are now in the timeline for the skies to cloud over darkly. Not only from nuclear war, but also volcanic eruptions. The sub-crustal regions are now more active than ever, and, in my view, the quickening movement of the north magnetic pole means dispersal of evermore particulate matter in the atmosphere, especially with inactive volcanoes awakening from long slumber.
Stronger winds, too, will contribute bigger volumes of dust that will take a long time to come down. When big storms hit the Gobi Desert in China, the west coast of Canada gets some of that yellow sand in the finest of granules.
Finally, contrary to what UN head Antonio Guterres said about the prospect of nuclear war being once thought unthinkable, there have always been those at the expert level who have had the fully opposite view!