After knowing the sheer power behind nuclear weapons, there is no doubt that the Earth would be quite desolate in a nuclear winter. In addition to the geographical changes, the next aspect of nuclear winter is the rather cold climate that is formed. This means no more tropical climates around the world - everlasting the radioactive fallout in the form of snow. According to the article “How to Survive Nuclear Winter”, it is estimated that “if [nuclear winter] were to happen in July, there would be a 22 degree C drop in mid-latitudes and 10 degree drop in more humid areas” (Roberts, 2007, p. 1). These estimates alone prove that nuclear winter could be very
The article, ‘Nuclear Winter’ was written in 1983 by renown professor of astronomy at Harvard, and later, professor of astronomy and space sciences at Cornell University, Carl Sagan. This piece of scientific writing was published in Parade magazine, reaching approximately 20 million readers, informing them of the possibility and dangers of a nuclear war. The term ‘Nuclear Winter’ was first coined by Carl Sagan himself, and has since come to refer to the expected global climatic cooling after worldwide firestorms as a result of a nuclear war. Sagan’s article regarding this topic aimed to explore the catastrophic effects of a nuclear war on the Earth’s biosphere, and to educate the general public about the truth of the dangers that it would pose. This article was extremely relevant in the 1980s because of the looming threat of a nuclear war between the United States and Russia.
This book was written in the 1950's. During that time the “Nuclear Family” was a very popular idea. In the story there is no father pictured or mentioned (meaning that she was either divorced or had a child out of wedlock), therefore not going along with the idea of a traditional family. On a side note most mother’s stayed at home during that time. But the mother is this book has to leave home and work for a living because there is no
Represented as a butterfly, showed as the bridge between the God and human. As can be understood, it has a significant importance in our lives. However, not all the people agree with this conclusion. While Shane J. Lope, a scientist and famous researcher of hope, claims that “we can’t live without hope”, Patrick Henry, a politician and American attorney expresses it as a “harmful illusion”. Some of them believe the power of it and some of them claim that it doesn’t even
The Portable Phonograph by Walter Van Tilburg Clark is a short story about a group of men who, after the nuclear war, try to survive in the post-apocalyptic world. Clark starts his short story by describing the mood of this post-apocalyptic atmosphere, and the effect of the nuclear war. After the author introduces the mood of the story, Clark goes into detail on how these four men live and what they do on a weekly basis. Clark illustrates that people who survived this nuclear war, which almost wiped out the human race, moreover destroy the planet, are not able to survive the post-apocalyptic world and how the human race is about to become extinct. The nature along with the atmosphere of this post-apocalyptic world are the two biggest concerns for humans in terms
“How Humans Deal With And Survive Extreme Cold.” Science of the Cold How Humans Deal with and Survive Extreme Cold, www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/science/cold_humans.php. “Scientist: 'We Didn't Create Life from Scratch'.” CNN, Cable News Network, 21 May 2010,
However, those who believe that mountains and higher latitudes had ice covers, and dinosaur fossils have been found there, says it is impossible for an ectotherms to survive in such cold climate. The likes of these people also tend to believe that dinosaurs perished during the ice age mainly due to lack of food rather than freezing temperatures. Below are some points taken from journals in support of either concept: 1. BONE EVIDENCES: Extensive studies have been done on fossil records and in a
The general attitude by the public towards nuclear reactors is that of fear or disapproval simply due to its name or the rumors. Nuclear reactors are merely devices that sustain chain reactions, in which only one of the emitted neutrons hits another nucleus to create fission. Though nuclear reactors cannot become a weapon or a bomb, some of the dangers relate to our lives to the extent that we may need to seek alternatives, as demonstrated by the reactors in Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Nuclear reactors operate on chain reaction, which does not grow due to neutron multiplications of 1. They depend on slow neutrons—in explosion, they are only as powerful as TNT.
Whenever we are having a bad day, hope comes in to remind us that the next day will improve. Hope has a positive effect in our lives. It is what gives us the will to live on for a better future. By definition, hope means that we are anticipating or wanting a certain thing to occur in the future. When we hope for something better to occur, we are more likely to take action.