Nuclear War And Its Effects On The Environment And Environment

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Nuclear War: just those two words cultivate so much dread for what the future of warfare will bring. However, in the face of fear, the actual effects of a nuclear war are overlooked, though this is the most important thing to be studied. If nuclear war cannot be prevented, then preparation for the effects of nuclear war must begin. Nuclear war and radiation targets and destroys the environment, and causes the remaining humanity to struggle to survive and adapt. Also, the lingering effects of nuclear war causes considerable amounts of lasting damage to the environment and society. Nuclear war causes devastation in many different forms, especially in the environment and society as is currently known. The first effects of nuclear war are seen in the destroyed environment. “Fires from even a limited nuclear war would throw enough soot into the atmosphere to block sunlight and lower global temperatures (MacDonald).” The initial impacts of atomic bombs would stirs up massive amounts of dirt, soot, and debris from the earth and launches it into the ozone, as well as the radiation that the bombs release. This increase of debris in the ozone would block sunlight, which would the cause drastic temperature changes to occur all over the world. “A large nuclear war with many fires and large aerosol production could lead to a reduction in sunlight in the mid-northern hemisphere by 90 percent or more for a period of a few months (Toon).” These changes in temperature, as well as

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