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    How many nukes will destroy the earth?

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3598/...c23e7c64_o.jpg

    fok, how do i get the image in the post?

    KW, you're a mod, can you help?

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    By golly, I'd guess one is enough if you are under it! Your world is gone.



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    Jeebus krist, you want to discuss global nuclear annihilation but you can't work out how to post a pic to a forum?

    It's easy, host the pic on some image place, like say, ooh I dunno, flickr and then click the image button if basic html or vBull skills are beyond your capabilities.

    Here's the crap you wanted to post:

    bibo ergo sum
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    This time.

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    ..... so we need more nukes? sounds good to me

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    What a basic and ill thought out diagram, it doesn't take into account the after effects of the explosion.

    I'm pretty sure 10000 nukes would be enough to finish us off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjyflhol View Post
    What a basic and ill thought out diagram, it doesn't take into account the after effects of the explosion.

    I'm pretty sure 10000 nukes would be enough to finish us off.
    yep not a world I would want to be in and still alive after wards..
    I've always said that if there was an imminent attack I would head towards the nearest likely target which in my case there were several likely targets within 30/45 minutes drive, and the traffic would likely be going the other way so pretty easy traveling.. But that was back in the States, I haven't a clue where to head here now.. Might have to consider surviving one, being here now..

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    A relatively minor exchange between India and Pakistan would cause nuclear winter:
    Sudden chill: even a limited nuclear exchange could trigger a climate catastrophe. - Free Online Library
    Once the volcanic plumes spread at high altitude, they typically prevent no more than 1 percent of the sun's light from reaching Earth's surface (SN: 2/18/06, p. 110). But high-flying smoke and soot in the aftermath of even a limited nuclear war--one with as few as 100 Hiroshima-size bombs--would be much denser than that and the materials would block the sun as effectively as the thick clouds of a stormy day do, says Luke Oman, an environmental scientist at Rutgers University


    in New Brunswick
    , N.J. He and his colleagues used computer models to simulate the effects of just such a war between India and Pakistan.

    If those bombs exploded over the most-populated areas of the nations, more than 5 million metric tons of smoke and soot would soar into the sky. Most of those particles would stay aloft for more than 6 years, says Oman. On average, the temperature at Earth's surface would drop around 1.25[degrees]C for up to 3 years--about tour times the short-term cooling effect resulting from the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. After 10 years, the global average temperature would still be 0.5[degrees]C below normal.

    Those temperature decreases may seem no more than a slight chill, but they're substantial, says Alan Robock, also of Rutgers University. Temperatures in the first few years after a 100-bomb India-Pakistan war would be cooler than during a centuries-long cold spell called the Little Ice Age, which ended during the mid-1800s. Average global temperatures were at that time between 0.6[degrees]C and 0.7[degrees]C below what they are today, and glaciers advanced in mountainous regions worldwide.
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    I've always said that if there was an imminent attack I would head towards the nearest likely target
    Now why doesn't that surprise me.

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    This'll cheer you up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by "robuzo'
    A relatively minor exchange between India and Pakistan would cause nuclear winter:
    That would take care of the global warming issue wouldn't it?

    ^^^ Well really what's the point? Would you want to survive with no uncontaminated water etc., millions of people in panic and desperate, starving, dying of radiation poisoning, as Rob points out freezing to death, etc.. No infrastructure, likely end up dying a slow, painful, suffering death from rad poisoning your self..

    My father was exposed to high doses of radiation at Bikini atoll the explosion you see above and he was virtually blinded within a few years of his exposure due to the brightness and radiation even over 250 miles out (though that was on the open sea with no obstructions, something they didn't take into account) as he and his entire crew was on deck and instructed just to turn their heads and cover their eyes in their elbows at T-1.

    When the bomb exploded he saw his bones through his skin and even wrote my mother about it in a letter and a few years later as a young man developed cataracts that were diagnosed as being directly related to his exposure..

    Those medical files have now mysteriously disappeared from the VA's national archives as he was treated by VA doctors..he was considered 1 of only about 18 or 19 men nationwide out of thousands that were exposed to have irrefutable evidence of his disability due to his exposure..
    So the list of exposure related illnesses is quite extensive and not what I want to be exposed to especially without any infrastructure left in place to even treat it....It's the practical way to approach it..
    Survival above ground with any quality of life or longevity after wards is really not a realistic option..It's a Hollywood fairy tale...

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    ^ As long as I have KW's wardrobe.

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    ^^yeah that's what they say about the cockroaches and dung beetles..
    ^after a nuclear holocaust you may grow your own..

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    One thing that stood out to me from the threads documentary/movie that I posted before is that apparently the entire NHS would not be able to cope with a single nuke dropped on a city like Sheffield.

    That was back in 84, I doubt much has changed since.

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    Fruit flies have a higher tolerance to radiation than roaches. Might not be much fruit around for them though.

    I'm surprised a positive thinker like yourself doesn't have a business plan ready for a nuke war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonraker View Post
    One thing that stood out to me from the threads documentary/movie that I posted before is that apparently the entire NHS would not be able to cope with a single nuke dropped on a city like Sheffield.
    Well if Sheffield gets nuked probably not worth bothering the medical services anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjyflhol View Post
    Fruit flies have a higher tolerance to radiation than roaches. Might not be much fruit around for them though.

    I'm surprised a positive thinker like yourself doesn't have a business plan ready for a nuke war.
    I've been stashing and burying fresh water for years now...May not be too fresh when the time comes but I doubt too many will complain...Look how many billions were made from bottled water....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjyflhol View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Moonraker View Post
    One thing that stood out to me from the threads documentary/movie that I posted before is that apparently the entire NHS would not be able to cope with a single nuke dropped on a city like Sheffield.
    Well if Sheffield gets nuked probably not worth bothering the medical services anyway.
    This is true. Chris Waddle is long retired after all.

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    There have been more than 450 nukes tested above ground already and no sign of nuclear winter. Sorry, no link, saw it on a show long ago.

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