The atomic or nuclear bomb became one of the most impactful weapons of war. This was demonstrated in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II 1940 ago.
Through virtual reality technology, one can also feel the impact which is more or less similar to a bomb falling today. In a video circulating on Twitter we see the simulation of an atomic bomb dropped in the middle of the sea.
Moments after the bomb went off, the sky turned a whitish yellow. After that, the smoke rose high and the wind from the bomb swept the surrounding trees.
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The bomb-blown trees immediately turned black and died. Smoke rose very high about the equivalent of a skyscraper.
Even if it is only virtual reality (VR), experts have actually predicted the impact of an atomic or nuclear bomb on the life of the world. Quoting Nature, a small conflict between the two countries involving nuclear weapons could result in a global famine.
Soot from the burning city will surround the planet and cool it by reflecting sunlight back into space. This can result in an overall crop failure.
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The worst impact, five billion people could be threatened with death. “The number of humans with a large percentage will starve. This is very bad,” said Lili Xia, a climate scientist at Rutgers University, New Jersey, United States, as quoted. Nature.
Lili and her colleagues made a simulation of a nuclear war that could occur between India and Pakistan. War would release five million to 47 million soot into the atmosphere. An increased amount of 150 million tons of soot would be produced if a large-scale war between Russia and America occurred.
The data is then fed into a system called the Community Earth System Model. The tool is useful for climate forecasting, which is supported by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
The NCAR Community Land model allows you to estimate the production of crucial food products such as rice, wheat, soy and corn) on a country-by-country basis. In addition, the experts also looked at the availability of grazing land for livestock and fisheries on a global scale.
In the slightest scenario, a local nuclear war between India and Pakistan would reduce heat production by 7% in the five years since the war began.
This series of changes will lead to a catastrophic disruption of the global food market. Even the decline of around 7 percent has already surpassed the largest anomaly ever recorded since the World Food Organization (FAO) observations began in 1961.
Long story short, in a worst-case scenario, in the two years that have passed since then there would be more than 75% of the Earth’s population starving.
“This data tells us one thing. We need to prevent nuclear war from occurring,” said Alan Robock, a climate science professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University who was also involved in the study. Daily science.
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