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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:56 AM
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Small Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming for Years
Small Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming for Years

Even a regional nuclear war could spark "unprecedented" global cooling and reduce rainfall for years, according to U.S. government computer models.

Widespread famine and disease would likely follow, experts speculate.

During the Cold War a nuclear exchange between superpowerssuch as the one feared for years between the United States and the former Soviet Unionwas predicted to cause a "nuclear winter."

In that scenario hundreds of nuclear explosions spark huge fires, whose smoke, dust, and ash blot out the sun for weeks amid a backdrop of dangerous radiation levels. Much of humanity eventually dies of starvation and disease.

Today, with the United States the only standing superpower, nuclear winter is little more than a nightmare. But nuclear war remains a very real threatfor instance, between developing-world nuclear powers, such as India and Pakistan.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/02/110223-...
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:59 AM
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1. so would a major volcanic eruption-which would have less side effects.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:03 AM
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2. I truly believe that the dick was trying to get one started during his term as vp
not sure he's stopped even thought he's not on the national stage any longer but If I was a betting person I'd bet money he has a full fledged completely stocked safe room under any house he's going to be occupying. We know he was busy as a beaver in installing something under the vp residence while he was there. Lots of excavation going on and a lot of dirt being carted away IIRC.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:12 AM
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3. So, when the climate change deniers switch sides, it's time to build a bunker...
'cause they're goin' for it.
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:24 AM
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7. no shit!
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:12 AM
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4. We are sorry
Edited on Sat Feb-26-11 08:22 AM by AsahinaKimi
But the occupiers of the planet Earth have only been allowed and issued two Nuclear blast permits for this planet's life time. You may however, submit your request for the other remaining planets in the solar system as they have not had their cards expired as of yet. Note: The Earth's moon is exempt due to its close location.

If you wish to appeal this decision, you must fill out form NG-777807 B and submit it no later then June 1st, 2011, where upon it will go through the process of arbitration for a total of no more than 26 weeks. The cost for this process will be expected to run around the 5 trillion dollar range. Cash only, sorry no checks, Money Orders, ATM cards or credit cards.


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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:13 AM
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5. This has to be the WEIRDEST angle on a story I've read in a long time.
Right up there with "Suicide is leading insomnia cure"

PB
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:22 AM
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6. See? TOLD ya science would come up with a cure for global warming!
:evilgrin:
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:25 AM
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9. I can see my rw friends on FB now "We can nukes them brown muslins and save earth, for jesus!"
:rofl:
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DeadEyeDyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:25 AM
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8. Brings a whole new meaning to the
Right of eminent domain.

"Sorry Mr. Jones, but we need to nuke your house to put a chill on the neighborhood."
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 09:21 AM
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10. That's not a viable "solution" to the problem. - n/t
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