Good day Hard-Chargers!!
Today we’re going to talk about a nuclear holocaust. I mean just what if this was to happen.
First off the word “holocaust”, originates from the Greek term “holokaustos” meaning “extremely/completely burnt”, with a great deal of destruction and loss of life, especially by fire.
A nuclear holocaust or apocalypse is a scenario in which there would be a widespread of destruction and radioactive fallout, thus causing the collapse of civilization through the use of nuclear weapons.
Obviously there would be great destruction and carnage. Think about the firestorms, as well as a possible nuclear winter, radiation sickness and most importantly the loss of modern technology due to electromagnetic pulses.
An electromagnetic pulse is a burst of electromagnetic radiation. Such an interference is known to have a very disruptive or damaging effect to electronic equipment. If a single nuclear weapon designed to emit EMP was detonated even 500 miles over the U.S.
It would disable the electronics in the entire country…
Many scientist have speculated that a thermonuclear war could result in the end of modern civilization on earth due to the long lasting nuclear winter.
Temperatures following a full on thermonuclear war would fall for several years by at least 6 to 7 degrees Celsius and this is on average.
There have been studies that show billions of humans would survive the immediate effects of a nuclear blast and radiation after a global thermonuclear warfare.
Many argue that the nuclear war could indirectly cause human extinction as far as secondary effects go.
This includes environmental consequences, such as societal breakdowns and economic collapse. Perhaps even a small-scaled nuclear transfer involving not more than 80 Hiroshima like weapons could cause a nuclear winter and kill upwards of a billion people.
As of now there are about 15,000 nuclear weapons that we know of… thousands of which are on what is referred to as ‘hair trigger alert’ meaning a military policy that enables the rapid launch of nuclear weapons.
Every nuclear country is currently undergoing modernization of its nuclear arsenal. Could modernization subsequently increase the risk of nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism and even accidental nuclear war?????.
It’s been estimated that the probability of complete human extinction by nuclear weapons is not even 1% within the century. Also the probability of 1 billion dead are lower than 10%.
Scientist have had much discourse over the years pertaining to the fact that even small-scale nuclear war between as little as two countries could have devastating global consequences. Scientist also believe that local conflicts are more likely than full-scale nuclear war.
There have been great scholars who have put forth as a basis of argument that global nuclear war could possibly lead to human extinction. This became more-so plausible after nuclear winter was conceptualized in 1983.
There have since then been models brought to our attention that show extinction is very unlikely and many feel parts of the world would actually remain very habitable.
Then again the risk of societal collapse following a nuclear war could make humanity more vulnerable. It’s likely that the primary effect would be global famine, wherein a mass starvation would occur due to disrupted agricultural production and distribution.
There would be agricultural outputs that would be significantly reduced for years by climatic changes driven by nuclear wars.
The reduction of food supply will be further exacerbated by rising food prices, thus affecting hundreds of millions of vulnerable people, especially in the poorest nations of the world.
Hey don’t start freaking out my dear hard-chargers, I’m merely just thinking outside the proverbial box here.
Isaac J. Hall II