The Inevitability of Nuclear War and Subsequent Nuclear Winter

“So Far We Have Survived Nuclear Armageddon By Luck” Paul Craig Roberts

“The long lucky streak can’t go on forever. President Reagan understood this and focused on ending the Cold War. This achievement has been overturned by the evil neocons operating through the last three US presidents.”  click here for additional P.C.R. sourced article Ticking Closer to Nuclear Midnight.

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 “In a nuclear war, immense nuclear firestorms in burning cities would create millions of tons of thick, black, radioactive smoke. This smoke would rise above cloud level and quickly surround and engulf the entire Earth. The smoke would form a stratospheric smoke layer that would block sunlight from reaching the surface of Earth for a period of about ten years.  Heated smoke in the stratosphere would cause massive destruction of the protective ozone layer. Huge amounts of harmful Ultraviolet light would penetrate the smoke and reach the surface of the Earth.Warming sunlight would be blocked by the smoke layer and cause the Earth to rapidly cool. In a matter of days, Ice Age weather conditions would descend upon all peoples and nations.”

Carl Sagan on the possibility of a nuclear winter

 

I believe that this will be how they slow down our runaway climate change catastrophe.  The concept of a nuclear orchestrated global dimming and hence cooling is laid out below:  Nuclear War Threatens Human Existence.

I'm an anti-imperialist, environmental activist and blue ocean sailor, who is passionate about the earth and all it's inhabitants without favour. Brace for imminent impact as we bare witness to the non-linear unraveling of the biosphere and habitability disappearing for most if not all complex life on the only habitable planet we know of. To quote President Niinistö in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’. Folks we have lost the Arctic.

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71 comments on “The Inevitability of Nuclear War and Subsequent Nuclear Winter
  1. Kevin Hester says:

    The planet is overheating very quickly. Soon our ‘owners’ will cool the planet with an orchestrated nuclear winter.

    https://popularresistance.org/the-rising-threat-of-nuclear-war/?fbclid=IwAR0bpWf21A5jlFKXSG42-Z3FYfAfgA0aYe4Hv2kf4bdvQ7ECQrM4zTE7rCk

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  2. So how’s that gonna work out, eh Kevin? Like everything our species thinks it can pull off, this ridiculously stupid idea will ‘kill’ two birds with one stone maybe? Irradiate the Northern Hemisphere at least since it’ll probably be the US using the cute ‘preemptive’ on Russia and/or China, and Israel will do the same with Iran or anybody else that wants to argue with their 200-300 weapons.

    As for India and Pakistan, they have gotten at least as close as any country in the world to using them on one another in the last 70 years, and with Covid ripping through the population of India and cancelling their economic viability (I’ve read nothing about Pakistan lately for some reason), Kashmir is still their trigger point and nothing I’ve read has said that has changed. Modi is a neoliberal violent rightwinger, anybody want to places bets on his stability of mind?

    And with what I read a year ago about Trump shuffling ‘how-to’ documents to the Saudis who were the architects of the 9/11/01 New York attack, I would assume they are probably feverishly trying to build their own nuclear weapons as I type this. North Korea can hit the giant US Pacific aircraft carrier Hawai’i and at the same time blow the shit out of Japan the other US Pacific aircraft carrier…and Koreans still hold a VERY big deep grudge at the Japanese for what they did in WWII.

    If you don’t have functional nuclear weapons you can’t play in the big boy’s game, right?
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    So maybe it is time to read Nevil Shute’s little book On The Beach again? Been a long time but it’s still on the shelf. I did pick up the movie Hollywood made of it years ago but that did not have the emotional impact that the book had but that was probably because it was written before the science figured out what Nuclear Winter was. The planetary ecosystem will die much quicker than the movies bright sunshine! Muffled in a cloud of smoke, ash, and debris than the movie never portrayed or the book thought of. I still have a vhs copy of that, though, on the movie shelves.

    As darkness descends we will not be going to Disneyland.

    Good but chilling article you posted. The term used is ‘bleak’ and you don’t hear that from the corporate neoliberal mainstream media. Wouldn’t want to cause depression in the ‘consumers’ so badly that they quit buying shit they don’t need, right? Wouldn’t want that to happen!

    But 13,500 nuclear weapons poised to fly? I was talking with my old surf partner DP the other night. He’s lived on Windward Side of that US Hawai’ian aircraft carrier going on 30 years now, and his younger brother became a Captain of a US nuclear submarine of which the brother is so proud of. Trident subs have what, 18 nuclear-tipped missiles each with 6-8 independently targeted warheads of roughly 300-450kt each? Or is it 24? I forget. I read somewhere that all it will take to end this insane civilization is 100 going off at the same time across the Northern Hemisphere to completely smoke & dust cloud blot out the sun for years.

    That one sub of his retired Captain brother, using the lower metric of 18 missiles with 6 warheads each, comes out to 108. And we know that these are not the little atomic bomb firecrackers of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at 12 & 15kt; these are thermonuclear hydrogen bombs that scared the crap out of Albert Einstein so badly he wrote a letter to the president of the US asking him to stop it, dismantle it all.

    But just one errant rightwinger Fascist neoliberal like my old friend’s macho brother and POOF, we won’t be here any more. Talk about balanced on a razorblade…

    Our species is insane, or at least the ones who control it most certainly are. But isn’t denial a form of insanity?

    Maybe I won’t re-read On The Beach. But I did finish Edward Snowden’s Permanent Record this last weekend. Oh my, the same people and mindsets of madness are in power everywhere, and they are sociopaths and psychopaths and megalomania through and through. Best do something fun today instead…

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  3. And remember, the US can’t AFFORD universal health care, or clean water, or repairs to fix the falling down bridges. Too broke to house and educate poor children or feed them enough that they don’t go to bed in their cardboard boxes hungry. Too broke except somehow Biden’s latest ‘budget’ for the Federal cops (DEA, ATF, FBI, etc etc) is the same as the entire Russian military budget! But there’s no money for help to people addicted to harmful substances that are destroying them but the politicians certainly find huge lumps of cash for prisons to put them in…

    But there is plenty of money for Obama’s, then Trump’s, now Biden’s nuclear war machine to build ‘better’ weapons in order to upgrade this country’s ‘protective blanket’ having more ‘usable’ bombs that can be stuffed into a suitcase? How does that work again?

    There is always plenty of money to give trillions to the wealthy as covid ravages the species. There is plenty of money to fund the overthrow of countries that elect governments that don’t do what the US says. There’s plenty of money to not tax the richest sociopaths in the nation who own all the corporations that are destroying it but not enough to get our species off this planet and out to where the resources are that could keep it from going extinct, and not enough money to build factories in orbit so we could stop spewing toxics on ourselves.

    So I guess we will just keep fighting over the dwindling resources until gone and suffocating in our own poisons. Or, of course, tossing a few hundred thermo-nuclear hydrogen bombs to just turn it all off. Or maybe we won’t and the planet will go into unstoppable greenhouse and turn into Venus?

    What a bummer no matter how one looks at it.
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    As for the 2nd youtube link, Sagan was a pretty smart cookie. Remember the movie ‘Contact’ that was dedicated ‘To Carl’? Glad he’s not alive to see all this…

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  4. I found a great photo book of Mt. St. Helens in a box donated to the 2nd hand I was sorting through. Impressive geo-engineering!

    As for this thread, I don’t know if I posted this a few years ago but it certainly hasn’t gone down any since. Which country is the most likely to instigate it? Well, why spend all this money if you don’t get to use the damned weapons, eh?

    The Pentagon Can’t Account for $21 Trillion (That’s Not a Typo)

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-pentagon-cant-account-for-21-trillion/

    Twenty-one trillion dollars.

    The Pentagon’s own numbers show that it can’t account for $21 trillion. Yes, I mean trillion with a “T.” And this could change everything.

    But I’ll get back to that in a moment.

    There are certain things the human mind is not meant to do. Our complex brains cannot view the world in infrared, cannot spell words backward during orgasm and cannot really grasp numbers over a few thousand. A few thousand, we can feel and conceptualize. We’ve all been in stadiums with several thousand people. We have an idea of what that looks like (and how sticky the floor gets).

    But when we get into the millions, we lose it. It becomes a fog of nonsense. Visualizing it feels like trying to hug a memory. We may know what $1 million can buy (and we may want that thing), but you probably don’t know how tall a stack of a million $1 bills is. You probably don’t know how long it takes a minimum-wage employee to make $1 million.

    That’s why trying to understand—truly understand—that the Pentagon spent 21 trillion

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  5. Maybe it’ll be the landlocked US aircraft carrier puppet state Israel that starts off a general war that goes nuclear since they’ve got 300 or so ready to use according to their own ex-top scientist who blew the whistle on them (he got out of prison a while back but is not allowed to leave the country). 300 nuclear bombs-and I’m assuming they are thermo-nuclear hydrogen bombs not little firecrackers like what the US dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki, and that would pretty much cover the entire Northern Hemisphere in a dense cloud of dust and smoke for probably many years from what the current literature on the estimated long-term after-effects I’ve read of just 100 being used at the same time. But I’m still just guessing as we all are, eh? India & Pakistan are still teetering on the edge of another war…

    ‘We Need to Take Military Action’: Israeli Defense Minister Threatens War With Iran

    Denying responsibility for a deadly drone strike in the Arabian Sea, the Iranian Foreign Ministry warned that “any anti-Iran adventurism will receive an immediate and decisive response.”

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/08/05/we-need-take-military-action-israeli-defense-minister-threatens-war-iran

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  6. Kevin Hester says:

    Clearly the military industrial complex are hell bent on weaponizing space, there is billions in it for them.”
    One of the problems China and Russia have is they know that the US and Nato can’t be trusted treaty or not.
    Without the internet and the Global Positioning System for navigation this civilisation would crumble in days.
    A Space War would be a major extinction event for the planet.

    https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/10/01/is-war-in-space-indeed-inevitable/?fbclid=IwAR0T25X12ZNBU1p-nuTpoiT-Fy_wStAVsWEjhI2G9X9bMx5hwQUcZsRli7o

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    • Don’t you just love the reality that the German Nazi scientists invented the way the US space war was originally set up? And now we’ve got a passel of our own Fascists in control. Monkey see monkey do I guess.

      Almost nobody over the years that I mentioned Operation Paperclip to knew what the hell I was talking about. And when I explained most of them called me a liar/conspiracy theorist because the US gov would never bring in Nazis… Nazi spymasters set up the CIA, too, so no surprise how those murderers have turned out either. Of course all government employees monsters and sociopaths and psychopaths and serial killers

      I wonder if the US population has a breaking point when life is so poverty-stricken from the ever-growing war budget that they rebel? Perhaps not, pretty ignorant group with little or no knowledge of history when taken as a whole. But if they do, the heavily war weapon militarized police will have no problem protecting the wealthy status quo and its profit no doubt. I think they’d welcome it as cops are generally authoritarian Fascist-leaning anyway.

      Taliban Cops vs American Cops, Who’s Worse?

      https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/09/23/taliban-cops-vs-american-cops-whos-worse/
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      We can’t be the only species in this little galaxy to have committed planetary suicide. Probably lots of dead planets out there covered in ruins. Sure are a lot of ruins on this planet of dead civilizations to extrapolate from, ya know,?

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Kevin Hester is currently living on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand, monitoring the unravelling of the biosphere and volunteering at the Rakino Island Nursery is currently developing a proposal to create a marine reserve near by. The Island has no grid tied electricity or reticulated water.  I catch my own water from the roof and generate my electricity from the ample solar radiation on the island.

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