Can you imagine what it would be like to literally starve to death? Most Americans believe that if a nuclear war with Russia actually happens the vast majority of the US population will be instantly wiped out. But that is not what the science says. What the studies have shown is that only about 20 percent of the US population will be instantly killed during a nuclear exchange. If you live near a military base or some other highly strategic target you will probably be among that 20 percent. Otherwise, it is likely that you will starve to death during the horrifying “nuclear winter” that follows.
A brand new study that was just released has concluded that average global temperatures would immediately drop by a whopping 13 degrees following a full-blown nuclear exchange
Firestorms would release ash and smoke into the upper atmosphere that would block out the Sun, resulting in crop failure around the world, according to researchers from Louisiana State University. In the first month following these catastrophic detonations, average global temperatures would plunge by about 13 degrees Fahrenheit, more than during the most recent Ice Age.
With much less sunlight reaching the Earth, the food chains in our oceans would collapse very rapidly.
The sudden drop in light and sea temperatures, especially from the Arctic to the North Atlantic and North Pacific, would kill algae – the bedrock of the marine food web.
Researchers said that fishing and aquaculture would be halted by the creation of ‘essentially a famine in the ocean.’
And as average temperatures plummeted, very little would be able to be grown for an extended period of time.
Since the US and Russia are both in the northern hemisphere, the northern half of the globe would be affected much more than the southern half of the globe.
One study that was conducted in 2019 determined that temperatures in Iowa would ultimately stay below 0 degrees celsius for 730 days in a row
A massive drop in temperature follows, with the weather staying below freezing throughout the subsequent Northern Hemisphere summer. In Iowa, for example, the model shows temperatures staying below 0 C for 730 days straight. There is no growing season. This is a true nuclear winter.
Nor is it just a short blip. Temperatures still drop below freezing in summer for several years thereafter, and global precipitation falls by half by years three and four. It takes over a decade for anything like climatic normality to return to the planet.
Since so little food would be grown during this period of time, we would see starvation in the northern hemisphere on a cataclysmic scale
In the 4,400 warhead / 150 Tg soot nuclear war scenario, averaged over the subsequent five years, China sees a reduction in food calories of 97.2 percent, France by 97.5 percent, Russia by 99.7 percent, the UK by 99.5 percent and the US by 98.9. percent. In all these countries, virtually everyone who survived the initial blasts would subsequently starve.
So can you see why I am so passionate about avoiding a nuclear war?
The Russians can see where the proxy war in Ukraine is heading, and they are sounding the alarm.
This week, Dmitry Medvedev warned that this conflict “potentially poses a threat to the existence of humanity”
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday warned the US against trying to punish Russia for its war in Ukraine, saying that doing so would risk humanity since Moscow has the world’s largest nuclear arsenal.
“The idea of punishing a country that has one of the largest nuclear potentials is absurd. And potentially poses a threat to the existence of humanity, ”Medvedev wrote on Telegram.
Here in the United States, there are a handful of politicians that are speaking out rationally about this war.
One of them is Marjorie Taylor Greene.
“The American people do not want war with Russia, but NATO & our own foolish leaders are dragging us into one. We should pull out of NATO, “said right-wing Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene in a Twitter post on Thursday while referring to the Biden administration’s massive military aid to Ukraine as a” proxy war “against Russia that Americans have no appetite for.
Ukraine is the “new Iraq wrapped up with a pretty little NATO bow, with a nuclear present inside,” she further added in a series of tweets in which she has expressed fierce criticism of Washington’s response to the Ukraine conflict by sending billions of taxpayer dollars. to the country and risking a potential nuclear war.
Sadly, she is right on target.
The longer this war goes on, the greater the risk that it could eventually become a nuclear conflict.
The Russians have been preparing for such a conflict for a very long time, and this week we learned that they have conducted more successful nuclear drills.
Vladimir Putin has staged nuclear drills with his road-launched intercontinental Yars missiles in a forest in western Siberia.
The 7,500-mile range of the missiles means they would be capable of striking Britain or anywhere in Europe.
Meanwhile, our most recent missile test exploded just 11 seconds after launch.
A test missile launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California exploded seconds after being fired late Wednesday night, according to officials.
The Minotaur II space launch vehicle exploded approximately 11 seconds after launching off the test pad at 11:01 pm local time, Vandenberg officials confirmed in a statement early Thursday.
The US desperately needs to develop new systems, because right now Minuteman missiles that went into service back in the 1970s still form the backbone of our strategic nuclear arsenal.
Vandenberg Space Force Base was testing the Air Force’s new missile rocket, expected to be used with the developing LGM-35A Sentinel intercontinental ballistic missile, according to The Tribune of San Luis Obispo County, Calif.
Both are set to replace the US military’s aging Minuteman missiles.
At this point, the Russian strategic nuclear arsenal is far superior to our own, and our anti-ballistic missile systems are not even worth comparing to what they possess.
But most Americans don’t understand any of this.
I was sounding the alarm about a military conflict with Russia long before the war in Ukraine ever started. Unfortunately, most of the population was not interested in such warnings.
Now a nuclear war with Russia has become a very real possibility thanks to the war in Ukraine, but most of the population is still not alarmed.
Meanwhile, leaders on both sides continue to escalate the conflict in Ukraine, and that is an extremely dangerous game to be playing.
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