Thursday, February 24, 2011

Small Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming

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

Earth is currently in a long-term warming trend. After a regional nuclear war, though, average global temperatures would drop by 2.25 degrees F (1.25 degrees C) for two to three years afterward, the models suggest. ...

After ten years, average global temperatures would still be 0.9 degree F (0.5 degree C) lower than before the nuclear war, the models predict.
That cheers me up. I am always reading scare stories about all the bad things that are going to happen in the world, but it is nice to hear some of those bad effects may cancel out.

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