The public is only scarcely aware of nuclear weapons. Many people stopped paying attention 30 years ago when the Cold War ended. Even then — and much more so now — the public had been propagandized so effectively by the U.S. government and mainstream media that they were very poorly informed about the danger that could kill all of us if an international conflict escalated — or if a mentally unstable president got angry at another nation — or if a computer problem or inaccurate data analysis or some other glitch caused nuclear weapons to be launched unwittingly.
On the rare occasions when ordinary people do think about a possible nuclear war, they think about the blast. They fail to think about how the radiation would kill many people and make large portions of planet earth uninhabitable. People are even less likely to think about “Nuclear Winter.” HERE IS SOME INFORMATION PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW:
A nuclear war could throw so much ash into the atmosphere that it could blot out the sun for several years and cause several years without sunlight. This would kill most plant life (food for animals and humans) and plunge temperatures into several years of “nuclear winter.” This would be deadly for nearly everyone. Whatever forms of life might survive would require a very, very long time to evolve into higher forms of life.
Watch this 3-minute video for compelling information about nuclear weapons – and why we must stop them. It focuses on the danger of an accident or mistake causing a nuclear war – and the “Nuclear Winter” that could destroy earth’s food system and kill most people on earth. Here is the short video: https://youtu.be/qRnU0bqsyq0
In this article a climate scientist opposes “nuclear winter” and urges Biden to sign the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2020/10/25/dear-president-elect-biden/
Even a “limited” nuclear war could cause GLOBAL FAMINE endangering TWO BILLION PEOPLE.
The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action (www.gzcenter.org) sent this information on February 27, 2019:
The second edition of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War’s (IPPNW) report Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?—Global Impacts of Limited Nuclear War on Agriculture, Food Supplies, and Human Nutrition explains how even the relatively small nuclear arsenals of countries such as India and Pakistan could cause devastating and long lasting, global damage to the Earth’s ecosystems.
Essentially, a nuclear war using as few as 100 weapons anywhere in the world would disrupt the global climate and agricultural production so severely that the lives of well over two billion people, particularly the already food-insecure people of a number of countries, would be would be threatened by nuclear war-induced famine!