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The Environmental effects of nuclear war

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Published by Westview Press in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear warfare -- Environmental aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 197-200.

    Statementedited by Julius London and Gilbert F. White.
    SeriesAAAS selected symposium ;, 98
    ContributionsLondon, Julius, 1917-, White, Gilbert F.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU263 .E58 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 203 p. :
    Number of Pages203
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2857113M
    ISBN 100813370140
    LC Control Number84019699

      Nuclear Winter and Associated Effects: a Canadian Appraisal of the Environmental Impact of Nuclear War. Ottawa: Royal Society of Canada, pp. Google Scholar Harwell, M.A. Cited by: 2. Effects on Environment. Introduction: When evaluating the impact of nuclear weapons on the environment, scientists and academics have taken two major approaches – analyzing the potential impact of an increasingly likely nuclear war, and studying how nuclear weapon production has affected, and continues to affect, the environment.

    Summary of consequences: U.S.-Russian war producing million tons of smoke. U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear weapons on high-alert are launched (in 2 to 3 minutes) at targets in the U.S., Europe and Russia (and perhaps at other targets which are considered to have strategic value). Environmental Effects of French Nuclear Testing. The following report has been distributed by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, as a result of renwewed interest in French nuclear testing in the South Pacific.

      SAN FRANCISCO—A small-scale, regional nuclear war could disrupt the global climate for a decade or more, with environmental effects that could be . Since the early s, the world has known that a large nuclear war could cause severe global environmental effects, including dramatic cooling of surface temperatures, declines in precipitation, and increased ultraviolet radiation. The term nuclear winter was coined specifically to refer to cooling.


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Grover and Mark A. Harwell examined what the lasting impacts on ecosystems might from nuclear test sites has shown that radiation may linger in soil, plants, and in food chains. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm.

Contents: The environmental effects of nuclear war: an overview --Julius London and Gilbert F. White --The short-term consequences of nuclear war for civilians / John Duffield and Frank von Hippel --Transport and residence times of airborne radioactivity / Lester Machta --Nuclear.

Worldwide Effects of Nuclear War by U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Alterations of the Global Environment. A nuclear war would involve such prodigious and concentrated short term release of high temperature energy that it is necessary to consider a variety of potential environmental effects.

This book follows the production process step by step and country by country from uranium mining to the final assembly and storage of weapons, analyzing the potential hazards of each step and compiling the most complete information available on the actual health and environmental effects, in each country involved.

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Harwell, T. Hutchinson, Environmental Consequences of Nuclear War: Volume II: Ecological and Agricultural Effects, 2nd ed., Wiley, New York (). Figure 4. growing season. The decline in the length of the growing season in Iowa and Ukraine for the second summer following a nuclear attack, plotted as a function of soot by: @article{osti_, title = {Nuclear winter: The human and environmental consequences of nuclear war}, author = {Harwell, M.A.}, abstractNote = {A view of the immediate and long-term consequences of a hypothetical nuclear war is presented.

Human, physical and biological conditions resulting from an exchange of 5, megatons of nuclear warheads on the major industrialized nations are analyzed. Get this from a library. The environmental effects of nuclear war. [Julius London; Gilbert F White;] -- This book assesses the current available information concerning the major scientific problems related to environmental consequences of a possible nuclear war.

The contributors address a broad range. Biological and Environmental Effects of Nuclear War by Nigel B. Cook. Usage CC0 Universal Topics Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear War, Effects of Nuclear Weapons, Effects of Nuclear War, Herman Kahn, Terry Triffet, Frank H. Shelton, Chet Holifield, Joint Committee on.

PREFACE In December the International Physicians for the hevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) created the Commission to study the health and environmental effects of nuclear weapons production.

News ac- counts in the United States had revealed a nuclear weapons production complex replete with health, safety, and environmental Size: 9MB. You have asked whether it is legal to start a nuclear war, given its environmental effects.

Tell us about the impacts of such a war on climate change. So Author: FSI Stanford. available knowledge on the possible effects of a nuclear war. It concentrate strictld oyn the scientific aspects of the problem, such as the physical characteristics of nuclear explosion ans d their effect o n health,management of casualties, and short- and long-term effects of a nuclear war on health and health services.

@article{osti_, title = {SCOPE Environmental consequences of nuclear war. Volume II. Ecological and agricultural effects}, author = {Harwell, M A and Hutchinson, T C and Cropper, Jr, W P and Harwell, C C and Grover, H D}, abstractNote = {This book presents papers on the environmental and biological impacts of nuclear weapons.

Topics considered include ecological principles. The most comprehensive work yet produced on this subject, The Medical Implications of Nuclear War includes an overview of the potential environmental and physical effects of nuclear bombardment, describes the problems of choosing who among the injured would get the scarce medical care available, addresses the nuclear arms race from a.

Nuclear winter is a severe and prolonged global climatic cooling effect hypothesized to occur after widespread firestorms following a nuclear war. The hypothesis is based on the fact that such fires can inject soot into the stratosphere, where it can block some direct sunlight from reaching the surface of the Earth.

It is speculated that the resulting cooling would lead to widespread crop. The goal of this paper is to discuss the scientific research that has gone into understanding what would happen to the environment and climate in the event of a nuclear war.

In the eighties, a lot of research was done that looked into the lasting effects of nuclear war on the environment and people of the world. World War II was an enormous event, a human tragedy in which 50–70 million people lost their lives.

Nuclear weapons are the biggest risk. The World War contributed to the development of our current global environmental problems, which include the chemicalisation of industrial production, adoption of environmental toxins and nuclear fallout. Although the global nuclear arsenal was reduced by about 75 percent following the end of the Cold War in the s, there are still ab nuclear weapons distributed among nine nations.

Written by world-renowned scientists, this volume portrays the possible direct and indirect devastation of human health from a nuclear attack. The most comprehensive work yet produced on this subject, The Medical Implications of Nuclear War includes an overview of the potential environmental and physical effects of nuclear bombardment, describes the problems of choosing who among the injured 4/5(1).This is a list of books about nuclear are non-fiction books which relate to uranium mining, nuclear weapons and/or nuclear power.

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (); The Angry Genie: One Man's Walk Through the Nuclear Age (); The Atom Besieged: Extraparliamentary Dissent in France and Germany ().ber of potential fatalities from a nuclear war and in the like-lihood of environmental consequences that threaten the bulk of humanity.

Unfortunately, that assumption is incorrect. In-deed, we estimate that the direct effects of using the ar-senals would lead to hundreds of millions of fatalities.

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