Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Regional Nuclear War Could Spark Climate Change

New scientific modeling shows that a regional nuclear conflict between countries such as India and Pakistan could spark devastating climate changes worldwide, a team of researchers said on Monday.

"We are at a perilous crossroads," said Owen Toon of the University of Colorado at Boulder's Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. "The current combination of nuclear proliferation, political instability and urban demographics form perhaps the greatest danger to the stability of society since the dawn of humanity."

It's a feedback loop. Nuclear war will certainly instigate climate anomalies, but one of the reasons nuclear war is likely to happen in the first place is the conflict between refugee-inundated countries desperate for resources. Hang onto your hat.

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