Libs Fret: What if global warming and nuclear war occur simultaneously? | JunkScience.com
“It’s a grim prospect that could even result in human extinction…”Flashback: 'Nuclear winter' may kill more than a nuclear war - environment - 01 March 2007 - New Scientist
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Even taking global warming into account, the models predict that the cooling of the planet for a decade following the exchange would be nearly twice as great as the global warming of the past century, causing colder temperatures than Europe's "Little Ice Age" of the 16th to 18th centuries.
Although this might look perversely like a welcome counter-balance to global warming, the researchers say it would cause equally devastating changes in weather patterns and rainfall. That, plus reduced sunlight, would shorten growing seasons and destroy crops worldwide, to the detriment of all.