A nuclear collision involving 100 or more warplanes would plunge the world into a bitter nuclear winter. First, it is safe to say that it would be a very bad idea to blow up the world’s arsenal of nukes. It will be involved in winter national temperatures and the final level of crop failure, sending the global food system on a tailspin and creating unprecedented levels of famine, as few as five could drag us into nuclear autumn, less intense, sure, but still quite destructive. As a result, we could lose 20 to 80 percent of world rainfall and up to 1 billion lives.
Both the United States and Russia each own slightly less than 7,000, the rest being unequally divided between nuclear powers – the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, and North Korea. Now, if we consider the entire nuclear stock of the world, you are looking for about 15,000 warheads. Needless to say, these weapons can do considerable damage.
In an animation posted on Sunday, they answer the question, “What if all the atomic bombs on Earth exploded at once?” If you are wondering what level can be destroyed with 15,000 nukes, you will be happy to know that the YouTube channel Kurzgesagt-In a Nutshell, is behind you.
According to scientists who consulted the channel’s host, it would take only three nuclear warheads to destroy one of the planet’s 4,500 cities. This means you still have 1,500 warheads left after you take 100,000 or more people to each urban area. This is equivalent to 15 Krakatoa 1883 eruptions, the most powerful volcanic eruption on record. Instead, if you put all your clues in a basket and leave that basket on Amazon, according to the host, you could cause an explosion with 3 billion tons of TNT.
This will create one pressure wave after another that will surround the world in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, mushroom clouds will expand to the upper layers of the Earth’s atmosphere and millions of tons of flammable matter will split into the sky. It will trigger a 50-kilometer (30-mile) fireball that will destroy everything within a 3,000-kilometer (1,800-mile) radius of the explosion.
A relatively small crater will mark the site of the eruption over a distance of 10 kilometers (6 miles), while the entire American continent will be engulfed in the final wildfire that will turn into California’s flames last summer (the deadliest and most devastating) in history.
But after it starts the “unpleasant part”, the host says. Because it is when extreme levels of radiation damage them, killing the animal. Hundreds of kilometers downhill from the hole would be unnecessary everywhere, but the rest of the planet would be submerged as a result of mushroom clouds entering the atmosphere. The world’s atoms will sink in the winter.
Yet we are told, “Human life will continue.” It wouldn’t be too pretty. As for the details of what would happen if we dropped every bit of uranium on Earth into an atomic bomb and saw it burn.