How nuclear war could wipe out the human race

With the advent of nuclear weapons we must renounce war; the possible cost of war is simply too great.


Atomic-Bomb-SmUS-Russia nuclear war to end human race: Study 12 Dec 13, “With a large war between the United States and Russia, we are talking about the possible — not certain, but possible — extinction of the human race,” Helfand, the co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, said in a report released on Tuesday.

“In this kind of war, biologically there are going to be people surviving somewhere on the planet but the chaos that would result from this will dwarf anything we’ve ever seen,” he added.

There are currently more than 17,000 nuclear warheads which have been ignored since the Cold War ended in 1991, according to the study called “Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?”

Helfand said modern nuclear weapons are far more powerful than the atomic bombs the US used against Japan in 1945 which killed more than 200,000 people.

The scientist…

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