What would a nuclear war look like - Sep22 final
26 September 2022
Microsoft PowerPoint - What would a nuclear war look like - Sep22 final.pptx What would a nuclear war look like? Dr Stuart Parkinson These slides will be made available at: Presentation given at Labour Party conference fringe meeting ‘What would a nuclear war look like?’, organised by CND, on 25th September, 2022 1 Nuclear weapons – main impacts • Direct impacts • Heat •. [...] [image credit: MOD] 6 Nuclear winter: extreme climate change Smoke spreads out, blocking Sun’s rays Plumes of smoke injected into upper atmosphere Temperatures drop sharply, and plants die Nuclear explosions – humans and animals lead to ‘firestorms’ starve • Extreme cooling (rather than heating from carbon emissions) • Change would be faster and larger than that due to carbon emissions • Ro.