Did you ever sit down and think? “What would it be like if humanity decided to detonate all of the nuclear bombs on Earth at once?”
You haven’t. This would be a crazy thing for the planet.
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But what would happen if all of the nukes went off simultaneously in an extremely unlikely scenario?
This video is disturbing and will confirm that you think this is a horrible idea. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell.
This eight-minute, colourful, and gripping video has been viewed more 27 million times already on YouTube.
What if we all detonated all nuclear bombs simultaneously?www.youtube.com
If you don’t have the time to read it in its entirety, we will give you a brief summary of some of its most shocking key points.
- There are 15,000 nuclear weapons currently on Earth as of 2019.
- To destroy any of the 4,500 cities in Earth’s 4500-plus, it would only take three nuclear warheads. That would be 13,500 bombs, leaving 1,500.
- 15,000 warheads equals 3 billions tons TNT and 15x Krakatoa’s energy, the largest volcanic eruption in history.
- It would explode and create a fireball that measures 50 km in diameter. The blast wave would then wipe out all surrounding areas within a radius of 3,000km.
- The world would hear the explosion and then the pressure wave would travel around the globe for several weeks.
- The mushroom cloud could reach the Earth’s outer atmosphere, and then be very close to space.
- It would ignite a firestorm that would consume the continent if it was set off in South America’s Amazon Rainforest.
- Radiation would cause the destruction of everything within its blast radius. The surrounding area, covering hundreds of kilometres, is now uninhabitable.
- The Amazon Rainforest has been completely destroyed, and the entire environment is radioactive. However, it would wipe out all humanity.
This is not the worst scenario, as the video suggests. It would be a catastrophe if humans attempted to mine all the uranium available on the planet in order to create as many bombs possible.
- Earth is thought to contain 35 million tons of uranium, which would be enough to produce the equivalent of 10,000,000 Hiroshima Bombs.
- It would also be possible to see half of South America if the explosion were made in the Amazon Rainforest.
- It would create a crater measuring 100km in diameter with debris being thrown so far that it could end up in space.
- It would kill all large animals and set off firestorms throughout the planet. Earthquakes, which are stronger than anything recorded, would also be caused.
- The ash cloud it would make would engulf the planet and block sunlight from reaching the surface. It would also create a global winter, which would lower temperatures to below freezing for decades.
- All life on Earth would die. Even the International Space Station could be destroyed by the debris. It is possible to survive underwater or underground, but only for as long as you have food and water.
- It would take many years before any form of life could reemerge on this planet.
That’s not all that much, is it?
Let’s only hope Trump, Kim, and Putin don’t get any wrong ideas from this video.
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