Canadian Wildfires Confirmed Theories On Nuclear Winter

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Canadian wildfires in British Columbia got more and more intriguing for the experts who start believing it is, in fact, a beginning of a nuclear winter. The incidents from 2017, which resulted in a high case of wildfires, helped scientists imagine a possible impact of a nuclear war on our planet’s climate.

The wildfires created some of the strangest clouds that formed a thick smoke which was easily observed.

The biggest cloud also created a circular motion over the Northern Hemisphere. Scientists called the cloud, pyrocumulonimbus, being created over the wildfire it returned with a mass of dark black carbon right into the atmosphere.

Alan Robock, a professor from Rutgers University, explained that the process of self-lofting was made at the moment when dust heats up and spreads upper into the stratosphere. The professor also succeeded to get a chance of looking closer at a possible impact of a nuclear winter since 1984.

Canadian Wildfires Confirmed Theories On Nuclear Winter

Robock further explained how a possible nuclear war between India and Pakistan would highly strike the stratosphere, resulting in some huge cases of climate cooling. Imagine situations in which agriculture will profoundly suffer, and the temperatures could get below freezing.

Returning to the smoke caused by Canadian wildfires, it is believed that it contained 0,3 million tons of dust. Robock made a comparison between that and a nuclear war of the US and Russia, one that could produce almost 150 million tons.

He also explained how the de-escalation of the nuclear arms race from the 20th mid-century occurred. It was the agreement on atomic winter made by the Soviet and American explorers.

The nuclear war’s consequences could as well, be a reason for many countries to sign the UN Treaty regarding the Prohibition Of Nuclear Armaments. Canadian wildfires helped scientists learn more about nuclear winter.


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