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Third of world population WIPED OUT even in SMALL nuclear war

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Scientist Paul Doherty says simulations suggest a hundred multimegaton bombs would be exchanged if war broke out between smaller nuclear-armed countries.That is enough – at even conservative estimates – to wipe out a third of the world’s population.

It would have a lasting impact, even for people living on the other side of the globe from a nuclear detonation.

The shocking revelation comes as the threat of a nuclear war involving the US, Russia and North Korea intensifies.

WARNING: Even a small scale nuclear war could have devastating consequences
WW3 fears skyrocketed this week when North Korean leader Kim Jong-un threatened the US he was building his “biggest missile yet”.The tubby tyrant also warned President Donald Trump “not to test his patience”, according to reports.

Kim has previously promised “weekly” nuke tests in the face of US aggression.

Doherty says that is nuclear war were to break out, billions would die from radiation during explosions with even more falling victim to starvation or cancer in the aftermath.

Once ingested, radiation strontium-90 is so similar to calcium that your body absorbs it into your bone

Once it is in your bones, its radioactive decay breaks up the DNA of your cells, leading to bone cancers and leukaemia.

A hundred nuclear detonations would block enough sunlight to drop the average global temperature, which would be devastating for the world’s food supply.

“Even if you weren’t killed by the initial blasts, you couldn’t expect to live long,” Doherty says in his new book.

“Within two weeks of something like this happening, 180 million tons of smoke, soot and dust would coat our globe like black paint and there it would stay.

“Light levels would be reduced to a few per cent of what they are today, so high noon would look like predawn.”

And Then You’re Dead: A scientific exploration of the world’s most interesting ways to die by Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty is out now.

45 Comments on "Third of world population WIPED OUT even in SMALL nuclear war"

  1. Cloud9 on Wed, 17th May 2017 5:57 am 

    Come on guys the mind bending machine has been prepping the sheep for a nuclear war with North Korea for years. Where would the plots for Red Dawn and Olympus has Fallen be without the yellow peril? The Neocons know they can ride it out in their bunkers while getting the population down to the levels specified in the Georgia Guide Stones. How else are they going to save the planet for themselves?

  2. Davy on Wed, 17th May 2017 6:07 am 

    What’s with the title? How is the third world “human” any different form a 1st world? I guarantee once the 1st world human goes 3rd world they will look no different. If we have any kind of NUK exchange the odds are globalism will be crushed by cascading contagions of decline on multiple levels. One of the clearest is the economic damage to confidence that drives global trade. A NK NUK exchange will destroy the tech hardware industry at a minimum. How about that hit to global GDP with the loss of South Korea. The North is irrelevant but the South is too big to fail. This is serious business and why nothing military is happening. NK is one of those global minimums of collapse. When you wake up and the news says there is a military action on the Korean Peninsula you better start worrying.

  3. deadlykillerbeaz on Wed, 17th May 2017 6:31 am 

    Don’t know until it happens. Start with ten nuclear 100 megaton bombs.

    How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.

    Make sure all ten hit Warshington DC first, then there can be peace on Earth.

  4. george on Wed, 17th May 2017 7:01 am 

    through the purity and essence of our natural … fluids

  5. makati1 on Wed, 17th May 2017 7:18 am 

    Even a small nuke exchange, say between India and Pakistan, could trigger nuclear winter and the end of most of the earth’s population. How would 3-5 years without a growing season affect humanity? Affect the ecosystem? Devastating, I would say.

  6. Hello on Wed, 17th May 2017 7:26 am 

    Davy: “what’s with the title? How is the third world “human” any different form a 1st world?”

    The title says 1/3 of world population. Not 3rd world population.

    I have to admit I got excited too, when reading it the first time. A quick nuclear war and the 3rd world gone. It sounded to be too good to be true. And sure enough. I read the title again. I assume in a nuclear war the 1st world is to suffer most, then why in hell would you want to waste an expensive nuclear device on a 3rd world city. It won’t look any different before and after anyways.

  7. joe on Wed, 17th May 2017 9:41 am 

    Hey, when the fireworks starts what makes you guys think there will be anything small. Its one in, all in, on this deal. If India nukes Pakistan or vice versa, everyone knows whats coming, so rather than wait 5 years for us to kill ourselves slow, all the nations will launch just so they are not the losers in the post nuclear irradiated death world. No sirs, fear not for ww3, its gonna be 20 minutes long.

  8. bobinget on Wed, 17th May 2017 10:15 am 

    I hope a few Republicans with spines are watching
    OUR crook in the WH.

    Too bad NK has no Trump Towers.

  9. _______________________________________ on Wed, 17th May 2017 10:16 am 

    long overdue.

  10. Davy on Wed, 17th May 2017 11:44 am 

    good point hello and I guess that was one of me dyslectic moments.

  11. Ghung on Wed, 17th May 2017 4:17 pm 

    Trump declares those odds “acceptable”.

  12. Cloggie on Wed, 17th May 2017 5:43 pm 

    Trump declares those odds “acceptable”.

    And now you want to have him shot by the deep state.

  13. DerHundistlos on Wed, 17th May 2017 10:55 pm 

    “I hope a few Republicans with spines are watching
    OUR crook in the WH.”

    For example????????

  14. Theedrich on Thu, 18th May 2017 4:18 am 

    That enemy of the American people, the MSM, is trying to provoke nuclear war in order to rid itself of Trump.  It really does not care about world death.  Neither does the Never-Trump CIA, most of the Demonic Party, the elite chattering classes and, last but not least, Dr. Strangelove Repubs like John McCain.

    But as I have written here before, it is less likely that nuclear missiles will fly than that biological, chemical and cybernetic means of warfare will be used instead.  They are also very usable as “false-flag” techniques, which not only jihadists, but the U.S., are fond of.

    A few years ago, Pakistan, doing its best to cover itself with plausible deniability, used a few of its Allah-lovers to slaughter a lot of Indians, whom the Pakis hate almost as the Leftists here hate Trump.  Due to instant U.S. intervention, the earth narrowly avoided a “small” nuclear retaliation by India at that time.  But as the means of covert massacring grow in quantity and quality, the likelihood of large-scale death increases with them.

    A few days ago the entire world experienced a cyber attack on its IT systems;  the perpetrators demanded only money — lots of it.  Almost a week later we still have no certainty as to who those perpetrators were.  Attention-seekers everywhere claim that North Korea is the culprit.  But the point is that no one really knows for sure.  For all anyone knows, it could be that legendary 500-pound guy sitting on his bed in New Jersey.

    The imagination runs wild about what both states and non-state actors might have up their sleeves for the years ahead.  And the possibilities are not limited to nuclear war.  Probably the state doing its best to defend itself against the unforeseeable is Israel (as related in the book “
    The Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower
    ”).  But not even that state can be sure of what fate has in store.

    And the bizarre anti-Trump sleepwalking in the U.S. is making us all far more vulnerable.

  15. Cloggie on Thu, 18th May 2017 8:36 am 

    This is why Trump and Putin are great presidents, because they are taking on the right kind of people on their own turf:

  16. joe on Thu, 18th May 2017 9:47 am 

    Trump denied that John Mc Cain was a war hero because he was captured, the draft dodger then sarcastically added he likes people who werent captured. Guess that puts Daniel Perle and girls of Chibok in Trumps bad books.
    Trump is a Marshmallow idiot who was too stupid to either do things big when he should have, he cut all his chords when he won the Repub nomination by making Jeb Bush look foolish. Trump was useful a mudslinger against Clinton but he was able to actually convince the brainwashed right that he (the infowars candidate) was better than the (CIA) Bush clan who screwed up America 1st post Regan and lied the US into thousands of deaths over a third world oil patch. He did at least have the backing of the people and he blew that when all his decisions were reversed almost everyday! He was supposed to build a wall, no, he was supposed to get rid of Obamacare, no just Trumpcare now, he was supposed to challenge China, no he loves China now. The only things he has done is help companies legally destroy the environment and the next President will likely reverse those executive orders. The muslim ban was too weak and didnt target the right countries, so his rhetoric of doing the right thing to stop terrorism fell on its face, Trump is a swamp dweller and he thought he was so powerful he could ask Americas top policeman to do him a favour because his buddy lied on his application for a job, THATS CORRUPTION.
    Trump may see out 4 years, if I was a Dem I would let Trump stay on as a lame duck, his mouth will destroy the Republicans, and god help him when the next recession hits as it must.

  17. Sissyfuss on Thu, 18th May 2017 2:59 pm 

    Joe, if Pence is the next titular leader, he won’t reverse anything. Damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead. Thank you Jesus.

  18. makati1 on Thu, 18th May 2017 5:46 pm 

    “In almost every instance, the U.S. government has in its typical Machiavellian fashion sown the seeds of terror domestically and internationally in order to expand its own totalitarian powers.”

    “We’re made to pay trillions of dollars in blood money to a military industrial complex that kills without conscience. We’ve been saddled with a crumbling infrastructure, impoverished cities and a faltering economy while our tax dollars are squandered on lavish military installations and used to prop up foreign economies. We’ve been stripped of our freedoms. We’re treated like suspects and enemy combatants. We’re spied on by government agents: our communications read, our movements tracked, our faces mapped, our biometrics entered into a government database. We’re terrorized by militarized police who roam our communities and SWAT teams that break into our homes. We’re subjected to invasive patdowns in airports, roadside strip searches and cavity probes, forced blood draws.”

    Blow-back is going to be stupendous!

  19. onlooker on Thu, 18th May 2017 5:56 pm 

    You know Mak, I also hate the US govt and the financial elites running it and this country. However, we can see that now the US citizens are just as much victims of these psychopaths.
    And here is where I think Davy has his biggest problem with what you have been saying. The people are not the same as the Govt. You surely must know how rigged the political system is and how they have tried to brainwash, distract and deceive us Americans. If it came to revolution to free us of our oppressors, I would be right there. But I am here with my wife and maybe we along with others can be sources to change this country for the better because they’re are some good people here. I am curious about your take on all this Mak.

  20. makati1 on Thu, 18th May 2017 6:24 pm 

    “Courage out of desperation is happening now throughout the entire West. Some throw themselves upon the sword by entering the military or sticking a needle in their vein. Others join vicious totalitarian death cults commanding them to demand that the rest of the world either convert, be enslaved, pay protection money or die. Others kill themselves quietly and by degrees; first comes a fashion for dystopia in popular entertainment, followed by licentiousness and gross indecency, by self-medicating, by conniption fit, by cancer, by a slow drift towards insanity. There’s nothing more dangerous, sad or intemperate than a society that realises it is dying and therefore has nothing to lose.”

    A worthwhile read.

  21. onlooker on Thu, 18th May 2017 6:31 pm 

    No doubt, tough to stay balanced, sane and at peace in this world.

  22. makati1 on Thu, 18th May 2017 6:39 pm 

    Onlooker, I DO blame us ‘citizens’ as we have allowed the present situation to come into being and to exist thru our stupidity/sloth/greed. We have the government we wanted. I have watched it evolve over the last 72+ years. Every election pushed us closer to today’s situation. As long as it didn’t negatively affect OUR lives, we ignored the changes. I am as guilty as any other. Now, with hindsight, I look back and see the mistake. Too late.

    Davy seems to still be in that “as long as I am not directly affected, all is good in America and the rest of the world is bad” mentality. I enjoy poking his ‘patriotism’ but he will never accept that there are better places to live in the world than the U$. There are. Safer ones also.

    Good luck with the ‘change’ you are attempting. It seems to me to be like herding cats or making a mule drink. Not going to happen. It will take blood in the streets and terror in the homes to bring about change. Not words and gestures. I have only helped one member of my family to realize what is happening and to try to prepare for it. I have another tell me to stop telling her what is happening in the real world because “she doesn’t want to hear it”. As for friends … a waste of time. Good luck!

  23. onlooker on Thu, 18th May 2017 6:50 pm 

    I agree Mak, everyone of us on this planet has to own up, to how we have contributed to making this world ever more unpleasant and unlivable. I think it starts as corny as it may sound with being at peace. Then forgiving others. Then finally venerating Nature for its wonder, beauty and ultimately because we depend upon it

  24. Davy on Thu, 18th May 2017 6:55 pm 

    Please, onlooker, the people are deceiving themselves. The blame and complain game is itself rooted in deception. All this talk about the elites is just passing the buck. Sure things are rigged and there is brainwashing but there are no excuses for ones behavior except with oneself. When you are dead it’s over. The people will get what they ask for and they are asking to be able to have and eat their cake. The want that get out of jail free card. They want a happy ending. They want happy motoring to buy happy stuff. They want techno optimism and a destiny of modern development. Most of all they want something for nothing and to feel good about it.

    You can go point your fingers at the government and the elites like you and makati do. You can wail and moan about how bad the US is and how good other places are but all you are doing is kidding yourself. You are kidding yourself that there is a solution to all this. If you like lynch the elites. I am not saying they don’t deserve lynching just quit blaming them for your blame. When you start blaming others you need to blame yourself when it is at the level you are blaming. Existential blame is very dangerous because it is general and it allows the wiggle room of saying some deserve blame and others don’t. This is a slippery slope to the mechanization of genocide. IMA, please define your elite. Please tell me the line in sand so I can make sure not to cross it. I really don’t want to be lynched. All of us on this board are elites that need a lynching by the other 6BIL victims. The government and the elites are symptoms not the reason for our coming destiny as a failed civilization. We humans are an evolutionary dead end as techno modern global people. Period.

  25. makati1 on Thu, 18th May 2017 7:07 pm 

    Onlooker, we can only change ourselves. We can set examples, but don’t expect that to change others. We seldom allow others to see behind the personal screen we have designed for public consumption. It can be too painful to our ‘self’. I am at peace with myself and the world, but it took a lifetime. I can forgive others for most transgressions but they are not likely to change from that forgiveness. At least that is my observation.

    As for Nature. It is mostly reserved for a vacation or occasional day trip to a state park. It is not mentally related to our survival. More like a large Disneyland we can use and forget. Again, my observation of those I know.

    To live responsibly requires education and thought. Both lacking in America today. The move to the cities is one indicator of the value of Nature to Americans. Little to none. They observe Nature second or third handedly. Entertainment, not necessity. Farmers are better connected, but they are less than 4% of the U$ population and ignored unless the price of eggs goes up. That huge 2X4 of reality is really gonna hurt when it hits them square in the face someday soon.

  26. onlooker on Thu, 18th May 2017 7:08 pm 

    Great thoughts guys. Well, well I think Mak and Davy are agreeing at least on something. Absolutely, both of you are right, ultimately the blame is on each and everyone of us. Nothing is out there in the manmade world that we have not created. Yes we all bowed to the God of greed and lived in complacency in the rich countries. And now China and India are trying to live like us. So, yes all three of us are together in that ultimately we must look within to our own flaws, each one of us. I know it is blowing in the wind, as we are reaching the dead end. The elites just simply represent all of us just to a greater degree of vice.

  27. makati1 on Thu, 18th May 2017 7:09 pm 

    Ah! Davy pops up to illustrate my point. LMAO

  28. Davy on Thu, 18th May 2017 7:16 pm 

    Screw you makati, You are an anti-American blamer complainer and preach an agenda Asia is fine. You are turning this around on me with what you yourself are doing because that is how you operate. That is how people who blame and complain and don’t accept responsibility operate. I live here you don’t. I am part of what is going on here you are not. You don’t even know what sticking up for your people means. Your dumbass calls it patriotism. I call it loyalty to family and community. I have plenty of criticism just not enough for the asswipe anti-Americans here that want. They want total hate out of me akin to what you preach. Then the asswipe anti-Americans are in love with you and praise you. You deserted your family and people. Now you are living off a welfare stipend and acting like you deserve it as you bad mouth people like me paying your bill. I am not going to come on this board and listen to your constant distortions about how bad my people are living. Not you are the rest of the asswipes here that blame and complain then talk up their people.

    There is no place safe and especially not your place. Living above 20MIL people in an unstable third world country is not safe. Where I live is dangerous if there is a NUK war. Climate change is a coming danger here. I have many dangers and I talk about them unlike your stupid ass that talks up your stupid P’s and down my country.

    You are a friggen moron that has a personality disorder. I might ask why you are even calling me out dumbass. People on this board would like some peace but you can’t stand that because you need attention. I guess because you are a lonely old man over there in that cheap apartment 27 floors above chaos. You want hate and discontent so you can feel something. I will give it back all day long or anyone else that wants it. I have said this before this board can do better than this hate but if that is what some of you F-nuts want then good let’s do it.

  29. Cloggie on Thu, 18th May 2017 11:43 pm 

    UK no longer blocks EU army HQ:

  30. GregT on Fri, 19th May 2017 12:01 am 

    “Screw you makati, You are an anti-American blamer complainer and preach an agenda Asia is fine.”


    Before you completely implode in on yourself with your usual delusions of self importance, makati may be right, and he may be wrong. Question for you Davy, why get so emotional about other peoples’ takes? I mean honestly, what fucking difference does it make?

  31. makati1 on Fri, 19th May 2017 1:04 am 

    Davy resorts to name playground calling as usual, because he has ZERO real positive facts to back up hie claims that the U$ is better than Asia. The U$ is going down. Asia is going up. He lives in a dying country. I live in a growing one. I like it that way. LOL

    “Inside The US Government’s Plan To Survive Nuclear War (While The Rest Of Us Die)”
    “White Students Banned From Student Lounge At D.C. University: “Nothing More Important Than A Multicultural Campus””
    “”It’s Absurd” – 6 Baltimore Schools Have Zero Students Proficient In State Math, English Tests”
    “”I Wanted To Kill Them” Times Square Driver Tells Police; Was Looking For Suicide-By-Cop”
    “Cali Governor Jerry Brown Slams “Free-Loading” Taxpayers For Opposing Higher Taxes”
    “America’s Reign of Terror: A Nation Reaps What It Sows”
    “Why We’re Fragmenting: The Status Quo Is Disintegrating”
    “MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles”
    “1,746 American Adults Were Asked To Point Out North Korea On A Map: This Was The Result”

    And the beat goes on…

  32. Davy on Fri, 19th May 2017 2:59 am 

    Greg, why do you care and why do you get so emotional? Greg, go play somewhere else.

  33. Davy on Fri, 19th May 2017 3:00 am 

    Makati, we have people here who properly reference articles with links. Most people that have integrity and are not lazy intellectually.

  34. Davy on Fri, 19th May 2017 3:23 am 

    Makati, your problem is you do not realize that it is not “either or” it is “all inclusive”. Every one of your above unsupported headlines has an Asian feature if one would want to research Asian news. I am not going to dispute or deny your unreferenced headlines above. You don’t put links because links show sources and sources show your motive. When I present Asian and European collapse news it is to balance the extremist here and show these other powers are engaged in the same end game of economics the US is in. I give links to show further reading and sources. My news is mostly economic news but I could highlight the social issues there too. Since we are using English here so much Asian news is not available or not given because Asian countries are loath to expose bad news. China is the worst in the world in this regards. NK is as much a Chinese creation as an American one for example. Who has been feeding the psychopathic leadership there? Yea, China has and China did that for many reasons. Kind of like the US feeding ISIS. I am merely showing Asia is not fine and it is going down a similar path. This path is on all levels.

    You, makati, on the other hand want this to be a personal competition in support of your decision 10 years ago to leave your family and country. This is a competition into the ground for all nations not your personal vendetta. On some levels the worst is coming to Asian because of the dramatic overpopulation that is centered in Asia. Now Asia is enhancing this risk with the same complexity overshoot the west is in. Wow, the double whammy of too many people and mega unsupportable urban areas. OOPs, that is where you live in a 20MIL people mega urban growth that stretches far out past Manila. Manila is at the top on the list with other Asian Cities with density and size and you are crowing how wonderful and sustainable the place is. You want to make things look so bad in the US by your extremism as a method to show you are fine and the US is terrible. You are absolutely wrong with this approach. This is extremism plain and simple. It has motive and intent that does not reflect reality. It is agenda that uses selective facts to paint a misleading picture of the truth. It is simply a lie.

  35. onlooker on Fri, 19th May 2017 4:35 am 

    I think also climate is and will affect tropical and sub-tropical areas the soonest and hardest. So, a mixed bag of collapse everywhere

  36. Dooma on Fri, 19th May 2017 7:09 am 

    You should be VERY careful when dealing with an unstable regime who thrive on bloody violence involving the maiming and killing of innocent people.

    North Korea may be dangerous as well.

  37. GregT on Fri, 19th May 2017 11:17 am 

    “North Korea may be dangerous as well.”

    North Korea only becomes “dangerous” if it actually has the capability of fighting back, which it doesn’t. If NK launched a nuke on another sovereign nation, it would be vaporized in a matter of minutes, and NK knows it. More US MSM propaganda to justify yet another war and to keep the people all a-scared.

  38. DerHundistlos on Fri, 19th May 2017 1:22 pm 


    Onlooker made a great comment about perhaps some areas of agreement between you and Davy so why did you feel it necessary to provoke an attack against Davy with your uncalled for statement about Davy popping up?? That’s an intelligent conversation ender. Does not compute.

  39. Davy on Fri, 19th May 2017 4:46 pm 

    Der hund, I am making an effort to throttle down the conflict on my side too. Thanks for your support of reduced board conflict comment.

  40. makati1 on Fri, 19th May 2017 6:19 pm 

    Der, who said he is intelligent? Brainwashed, yes, intelligent? Open for debate. He seems to be evolving into a “snowflake”.

    Davy refuses to see the reality of the world situation. Only his uneducated, U$M$M propaganda stuffed view. I don’t see the world his way. Not even close.

    I will continue to post my anti-America/pro-Asia views and if he objects, he can ignore me. There is still freedom of speech in the Philippines. (And on this board.) Not so much in Police State America.

  41. Davy on Fri, 19th May 2017 7:05 pm 

    Got references Columbo? Makati, you are a fake and a liar. You can’t even do a proper comment with legitimate references. I am surprised the board comment Nazis have not flagged you. I guess since you are a flaming anti-American people here just let it fly. Who friggen cares about your stupid P’s. I would be embarrassed to highlight my state of Missouri as much as you constantly brag about your stupid P’s. You really are a old fart losing his mind.

  42. DerHundistlos on Fri, 19th May 2017 11:43 pm 

    Thank you, Davy. I have noticed and I am trying to emulate your example. We have far more in common then not. I enjoy learning from you and you definitely have a gift for prose.

  43. GregT on Sat, 20th May 2017 1:54 am 

    “Thank you, Davy. I have noticed and I am trying to emulate your example.”

    Can anybody help me out with the HTML for ‘major’ roll eyes on this board?

  44. Davy on Sat, 20th May 2017 5:59 am 

    Greg the best thing you and I could do for this board is ignore each other if we care about what is best collectively.

  45. DerHundistlos on Sat, 20th May 2017 2:27 pm 

    Greg, while you may roll your eyes in response to my message, I still like and admire most of your comments!!!!

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