If there were a limited nuclear war, say between Iran and Israel, or maybe Pakistan and India, how would the environment be impacted?
Suppose two countries fired nukes at each other, but only a few and then they stopped.
Obviously, even a small, limited nuclear war would be much much worse than Hirishima and Nagasaki.
But would the environment of the whole Earth be affected?
- jeeper_peeper321Lv 72 years agoFavorite Answer
you have to remember, over 1500 nuclear weapons have been detonated in the atmosphere already.
Most far larger and more powerful than the nuclear weapons built today.
- 2 years ago
The effects will be local, depending also a little on how many warheads are fired at each other and they actually ONLY fire at each other. Israel is such a small country that surrounding countries, like Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria will feel the effects too. Iran is a lot bigger, but still will mostly be destroyed if Israel fires all their (secret) 200 nukes. I bet the Unites States secretly armed them well. On a footnote though, Iran currently has no nuclear warheads. Now Pakistan and India are different stories, they are bigger countries and their arsenal is also bigger. If they fire their complete arsenal at each other then most of south-east Asia will feel the effect. It's hard to say how many radioactive particles will float around the world or they will stay local.
- USAFisnumber1Lv 72 years ago
Nuclear winter. It is estimated that if 100 nukes go off creating firestorms there will be enough debris thrown into the air that we will get a nuclear winter that might last 2-3 years. If you do not have a food supply laid in and the means to grow your own food after it is over, you are pretty much screwed. No matter where you live in the world. That number could go down to 50 if it occurs in the tropics and cities get hit.
- 2 years ago
Iran doesn't have nukes, no,....it doesn't.
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- Anonymous2 years ago
people in Japan still develop unusual cancers.
And todays nuke-you-lar weapons are many many times more powerful