Nuclear Winter


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A hypothetical period of prolonged cold weather caused by massive atmospheric injections of soot, which would follow a full-scale nuclear exchange
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Though the premise of a regional nuclear winter seemed plausible, few seemed willing to consider planetary implications of a nuclear exchange (19.
A more cynical perspective maintains that civilizations inevitably destroy themselves, facing nuclear winter rather than interstellar domination.
Nuclear winter research added 'to the uneasy state of equilibrium relying on deterrence', complicating, if not destroying, 'the concept of deterrence.
What is worrying is not that Honda thought finishing bottom of the racing league would sell a few more Type Rs but that a company with a customer base where redundancy comes in the shape of a coffin should be feeling the icy blast of the economic nuclear winter.
Johnny and Kathy must work together to thwart Frost's plan to precipitate a return to power through nuclear winter.
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would be the stock British retort, as it looks rather like 2007 will be a nuclear winter with the attendant depression, murder, suicide and general grumbling we Brits do best.
These same individuals and organizations also warned us of nuclear winter caused by the firestorms that would presumably be caused by nuclear blasts, and, again, ignored the inevitable C[O.
Just when you think it can't get any worse, a nuclear winter sets in, caused by all the ash in the air from erupting volcanoes.
The article compared nuclear winter to the chilling effect of volcanoes and the little ice age.
THEY WOULD NEVER IMPEACH A PRESIDENT DURING NUCLEAR WINTER.
And then it was like a nuclear winter hit and it would affect our business over the next three years.

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