In the event of a nuclear explosion, how far do you have to be to escape
With Russia's war against Ukraine in its second month, Vladimir Putin has hinted once again that he could use nuclear weapons against countries that intervene. Vladimir Putin put Russia's nuclear deterrent forces on high alert, citing NATO's aggressive statements and harsh financial sanctions.
On Wednesday even the Russian leader warned that his response to the counterattacks would be swift. "If anyone intends to interfere in what is happening from the outside, they should know that it poses an unacceptable strategic threat to Russia. They need to know that our response to the counterattacks will be swift. "Fast," he said.
As of 2019, there are estimated to be 15,000 nuclear weapons on planet Earth. But what would happen in the unlikely event of a nuclear explosion?
The impact of a single nuclear bomb is difficult to determine because many factors must be taken into account: time of day, weather, exact location, and whether it explodes on the ground or in the air. Clothing is also a surprising factor as white clothes can reflect some of the energy of a blast, while black clothing can absorb it.
Light from a nuclear explosion can cause flash blindness, a temporary form of vision loss that can last for several minutes.
According to the AsapSCIENCE video, a megaton bomb, 80 times larger than the bomb that exploded over Hiroshima in 1945, can hit people up to 13 miles away. They would experience blindness on a clear day, while those about 52.8 miles away would be temporarily blinded on a clear night, says Science Alert.
Heat is the main concern for those closest to a nuclear explosion, with people up to 6.8 miles away suffering first-degree burns and third-degree burns hitting anyone up to 5 miles away.
You should also keep in mind the extraordinary thermal radiation, which travels at the speed of light. Even if you were further away from the explosion, a sudden change in air pressure could crush objects and destroy buildings.
An example of the 2019 study concluded that a nuclear war between the United States and Russia would send the Earth into a nuclear winter within days due to levels of smoke and soot released into the atmosphere.
Even if a man could withstand that amount of air pressure, the collapse of buildings could be another risk of death.
Pra, ku mund të shkojnë njerëzit për t'i mbijetuar një konflikti bërthamor?
Në thelb do të dëshironit të shmangni vendet me akses në armët bërthamore dhe ato të përfshira në marrëveshjet bërthamore. Sipas Federatës së Shkencëtarëve Amerikanë, Rusia dhe Shtetet e Bashkuara zotërojnë më shumë se 90 për qind të kokave bërthamore në botë.
Statistikat tregojnë se hemisfera jugore është alternativa më e sigurt për këtë strategji:
Pavarësisht frikës dhe spekulimeve të kuptueshme rreth një lufte bërthamore, sekretari i mbrojtjes Ben Wallace tha se shprehja e Putinit ishte një betejë retorike.
Gjatë intervistave në mars, ai tha se nuk do të spekulonte mbi atë se çfarë mund të bënte Putin në të ardhmen. Ndërsa më vonë se u shpreh se Putin donte thjesht tu kujtonte njerëzve se ai ka një pengesë.
"We are not going to do anything to escalate in that area, we are not going to do anything to feed any miscalculation, we are taking it very, very seriously. "But at the moment this is a rhetorical battle that President Putin is using and we just have to make sure we manage it properly."