Nuclear conflict could lead to global famine, new study suggests

“Even a small conflict in which two countries clash with nuclear weapons could lead to planetary famine,” according to a new study dont Nature echoes. As alarming as they are, these works, published on August 15 in Nature Food, are not dictated by the current geopolitical context. But they shed a new light on it. This is the latest study to date within the framework of a reflection carried out for several decades on the planetary consequences of a nuclear war.

In addition to the people killed directly by the explosion of atomic bombs, but also as a result of the lingering effects of radiation and environmental pollution, a nuclear war has many consequences for the planet. In the 1980s, studies revealed “nuclear winter” which could result from this type of conflict, due to the accumulation, in the atmosphere, of ashes, dust and soot sent by the explosions

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