Nuclear War and Ozone Hole

Posted by Katherine | April 22, 2008 – 6:14 pm
Mushroom cloud
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This six-minute probutcool podcast episode from CU-Boulder in Colorado ties together two election issues: nuclear war and the environment. (Found by James Mills.) Michael Mills (no relation!), a research associate at the university’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, explains: A small, regional nuclear war could create a near-global ozone hole. A hole that would expose virtually all life on earth to way too much UV radiation. Among other results: cataracts, skin cancer, and disrupted ecosystems.

Listen here. (File not easily embeddable.)

Something else to worry about as the presidential candidates discuss Iran and centrifuges and the paucity of good information on nuclear proliferation.


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