Nuclear War Looms
With Russia invading countries like Ukraine and Georgia, and China taking aggressive actions in the S. China Sea, it could just be a matter of time before someone “flips the switch.” It seems we may be in a better place than we were during the Cold War, but with the US and Europe slashing their military budgets the viability of the West using Nukes as a response to Russia or China increases.
Nuclear War – It Really Could Happen!
Nuclear warfare isn’t an age-old warfare technology. In fact, nuclear warfare strategies developed by the military have only fairly recently, in the big scheme of things, become a potential reality. And it could really happen because we have the technology ready to go to MAKE it happen! Compared with other possible doomsday disasters, nuclear war has a very probability of actually happening since we have already used nuclear weapons twice in the past 70 years!
A Little On Nuclear Warfare History
To give you a little history of nuclear warfare and the technology surrounding it, two nuclear class bombs were dropped over Japan, code name “Little Boy” and “Fat Man”. The total death count was over 200,000 people upon detonation of the bombs. Also, after World War II, the Soviet Union, France, and the United Kingdom also developed nuclear weapons, further adding to the uncertainty that we may sometime be involved in another nuclear warfare catastrophe, only on a much grander scale.
Nuclear winter, also referred to as Atomic Winter, would be an inevitable after effect of a nuclear war. After dozens of nuclear bombs detonate, they would leave in their path a climactic change that lasts for months or even years after the nuclear event. Extreme cold weather and sustained periods without sunlight are just two of the inevitable effects of grand scale nuclear weapon detonation. Comets and asteroids have a similar impact on the climate and environment, but the worst part is we hold this power of death, destruction, and environmental disaster within reach of our military fist.
Catastrophes That CAN Happen Sometimes DO Happen!
Now think for a moment. If we hold the power to unleash a firestorm of nuclear radiation and widespread panic and chaos, don’t you think we should try and prepare ourselves in advance for warfare events that could happen without ANY prior warning? Most people would agree, that if something could happen, it might happen, and in some cases people would agree that it WILL happen, we just don’t know when yet.
In order to protect you and your most loved family members, you should have emergency supplies on hand to outlast the chaos that could open up around you in a widespread emergency situation. If you can survive for a sustained period with food, clean water, emergency clothing, and other supplies, you stand a much better chance of making it to safety, being rescued, and staying out of harms way.
Think A Volcano Is Dangerous? It’s Nothing Compared To A Nuclear Weapon!
And here’s something to be aware of. When a volcano erupts, it emits massive amounts of sulfur dioxide and other toxic gases into the atmosphere. However, even with a volcanic emission rate 10x that of nuclear weaponry, it still doesn’t have an impact anything like what a nuclear bomb does. With a nuclear bomb, the climate completely changes due to the toxicity of the resulting explosion. That means reduced precipitation rates of up to 45% or more and a reduction in average temperatures reaching -20 degrees Fahreneheit for EXTENDED PERIODS. Months, even years of sustained sub-zero temperatures would lay waist to any form of edible food crop in its path!
Food shortages would be inevitable, and one of the major elements of a nuclear war would be starvation on a massive scale. So if you’re lacking emergency food supplies, and something like a nuclear skirmish breaks out on a grand scale, you’re not going to be able to make it to safety! Stocking up on prepper supplies would give you the time you need to put a safety plan into action and make it out of the situation alive and intact. Think smart, plan for the worst!
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