Saturday, June 26, 2010

Maps of the day: Nuclear explosions since 1945

'1945-1998' by Isao Hashimoto
This is a screen shot. Go here for 'a haunting visualization' of 2053 nuclear explosions starting with the Trinity test at Los Alamos.

Tyler Durden, at Zero Hedge: Who needs a wartime nuclear exchange when you have peaceful countries nuking the gamma rays out of their own sovereign territories... with the US nuking the state of Nevada and its immediate neighbors about one thousand times. And keep in mind -- the fallout does not just miraculously disappear.

Idealist: If you're looking for fallout maps, you won't find any such map here or anywhere... Why? Because the executioners, to the best of their satisfaction, don't want you to see them. What you can and will see -- if you seek it -- are bits and pieces of the destruction: a high reading of radioactivity in wheat or milk here, or air over there, a trajectory map here, and a rare truthful analysis there. Put them together and you have what would happen in a small-but-non-mutually-destructive nuclear war (that we erringly refer simply to as the Cold War): the radioactive fallout circling -- for eons -- around the Earth and within her biosphere.