What is NUCLEAR FAMINE? What does NUCLEAR FAMINE mean? NUCLEAR FAMINE meaning – NUCLEAR FAMINE definition – NUCLEAR FAMINE explanation.
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Nuclear famine is a hypothesized famine considered a potential threat following global or regional nuclear exchange. It is thought that even subtle cooling effects resulting from a regional nuclear exchange could have a substantial impact on agriculture production, triggering a food crisis amongst the world’s survivors.
While belief in the “nuclear winter” hypothesis is popular, despite issues such as the defection of a major previous supporter and active climate modeler of it, revealing that it was “politically motivated from the beginning”. The uncontroversial issue of potential food supply disruption from blast and fallout effects following a nuclear war has together resulted in the following books being penned, beginning approximately with, Fallout Protection, Nuclear War Survival Skills, Would the Insects Inherit the Earth and Other Subjects of Concern to Those Who Worry About Nuclear War and most recently the extreme “nuclear winter/comet impact” countermeasuring Feeding Everyone No Matter What.
Together with these largely introductory texts, more official tomes with a focus on organization, agriculture and radioecology include Nutrition in the postattack environment by the RAND Corporation, the continuity of government plans for preventing a famine in, On Reorganizing After Nuclear Attack, and Survival of the relocated population of the U.S. after a nuclear attack by Nobel Prize winner, Eugene Wigner. While those focused solely on radioecology and agriculture include, Effects of fallout radiation on crop production, Behavior of Radioactive Fallout in Soils and Plants, and practical countermeasures that were intended to be taken on the individual level in Defense against radioactive fallout on the farm.