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Widespread after-effects of nuclear war

Radioactive fallout and depletion of the ozone layer, once believed catastrophic consequences of nuclear war, are now proved unimportant in comparison to immediate war damage. Today, “nuclear winter” is claimed to have apocalyptic effects. Uncertainties in massive smoke production and in meteorological phenomena give reason to doubt this conclusion.

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Teller, E. Widespread after-effects of nuclear war. Nature 310, 621–624 (1984).

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