The modern world is threatened by atomic bombs, chemical weapons, and other nuclear weapons. The nuclear weapon is the number one problem facing the world today. We have not been able to get nuclear weapons under control yet, but we all know that our world will be totally destroyed. Since the development of nuclear energy, the outcome of human civilization has been very slim. It was intended for a good cause when a German-Jew split the atom and found energy, but instead, it was used for destroying the next country.
The effect on the modern world is devastating. More recent atomic weapons include the ICBM missile, which has multiple warheads capable of destroying the entire world in less than 35 minutes. Nuclear war would produce so much smoke that rapid and substantial temperature and rainfall decreases would occur over wide areas of the middle Northern Hemisphere. Smaller temperature decreases might occur in low latitudes, but more importantly, rainfall would probably decrease because monsoons could not develop.
Like in On The Beach,” all the radiation moves towards Australia and innocent people die. A large-scale nuclear war would reduce food production over large expanses in the Northern Hemisphere. This could occur through acute climatic conditions such as chilling or freezing temperatures occurring for brief periods during the growing season, which could destroy crops or lower production. As a result of the potential physical and societal disruptions to agriculture from a large-scale nuclear war, agriculture in the Northern Hemisphere could be shut down or significantly reduced for the first growing season after the war and maybe several growing seasons. Only major grain-producing countries such as the United States, Canada, and Australia have enough stored food to keep their populations alive if they lose crops from a full growing season. For most countries and thus for most of the people on earth, the food would run out in a matter of a few months if there were no agricultural production for just one growing season. The majority of the earth’s human population is vulnerable to starvation following a large-scale nuclear war.
As radiation affects humans, their skin melts on direct contact, buildings collapse, and bodies pile up everywhere. When we bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima with a one megaton bomb, a radius of 3 miles was completely destroyed. Now, with a minimum of 20 megatons and a maximum of 100 megatons, a radius of 25 miles or more can be destroyed. No one can stop this madness. Even if nuclear weapons were controlled, some countries such as Iraq would buy or make their own weapons, and other countries would start another war. Saddam Hussein’s nuclear power plants were destroyed in Iraq because Iraq threatened the world so much that his power plant had to be destroyed.
Like the movie The Day After,” one person launched the missile, and the rest of the world launched the missile because there’s no way of stopping it. One way of controlling it is by stopping the people who make nuclear weapons. People have a disease of killing the world and making it a living hell for all of us. In the book “5:10 AM,” there was an unidentified object on the radar. People were out partying when an unexpected announcement said it might be an ICBM. Everyone started to panic and seek shelter, but this family had an emergency shelter. People begged their way in, more than 100 of them trying to get into a shelter meant for four people. Everyone was trying to kill themselves to survive, and they nearly tore down the door. But the radio came on, saying that it was a satellite, and everyone was happy again and started partying. Unfortunately, people never learn. Nobody should have access to nuclear weapons, but nuclear energy is allowed.
The space program should have access to nuclear energy because they can harness the energy for good use and potentially defend against extraterrestrial threats. Additionally, the space program could develop advanced rockets to facilitate faster travel and further exploration. However, it is important to consider the potential consequences of nuclear energy. Even if an opponent is defeated, wind can carry radiation fallout back to one’s own country and other nations may retaliate with nuclear weapons. Ultimately, a large cosmic radioactive cloud could form and destroy living things, such as babies with three heads, fish with five eyes, and cats with six legs. Despite these risks, the government holds the power to launch nuclear weapons and may use them to threaten other countries.