While tensions continue to rise between Russia and Ukraine, leaving the world closer to the brink of nuclear war than it has ever been in history, some members of the global elite have been silently discussing the positive effects of nuclear war for the last fifteen years.

One positive effect some scientists and members of the media have discussed is that a small-scale nuclear war could stall the effects of climate change through causing global cooling.

A large amount of dust that would be thrown into the atmosphere by a nuclear strike would block out sun coverage, causing global cooling across the world and particularly in areas surrounding the nuclear strike.

Global cooling could also cause a global famine as people would struggle to grow crops in affected areas.

Multiple other news outlets have openly discussed the idea that nuclear would cause reverse global warming, including Newsweek, National Geographic, and Wired.

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Scientists from NASA and a number of other institutions have recently been modeling the effects of a war involving a hundred Hiroshima-level bombs, or 0.03 percent of the world’s current nuclear arsenal, according to National Geographic. The research suggests five million metric tons of black carbon would be swept up into the lowest portion of the atmosphere.

The result, according to NASA climate models, could actually be global cooling.

While the global cooling caused by superpower-on-superpower war could be catastrophic (hence the term “nuclear winter”) a small scale war could have an impact on the world climate, says National Geographic. Models suggest that though the world is currently in a warming trend, small-scale war could lower global temperatures 2.25 degrees F for two-to-three years following war.

In more tropical areas temperatures could fall 5.4 to 7.2 degrees F.

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