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Questions tagged [nuclear-winter]

This tag should be used for questions about the aftermath of using [nuclear-weapons] in your fictional universe.

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How to eliminate mankind: concentrated nukes or scattered ones?

Assume the entire governments of US and Russia are possessed by aliens from beyond to use nuclear weapons to exterminate the human race. For now ignore the fact that there are may be more effective ...
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How many years should survivors wait before exiting a nuclear bomb shelter?

I'm writing a tale about a post apocalyptic world. I'm studying the timeline about the world history, I've planned that, using "clean" thermonuclear bombs, radioactivity should be quite lower after ...
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Under what circumstances would a nuclear war render Earth's oceans uninhabitable?

It's a bit more complicated. I'm creating a sci-fi world for a tabletop game. One of my created races is a form of humanoid octupi. My idea is for there to be a nuclear war that forces their species ...
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What would human survivors eat in a post apocalyptic Nuclear winter?

Let's assume that: the entire nuclear arsenal available on earth is launched and detonated, completely obliterating civilization but leaving a few humans and animals in very remote areas alive. this ...
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Nuclear holocaust survival? [closed]

Okay, so I'm writing a story about a character in one of the rebuilt cities of the world about 2000 years after a mass nuclear war that took place around maybe 100 years from now, a war that destroyed ...
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How long would the southern hemisphere survive after a nuclear war that, while intense, was limited to the northern hemisphere?

I remember hearing/reading something somewhere a long time ago about how the weather patterns on earth mostly cycle away between the equator and the poles, and that this means if there was a northern ...
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How much time will it take the humanity to forget how to repair machinery after a nuclear apocalypse?

I am building a world where a nuclear apocalypse happened, forcing humanity to hide in bunkers or avoid the radioactive fallout. Because of this, humanity forgot how to build things: they could ...
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How long would it take for the effects of a nuclear weapon to wear off?

I would like to know how long it would take for the plant life in an area to recover from an explosion from a nuclear bomb exploding. Parameters for questions: The bomb is a 100 megaton nuclear ...
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In a post-nuclear apocalypse, what's the largest settlement that could survive for more than a year?

Assume enough bombs have been dropped for there to be a nuclear winter which would impede the growing of crops and cause famine. Modern infrastructure in most major nations has collapsed, and all the ...
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How long would it take for animals, plants, and insects to die off during nuclear winter?

Not a total extinction, mind you. Just how long do you think it would take for the residents of a small town of survivors to notice? Obviously this varies from place to place and ecosystem to ...
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Archeological evidence of nuclear warfare

I'm working on a story set roughly 2 million years in the future involving future archeologists discovering evidence of a nuclear war and ensuing winter wiping out humanity. What sort of clues would ...
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How a nuclear war in north hemisphere would affect the south hemisphere?

I'm trying to figure out how a nuclear war in the north hemisphere would affect the south (specially South America, where my story is set). I read about the nuclear fallout and nuclear winter ...