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Environmental scientists do not sit still, and constantly conduct research in the hope of knowing what will happen to our blue planet due to anthropogenic influences in the near future.
Have you ever thought about what will happen after a nuclear war? Most likely, the answer to this question will be the answer – YES. But what awaits humanity after this cataclysm?
New research by scientists at Rutgers University has shed light on how nuclear warfare can alter the chemical properties of the oceans and have a global impact on ichthyofauna. In the study, scientists used a new climate model to predict the range of nuclear scenarios and radioactive fallout that could follow.
If the Third World War begins, then 100% we can say that it will be nuclear. This confrontation will be the biggest threat to all living things that the world faces for all its time. The destructive power of this superweapon has already shown its strength in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, when it took tens of thousands of people, cocoa time of the explosion and after.
Modeling showed that after the first mass death of people from an explosion, the ashes rising into the air will close the earth from the sun, a nuclear winter will come, which will lead to the death of crops. Research also included relatively small regional nuclear conflicts, such as between India and Pakistan, and even larger wars between the United States and Russia.
Then, carbon dioxide will enter the oceans and form carbonic acid, which, in turn, will increase the acidity of the ocean even bluer than it is now. Because of this, there will be an increase in the number of hydrogen ions present in the ocean, and at the same time the amount of carbonate ions that corals and marine animals rely on to build bones and shells will decrease.
According to the researchers, due to the nuclear winter, global cooling will occur, which will have a temporary effect of reducing ocean acidification. But, despite this, the amount of carbonate ions in the oceans will fall for about 10 years after nuclear strikes, which means that aquatic animals will begin to die out en masse.
The authors note that a nuclear war between the United States and Russia would be the worst-case scenario, but even a small war between India and Pakistan could have significant and far-reaching detrimental effects on ocean life.