Posts tagged with nuclear weapons testing

Avoiding Needless Wars, Part 6: North Korea

Over the last few months, North Korea has severely tested the world’s patience. It conducted its third nuclear test, canceled the armistice ending the Korean War, threatened the US with nuclear ruin, warned foreigners to leave the country because war was imminent, cut its hotline with South Korea, and readied a missile for firing. This […]


Consider the impact of a single nuclear explosion – temperatures higher than the surface of the Sun vaporize everything within tens to hundreds of meters; pressure and shock waves rippling outward at the speed of sound shred buildings; and fissioning uranium or plutonium atoms produce huge amounts of radioactivity. There have been over 2000 nuclear […]