”If India-Pakistan nuclear war happens, 100 million people will be killed”

It must be mentioned that the death toll was around 75-80 million.

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Amid threats and intimidating remarks, what will happen if the nuclear war between India and Pakistan actually happens? What will happen if sometime in the future, militants attack Indian parliaments and kills its leaders? Then India retaliates and sends tanks to parts of Pakistani Kashmir? And a full-fledged war breaks out?

What will happen?

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The outcome will be more than 100 million immediate deaths. This is not all. What more will come is ”global mass starvation after megatons of thick black soot block out sunlight for up to a decade”.

The implications of the war were discussed in the newly published research paper. Both countries have about 150 nuclear warheads at their disposal. The number is expected to increase to 200 by the year 2025.

“Unfortunately it’s timely because India and Pakistan remain in conflict over Kashmir, and every month or so you can read about people dying along the border,” a professor in environmental sciences at Rutgers University, Alan Robock. Alan is also co-author of the said research which was published in Science Advances.

According to the report, as per the current populations and the urban centers, if a full-blown war happens, up to 125 million could be killed. It must be mentioned that the death toll was around 75-80 million.

“I hope our work will make people realize you can’t use nuclear weapons, they are weapons of mass genocide,” Robock said speaking to an international media source. 

The report further revealed that 16 million to 36 million tons of soot (black carbon) will be given off by the firestorms into the upper atmosphere, and it will spread across every corner of the world within weeks.

The soot will then absorb solar radiation, which will heat the air up. Sunlight would decrease by 20 to 35%. It will cool the surface by 3.6-9 degrees Fahrenheit (2 to 5 degrees Celsius) and will also reduce precipitation by 15 to 30 percent. Further, water and food shortages will follow.

Columnists believe that the study will “help the global community evaluate the cost of nuclear war for everyone, not just the combatant nations.”

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