Experts Say

How Do Underground Nuclear Weapons Tests Work?

Huffington Post
October 3, 2017
By Richard Muller

In the 1950s, there was great concern that atmospheric tests were responsible for climate change. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and droughts were being attributed to the testing program. In addition, there was an issue with more substance: the growing level of radiocarbon in the atmosphere starting in the early 1960s. There was a big jump in that and in several other radioactivities. Were they a real danger? Probably not, but they were real.
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