The maximum number of nuclear weapons that a country needs for its security is one hundred, and anything beyond it – as in the case of the US and Russia holding thousands of nuclear weapons – is superfluous and unreasonably risky without a real cause.
This is at least the assessment of a new scientific study, which considers that the basic objective – the prevention of an attacker – is greatly achieved by the 100 nuclear.
More than 100 do more harm than good, bringing destabilization, Professor Joshua Piers of Michigan University of Technology and assistant professor David Denkeckertz of the State University of Tennesse are quoted as saying in a “Safety” magazine entitled “A National a pragmatic safety margin for the quantities of nuclear weapons’.
The assessment of nuclear caps is based on the consideration of various factors, the cost of maintaining an extensive nuclear arsenal as the consequences for the country itself that would trigger these weapons (impacts on the climate, vital infrastructure and transport, food security, etc.). Today there are around 15,000 nuclear weapons, which have nine countries: USA, Russia, Britain, France, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel (not officially admitted) and more recently B.Corea. According to the new study, their total number should fall to 900 at most.
“With 100 nuclear weapons, one still has the possibility of nuclear deterrence, but avoiding the possible” backwardness “from a nuclear autumn that will kill its own people. If we use US as 1,000 nuclear weapons against an enemy and he does not retaliate at all, we will see about 50 times more Americans dying than those on September 11th, just because of the consequences of our own weapons on us, “Pierce said.
As he said, it is the first study to highlight how dangerous it is and how much boomerang the use of nuclear power can turn to the country that uses it, especially because of the environmental impact that will spread worldwide.
Increased ash and dust in the atmosphere after the explosions and burning of cities, the reduction of beneficial solar radiation reaching the Earth but also the increase in harmful ultraviolet radiation, the reduction of temperature and rain, the fall in agricultural production and the lack of food etc will inevitably leave their fingerprints in the country that attacked nuclear, even if there is no nuclear “winter” but a nuclear “autumn”.
According to the macabre estimates of the researchers, if the US uses only 100 nuclear weapons against densely populated cities in China, more than 30 million people will probably die from the initial explosions. Solar radiation will be reduced by 10% to 20% and rainfall by almost 20%, with global agricultural output shrinking by 10% to 20%, which will have a further impact on mortality, mainly due to the malnutrition of millions of people. It is hard to imagine what can happen if the attack is done with 1,000 and not with 100 nuclear weapons.