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asdf

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actually the purpose of a good dirty bomb would be essentially like creating nuclear fallout without the blast. it could potentially make an area uninhabitable simply by spraying radioactive dust everywhere.
 

Ash Housewares

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asdf said:
actually the purpose of a good dirty bomb would be essentially like creating nuclear fallout without the blast. it could potentially make an area uninhabitable simply by spraying radioactive dust everywhere.
but of course, Mr. Bond, thats why my plan is so ingenious!
 

Shug_Ninx

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Anakha1

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Just a description of what happens during a hydrogen bomb explosion:

On the 26th of March 1964 this H-bomb test, Castle Romeo, was one of the biggest ever.

The first H-bomb ever 'Mike' was exploded at 7.15 am local time on November 1st 1952. The mushroom cloud was 8 miles across and 27 miles high. The canopy was 100 miles wide. Radioactive mud fell out of the sky followed by heavy rain. 80 million tons of earth was vaporised. Mike was the first ever megaton yeild explosion.

Castle Bravo was a lithium-deuteride fuelled H-bomb exploded 1st March 1954 at Bikini Atoll. It yielded 15 megatons and had a fireball 4 miles in diameter. It was much bigger than the test crews had been expecting. It engulfed its 7,500 foot diagnostic pipe array all the way out to the earth-banked instrument bunker, which barely survived. Test crews were trapped in experiment bunkers well outside the expected limits of its effects. It menaced task force ships, one of which held Marshall Rosenbluth, a U.S. theoretical physicist, "I was on a ship that was thirty miles away, and we had this horrible white stuff raining down on us. I got 10 rads [100 chest x-rays] of radiation from it. It was pretty frightening. There was a huge fireball with these turbulent rolls going in and out. The thing was glowing. It looked to me like a diseased brain up in the sky. It spread until the edge of it looked as if it was almost directly overhead. It was a much more awesome sight than a puny little atomic bomb. It was a pretty sobering and shattering experience." Bravo vaporised a crater 250' deep and 6,500' in diameter out of the atoll rock. The 'horrible white stuff' was calcium precipitated from vaporised coral.

The Soviets put together H-bombs with a yield of 100 megatons but the design was never tested at full strength.
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Fireball measurements and subsequent radiochemistry put the Mike yield at 10.4 megatons--the first megaton-yield thermonuclear explosion on earth. Its neutron density was ten million times greater than a supernova, Cowan remarks, making it 'more impressive in that respect than a star.'"
The thing about Hydrogen bombs is that they're only limited by how much heavy hydrogen you can fit into a bomb, which is to say, limitless if we concentrate on it. A hydrogen bomb could be created to have a blast radius in the thousands of miles wide.

Boom.
 

Drosselmeier

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The sudden -- and surprising -- end of the fossil fuel age will stun everyone -- and kill billions. Once the truth is told about gas and oil (it's just a matter of time), your life will change forever.

http://dieoff.org/

Read a synopsis of the energy crisis that will kill a majority of all humans at http://dieoff.org/synopsis.htm

Graphs:
http://dieoff.org/synopsis_files/image002.gif
http://dieoff.org/Crash1.GIF

Another good site:
http://www.hubbertpeak.com

Princeton professor Kenneth S. Deffeys has written a praised book on it:
http://www.princeton.edu/hubbert/the-peak.html
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tarnok

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Anakha1 said:
The thing about Hydrogen bombs is that they're only limited by how much heavy hydrogen you can fit into a bomb, which is to say, limitless if we concentrate on it. A hydrogen bomb could be created to have a blast radius in the thousands of miles wide.
Woo hoo! Forget nudging the moon out of orbit, I know how to destroy the earth now!
 
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