If recent events in North Korea and Russia, and newspaper headlines declaring that the Cold War is back have got you thinking about nuclear war for the first time since the 1980s (if you are old enough to remember the 1980s that is!). If you are too young to remember it the first time around or have simply forgotten the very real horror of thermonuclear war, most vividly brought to life by the film Threads – BBCs hard hitting drama depicting the build up and subsequent nuclear attack on Sheffield and the struggles faced by the survivors of the initial blast. If you are interested in the effects of nuclear war on civilization as we know it, Threads still remains the most harrowing yet realistic portrayal of the bleak aftermath.
What happens to communications when a nuclear weapon is detonated?
When a nuclear weapon is detonated, the EMP (Electro magnetic pulse) completely destroys all we know of modern technology – mobile phones, televisions and anything using the internet will be completely unusable. Companies such as an international voip wholesale provider will be completely unable to work, as will anyone that uses the internet or a phone line. A battery powered radio is your best bet if you do survive the initial blast…
What happens to the Body when it is hit by a nuclear blast?
The first effect that someone stood near to the epicentre of the detonation (approximately one mile away) would receive would be the gamma radiation, which would reach the body and cause immense damage at a cellular level, breaking down the cells structure and damaging the DNA. The intense light and heat of the bomb would then instantly blind a human, with a flash brighter than the sun. The heat would instantly set the clothes and the hair on fire, melt the eyeballs and strip the skin right off the bone. The human body is mostly made up of water, so would then begin to do what water does when heated to a high temperature – turn to water vapour and evaporate. This then only leaves the skeleton, which would become dust and the shockwave from the blast would scatter this for miles with all the other debris.
As you can see it doesn’t look good in the event of world war three breaking out – it’s no wonder bunker sales are soaring!