Monday, September 04, 2006

Nuclear Weapon Effects Calculator demonstrates impact of nuclear blast on major U.S. cities

Nuclear Weapon Effects CalculatorThe Federation of American Scientists has created a Nuclear Weapon Effects Calculator to bring home to Americans the devastating effects of a nuclear blast. Select your nearest U.S. city from the dropdown menu, choose the weapon yield (kilotons or megatons), and designate the delivery method--automobile or aircraft--to reveal in a chilling and deeply disturbing way the area of impact and the degree of destruction.

A quietly compelling case for nonproliferation if there ever was one.

(Thanks to Collision Detection.)