Friday, July 01, 2011

Environmental Commentary: Has Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Testing Contributed To Global Warming?

Hello All,

I hardly ever do a commentary on my blog site and less often on the environment itself. Not from a lack of caring mind you. This topic in today's entry I have never heard discussed by scientists at least in the news media outlets. Much less in any scientific journals of esteemed peer review research.

Allow me to set up the question with some background information derived from "Wikipedia" as a source. Under the keyword searches of "Nuclear Weapons Testing, Downwinders, Mayak, Chernobyl, and Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki".

According to Wikipedia there has been 504 atmospheric nuclear weapons testing from 1945 up to 1980. That's a span of 35 years or so, which underground nuclear weapons testing stopping in 1998. (although North Korea's underground nuclear weapon testing in 2009 counts) Of those 504 atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, 331 were conducted by the United States. Be it in the Pacific Proving Grounds, Marshall Islands in the Pacific, U.S. States of Nevada, New Mexico, Alaska, Colorado, and Mississippi. The other 170 or so nuclear weapons testing in the atmosphere was conducted by France, Great Britain, China, and the Soviet Union. This is not counting underground nuclear testing conducted more recently by India, Pakistan, and North Korea. (also Israel and South Africa have dabbled in the affair.)

Do note when an atmospheric nuclear weapon is denoted it soars 10 kilometers up into our stratosphere. Dispersing akin to an aerosol radiation fallout not for years or centuries, but for Thousands of Years. Besides nuclear weapons testing, there have been other atmospheric dispersals historically speaking. Not to forget the U.S. World War II attacks on Japan in the cities of "Hiroshima and Nagasaki". The atomic bombs of "Little Boy and Fat Man" had their own effect of nuclear fallout in those regions of Japan.

There is, of course, the more recent Japanese nuclear energy facility melting down at "Fukushima Daiichi". With both atmospheric and underwater dispersal's of radiation upon that region and beyond. Speaking of which there are two Soviet Union nuclear facility disasters one known publicly as Chernobyl in April 1986 and the lesser known Mayak in 1957. Mayak, was kept secret by the Soviet Union until 1992 which according to Wikipedia the CIA knew of it occurring decades ago. But it didn't want to stunt the development of the fledgling U.S. Nuclear Industry with its policy agenda.

Taking all of this into account and speculation that Israel when it was amassing its own nuclear weapons stockpile. Didn't cook off a few nukes in the desert secretly in the 1960's or 1970's would be reasonable to conclude. Since Israel was in a "War of Attrition" with Egypt from July 1967 to August 1970.

My question again stands:

Has Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Testing Contributed To Global Warming?

This is not even including the U.S. WWII Japanese Bombings, 3 nuclear facility accidents of Mayak, Chernobyl, Fukushima Daiichi, and potentially clandestine Israeli nuclear weapons testing.

Although the nuclear weapons testing underwater in the Pacific Ocean would be problematic on its own. At least for the marine life in those regions for the next few thousands years. Since we know how important the world oceans are a factor to weather patterns. A few cyclones in those affected Pacific regions makes a great aerosol dispersal agent into the atmosphere.

I hope serious scientists take a look in this direction since humanity may have affected the green house gases of the Earth. Via its scientific curiosity in weaponizing nuclear weapons we have already exposed the Earth to a scaled down version of "World War 3".

Ivan "Atrayo" Pozo-Illas, has devoted 21 years of his life to the pursuit of clairvoyant automatic writing channeling the Angelic host. Ivan is the author of the spiritual wisdom series of "Jewels of Truth" consisting of 3 volumes published to date. He also channels inspired conceptual designs that are multi-faceted for the next society to come that are solutions based as a form of dharmic service. Numerous examples of his work are available at "Atrayo's Oracle" blog site of 11 years plus online. Your welcome to visit his website "" for further information or to contact Atrayo directly.