Wildfire Smoke Supports Nuclear Winter Theory

Wildfire Smoke Supports Nuclear Winter Theory
Maria Khlystunova, Press Service of the Ministry of Forestry of the Krasnoyarsk Territory via AP

Scientists studying wildfire-triggered thunderstorms have confirmed an important element of a nuclear winter theory championed by Carl Sagan all the way back in the early 1980s.

Sagan and a team of atmospheric scientists proposed that along with radiation and blast damage, a nuclear war would create enormous firestorms in cities struck by large bombs.

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