Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto shows us the magnitude of all the nuclear explosions ever to be detonated since their birth during World War II. And I tell you what, folks. It’s a little unnerving to see just how many explosions have gone off since testing began up to the year 1996. Try 2053. Imagine: every mushroom cloud, ocean and desert detonation test, every real attack made by every country since WWII, beginning with those meant for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
WARNING: disturbing images.
Oddly enough, watching this video reminds me of a game of Pong. Except every circle depicts the fallout resulting from a blast wind of up to 1000km/hr and temperatures up to 1000 degrees Celsius. Heat that would incinerate human beings. Not a harmless game of virtual table tennis.
It’s a fifteen minute video, so I’d recommend checking out the first two minutes, somewhere in the middle, and the summary at the end to get a feel for the sheer number of explosions that have been set off. It’s a beautifully crafted piece.
It’s been 67 years since the first human target of nuclear power. I want to believe it was the last.
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