Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nuclear Winter

Having seen death, destruction and many other forms of monstrosities invented by man, I thought there wasn't much left which would move me to tears. But then I came across this bit of photojournalism from Kazakhstan. Images from towns and villages situated on the fringes of a former Soviet nuclear testing site. Simple folk, with virtually no understanding of the horrors being wreaked on their doorstep, they watched silently as nearly 500 nukes were exploded - and they being given no warning, no protection, not even simple education about what may follow.

The Soviets are long gone, and so are the nukes. But they have left behind things worse than death. Boston Globe's Big Picture this week covers the legacy the Soviets have left behind them in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.

This might just happen to us as well.

2 comments:

Sidhusaaheb said...

This is a 'must-see' for all those who speak carelessly of starting nuclear war between India and Pakistan.

Ramit said...

Just found your blog randomly from somewhere. Nomad with a desk job is a very striking title.

This article scares me too. I wish all wars would end. It's very very scary.