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Old 22-01-2015, 11:35 PM   #122
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James Bloggs, a retired man living with his wife Hilda in an isolated Sussex cottage, keeps track of the deteriorating international situation; while frequently misunderstanding some specifics, he is fully aware of the growing risk of a nuclear war with the Soviet Union.. James is horrified at a radio news report noting that a war may be only 3 days away, and sets about preparing as instructed by government pamphlets.. As Hilda continues her daily routine, and their son Ron dismisses such preparations as pointless..James builds a lean-to shelter inside their home (consistently referred to as the "inner core or refuge") and prepares a stock of supplies..In spite of all this, James and Hilda attempt to continue their lives, preparing tea and dinners on a camping stove, noting numerous errands they will have to run once the crisis passes, and trying to renew their evaporated water stock with rainwater...

The Colony 2013 - Bridge (scene) ...

Nuclear winter (also known as atomic winter) is a hypothetical climatic effect, most often considered a potential threat following a countervalue nuclear war.. Models suggest that the ignition of a hundred or more firestorms, comparable in intensity to that of Hiroshima city in 45, would result in the injection of large quantities of soot into the Earth's stratosphere, which could then go on to have a profound and severe effect on the global climate, producing cold weather and reduced sunlight for a period of years..Their challenges are controlling disease and producing sufficient food.. Two soldiers, Briggs and Mason are the leaders of one such bunker, Colony 7.. Briggs, Sam and Graydon travel to nearby Colony 5 after receiving a distress signal can be heard being tapped, spelling "MAD" for mutual assured destruction..

Downwinders refers to individuals and communities who are exposed to radioactive contamination or nuclear fallout from atmospheric or underground nuclear weapons testing, and nuclear accidents..More generally, the term can also include those communities and individuals who are exposed to ionizing radiation and other emissions due to the regular production and maintenance of coal ash, radionuclides associated with hydraulic fracturing, nuclear weapons, nuclear power, nuclear waste and geothermal energy.. In regions near U.S. nuclear sites, downwinders may be exposed to releases of radioactive materials into the environment that contaminate their groundwater systems, food chains, and the air they breathe..Between 1945 and 1980, the United States, the U.S.S.R, the United Kingdom, France and China exploded 504 nuclear devices in atmospheric tests at 13 primary sites yielding the explosive equivalent of 440 megatons of TNT..THERE ARE STILL..MANY TIMES, MAGNITUDES, LATITUDES, AND LONGITUDES TO BE FILLED IN... always makes me feel a bit melancholy.. Grand old war ship being ignominiously haunted away to scrap..The inevitability of time,don't you think?.. What do you see?..
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