Sunday, 17 November 2013

Our Radioactive World.

       Have a guess at how many nuclear devices have been detonated since the first American one at Los Alamos in 1945. Quite a few, in fact between 1945 and 1998 there have been 2053 and spread over an unbelievable area of the planet, with America leading the list of planet destroyers. How much of our planet has been poisoned by this ridiculous big state toy? Thanks to them we will hand the next generation a popping planet?
This video is well worth watching in full:
      Up loaded on July 2010, Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea's two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).
      Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing "the fear and folly of nuclear weapons." It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming. 

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