Kurzgesagt examines what would happen if we detonated all nuclear bombs at once. As you can imagine, the results would be pretty catastrophic and would have dire consequences for the planet at large.

 

They work out how many nuclear bombs are currently available. In total, there are around 15,000 nuclear bombs, owned by 9 countries. The US and Russia own the vast majority of those weapons.

Gif of nuclear bomb

The video shows us in horrifying detail just would what happen in the case of a massive nuclear event. Fascinatingly though, even in the worst case scenario, the earth would recover after thousands of years, possibly even creating new life after humans have wiped themselves out. A small win in an otherwise pretty bleak situation!

Nuclear Bomb|Kurzgesagt|Animation

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