Some scientists have predicted that a global nuclear war on the earth would be followed by a severe ‘nuclear winter’ with a devastating effect on life on earth. - Physics

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Some scientists have predicted that a global nuclear war on the earth would be followed by a severe ‘nuclear winter’ with a devastating effect on life on earth. What might be the basis of this prediction?

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Solution

A global nuclear war on the surface of the Earth would have disastrous consequences. Post-nuclear war, the Earth will experience severe winter as the war will produce clouds of smoke that would cover maximum parts of the sky, thereby preventing solar light from reaching the atmosphere. Also, it will lead to the depletion of the ozone layer.

Concept: Elementary Facts About Electromagnetic Wave Uses
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Chapter 8: Electromagnetic Waves - Exercise [Page 287]

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NCERT Physics Class 12
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Exercise | Q 8.15 (f) | Page 287
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