●Hiroshima: Today 70 years ago 146 thousand were wiped out by an atom bomb
On Monday, August 6, 1945, the nuclear[?][atom bomb]weapon Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima by the crew of the American B-29 bomber Enola Gay, directly killing an estimated 80,000 people. By the end of the year, injury and radiation brought total casualties to 90,000 – 140,000. Approximately 69% of the city’s buildings were completely destroyed, and 6.6% severely damaged……
Source & Photo: Wikipedia
[To enlarge pic click on it]
The photographer that took this must have got radiation sickness.
LINK – Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
LINK – Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research
LINK – Earth Charter Initiative
LINK – Abolition 2000
LINK – Manifesto 2000 for a culture of Peace and Non-violence – UNESCO
2008 – Global Nuclear Weapons stats.
Globally around 30,000 nuclear weapons are held by various countries. More than one thousand five hundred of them ready to launch at a moment’s notice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. On average, each of them has a destructive power thirty times that of the Hiroshima bomb. Through atmospheric effects, a few hundred could destroy a major part of the world.
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There seems to be an eyrie silence about the number of nuclear arms we have and how we are not safe until they are all dismantled.
Today there are no atom bombs – they are puny compared to what we have to day.
1 Atom bomb deaths = 80,000 [eighty thousand]
1 Nuclear bomb deaths = 2,400,000 [two million four hundred thousand]
and of course we mustn’t forget those nuclear bombs that have been designed not to destroy buildings – only the living – I forget what they are called
It is vital that we keep demanding nuclear disarmament – keep it on the political radar screen and make sure everyone and also our children know the threat & the horrors of nuclear destruction and fall out.
The focus seems to be on stopping Iran building one – when no one speaks of how many there are already and what they do if they are used
NO COUNTRY SHOULD HAVE ANY NUCLEAR WEAPONS!
ALL COUNTRIES MUST BE NUCLEAR WEAPONS FREE!
Who has nuclear weapons and how many?
United States – 9,962 [ 5,735 ‘deliverable’, on submarines, boats, planes and on land.]
Russian Federation – 16,000 with 5,830 classed as deliverable:
UK – 200 – also hosts 110 US-owned tactical nuclear weapons UK Trident submarines typically go to sea with 48 warheads-equivalent to 380 Hiroshima bombs
France – 348 – four ballistic missile submarines, each with a load of 16 missiles with 6 warheads each.
China – 145 .
Israel – 100.
India – 40-50.
Pakistan – 50-60
North Korea – 10
Europe – 480 NATO US weapons. Germany 150; UK 110; Italy 90. Turkey 90; Netherlands 20; Belgium 20.
Source: Green Peace [viva! green peace viva!]
South Africa I am proud to say has dismantled it’s nuclear bomb[s] or/and signed up to the non nuclear proliferation? treaty[?] Mandela signed it? [help! anyone?]
LINK – H Bomb tests – Christmas Island 1957
Photo: Curtesy T Man1 [Flickr] – Many thanks for this T Man1
Radiation Sickness – The Symptoms
If you haven’t been instantly over cooked [incinerated] from the heat of the blast or blinded from the flash or had all the air sucked out of you – these are the things you will experience.
All the terra? billions of dust particles blasted into the air will now also be contaminated – it will be sucked up into the statospere and dispersed nicely all over the planet cutting out the light which will affect the plants ability to photosynthesise let alone the fact that the radiation is drawn up into the plant from the fall out dust cloud/particles soaked into the soil – in a nut shell ….it’s bad news for all of us no matter where we are!
The closer you are to ground 0 – the quicker you will get these symptoms – oh, there is no cure!
.Nausea and vomiting
.Skin burns (redness, blistering )
.Weakness, fatigue, exhaustion, fainting
.Inflammation of exposed areas (redness, tenderness, swelling, bleeding)
.Ulceration of the oral mucosa
.Ulceration of the oesophagus, stomach or intestines
.Bleeding from the nose , mouth, gums, and rectum
.Sloughing of skin
.Open sores on the skin
Your doctor will advise you how best to treat these symptoms. He [or she] may prescribe medications to help reduce nausea, vomiting and pain. He [or she] may prescribe blood transfusions for anaemia or antibiotics to prevent or fight infections.
Source curtesy: University of Maryland Medical Centre
© 2008 University of Maryland Medical Centre (UMMC)
LINK – photos & captions to bombed ‘giant’ trees still alive today in Hiroshima
LINK – The Flying Kiwi – the best site for photos I’ve found – Many of Iconic domed building & before and after model of ground zero – thanks for pulling them all together
click on the thumbnails to see them larger
I was very disappointed in the Hiroshima museums site – NO photos of the bombs effects on the city! Very strange – could be cultural? down playing it – why? It did have the peace declaration speech from the mayors since 2001[?] [found in google search – Hiroshima museum bomb]
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