Another Reason To Be Worried Just In Case You Have None

Nuclear Nightmare: Fallout from an India-Pakistan War


Nuclear Bombs Country-wise

  • USA 6,185
  • Russia 6,500
  • UK 215
  • France 300
  • China 290
  • India 140
  • Pakistan 150
  • North Korea 30
  • Israel 80



Author Richard Rhodes presents a simulation of the potential climate impacts of an India-Pakistan nuclear exchange. The immediate destruction, he says, would kill 20 million — followed by another billion from failed crops in the aftermath.

Pulitzer-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Dark Sun, and Arsenals of Folly Richard Rhodes completes his tetralogy on nuclear weapons with his new book, The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons.

A single weapon profoundly shaped world history for most of a century. Its disappearance can have equally profound effects. – Long Now Foundation

Richard Rhodes is the author or editor of 23 books including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award; Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, which was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize in History; an investigation of the roots of private violence, Why They Kill; a personal memoir, A Hole in the World; a biography, John James Audubon; and four novels. He has received numerous fellowships for research and writing, including grants from the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation Program in International Peace and Security and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT and a host and correspondent for documentaries on public television’s Frontline and American Experience series. He is an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.

A third volume of nuclear history, Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race, was published in October 2007 by Alfred A. Knopf. It examines the international politics of nuclear weapons thoughout the Cold War. A fourth and final volume, The Twilight of the Bombs, was published August 24, 2010. Rhodes lectures frequently to audiences in the United States and abroad.

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