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Nuclear Attacks – Survivable, say Feds

The feds have published a happy little book (available here) that lets us know we can expect to survive small nuclear attacks. The blogosphere has been muttering about it, mostly to the mistaken tune of “OMG, Global Thermonuclear War!”

But this booklet isn’t about a sophisticated attack by missile or bomber; this is about little tiny nukes, up to 10 kiloton, the kind of thing you might expect from an unusually sophisticated basement terrorist manufacturing operation. It is a guide for local officials that detail everything from what to expect in terms of injuries, damage and fallout, to what to do about people’s pets.
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AGW "Denialist"? What?

Personally, I have no problem with the observation that the earth is, figuratively speaking, moving along a graph of temperature. This is the normal course of events. This will continue. The changes are minor, and slow, as always. We will, as long as we are residents unable to leave, have to deal with them. Our presence is certainly not without consequence, and the (probably totally swamped by other effects, such as precipitation) output of considerable CO2 lately is one of them.

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