oh...look....how nice of them to post this today!! telling you how easy it will be to survive a nuclear attack.
How To Survive a Nuclear Bomb
first...the scare tactic:
"If we continue along our present course," warns Harvard's Graham Allison, "nuclear terrorism is inevitable."
then, the relaxing mood talk:
Here's the worst part: You will survive. Get those images of Jason Robards in The Day After out of your head. This is not that. We're not talking here about multiple-entry 20-megaton warheads wiping whole cities off the map in seconds. A single terrorist nuke, more likely in the 5- to 10-kiloton range (Hiroshima was 12 kilotons), will kill tens or hundreds of thousands of people in any big city but spare the rest. In New York, that will leave about 7.5 million of us to sort through the carnage.
WHEW...i thought i might be a goner there, but i can survive.....
So, what should you do? For all survivors within 20 miles, the immediate task will be to stay away from fires and avoid the fallout for at least a couple of days. (The vast majority of radioactivity fades away that quickly.) The only two methods of avoiding fallout would be:
A) to take shelter until the radiation danger fades, or
B) if you have time, evacuate the area, heading in a perpendicular direction to the fallout wind.
ummmm.....ok,but, what about everything that's now contaminated for the next 500 years? oh...wait a sec...not to worry...just take a pill:
In either case, it would be a very good idea for everyone in the exposed area to take potassium iodide pills, a relatively harmless substance that prevents your thyroid from soaking up radio-iodine and thus lowers the risk of future thyroid cancer.
see.....nuclear weapons aren't as bad as everyone has made them out to be. we can safely toss a few around the globe and people will survive...what's the big deal? and, if we get hit with one, why just hide under your desk until it's over...that's all.