How Many Nuclear Explosions Have Occurred on Earth?

Posted on Wednesday September 15, 02010

If I asked you to guess how many nuclear explosions have occurred on earth up until 1998, what would you say?

100?  500?  1000?

Nope...the answer can be experienced by watching this video entitled "1945-1998" by Isao Hashimoto (Japan, © 2003) .  It is unsettling and eerie to listen to the rhythm of our nations execute, test and posture with this technology.  It is also amazing certain places on this globe are still there after all the explosions that have occurred.

Sustainability Media invites you to attend the next Seminar About Long-term Thinking that we film for the Long Now Foundation at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco.  Author, Richard Rhodes will discusses his latest 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."

LNF SALT ADD for Richard Rhodes

And please take 2 minutes to listen to an interview by the New York Times of photographer Peter Kuran as he narrates his pictures from years of documenting atomic and nuclear explosions.  Pretty amazing stuff.

Atomic Gawkers

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