Consequences of the Prophesied Nuclear War

Excerpt from The House of Yahweh monthly newsletter…

Yahshua Messiah said this generation will see the sun darkened!

The following article, an essay from Discover magazine, February 1984, deals directly with the consequences of nuclear war.

Dr. Thomas was one of the four American scientists who, at the invitation of Senators Edward Kennedy and Mark Hatfield, met in Washington in December for a three-hour open discussion with four Soviet counterparts. The subject of their discussion: the nuclear winter (discover, January).

Two scientific reports have recently been published, dealing with the probable effects of nuclear war upon the earth’s climate and the life of the planet.

The first discovery is already widely known within the scientific community of climatologists, geophysicists, and biologists here and abroad, and has been confirmed in detail by scientists in the Soviet Union. Computer models demonstrate that a nuclear war involving the exchange of less than one third of the total American and Soviet arsenal will change the climate of the entire Northern Hemisphere, shifting it abruptly from its present seasonal state to a long, sunless, frozen night. This will be followed after some months by a settling of nuclear soot and dust, then by a new malignant kind of sunlight, with all of its ultraviolet band, capable of blinding most terrestrial animals, no longer shielded from the earth by the ozonosphere. In the same research, new calculations of the extent and intensity of radioactive fallout predict the exposure of large land areas to much more intense levels of radiation than expected. The report is referred to as TTAPS, an acronym derived from the investigators’ names: Turco, Toon, Ackerman, Pollack, and Sagan.

The second piece of work, by Paul Ehrlich and 19 other distinguished biologists, demonstrates that the predictions of TTAPS mean nothing less than the extinction of much of the earth’s biosphere, very possibly involving the Southern Hemisphere as well as the Northern.

Taken together, the two papers change everything in the world about the prospect of thermonuclear warfare.

They have already received a careful and critical review by scientists representing the disciplines concerned, here and abroad, and there already appears to be an unprecedented degree of concurrence with the technical details as well as the conclusions drawn. In the view of some referees, the TTAPS report may even be understating the climatological damage implied by its data. The 20 biologists’ paper, summarized by Professor Ehrlich, represents the consensus arrived at by 40 biological scientists at a meeting in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, last spring.

It is a new world, demanding a new kind of diplomacy and a new logic.

Up to now, the international community of statesmen, diplomats, and military analysts has tended to regard the prospect of nuclear war as a problem only for the adversaries in possession of the weapons. Arms control and the endless negotiations aimed at the reduction of nuclear explosives have been viewed as the responsibility, even the prerogative, of those few nations in actual confrontation. Now all that is changed. There is no nation on earth free of the jeopardy of destruction if any two countries, or groups of countries, embark upon a nuclear exchange. If the Soviet Union and the United States, and their respective allies in the Warsaw Pact and NATO, begin to launch their missiles beyond a still undetermined and ambiguous minimum, neutral states like Sweden and Switzerland are in for the same long-term effects, the same slow death, as the actual participants. Australia and New Zealand, Brazil and South Africa, could have as much to worry about as West Germany if a full-scale exchange were to take place far to the north.

Up to now, we have all tended to regard any conflict with nuclear arms as an effort by paired adversaries to settle such issues as territorial dominance or ideological dispute. Now, with the new findings before us, it is clear that any territory gained will be, at the end, a barren wasteland, and any ideology will vanish in the death of civilization and the permanent loss of mankind’s memory of culture.

The risks of this kind of war have conventionally been calculated by the numbers of dead human beings on either side at the end of the battle, armies and non-combatants together. The terms “acceptable” and “unacceptable,” signifying so-and-so many million human casualties, have been used for making cool judgments about the need for new and more accurate weapon systems. From now on, things are different. Leave aside the already taken for granted estimate that in an all-out exchange of, say, 5,000 megatons, something like a billion people would be killed outright by blast, heat, and radiation. Set aside as well the likely fact that more than another billion would die later on, from the delayed effects of the climate and radioactive fallout.

Yahshua Messiah said this generation will see the sun darkened.

Notice this in:
Mattithyah 24:33
…when you see all these things…
Mattithyah 24:34
…That generation…
That generation will be able to see the above.
Mattithyah 24:29
…those days will the sun be darkened…

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