A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion 1945-1998

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A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion 1945-1998

Postby Roland » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:24 am

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea's two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing"the fear and folly of nuclear weapons." It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.




http://www.ctbto.org/specials/1945-1998 ... hashimoto/
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Re: A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion 1945-1998

Postby Sherab Dorje » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:10 am

It never ceases to amaze me just how incredibly stupid we human beings are.
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One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion 1945-1998

Postby Roland » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:27 pm

If you keep your house nice and tidy then you can be protected from an atom bomb!

Oh and by the way, it is your responsibility to clean up after yourself for the sake of "civil defense"...



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Re: A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion 1945-1998

Postby Roland » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:43 pm

This is horrendous:

The Atomic Cannon, at 280 mm, was the largest nuclear weapons capable mobile artillery piece manufactured by the United States. On May 25, 1953, a 280 mm cannon fired an atomic projectile a distance of 7 miles at the Nevada Test Site. The test known as "Grable," exploded with a force of 15 kilotons, similiar to that of Hiroshima. Twenty 280 mm cannons were manufactured. None were used in battle


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Re: A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion 1945-1998

Postby Roland » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:50 pm

Here is an updated chart:

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