Re: Mother Nature

Anders Sandberg (
17 Sep 1999 17:59:31 +0200

Brian D Williams <> writes:

> <sigh> I'm not talking thermal, I'm talking the shockwave from an
> air blast. It has been calculated that we never need to build
> anything larger than a 100 megaton bomb because at 100 megatons it
> would blast a 10 mile in diameter chunk of atmosphere off into
> space... (Richard Rhodes books)
> Are you saying such a blast would have no effect?

Sounds like it would worsen the problem by causing an even lower air pressure in the core.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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