“The physical and biological processes involved are not understood well enough to say just how such irreversible damage, if it occurred, would take place.” The Effects of Nuclear War. Office of Technology Assessment, 1979, p. 114.

NUCLEAR WAR FACT: Natural ecosystems are resilient to the effects of nuclear war.

The actual report states, “Because of the resiliency of the natural ecosystems, recovery during the subsequent twenty-five years could be expected to be fairly complete” (p. 9).


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