- Nuclear war remains unlikely but Russia’s recent threats have raised attention to nuclear safety.
- You can learn a few safety measures to increase your chance of survival in case of an impact.
- Here are 13 tips on what to do and what not to do in case a nuclear weapon is detonated nearby.
As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, concerns about nuclear safety have returned vividly to the fore.
President Vladimir Putin has hinted that he could deploy nuclear weapons in dire circumstances and the US has also alluded that an attack would not go unmatched.
Experts tend to agree that a nuclear attack is not impossible but remains unlikely. There would be enormous downsides for Russia.
Since their invention, nuclear weapons have only been used twice in war, both times by the US. Since then, such a move is widely considered a red line that world leaders would not dare cross as it might trigger cataclysmic and civilization-ending escalation.
Still, with nine countries sharing about 12,700 nuclear warheads, the risk of nuclear war is always present.
Nuclear weapons are the deadliest weapons ever invented and have gotten a lot stronger since they were used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
In the unlikely event of a nuclear impact, those closest to the bomb face near-certain death. For those further away, there are simple tips and tricks to increase the chance of survival.
Here are 13 do’s and don’ts in case of a nuclear attack.