"Billions Would Die From Starvation In Nuclear War: Research"

"More than 5 billion would die from starvation in the event of a full-scale nuclear war between the United States and Russia, a new study has found.

That’s the worst-case scenario in a Nature Food study published on Monday that examined the indirect death toll caused as soot from burning cities and forests entered the atmosphere.

The Rutgers University team arrived at that death toll by estimating how much global crop yields would suffer as the drifting clouds blocked out the sunlight that feeds plants that feed people, according to a statement accompanying the study."

Saul Elbein reports for The Hill August 15, 2022.

Source: The Hill, 08/16/2022