Here’s the short answer: We probably could not survive a nuclear winter. But the long answer, well, it depends on which countries are going to war, how many nukes are being dropped and where those bombs are being detonated.
In these decades after the Cold War, “nuclear winter” is an idea that can feel as remote as science fiction. But using state-of-the-art climate models, scientists have calculated exactly what nuclear winter will look like after even a small, regional conflict. Boy is it bad.