According to experts, the entire earth’s ecosystem has been seriously compromised.
North Korean official hinted at conducting a nuclear test in the sea, which will have serious environmental consequences.
The latest hot exchange of courtesies between the United States and North Korea has emerged as a new threat. On Tuesday, during a speech at the United Nations, the President, trump said that his government “will completely destroy North Korea” if necessary, to protect the United States or its allies. On Friday, Kim Jong UN, he said, noting that North Korea “seriously consider relevant, the most stringent countermeasures in history.”
North Korean leader did not specify the nature of these countermeasures, but its foreign Minister hinted: North Korea may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific ocean.
“This may be the most powerful bomb in the Pacific ocean” — said the Minister of foreign Affairs Ri Yong Ho reporters at the UN General Assembly in new York. “We have no idea what actions can be taken, as decisions are made by our leader Kim Jong-UN”.
North Korea still pursued nuclear testing underground and in the sky. Testing of the hydrogen bomb in the ocean means to install a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile and deliver it to the sea. If North Korea will do this, this will be the first explosion of a nuclear weapon in the atmosphere for almost 40 years. This will lead to incalculable geopolitical consequences and serious environmental impacts.
A hydrogen bomb is much more powerful than the atomic bombs, and is capable of producing many times more explosive energy. If such a bomb will strike the Pacific ocean, then explodes blinding flash and will create a mushroom cloud.
Immediate consequences are likely to depend on the height of detonation above the water. The initial blast could destroy most of the life in the strike zone — lots of fish and other marine life — instantly. When the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, killing the entire population located within a radius of 1600 feet (500 meters) from the epicenter.
The explosion will fill the radioactive particles in the air and water. The wind can carry them hundreds of miles.
The smoke from the explosion can block sunlight and prevent the marine life that depends on photosynthesis. Radiation exposure will cause serious problems for nearby marine life. It is known that the radioactivity destroys the cells in humans, animals and plants, causing changes in genes. These changes can lead to crippling mutations in future generations. According to experts, the eggs and larvae of marine organisms are particularly sensitive to radiation. Affected animals are unable to irradiation throughout the food chain.
The test can also have a devastating and long-term consequences for humans and other animals if radioactive fallout made sushi. Particles can pollute the air, soil and water. After more than 60 years after the United States tested a series of nuclear bombs near Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the island has remained “uninhabitable”, according to a report by The Guardian in 2014. Residents who left the Islands prior to testing and returned in the 1970’s, found high levels of radiation in food grown near a nuclear test site, and were forced to leave again.
Prior to the signing of the Treaty on the comprehensive test ban Treaty, which was signed in 1996, in the period from 1945 to 1996, different countries have conducted more than 2,000 nuclear tests underground, above ground and under water. The United States has tested in the Pacific missile with a nuclear weapon, similar to the description that hinted a North Korean Minister, in 1962. Recent ground tests of nuclear power, was organized by China in 1980.
Just this year, North Korea conducted 19 tests of ballistic missiles and another nuclear test, according to the database of the “Initiative on nuclear threats.” Earlier this month, North Korea said it conducted a successful underground test of a hydrogen bomb. The event led to an artificial earthquake near the test site, which was registered by the seismic activity around the world. The USGS reported that the quake had a strength of 6.3 on the Richter scale. A week later, the United Nations adopted a resolution developed by the United States, which has imposed new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear provocations.
Pyongyang hints at possible test of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific ocean is likely to increase political tensions and contribute to a growing debate about the true capabilities of their nuclear program. Hydrogen bomb in the ocean, of course, will put an end to any speculation.
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