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I see the nuclear winter lots of times in Sci-Fi materials. The Matrix is a famous example. Lots of people believe in this nuclear winter thing.

In real world, would a full scale Thermonuclear War really create centuries of Nuclear Winter?

  • Hi, welcome to the site! Please read the site introduction to learn about how to ask questions here. You should cite a source that presents a claim like this so people have a specific statement that they can try to support or refute. – purposeful porpoise May 21 '17 at 21:53
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    Matrix also claims that humans are a good source of energy through their body warmth. It's not what I'd call hard science fiction; it's much closer to a science fantasy like Star Wars. It also doesn't actually use the term nuclear winter. They "scorched and burned the sky." That's not how nukes work. So even if you did quote the Matrix, this still wouldn't be a good claim here. – Brythan May 21 '17 at 22:13
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    Welcome to Skeptics! The Matrix's claims aren't notable. In particular, "centuries" is a strawman. Please read some basic background and see if there is still something you want to ask about. – Oddthinking May 21 '17 at 23:04
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    Also, Wikipedia: Nuclear winter has an extensive discussion of the subject. – DevSolar May 22 '17 at 7:27
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    Also also, the eternal darkness in the Matrix is nanobots, not nuclear winter :P – DenisS Sep 29 '17 at 19:01

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