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A Time Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945

Categories: Articles:Nuclear Weapons, Articles:Peacemaking | Published: 13/03/2017 | Views: 1955

In 2 weeks time, Monday 27th March 2017  The UN will meet in New York to discuss a Nuclear Ban Treaty.  Watch this powerful film depicting each nuclear explosion since 1945 and watch our website for further information and ways to get involved.

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea's two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).
Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing"the fear and folly of nuclear weapons." It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming. click here to see the film
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