Nuclear winter and the greenhouse effect

  title={Nuclear winter and the greenhouse effect},
  author={Sherwood B. Idso},
  • S. Idso
  • Published 1 May 1986
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
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From Santorini to Armageddon
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Recent temperature changes in the Arctic and Antarctic
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