Nuclear bombs wiped out life as it was known when they hit Japan, and caused all kinds of cancers. Battles destroy the land they are on, chemical weapons linger in the air and destroy wildlife, all kinds of pollutants end up in water and soil, and weapons factories churn out emissions as they produce things that require tapping our natural resources. The consequences of war are long-lasting and heavily felt. Check out the link for a more thorough analysis on all that war has done to the Earth.
Devastation, that’s a good way to put it. Below is a link to a site that contains a number of wars and their environmental effects. Check it out.
Death and destruction, not just for humans, but for flora and fauna as well. Bombing a forest can kill many plants and animals, which some never recover. Fire weapons can scorch the earth, and at times can permanently keep anything new from growing there again. Soil can become infertile for new plants to grow because of bombs and fire. War hurts much more than humans, but as sanctions become heavier and terrible weapons are outlawed (chemical weapons, flamethrowers, and hopefully soon nuclear weapons) hope for the earth remains. Also, new technology in weapon design has made leaps in reducing collateral damage, and militaries are beginning to become proponents of alternative energies (if only for logistical purposes).
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