Scientists say that nuclear bomb testing during the 1950’s and 1960’s Cold War changed rainfall patterns thousands of miles from the detonation sites. The electric charge released by nuclear radiation impacted rainclouds, causing them to thicken and produce 24% more rain.
The nuclear testing conducted in the atmosphere caused the release of radioactive particles that mixed with water vapor in the air, leading to the formation of clouds. These clouds, known as “nuclear clouds,” could spread over a wide area, affecting weather patterns in regions far from the test site.
The nuclear explosions also caused shock waves that propagated through the atmosphere. These shock waves disturbed the normal patterns of atmospheric pressure and temperature, leading to changes in weather patterns.
Moreover, the nuclear testing also caused the depletion of the ozone layer, which resulted in increased levels of ultraviolet radiation reaching the Earth’s surface. This increased radiation had a significant impact on the Earth’s climate, leading to changes in weather patterns.
Scientists were able to confirm this by studying historical weather patterns compared to nuclear testing activities.