Can a nuclear bomb kill plantlife?

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    I understand that the blast may snap trees and cause other mechanical damage. But how about the radiation? I saw an article somewhere a long time ago, that plants actually clean the environment from the radiation because they suck up the radio-active agents from the soil and that way they heal the animal wildlife. So don't plants die from the radiation like he animals?
     
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    Hunting for dirty bombs...
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    Taking to the air on hunt for dirty bomb threats
    January 7th, 2013 - Residents of Washington may be surprised by a helicopter flying low overhead this week, endlessly prowling the city to map its radiation signature.
     
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    What kind of a dumbass question is that?

    Have you ever heard of the term "nuclear winter". A nuclear bomb blasts a lot of material into the atmosphere, which in turn, blocks out the sun. And when plants don't get no sun, they die.
     
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    Plants are better at sucking up radiation than animals, but too much and they are toast, too. Radation kills and it doesn't care what it kills.

    Even with a nuclear war destroying humanity, I don't think we would kill every plant. We just haven't perfected our destruction that well. Give us time and we'll get better and yes it's sarcasm!

    It's dumb to kill, period.
     
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    Is this serious? Or did you just not ever pick up a book or go to school?
     
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    It isn't really so great at killing animals either. Take a look at Johnson Atol...one of the most nuked places on earth. Looks fine, doesn't it? In fact it is a national wildlife refuge.

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    I wonder how you guys manage to get through each day....scared and worried about the sky falling down on you every minute. What keeps you from just calling it quits and eating a bullet?
     
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    We humans, as a species, would probably survive a nuclear war between the big powers. Our human civilization would not. And our descendents that were left would curse us every day of their lives.
     
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    See the "Nuclear Winter" thing in the post above.

    Wouldn't take many nukes to completely destroy all life on the planet.
     
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    No..they wouldn't.
     
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    How many do you think?
     

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