A nuclear war in space would be catastrophic for the human civilisation as Earth would transform into a Hiroshima-style landscape with humans being wiped out in a matter of days.
That’s according to Bruce Gagnon, the co-founder and coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly said he is hoping to create the sixth branch of the US military – the Space Force – in 2020 to, among other things, protect satellites in space from other nations.
There are those that believe new fleets of military craft are already being built, pointing to various UFO sightings across the US in recent months.
But Bruce thinks it could open the doors for a new domain of warfare – with the consequences being devastating.
He explained to Daily Star Online that if a nuclear war erupted above Earth, “everything would burn”.
“The cities are burning, the forests are burning, the planet is burning,” he added.
“There’s no food, you can’t grow anything, everything poison, everything radioactive, we all die.”
Bruce spoke of how food production will immediately halt because of the atmosphere burning up and affecting crops.
This will lead crowds of people to raid their local supermarkets.
“How long is that going to last? How long do we have after that?” he asked.
“Probably a few days. Not much longer than that. It’s going to happen fast.
“Who wants to be alive when the whole world looks like Hiroshima?”
Bruce said after the fire’s smoke and debris floods into the atmosphere it will block the sun.
This would eventually see the Earth freeze because the sun is no longer visible to the planet.
“So the Earth freezes and you have whatever is left after this nuclear war is finished,” he added.
In the past, Bruce told the site that USAF is “creating a new generation of space soldiers by indoctrinating kids“.