How would a nuclear winter impact food production

The day after lead author Daniel Winstead approved the final proofs for a study to be published in Ambio, Russia put its nuclear forces on high alert.

“In no way, shape or form had I thought that our work would be immediately relevant while we were working on it,” said the research technologist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

“In the short term, I viewed it as an abstract concept.”

Winstead and study co-author Michael Jacobson, professor of forest resources, had to look back at the Cold War era to get information for their review.