The rhetoric around the Russo-Ukrainian war has been heating up. We’ve seen previously that there have been moments of panic about nuclear war, first at the outset of the Russian invasion, then when a nuclear powerplant became a combat zone.
Now, president Putin has made nuclear threats. Biden is saying Armageddon is near. Zelenskyy is recommending preemptive strikes. At least in the latter two cases, the leaders’ teams have made an effort to dull those remarks. However, throwing around the possibility of nuclear war has made an impact on civilians, and we can see it even using a single search term.Read More