Soot Deaths (IMAGE) Michigan Technological University Caption A table from the paper details the number of starvation deaths that could be expected based on the millions of tons of smoke created by nuclear blasts of varying sizes. Credit Joshua Pearce and David Denkenberger Usage Restrictions Please credit authors. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.