Nuke the oilsands: Alberta’s narrowly cancelled plan to drill for oil with atomic weapons Project Oilsand was uncannily simple: Get an atomic bomb and blow it up under Athabasca, heating the ground and causing oil products to seep loose
Atomic bomb explosion. It's actually a very beautiful image for such a destructive icon. The shape is soft, the colours are bright and neutral, the tendrils on the left seem delicate and gentle. Without any time perspective, it seems like it could be slow rising smoke that could be dispersed with the wind.