Re: Hooray for science!
My own calculation based on the numbers in the article would come at just over 3 million Tsar bombs, so I don't think the number of little johns in the article is entirely accurate.
I also wonder how much of the problem was stuff being ejected into the atmosphere vs how much atmosphere got ejected. So massive blastwave reaching out & up compressing the atmosphere, and given the scale, what would happen if that reached space. Either way, rather extreme turbulent mixing.
And speaking of extremes, fear the 8-legged, giant, cassowarydropcroc.