Thursday, April 14, 2011
Take an hour this weekend and do a little reading and listening: Nuclear Risk and Reason on Point of Inquiry
Nuclear Risk and Reason - David Brenner and David Ropeik"When the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan last month, it left behind not only mass destruction, but also a nuclear crisis that was covered 24-7 by the international media. Since then, we've been embroiled in a huge debate about nuclear policy—should there be a "Nuclear Renaissance" in the United States, or should we put it on hold?A central issue underlying all this is the scientific question of risk. How dangerous is radiation, anyway? Do we overreact to reactors? "
A very Interesting Podcast. Be sure to read the comments sections as well, a lot of interesting points made there.Bottom line, do a little more thinking (reading/researching) before spreading misinformation. We'll all be better off for it.