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.

Posted via email from Joe Shockley's Data & Sound

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