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climateadaptation:

Death rate per watts, Nuclear, Oil, Coal. Classic chart exposes cognitive dissonance, and persistent self-denial…

Do you have an opinion about nuclear power? About the relative safety of one form of power over another? How did you come to this opinion?
Here are the stats.For every person killed by nuclear power generation, 4,000 die due to coal, adjusted for the same amount of power produced.
Vivid is not the same as true. It’s far easier to amplify sudden and horrible outcomes than it is to talk about the slow, grinding reality of day to day strife. That’s just human nature. Not included in this chart are deaths due to global political instability involving oil fields, deaths from coastal flooding and deaths due to environmental impacts yet unmeasured, all of which skew it even more if you think about it.
This chart unsettles a lot of people, because there must be something wrong with it. Further proof of how easy it is to fear the unknown and accept what we’ve got.

Via Seth Godin

climateadaptation:

Death rate per watts, Nuclear, Oil, Coal. Classic chart exposes cognitive dissonance, and persistent self-denial…

Do you have an opinion about nuclear power? About the relative safety of one form of power over another? How did you come to this opinion?

Here are the stats.For every person killed by nuclear power generation, 4,000 die due to coal, adjusted for the same amount of power produced.

Vivid is not the same as true. It’s far easier to amplify sudden and horrible outcomes than it is to talk about the slow, grinding reality of day to day strife. That’s just human nature. Not included in this chart are deaths due to global political instability involving oil fields, deaths from coastal flooding and deaths due to environmental impacts yet unmeasured, all of which skew it even more if you think about it.

This chart unsettles a lot of people, because there must be something wrong with it. Further proof of how easy it is to fear the unknown and accept what we’ve got.

Via Seth Godin

jtotheizzoe:

It’s true.

jtotheizzoe:

It’s true.

jtotheizzoe:

W. Kamau Bell explains why he agrees with a certain presidential candidate in saying “F*ck Science!”

“If it wasn’t for science, I could fly like a blue heron … I’m not flying, am I science?!”

NSFW language, of course.

jtotheizzoe:

Compost-Fueled Cars: Wouldn’t That Be Great?

I think me and these TED-parody “Onion Talks” are going to be good friends.

“We are looking in the eyes of two horrible birds, and we just need a rock that is big enough … to bludgeon them.”

WHO NEEDS DETAILS?!

daraobriainsgigantichead:

But video games do it all the time!

asthewheelturns:

weepformanetheren:

YES!

IT’S A THING NOW!

asthewheelturns:

weepformanetheren:

iamoldiamyoung:

Lan for President 2012

TAI’SHAR ‘MERICA.


THE LIGHT ILLUMINE THIS POST

asthewheelturns:

weepformanetheren:

iamoldiamyoung:

Lan for President 2012

TAI’SHAR ‘MERICA.

THE LIGHT ILLUMINE THIS POST

jtotheizzoe:

First-world-nations-with-an-active-space-program problems.

jtotheizzoe:

First-world-nations-with-an-active-space-program problems.

jtotheizzoe:

I don’t want to go off on a tangent or anything …
(via USA Science & Engineering Festival)

jtotheizzoe:

I don’t want to go off on a tangent or anything …

(via USA Science & Engineering Festival)

Through The Glass (acoustic) by Stone Sour from the album: Come What(ever) May

purebending:

Stone Sour - Through The Glass (acoustic)

shychemist:

evocativesynthesis:

Reaching 100 feet high, the twirling flame was caught by filmmaker Chris Tangey on September 11th. The Australian writes:

In a show lasting some 40 minutes, Tangey says, the largest uprooted mulga trees and hurled them skywards, a “proper tornado”, while the most spectacular swallowed a bushfire, sending an arc of twisting orange up toward the heavens. “It was like a dance of giants, really,” Tangey says. “There was a red one, a black one, a white one and one made of fire.”

FIRENADO.

Of course its in Australia.