The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation has an interesting perspective on the risk of nuclear science. They’ve published a series of posters named ‘Living with Risk’ which focuses on all the other risks with life that is comparable to nuclear science. But is it?
- As you can see, on the bottom left, caveman versus the T-Rex.
- Potential accidents, “Inadvertently speared by tribal member”? Obviously teamkill was popular back then.
- Protection & damage limitation, “If he turns on you, run man run”? I never knew doctors were so vicious.
- This is good. “How bad, injury or death” with a picture of being eaten by a herbivorous dinosaur. That’s bad!
- Benefits, the purpose of life is food.
- Potential accidents, I don’t like all the “…”s there. How many potentials can there be?
- I really really really don’t like the looks of the “How bad” picture. Is he weeping? That’s bad.
- On the plus side, we have TV in the “Benefits”.
- Potential accidents, “Conventional accidents”. Would that include a nuclear fallout?
- How bad, “equivalent to 1000 hours in a jet plane”. Ouch, jet lag.
- Benefits! Scans reveal half of your organs or bones are missing.
- How bad, “Out of the match”. Oh that’s horrible.
- Benefits, everyone wins a trophy!
We should all be put on Segways. Hardly dangerous at all.
- Potential accidents picture, car slams into bus, car and passenger fatal, bus one minute late.
- How is, getting your license “hazard control”? You weren’t even on the road before.
- Hazard control, “road design”. Yeah, because everyone shapes the road with their own imagination.
I’ve never been so confident in an nuclear organisation.