Friday, November 9, 2012

Cloud Redux

Just in case you missed my earlier post about cloud fragility, we have this from the New York Times on October 22, more

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Subjective, Risk Is

I asked a Nuclear Engineering Professor friend of mine, after the Fukushima power plant disaster of March 2011, whether that incident would have a positive or a negative impact on his industry. His response was that it would have a short-term positive impact as a result of publicity generating a flurry of requests for inspections and re-evaluations of existing establishments. The long-term effect, he related, could be a public who is less receptive to the concept of nuclear power generation. This did not surprise me, given how Germany decided, more