24 March 2011

Relative Radiation Doses

I found this chart to be very interesting.  Click for a larger version. (H/T Lowy Interpreter, Original source: here, thanks Bill)

12 comments:

  1. I like that chart. For the graphically challenged, here's a text version with much the same info.

    http://www.c3headlines.com/2011/03/march-20-.html

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  2. You might want to link to the original:
    http://blog.xkcd.com/2011/03/19/radiation-chart/

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  3. A very simple graphic to put the risk in perspective. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-QlsfiwvQiRA/TYj10aGbmZI/AAAAAAAAKzg/ED-lSvCRrGk/s1600/deathperwatts.jpg

    Check out here for the numeric details.
    http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/03/lowering-deaths-per-terawatt-hour-for.html

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  4. Our failed weather forecaster Tim Flannery slagged you on Australian radio this morning. Please set him straight.

    http://www.mtr1377.com.au/index2.php?option=com_podcasting&task=playaudio&id=38&f=0&Itemid=41

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  5. -4-Correllio

    Thanks, but that was actually my father who Flannery said was not a reputable climate scientist ;-)

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  6. "I found this chart to be very interesting." - Roger, what do you mean by 'very interesting'? Comforting? Consoling? Putting Fukushima into perspective - relative to what? To the warning: no tap water for the under one year old? Or it's interesting because it leaves some space for hope; as long as it stays as it is (and gets better soon), there will be not too much (sooner or later) deadly radioactivity around. I don't know. It's interesting, yes.

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  7. #6 The tap water warning for Tokyo has been lifted, still in effect for closer locations.

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  8. Yes, Bolt merely said "Roger Pielke" and Flannery dismissed him.

    Bolt later lists Roger Pielke Senior and Flannery dismisses your dad.

    You can take him on about the economics and international politics around it :-)

    I'll wait for my city to run out of water. By Flannery's prediction, it should have happened more than a year ago.

    http://www.mtr1377.com.au/index2.php?option=com_newsmanager&task=view&id=8274

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  9. What would you suggest, Mr. Krauss? Perpetuating the frightening pronouncements the media are making to keep their ratings up while freaked out Japanese mothers scrounge for bottled water and even US citizens on the west coast await the dooming plume? Are you really against the disbursement of information that is accurate and easy to understand? Why not help the citizenry get some perspective on a situation already fraught with REAL and PRESENT dangers? Yes, those near Fukushima will have to be alert for some time to come, but I'd wager what happens there will pale when it sinks in that 20,000 souls were lost the day of the earthquake and tsunami.

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  10. casey 451: 'freaked out Japanese mothers scrounge for bottled water' - how does that sound? To me, it sounds like a statement from a freaked out scientist scrounging for a bottle of reason.

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  11. Now radiation has been detected over Scotland, I'm waiting for the sound of panic from Glasgow!

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  12. Mr. Krauss (10), to me it sounds like you failed to understand what I was saying. Instead we have from you a cryptic analogy that doesn't hold water, bottled or otherwise.

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