I'm talking about the difference between real
hazard and perceived hazard.
We haven't really physically injured anyone in the
But we have been really scaring people about
hypothetical hazards. Some people are outraged.
As Sandman explains, the anti-nuclear activists are
just harping on this outrage to increase the (pereceived) risk, because: Risk =
hazard + outrage.
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Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 6:47
Subject: Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Risk = hazard +
Oh I like that:
I've been MEMEed!
06:36 PM 16/03/2007, Whitlock, Jeremy wrote:
TRUST certainly gets
to the heart of it Dan. Furthermore, to give the public "a little TLC" I'd
also add LIABILITY (have long-term effects been considered, and who's paying
for that?), and CONSENT (by the way did anyone ask me my opinion?). With the
full "TLC" I think many a scary technology can become palatable -- I have
high expectations that the NWMO version of this ("Adaptive Phased
Management") will be successful.
We must not forget,
however, that at the root of this particular technology is a negative meme
(let's call it the mutant mushroom cloud meme) that is one of the most
virulent out there. It will take an awful lot of TLC to overcome
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Sent: Fri Mar 16 13:39:57 2007
Subject: [cdn-nucl-l] Risk = hazard +
One word does it
If the people do
not trust you, no amount of explanation will help.
If the people trust you, no explanation is
Trust shows a person's
high opinion of how well you behave.
Trust takes a long time to earn but can be lost in a
SO: behave well
consistently for a long time, and the people will trust you.
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