In his talk, Malcolm will ask why is the safest source of power, which we have yet developed, regarded by a significant number of people as being unacceptably dangerous? The response of the nuclear industry and its supporters tends to bewail that the public is ‘irrational’ and/or ‘ignorant’. However, it can be argued that actually, given the activities and messages that the nuclear industry and its regulators promote, the public’s response is perfectly rational and it is the industry which is less so. This talk will look at some examples and suggest alternatives.
Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019
Where: University of Birmingham, Poynting Small Lecture Theatre
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