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The Science Council for Global Initiatives (SCGI) is an international NGO dedicated to uplifting the standards of living of people of all nations while repairing our damaged environment.
Yesterday, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to approve a provision within the Clean Energy Standard (CES) that would value the emission-free energy that Upstate New York’s nuclear energy plants provide, finally recognizing that these plants are essential to meeting the state’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030.
Since everyone agrees that this goal would be impossible to achieve without retaining the state’s existing nuclear power, this provision was critical.
The country of South Africa faces serious problems, many arising out of decades of apartheid and the extreme disparities of wealth it engendered. The first post-apartheid president, Nelson Mandela, was able to begin the transition process to racial political equality while avoiding the sort of wrenching and destructive upheaval that occurred in neighboring Zimbabwe. But frustration at persistent poverty and unemployment makes South Africa’s domestic tranquility a fragile situation.
Epidemiology Without Biology: False Paradigms, Unfounded Assumptions, and Specious Statistics in Radiation Science.
Long accepted but inaccurate claims about the danger of low level radiation are crippling us. These fears fuel needless evacuations, inspire avoidance of life-saving medical procedures, and promote fear of nuclear energy.
Our understanding of radiation is based on circular reasoning of sterile error-prone statistics rather than on our knowledge of biology and chemistry. These studies have deadly consequences.
To avoid investigating nuclear energy, attention is often focused on the so-called ‘‘re-newable’’ sources, wind and solar. We adopt the fear from nuclear opponents and wind-and-solar proponents, inspired by the incorrect Linear, No Threshold (LNT) paradigm.
This exceptional paper examines the shortcomings of LNT and includes comments from qualified detractors and the author's reactions. It is a "Must Read".