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FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE - 19:37 Ulrick RiskSociety...

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19:37 Ulrick  Risk Society Science has become more skeptical and politicized. Ranking global risks, how do you calculate a risk? Risk = Probability x Consequences  Risk = anticipated risk, or risk assessment Often very different then what popular fears are. Meaning Anticipated risk DOES NOT = perceived risk Ex. Living near a nuclear PP perceived risk may be radiation leaking and effecting life,  but anticipated risk isn’t very high. This is an example of the disjunction Scientists studying on disease making it viral.  Ex. What is the probability that the temp will increase 7 degrees, multiply that by  monetary consequences of building damage, drought, death increase. Risk is caused by human action or inaction, and is preventable.  It’s a externality of  human activity, and we assign blame to institutions. They shouldn’t have to happen, they can be avoided They are NOT natural disasters We are much more aware of the unintentional consequences of our actions in a risk  society.  Science becomes more paradoxical & politicized.   Nuclear Energy Issues How much energy out of U.S. is from nuclear power? 19-20% What risks are associated with nuclear power Nuclear meltdown in 3 mile island
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Environmental pollution Water contamination – thermal damage to ecosystems
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