[ RadSafe ] Solar radiation, global warming and HP future employment

Jerry Cohen jjcohen at prodigy.net
Fri May 4 19:19:11 CDT 2007

I don't know! This whole business of trying to counter anti-nuclear hysteria 
with global warming hysteria seems very disturbing. I don't mean to preach, 
but I have always believed that two wrongs do not make a right----no matter 
how worthy the cause may be.    Jerry Cohen

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "howard long" <hflong at pacbell.net>
To: "Franz Schönhofer" <franz.schoenhofer at chello.at>; "'Otto G. Raabe'" 
<ograabe at ucdavis.edu>; "'Dukelow, James S Jr'" <jim.dukelow at pnl.gov>; "'Kai 
Kaletsch'" <eic at shaw.ca>; "'Radsafe'" <radsafe at radlab.nl>
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 5:02 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Solar radiation, global warming and HP future 

> Dear Franz,
>  "What does global warming have to do with health physics?"
>  Nuclear power expansion needs support from the (erroneous) belief
>  that CO2 (not produced from nuclear power plants like carbon fueled ones)
>  is causing future disaster from global warming.
>  Nuclear is now "GREEN"!
>  We need all the political support we can get!
>  Howard Long
> Franz Schönhofer <franz.schoenhofer at chello.at> wrote:
>  Reading a large number of recent messages to RADSAFE one could get the
> impression that this is a list for climatologists. What has the solar
> cycles, the solar hot spots etc to do with "radioactivity" - unless 
> dealing
> with the production of C-14, which is not mentioned in any single message?
> Additionally I would like to remind that there is a fierce - and almost
> always justified!!!! - outcry, when persons from outside the 
> "radioactivity
> circle" make comments about RADSAFE topics. Probably it is the case vice
> versa?
> On top of this reasoning I believe that a correlation between two facts 
> does
> not prove anything, as well as the fact of the advent of storks does not
> prove to be the reason for an increase of births.........
> Leave global warming to those dealing with it professionally. I would 
> wish -
> what an unrealistic wish - that those illiterate in radioactivity and
> nuclear matters would leave those to (real) experts in this field!
> Best regards,
> Franz
> Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
> MinRat i.R.
> Habicherg. 31/7
> A-1160 Wien/Vienna
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