[ RadSafe ] RadSafe Digest, Vol 1241, Issue 1

Harrison - CDPHE, Tony tony.harrison at state.co.us
Tue Mar 19 12:11:59 CDT 2013

LOL Remind me never to hire either of you to do my modelling for me.

In my experience people who model, and people who hire modelers are after
the same thing: the best estimate of "truth."  Some models are incomplete,
but when all the models tend toward the same result, as they do in climate
models, you'd best take the results seriously.

Tony Harrison, MSPH

Inorganic & Radiochemistry Supervisor

Laboratory Services Division

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

8100 Lowry Blvd.

Denver, CO  80230

303-692-3046 | tony.harrison at state.co.us

Message: 9

> Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:03:13 -0600
> From: Maury Siskel <maurysis at peoplepc.com>
> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Teller and Climate change - and radiophobia
> To: "The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing
>         List"   <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
> Message-ID: <5147D571.8090504 at peoplepc.com>
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> Thanks ffor voicing these comments, Jerry.  I wish what you have said
> would have no application, but they are all too true. The organization
> and pursuits of the IPCC is another prime example of this exact
> process.   Sigh ...
> Best,
> Maury&Dog   [MaurySiskel maurysis at peoplepc.com]
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> On 3/18/2013 4:37 PM, Jerry Cohen wrote:
> > I reject the implication(s) that calculation models showing the safety
> > of the Yucca Mtn. project are sound while those predicting dire
> > consequences from climate change make  sense. Both are designed to
> > determine some predetermined outcome and are therefore  nonsense. Tell
> > me the answer you want and I can easily develop a model to get that
> > answer. No matter how you look at it, it isn't science! When doing
> > government sponsored research, you would be well-advise to first learn
> > the desired answer, and then get it---assuming you wish to get more
> > contracts in the future.
> > Jerry Cohen
> >--

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