IAEA has launched a nuclear verification mission to ensure the support of the all-stakeholder member states along with civil society organizations, foundations, academic institutions, and technology-rich private players. This will help to widen the network of expertise for advanced technology, innovation, and new suggestions for controlling ongoing rapid environmental changes. Many agreements are signed withContinue reading “Nuclear verification mission: New partnerships in support of nuclear technology”
For the global clean energy solution, it is essential to decarbonize the energy sector. The development of innovative technology for advanced nuclear reactions will become handy to tackle the climate change problems. US-based companies are developing advanced fuels that have high burnup (amount of fuel used to make a unit of electricity) and can withstandContinue reading “Global decarbonization and development of advanced nuclear reactors”
A good method of communicating risk can help save lives and money. A good example would be the campaign against passive smoking. In the 1990s smoking was heavily promoted and people smoked indoors in homes and public places. This was a risk to public health. Government cannot ban smoking because a lot of tax wasContinue reading “Risk Communication Discussion with Prof V S Ramamurthy”
Historical epidemic events showed us the big gap in communication between the authorities and people where proper risk communication methods could have saved the lives of millions of people. At the time, the medical field was not developed so scholars and people assumed certain myths about that disease. Misinformation and extent of fear at thatContinue reading “Risk Communication Discussion with D.K. Srivastava”
Risk communication is particularly important in today’s technological world where fake news travels faster than true facts. Every entity which poses a certain risk is scientifically well assessed and proper guidelines and information are always available. Due to a lack of proper risk communication, people perceive the wrong picture which is based on unscientific factsContinue reading “Risk Communication Discussion by K. S. Parthasarathy”
Misconceptions, Misinformation & the Media Nuclear Energy in India has faced oppositions from both anti-nuclear groups and the general public. These sentiments stem from fear and a lack of proper understanding of both science as well as policy. Dr. KS Parthasarathy narrates his run ins with the media and handling of misconceptions & misinformation duringContinue reading “Stories of Risk Communication”
The first in this series is a discussion on Risk Communication with Prof V.S. Ramamurthy, Emeritus Professor and former Director at NIAS.