Nuclear Accidents and All, Coal Is By Far the Deadliest Energy Source – Environment – GOOD

 

 

This is a “non-exaggerated but simple version” of the original deaths/TWh statistics. Perhaps the most stunning, simple takeaway: For every person killed by nuclear power generation, 4,000 die due to coal, adjusted for the same amount of power produced.

Godin also mentions this incredibly important point, which cannot be driven home hard enough: Not included in this chart are deaths due to global political instability involving oil fields, deaths from coastal flooding and deaths due to environmental impacts yet unmeasured, all of which skew it even more if you think about it.

via Nuclear Accidents and All, Coal Is By Far the Deadliest Energy Source – Environment – GOOD.

Lest anyone get cold feet about continuing our nuclear development for energy purposes. Radiation isn’t the only thing that can kill you, nor is it by any means even close to the most likely to do so.

 

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