Contribute Your Work

It's easy to contribute articles, article proposals, commentary and analysis and be published online through Energy Central!

Sound interesting? Contact the editor for more information.

Perspective on Risks in Society

Published By Edutech Enterprises

  • By John K. Sutherland
  • Published April 2004
  • 41 Page(s)

This paper examines how society evaluates and addresses risks. Unfortunately, society mostly views risks from an emotional point of view, and rarely gets them right. As a result, social spending - outside the obviously beneficial and politically sensitive activities of funding health, education and welfare - is often misdirected into areas of political or environmental interest; usually where there is the greatest misinformation and the loudest clamor for action, yet the least risk to anyone in society or even to the environment. There is a socially destructive tendency to place infinite value upon addressing perceived environmental risks while placing zero value upon addressing human and social progress and development, despite the fact that progress of humanity, and wealth development, translates into environmental benefit, while the reverse results in environmental damage.

Free To Download Now

perspectives
 
 
Our customer service can help if you are experiencing problems with this page.

Please contact our customer service department.

Our customer service hours are Monday-Friday from 8-5 MST

Receive Energy Central eNews & Updates





 

NextGen SCADA Global 2020

Monday Jan 27, 2020 - Friday Jan 31, 2020 - Berlin Germany

Join leading specialists to critically review the opportunities and challenges presented by Next-Gen SCADA systems, including system integration, modular architectures, advanced EMS and DMS and new functionalities. The programme is complemented by a hands-on system integration workshop and a full-day more...

12th Annual Electricity Flexibility, Ancillary Services and Balancing Forum

Wednesday Feb 19, 2020 - Friday Feb 21, 2020 - Vienna Austria

This marcus evans conference plays a crucial part in a strategy that involves keeping ahead and gaining the decision-making edge for system operators, power distribution companies and ancillary services in the energy industry. more...

Utility Telecoms 2020

Tuesday Feb 25, 2020 - Thursday Feb 27, 2020 - Amsterdam The Netherlands

Utility Telecoms 2020 brings together technical utility telecom professionals to review the application and future of MPLS networks. 14+ utility case studies over three days addressing the technology, strategy, application, implementation, and configuration issues that need to be considered before more...

Risk Management in Energy Trading

Wednesday Feb 26, 2020 - Thursday Feb 27, 2020 - Houston, Tx - United States

Elevating Risk Management Practices to Keep Pace with Accelerated Technology Innovation and the Rapid Evolution of Energy Trading more...