为什么我们害怕核能?

马萨诸塞州康科德镇——

德国关于核能所持的矛盾心态在许多发达国家也存在。这次默克尔总理决定让德国17个核电厂的运行期限延期12年,再次显示了德国的矛盾心理。默克尔称,这将会帮助德国发展“世界上最有效和最环保的能源供应”。反对党领导人则表示,政府“为了金钱,出卖安全”。

争论的双方都对事实进行争辩,但是这种辩论背后还藏着一个辩论,那就是人们如何看待这些事实。如何看待风险——无论是核能的风险、转基因食品的风险或者任何潜在的威胁——从来都不是一种完全理性且依据事实的过程。

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