Links von Dienstag, 13. April 2010

Mittwoch, 14. April 2010

Gesammelte Links von Dienstag, 13. April 2010:

  • The Social Affairs Unit – Web Review: 7/7: What kills you matters – not numbers


    The death toll from the London bombings represents six days of death on Britain's roads. The death toll from the Madrid bombings represents twelve or thirteen days of death on the Spanish roads. In the 25 "busiest" years of "the troubles" in Northern Ireland twice as many people died in road accidents as were killed by terrorists. In Israel, between 27th September 2000 and 26th September 2003, 622 civilian Israelis were killed by Palestinian terrorists; the annual road death toll over this period was about 550. It is estimated that last year more than 1.2 million people were killed in road accidents globally – more than one 9/11 every day. Yet the public fear of terrorism – and reaction to it – is on a completely different scale to that of death on the road. Prof. John Adams – Britain's leading academic expert on risk and the author of the seminal Risk – asks why this should be so.


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