posted on Mar, 31 2011 @ 11:41 PM
Please, people! This map is NOT something that should be scaring you. I'm not saying "You shouldn't be scared!" just that _this_ map is nowhere
NEAR enough to cause concern. Look at the scale. If you don't have familiarity with logarithmic graphs, then 1) get some and work to get an intuitive
understanding of them or 2) take my word for it: this is NOT, SCARY.
Try to understand the sheer _scale_ of the dilution we're talking about here. It's a cubic relationship, so every time you double your distance from
the nuke site, you're diluting the radiation by 8. That really adds up over a couple of thousand miles. The figures talking about iodine levels being
5000 times the normal amount are from less than half a kilometer from the site.
Yes, there's a damned good chance that there will be some radioactive atoms from Japan that will make their way over most of the globe. That is not
surprising to anyone who's been paying ANY attention. The question is: how harmful will those atoms be? What concentrations will they be at?
You can either trust the experts who've spent their lives studying just that subject or you can panic and freak-out like one of the sheeple and
scream "OMG!!! I'M breathing .00000006% more radiation today than yesterday! We're DOOMED!". Or, y'know, study the subject yourself and become,
if not an expert, at least capable of an educated opinion. If you do _that_ you will be much less scared... Y'know... unless you're in Japan.