The follow-up to my video "Another terrifying video". I vent my frustration with a pernicious piece of daft rhetoric that has become accepted even in semi-respectable circles like governments, which is the 'precautionary principle' which in short is the idea that we should always assume the worst and act accordingly, even if the feared danger is spectacularly preposterous.
One point I'd like to add here is that choices are presented as if they are between a risk, and no risk, whereas in fact of course they are between one risk (such as the world's heating up due to carbon emissions) and another, different risk (such as attempts to lower emissions leading to climatic disaster of a different sort).
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