TV Dangers [was Re: metaTHAAD was: Son of Star Wars]

Robert J. Bradbury (
Mon, 1 Nov 1999 12:43:00 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 31 Oct 1999 wrote:

> Or Ozone depletion......or global warming.......(I feel your pain)....or
> nuclear winter......(read my lips).....or the homeless.....or the population
> explosion.....or the danger of asbestos.....or .....or.......
> TV.....lie to you?
Actually these all have some level of reality/danger depending on when they would occur or the average threat to individuals. If I were to order them, I would say:

Asbestos > Ozone depletion > Global Warming > Nuclear Winter > Population Explosion > Homeless.

Asbestos: Very bad (over time) if exposed Ozone: Direct effects observed in animals and perhaps humans Global Warming: Ask someone living in North Carolina... Nuclear Winter: There are still lots of weapons out there. Population Explosion: Recently cut back from previous predictions by the UN Homeless: Not a significant impact on the average person.

What TV doesn't do unfortunately is provide much of a global perspective.