Hell is apparently 100 degrees F

rant.pngLast week, National Geographic posted some images taken by Greenpeace of EU protests about a train carrying nuclear waste. These images show “red-hot nuclear waste” showing a “demonic glow”

Except the thermal images, while dramatic, only scale up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 degrees Celsius).

Look at that picture again. That same hellish glow is coming from the protester’s heads. Oh GOD! We’re DOOMED!

Oh yeah, and those are false-color images. The color scales are arbitrary. Cool blue could have been used to represent the hottest areas. Or black. Or chartreuse. Whatever.

Look, Greenpeace (and all the other environmental folks who jumped on this) – turn your damn brains back on. Scare tactics are not helping. Your CPU probably gets hotter than the outside of those cars (mine’s 43 degrees C right now). Whoo hoo.

When you promote such easily-debunked crap as scare tactics, you’re making it harder for every other environmental group to be taken seriously.

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One Comment

  1. January 31, 2011

    Bonus points: Notice it's a mixed-mode train: the first car after the nuclear container? Passengers.

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