The risk of death from unavoidable natural catastrophes is compared with risk of death from the electrical industry, including nuclear power. The unavoidable natural catastrophes considered here are death from meteor falls, from climatic deterioration caused by changes in amount of sunlight reaching the earth, and from supernovas. Such comparisons may help government agencies balance public risks against public benefits in planning for new technologies.
Libby, Leona Marshall, Technological Risk Versus Natural Catastrophe. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1971. https://www.rand.org/pubs/papers/P4602.html. Also available in print form.
Libby, Leona Marshall, Technological Risk Versus Natural Catastrophe, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, P-4602, 1971. As of September 08, 2021: https://www.rand.org/pubs/papers/P4602.html