> Risk: Blithely quoting a company's statistics without questioning them.

Well, the broader problem is the public's uncritical acceptance of just
about *all* numbers thrown at us.  The one that had me yelling at the
(CBC) radio recently was a local geothermal energy promoter's claim
that here in Alberta we could pull 10 terawatts (no puns please, PGN...)
out of the ground, a number that demands some explanation if one
bothers to correlate it with the *world's* electricity consumption,
presently between 15 and 20 terawatts.

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