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Dr. Jim Green on Australia’s role in the nuclear weapons and nuclear power dangers around the world


Jim Green

Dr. Jim Green

Dr. Caldicott interviews Dr. Jim Green this week. Dr. Green is the national nuclear campaigner for Friends of the Earth Australia, a federation of independent local groups working for a socially equitable and environmentally sustainable future. His Ph.D. thesis dealt with the history of the Lucas Heights nuclear plant in Sydney, and the debate over the replacement of its nuclear research reactor. Dr. Green is also a member of the Energy Science Coalition. Among the topics Dr. Green and
Dr. Caldicott discuss are how Australia contributes to the U.S. nuclear-war fighting organization, how Australia having 40% of the world’s richest uranium contributes to nuclear weapons proliferation and the building of nuclear power plants around the world, and the threat of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan which could induce a “nuclear autumn.” Read a May 2011 interview with Dr. Green about renewable energy and why Australia should reject nuclear power. Listen to Dr. Caldicott’s interviews with Dr. Alan Robock here and here for more on nuclear winter and nuclear autumn scenarios.

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