Dr. Brian Moench on the need for doctors to speak out against global warming and radiation from nuclear weapons and cell phones
This week’s guest is Dr. Brian Moench, President and Founder of the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, and a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Dr. Moench is an anesthesiologist at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has taught at both Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Moench has written over 60 op eds published in newspapers throughout the USA and on progressive online news sites such as Common Dreams, and received several local awards for activism in environmental and public health protection.
Dr. Caldicott and Dr. Moench cover such topics as global warming including the devastating fires in the West, as well as radiation exposure from nuclear tests and nuclear power plants, corporate power in politics, and the health dangers of cell phones. Read Dr. Moench’s latest article “Adapting” to the Climate Crisis: That Was Easy. Also check out As the West Burns: Speaking Truth to Fire (which Dr. Caldicott refers to in the interview), Climate Crisis: The Silence is Deafening, and Criminal Neglect of Future Generations. Read other articles written by Dr. Moench here.