Dr. Helen Caldicott interviewed by Bob Herbert about her latest book, “Loving This Planet”
Renowned journalist Bob Herbert interviews Dr. Helen Caldicott at The New School in New York, November 2012.
Dr. Caldicott discusses her latest book, Loving This Planet (The New Press, Oct. 2012) which features 25 interviews from “If You Love This Planet,” as well as the state of the earth and U.S. presidential election (held two days before this interview). Among the topics covered are the urgency of addressing global warming, permanent-war mentality in the Pentagon and how the American public no longer thinks of peace, the U.S. attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq, Hurricane Sandy, the 1980s nuclear weapons freeze movement spearheaded by Dr. Caldicott and Randall Forsberg, and the study Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy. Listen to
Dr. Caldicott’s interview with study author Dr. Arjun Makhijani.
Dr. Caldicott explains how nuclear power contributes to climate change and mentions her book Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer . Herbert asks
Dr. Caldicott about her interview with filmmaker Michael Madsen and the problem of nuclear waste. They also discuss Fukushima and what it would mean for Japan if the damaged Building 4 collapses, and how one million people have died as a result of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. Listen to Dr. Caldicott’s interview with Dr. Janette Sherman-Nevinger. Dr. Caldicott mentions her forthcoming trip to Japan. Watch a short video of her November press conference in Tokyo. Herbert mentions Dr. Caldicott’s conversation with Maude Barlow about the problem of global water supplies. Herbert and Dr. Caldicott also touch on America’s weaponization of space to dominate space. Listen to
Dr. Caldicott’s interview with Dr. Craig Eisendrath. Dr. Caldicott talks about how American culture and corporations have taken over the world and destroyed healthy cultures. Herbert points to the fantasy thinking and lack of political engagement among American citizens. Dr. Caldicott also mentions the problem of plastic waste polluting the oceans. Listen to her interview with Capt. Charles Moore. Relevant to this interview is the December 2012 article US War Machine Leaves Ugly Imprint in Afghanistan. Watch the complete conversation between Dr. Caldicott and Herbert here. Listen to Dr. Caldicott’s 2012 interview with Bob Herbert here and her 2009 interview here.