If You Love This Planet, Dr. Helen Caldicott

Archive for July, 2008

What would nuclear winter mean today?

Monday, July 28th, 2008

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Professor Alan Robock of the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University is a meteorologist who has studied the effects of nuclear winter since the 1980s. Most recently, he has examined the climatic effects of regional nuclear conflicts and the effects of global warming. In this program, he talks about how a full-scale nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia, which each have 10,000 nuclear weapons, could trigger nuclear winter, while detonating even one-third of their collective arsenals would cause catastrophic climate change. A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would wreak major havoc with global temperatures and agriculture. The show ends with a brief excerpt of a lecture Dr Caldicott gave at an early childhood conference in 2007.

Hazards of U.S. nuclear power plants, part 2

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Paul Gunter , director of the Reactor Oversight Project at Beyond Nuclear and former director of the Reactor Watchdog Project at Nuclear Information and Resource Service , illuminates the operation, disrepair and vulnerability of U.S. nuclear power plants. This episode also includes an excerpt from the 1983 Oscar-winning documentary, If You Love This Planet, which features Dr. Caldicott giving a lecture about the risks and consequences of nuclear war.

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David Lochbaum on the hazards of U.S. nuclear power plants, part 1

Monday, July 14th, 2008

David Lochbaum, Director of the Nuclear Safety Project for the Union of Concerned Scientists, about the public health dangers of the 104 aging nuclear power plants in the United States. Hear about near-melt-downs, how terrorists could easily crash planes into the planes or sabotage them from the inside, and how the Nuclear Regulatory Commission fails to ensure community safety. Also includes a short excerpt of a lecture by Dr. Caldicott about the Nuclear Age fromĀ If You Love This Planet (1983 Academy Award-winning documentary) with narration from U.S. nuclear propaganda films.

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