If You Love This Planet, Dr. Helen Caldicott

Archive for August, 2008

Fighting a Corporate-Owned Planet

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Anti-globalization champion Naomi Klein talks about her new book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. A respected author and columnist, Klein has written three published works including her previous best-seller No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. In this conversation with Dr. Caldicott, we discover what drives Klein’s interest in the corporate and international marketplace, and take a closer look at the “disaster capitalism” taking place around the world.

This episode also features an excerpt from the filmnHelen’s War: Portrait of a Dissident, produced by Dr. Caldicott’s niece Anna Broinowski. In the excerpt, you will hear clips of interviews with Martin Sheen, Lily Tomlin, Senator Ted Kennedy and the late Christopher Reeve.

Nuclear waste in our midst: a catastrophe waiting to happen

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Kevin Kamps is a radioactive waste specialist at Beyond Nuclear. Here he discusses the environmental and medical risks associated with low-, medium- and high-level nuclear waste, and other issues surrounding transportation and storage. Nuclear waste, whether in reactors, transported in terrorist-target “Mobile Chernobyl” trucks, trains and barges, or sent to the proposed Yucca Mountain dumpsite, could cause a radioactive disaster. Kamps is the country’s leading expert on all aspects of nuclear waste, the Achilles heel of the nuclear industry. This is a terrific interview, listen to it and you will learn much that you never knew before.

Renewable energy, nuclear power, and the 2008 election

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Harvey Wassermanis a respected author and political activist whose book Solartopia is a vision of what the world will look like when we switch to renewable energy sources. A pioneer since 1973 of the global grassroots movement against atomic reactors, Wasserman is now Senior Editor of the Free Press
. In this interview, he discusses our current dire global situation, and also talks about his new book,
How the GOP Stole America’s 2004 Election and is Rigging 2008. Wasserman is one of the United States’ most experienced anti-nuclear campaigners and one of the leading thinkers toward to a truly green energy future. This is a fascinating conversation so tune in!

A Clean-Energy Future without Nukes, Oil or Coal?

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D is President of The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. In this program, Dr. Makhijani discusses his new book, Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free, A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy (2007), which demonstrates that the U.S. and the rest of the world could successfully meet all of its energy needs with renewable energy by 2050. This groundbreaking research should be the boilerplate for all plans to fight global warming. Dr. Makhijani wrote the first study on U.S. energy conservation potential (1971), edited the book Nuclear Wastelands and is the principal author of Mending the Ozone Hole (MIT Press). The Roadmap can be ordered in book form or downloaded free here. This show also includes a clip of a lecture by Dr Caldicott at a 2007 conference.