If You Love This Planet, Dr. Helen Caldicott

Archive for April, 2010

Dr. Penny Caldicott on the new frontier of integrative medicine

Monday, April 26th, 2010


Dr. Penny Caldicott

Dr. Penny Caldicott

This week, Dr. Caldicott interviews her daughter, physician Penny Caldicott. Dr. Penny Caldicott established an integrative medical center on the east coast of Australia seven years ago, and in this interview she discusses the center’s approach to look at the body as a whole to determine the cause of symptoms, or disease state. The practice, called Invitation to Health, includes a naturopath, Chinese medicine specialist, osteopath, clinical psychologists, therapists, and a mental health nurse, among other practitioners.

Prof. Michael Klare on global resource wars and overconsumption; Dr. Caldicott’s speech on the perils of nuclear power

Monday, April 19th, 2010


Prof. Michael Klare

Prof. Michael Klare

This week, Dr. Caldicott speaks with Michael Klare, a Professor of Peace and World Security Studies at five different colleges in the U.S: Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Prof. Klare has written widely on U.S. foreign policy, the arms trade, and international resource politics. He is the author or co-author of nine books, including: Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict (2001), Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum (2004), and Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy (2008). Blood and Oil is also a documentary film, available on DVD. This episode also features an excerpt from a March 2010 speech by Dr. Caldicott at St. Michaels College in Vermont, in which she addresses the outrageous fallacy that nuclear power is safe and a viable solution to global warming.

Dr. Caldicott’s talk to medical staff about nuclear radiation, children and the fate of the planet

Monday, April 12th, 2010


Dr. Caldicott giving a lecture (flickr.com/photos/pgsottawa/)

Dr. Caldicott giving a lecture (flickr.com/photos/pgsottawa/)

In this episode, Dr. Caldicott, pediatrican, author, anti-nuclear educator and host of If You Love This Planet, delivers a speech to medical colleagues at Oakland Children’s Hospital, California, in 2006. She covers the health effects of nuclear radiation from power plants and nuclear bombs, and urges doctors and nurses to become involved in addressing the multitude of environmental threats facing the earth.

Best of 2008/2009: Dr. Arjun Makhijani on a clean-energy future without nuclear power, oil or coal

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D. (Rediff.com)

Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D.

This week, If You Love This Planet replays an important interview with energy expert Dr. Arjun Makhijani, first aired August 4, 2008. Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D, is President and Senior Engineer of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. In this interview with Dr. Caldicott, Dr. Makhijani discusses his 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 show also includes a clip of Dr. Caldicott’s lecture at a 2007 conference.