If You Love This Planet, Dr. Helen Caldicott

Archive for October, 2011

Dr. Helen Caldicott’s recent speech about the medical dangers of the Nuclear Age and the Fukushima disaster

Friday, October 28th, 2011


Dr. Helen Caldicott

Dr. Caldicott

This episode of If You Love This Planet features a lecture host Dr. Helen Caldicott delivered October 16, 2011 at the International Integrative Medical Conference in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Caldicott explains the medical dangers of the nuclear fuel cycle, including uranium mining, and talks about the current situation at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, as well as the poliltical situation in the U.S., the threat of nuclear war and global warming. As background, read Dr. Caldicott’s books (more…)

Ian Fairlie on the significance of the Fukushima disaster

Friday, October 21st, 2011


Ian Fairlie

Dr. Ian Fairlie

Dr. Ian Fairlie joins Dr. Caldicott on the program in this interview recorded in July, a few months after the Fukushima accident. Dr. Fairlie is a radiobiologist from Great Britain. He works as an independent consultant in the field of radioactivity in the environment and advises environmental organizations, the European Parliament as well as local and national authorities in several countries. Dr. Fairlie studied chemistry at the University of Western Ontario in Canada and radiobiology at Barts Medical College in London. (more…)

Col. Ann Wright on opposing war and U.S. military corruption

Friday, October 14th, 2011


Col. Ann Wright

Col. Ann Wright

Dr. Caldicott interviews Ann Wright, a diplomat and retired U.S. Army colonel. Col. Wright is also a peace activist and co-author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience, published by Koa books in 2007. She holds a Master’s degree in Law, and a Master’s degree in National Security Affairs from the U.S. Naval War College. In 1987, Col. Wright joined the Foreign Service and served as U.S. Deputy Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia. She received the State Department’s Award for Heroism for her actions during the evacuation of 2,500 people from the civil war in Sierra Leone. (more…)

Dr. Neal Palafox on the continuing health effects of nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific

Friday, October 7th, 2011


Neal Palafox

Neal Palafox

Dr. Caldicott’s guest this week is Neal Palafox, M.D., Professor at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii. Dr. Palafox has been working with Pacific region healthcare disparities and developing cancer healthcare systems in Pacific countries since 2005. He has also been the principal investigator for four international cancer projects. Between 1997 and 2009, Dr. Palafox was the principal investigator for a Congressionally-mandated program to provide medical care for Marshall Islanders who were exposed to fallout from (more…)