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Archive for December, 2011

Christine Milne on the failed Durban climate summit and the politics of global warming

Friday, December 30th, 2011


Christine Milne

Christine Milne (ABC)

Australian Greens Senator Christine Milne talks with Dr. Caldicott about her recent involvement in climate talks in Durban. In the interview, Sen. Milne explains why the Durban summit was a failure in terms of any meaningful agreement for the industrial world to cut emissions, and which countries and industries manipulated the outcomes of the conference. Relevant to the conversation are the articles Australian Green Party Leader: U.S. Climate Denial Machine “Being Directed Straight into Australia” Via Murdoch’s News Corp (more…)

Arnold Gundersen with a fresh report on Fukushima

Friday, December 23rd, 2011


Arnie Gundersen

Arnie Gundersen

This week, Dr. Caldicott and Arnold Gundersen, a nuclear energy consultant with Fairewinds Associates, have another look at how the Fukushima disaster is affecting Japan, and how the U.S. nuclear industry continues its plans to build new plants in America. As background for today’s program, read the recent articles Mothers Rise Against Nuclear Power in Japan, Nuclear Russian Roulette in California: Dr. Helen Caldicott and Dan Hirsch Warn How Accident at San Onofre Would Trap Eight Million People, and Fukushima Shutdown Still At Least 40 Years Away. Be sure to visit Gundersen’s website for many articles, reports, videos and (more…)

Dr. Helen Caldicott’s speech in New Hampshire

Friday, December 16th, 2011


Dr. Helen Caldicott

Dr. Caldicott

This episode feature a lecture by Dr. Caldicott at the retirement community of Kendal in Hanover, New Hampshire, on March 31, 2011. The program was recorded just two weeks after the Fukushima disaster. Early in her presentation, Dr. Caldicott mentions the book Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout. She mentions her debate with English writer George Monbiot a month after Fukushima. Read Dr. Caldicott’s article How Nuclear Apologists Mislead the World Over Radiation. She also refers to her book Nuclear Power is Not the Answer. Some of the topics Dr. Caldicott covers in her (more…)

Best of 2010: Bill McKibben on global warming, green energy and localized economies

Friday, December 9th, 2011


Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben

This week, we hear a repeat of Dr. Caldicott’s October 2010 interview with Bill McKibben about global warming, alternative energy and the growing need for more localized economies. Author, educator and environmentalist McKibben was described in 2010 by the Boston Globe as “probably the nation’s leading environmentalist” and Time magazine described him as “the world’s best green journalist. McKibben’s books include Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet, Deep Economy, Fight Global Warming Now and The End of Nature. In 2009 he led the organization of 350.org, which (more…)

Dr. Timothy Mousseau with more about Chernobyl’s effect on wildlife / Dr. Caldicott’s speech in Berlin

Friday, December 2nd, 2011


Dr. Mousseau


This week’s guest is Dr. Timothy Mousseau, a professor
of biological sciences at the University of South Carolina. For the past 12 years, Dr. Mousseau and his colleagues have been studying the ecological impacts of the Chernobyl disaster on wild plant and animal populations living in the so-called zone of alienation surrounding the destroyed nuclear power plant. Dr. Mousseau is considered one of the leading world authorities concerning the impacts of low-dose radiation on natural ecosystems. For background, check out (more…)