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Saving the Planet

Program #CALH001. Recorded in Portland, OR on November 12, 1989.

In this inspired and stirring lecture, Helen Caldicott, the Australian-born pediatrician says, "Saving the planet means we are going to have to change the way we live." She points out that the United States with a small percentage of the world's population uses a disproportionate amount of the world's resources. Dr. Caldicott says, Changes in attitudes, societal priorities, and patterns of consumption are all essential in to reversing further environmental degradation


Helen Caldicott

Helen Caldicott, an Australian-born pediatrician, is a world-renowned environmental activist. She was the founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was named one of the most influential women of the 20th century by the Smithsonian Institute. She is the author of Missile Envy, If You Love This Planet, and Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer.

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