The Fate of the Earth
The place we call home, planet earth, is in serious trouble. The warning signs are everywhere, from Somalia to Los Angeles, from deforestation to ozone depletion. The earth’s social and physical health is deteriorating. These crises, if not addressed and ameliorated, will render our abode increasingly unlivable. This program is a prescription for survival.
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.