Helen Caldicott, MD, The Helen Caldicott Foundation/Nuclear Free Planet

If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Save the Earth

Tuesday April 17, 7:30 PM, 3650 Humanities


DR. HELEN CALDICOTT has devoted the last 38 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the threats to human survival in the nuclear age and the changes in human behavior that will be needed to stop environmental destruction. Born in Australia, Dr. Caldicott worked as a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston.  In the late 1970s and early 1980s – a time when ‘winnable nuclear war’ was considered a serious US policy option – Dr. Caldicott travelled across the world giving speeches, TV and radio appearances, and writing articles and books. Her unremitting efforts contributed greatly to activating the public and to bringing about changes in nuclear policy in the US and around the world. More recently she has continued to oppose nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and other threats to the earth – like global warming – by speaking, writing and working with many organizations. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and the Smithsonian has named Dr Caldicott as one of the most influential women of the 20th Century. She is the author of several books including Nuclear Madness: What You Can Do and Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer.  Her most recent book is If You Love This Planet.