WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 28th May, 2020) The Trump administration is on its way to destroying all arms control agreements and its scrapping of the Open Skies Treaty last week was the latest step on that road, global peace activist Dr. Helen Caldicott told Sputnik.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on May 21 that Washington would pull out of the 2002 treaty in six months unless Russia started adhering to the pact, which allows reconnaissance flights over some 34 participating countries. Russia has denied breaching its terms.
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 18th April, 2020)
President Donald Trump‘s decision to deprive the World Health Organization (WHO) of its $500 million a year funding from the United States makes no sense regardless of the body’s failure to issue adequate warnings over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, global peace activist Dr. Helen Caldicott told Sputnik.
“Well, just because they made a mistake doesn’t mean that they should be seriously deprived of funding in the face of a serious global pandemic – it makes absolutely no sense,” Caldicott, founder of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Physicians for Social Responsibility said.
Trump told reporters Tuesday he was pulling funding... read more
Long-time anti-nuclear campaigner and writer Dr Helen Caldicott believes the risks of nuclear power outweigh the benefits.
AS AUSTRALIA grapples with the notion of introducing nuclear power as an energy source, it is imperative that people understand the intricacies of these new technologies including small modular reactors (SMR) and thorium reactors.
There are basically three types of SMRs which generate less than 300 megawatts of electricity compared to current 1000 megawatt reactors.
Light water reactors designs – smaller versions of present-day pressurised water reactors – will be built underground but with the same attendant problems as those at Fukushima and Three Mile Island.
They will be mass-produced, so large numbers must be sold yearly to make a profit, and should... read more
Dr. Helen Caldicott and Karlin Itchoak are our guests on this special episode of For A Green Future.
First Karlin talks about the Wilderness Society’s efforts to save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling. Then Dr. Helen Caldicott tells us about the fires in Australia, the nuclear freeze movement, the current threats from nuclear power and nuclear weapons, and has a few choice words for Ohio’s anti-science state legislature.
Joe DeMare and Rebecca Wood co-host and we get another letter from the future!
Australians should be terrified of the prospect of a nuclear power plant being built in their region, says Helen Caldicott, the world’s foremost anti-nuclear campaigner.
“There’s always the risk of a meltdown like Chernobyl, Fukushima or Three Mile Island,” said Dr Caldicott, who once lived at Matcham on the Central Coast.
“Living near a reactor will subject your children and grandchildren to the risk of leukaemia and cancer.”
Despite a strong push towards renewable energy, the nuclear question continues to be asked amid concern that the transition away from fossil fuels isn’t happening fast enough to save the world from catastrophic climate change.
The nuclear debate was reignited with a parliamentary... read more