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

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Our planet is desperately ill and must be healed. If the human race does not change its present behavior, the ecosphere may be doomed within the next ten years. A renowned anti-nuclear activist for twenty years, Helen Caldicott here turns from the arms race to the race to save the planet, laying out the grim details of ozone depletion, excess energy consumption, pollution, and global warming. The causes: public apathy, corporate greed, and the cynical manipulation of political leaders.

To save the planet we need to change the way we think and behave. Closer contact with, and appropriate reverence for, nature will help to provide simple answers to seemingly complex problems.

If You Love This Planet describes in easy-to-understand language the scientific and medical consequences of the greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, deforestation, species extinction, toxic chemical pollution, nuclear waste, food contamination, and the ever-present threat of nuclear war.

Caldicott, a physician by training, also gives us a prescription for cure—and a cause for hope. We must learn energy efficiency, we must organize politically (voting, she suggests, should be compulsory), and we must hold corporations and governments accountable for their actions. Above all, she says, our fight for the planet will draw its greatest strength from a love for the Earth itself.

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'Helen Caldicott has the rare ability to combine science with passion, logic with love, and urgency with humor.' '"Naomi Klein

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"Helen Caldicott has been my inspiration to speak out."—Meryl Streep

Synopsis:

'Helen Caldicott has the rare ability to combine science with passion, logic with love, and urgency with humor.' '"Naomi Klein

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From the leader and spokeswoman of the antinuclear movement comes a revised and updated edition of this groundbreaking, widely acclaimed classic. Exploring dangerous global trends such as ozone depletion, global warming, toxic pollution, food contamination, and deforestation, Helen Caldicott presents a picture of our world and the forces that threaten its existence. As always, she gives a prescription for a cure and cause for hope, rallying readers to action with the contention that our fight for the planet will draw its strength from love for the Earth itself.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-221) and index.

About the Author

Helen Caldicott is an internationally recognized antinuclear activist, cofounder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and founder of the Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament and the International Physicians to Save the Environment. She lives in Australia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393308358
Author:
Caldicott, Helen
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Conservation
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
International business enterprises
Subject:
Citizen participation
Subject:
Pollution
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Revised and updated
Series Volume:
38 (1987
Publication Date:
March 1992
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.48x5.35x.56 in. .47 lbs.

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Product details 232 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393308358 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'Helen Caldicott has the rare ability to combine science with passion, logic with love, and urgency with humor.' '"Naomi Klein
"Synopsis" by , "Helen Caldicott has been my inspiration to speak out."—Meryl Streep
"Synopsis" by , 'Helen Caldicott has the rare ability to combine science with passion, logic with love, and urgency with humor.' '"Naomi Klein
"Synopsis" by , From the leader and spokeswoman of the antinuclear movement comes a revised and updated edition of this groundbreaking, widely acclaimed classic. Exploring dangerous global trends such as ozone depletion, global warming, toxic pollution, food contamination, and deforestation, Helen Caldicott presents a picture of our world and the forces that threaten its existence. As always, she gives a prescription for a cure and cause for hope, rallying readers to action with the contention that our fight for the planet will draw its strength from love for the Earth itself.

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