Sunday, 8 July 2012

If You Love This Planet

W.W. Norton & Company (revised and updated 2009); ISBN: 978-0-393-33302-2

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

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.

From the Reviews
“Caldicott’s role in the movement has always been to ring the alarm bell, and her charisma remains undimmed. … The doctor is in.” — East Bay Express
“God bless Helen Caldicott and her troops.” — Los Angeles Times
“Helen Caldicott has been my inspiration to speak out.” — Meryl Streep
“Caldicott is extraordinary.” — Seattle Times

Originally published:


水諾頓公司 (訂正和更新 2009年) ;國際標準書號: 978-0-393-33302-2

"海倫凱地克有罕見的能力與激情,有了愛,邏輯和緊迫性與幽默。 結合科學"— — 納奧米 · 克萊因。

海倫凱地克探索臭氧消耗、 全球變暖、 有毒污染、 食品污染和森林砍伐的危險全球趨勢,列出一張我們的世界和部隊,威脅到它的存在。

"運動中的凱地克的角色一直是按警鈴,和她的魅力依然閃耀。醫生是英寸"— — 東灣表達

"上帝保佑海倫和她的軍隊。"— — 洛杉磯時報 》

"海倫凱地克一直激勵我發言"— — 梅利史翠普。

"凱地克是非凡的。"— — 西雅圖時報


If You Love This Planet

A Plan to Heal the Earth
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company (1992); ISBN: 0393308359
“Helen Caldicott has been my inspiration to speak out.” Meryl Streep
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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