Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Remember Hiroshima August 6th


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I watched a TV program yesterday which was well-timed. It was about Helen Caldicott, the Australian doctor who has for decades wanted to save the planet from nuclear disaster. Her passion continues unabated despite the often lack of interest and the uphill battle to be heard. I met her a few years back when she spoke to an audience at the Geelong Hospital, mainly medical staff, and I was mightily impressed. Some people these days find her single-minded approach too much, even shrill, because she will not take no for an answer. However her message is still timely - when someone mutters that the Australian government is interested in putting a nuclear station near us - at Avalon or Point Wilson, just across Corio Bay! No way! I still think we should leave uranium in the ground.

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4 Comments:

Blogger The Moody Minstrel said...

As an American in Japan, how can I forget?

6:15 AM  
Blogger karlajean said...

and...it's people like Dr. Caldicott who evoke change....their singleminded focus is essential....

11:20 AM  
Blogger Ann O'Dyne said...

Dr Caldicott is a wonderful and clever person.
i wish she was our PM !

and your blog is terrific - great drawings, and I love that story of the Smorgies guy's locked up car.

4:31 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hello Ann,
Helen is focussed on a single issue and that's terrific, but as for PM, that's an interesting idea. The guy for PM in the future is that singer from Midnight Oil.
Re the story about Smorgies, yes I thought it funny. That kind of thing does happen too.
w.

11:30 PM  

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