Robert Dodge

Robert Dodge

Robert Dodge is a family physician practicing in Ventura, California. He is the Co-Chair of the Security Committee of National Physicians for Social Responsibility. He is the President of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles.

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"It is this climate that prompted the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists to move their Doomsday Clock to two minutes till midnight, nuclear apocalypse, this past January - the closest to midnight since the height of the Cold War in 1953." (Photo: CreativeCommons) Views
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
At The Brink of Nuclear War, Who Will Lead?
Ignoring international partners, world public opinion and action, the U.S took additional steps these past weeks to renounce another international leadership role, this time in nuclear disarmament. On the same day that Austria became the 9 th nation to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of...
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Taxes, Death, and Nuclear Weapons
We live in a world where as Benjamin Franklin said in 1789, “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” That statement remains true and the paradox today is the amount our taxes pay toward the death and destruction of mankind through the continued funding of nuclear weapons...
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Monday, March 19, 2018
Eliminate Nuclear Weapons by Divesting from Them
Our world and everything we care about is threatened every moment of every day by nuclear weapons, either by intent, accident, miss-calculation or cyber-attack. These weapons—though now illegal following the July 2017 U.N. “ Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, ” adopted by 122 nations—...
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"We must demand that these funds that would be taken from the pressing needs of our nation such as healthcare, education and infrastructure not be spent on these suicidal weapons."(Photo: Melissa K. Elliott/flickr/cc)  Views
Monday, February 05, 2018
With Trump's Nuclear Doctrine the Cold War Resumes
While elected officials of our increasingly dysfunctional democracy debated “memogate”, the world became more dangerous as Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review was officially released on Friday . Ignoring scientific studies of the past decade and growing global sentiment by the world's non-nuclear states...
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“To call the world nuclear situation dire is to understate the danger-and its immediacy.” (Bulletin of Atomic Scientists/Facebook) Views
Friday, January 26, 2018
Approaching the Apocalypse, the Doomsday Clock Moves Forward
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has just moved their Doomsday Clock forward to two minutes till midnight . Midnight represents nuclear apocalypse. The Clock is recognized around the world as an indicator of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change, and...
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Sunday, December 10, 2017
The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN: Saving Humanity from Itself
Since the beginning of the nuclear age and the dropping of the first atomic bombs, mankind has struggled with the reality of being able to destroy the planet on the one hand and the abolition of these weapons on the other. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish...
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Sunday, October 08, 2017
ICAN's Nobel Peace Prize Is Humanity's Rx for Survival
Friday’s award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) draws attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and the global movement to abolish these weapons as the only reliable way to guarantee that...
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Slaying the Atomic Dragon: In Favor of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Today, September 26, is the International Day for the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. This day, first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013, draws attention to the international commitment to global nuclear disarmament by the majority of the world's nations as expressed in...
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Mushroom-shaped cloud and water column from the underwater nuclear explosion of July 25, 1946, which was part of Operation Crossroads. (image/cc) Views
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Nuclear Weapons, Natural Disasters, Bullies and Your Doctor
The world watches as the natural disasters of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the earthquake off Mexico wreak their devastation, waiting for their final tolls of death, destruction and devastation. Yet on a daily basis the world faces a far greater manmade threat, that of nuclear war, as tensions...
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Peace Lantern Ceremony on the Motoyasu River. Views
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Hope On This Hiroshima Day
Seventy-two years after the U.S dropped the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and three days later on Nagasaki, there is hope that we will finally see the abolition of these most deadly weapons of mass destruction, for this year on July 7 an historic treaty banning nuclear weapons, like every other...
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