Dr. Peter Montague, an historian and journalist dedicated to environmental health and justice, will present on Thursday June 12, 2014 at 10:00 am Pacific/1:00 pm Eastern on why cumulative impacts analysis is needed whenever a new disturbance (such as a new project, process, technology, etc.) is introduced into the natural, built, or social environment. Dr. Montague will provide an overview of cumulative impacts analysis, current impediments for its implementation, and ways to encourage researchers and others to reframe “one cause, one effect” thinking to include multiple impacts on health over time. He will also discuss a three-part “checklist” as part of the cumulative impacts analysis that community leaders and other decision-makers can use to evaluate any proposed new disturbance in order to better protect human and ecological health.
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Peter Montague, PhD, is a historian and journalist whose work has appeared in Alternet; Counterpunch; the Ecologist; Grist; Huffington Post; Multinational Monitor; The Nation; New Solutions; OpEdNews; Race, Poverty & the Environment; Rachel’s Democracy & Health News (editor, 1986-2008); TomPaine.com, Truthout, and elsewhere. He was co-written two books — Mercury (1970), and No World Without End (1972). He’s now working on a short book with the working title “Rational Madness,” about the destruction of the biosphere by one “rational” decision after another. He is active in the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance, a member of the National Writer’s Union (UAW Local 1981, AFL-CIO), and a member of the board of directors of the Science and Environmental Health Network.
This call will be moderated by Carolyn Raffensperger, MA, JD, Executive Director, Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN). The call will last one hour and will be recorded for archival purposes.