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Embracing A Living Earth

Embracing A Living Earth

“I used to think the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and climate change. I thought that with 30 years of good science we could address these problems. But I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed, and apathy. To deal with those, we need a spiritual and cultural transformation.  We scientists don’t know how to do that”...

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Environmental Education Essay List

Environmental Education Essay List

Click on a title to view an essay Environmental Education: Guiding Our Youth Environmental Educators Are Powerful People Notes On Environmental Education Teaching Methods Empowering Stewards of Nature — Lessons From The Web Of Life Our Youth Must Live Nature’s Story Humans and Nature: Three Perceptions of Reality Interbeing – No Man Is An Island A Reunion : Bringing Humans Back To Nature A Compassionate Consciousness...

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Environmental Education: Empowering Our Youth

Environmental Education: Empowering Our Youth

“For people, their story of the human role in the universe is their primary source of intelligibility and value. The deepest crises experienced by any society are those moments of change when the story becomes inadequate for meeting the survival demands of a present situation.” — Thomas Berry – Dream of the Earth As a fellow environmental educator, I believe that the future welfare of my young high school students...

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Carl Sagan Discusses Man’s Arrogance About Nature

Carl Sagan Discusses Man’s Arrogance About Nature

Mankind cannot live without Nature but Nature can live without mankind. Mankind has compelled his nature upon Nature. Charles Darwin has famously said that “Man in his arrogance thinks himself a great work, worthy of the interposition of a deity. More humble, and I believe truer, to consider him created from animals.” A quote  from Gozilla that holds a lot of truth is “The arrogance of man is in thinking that Nature is in our control...

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We Humans Must Include Nature In Our Sense of Self

We Humans Must Include Nature In Our Sense of Self

Those of you who are regular readers of my essays might have sensed a series of themes that regularly underlie my writing:   Everything in Nature is interconnected and interdependent. Nature is our home. We humans need Nature to live, but Nature does not need we humans. Humans are consuming Nature’s resources and polluting the atmosphere at unsustainable rates that might result in  the end of the human race by 2100. We senior...

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Two Famous Sages Speak About Interdependence In Nature

Two Famous Sages Speak About Interdependence In Nature

  Interdependence is a defining feature of all life on our Earth.   I have written about the vital importance of interdependence to all living things on our planet. But, long before I wrote about interdependence, the subject was discussed in the essays of two famous people — Charles Darwin and the Buddhist  sage Thich Nhat Hanh. The purpose of this essay is to offer the writings of these two sages about the interdependence...

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