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Rachel Carson and Climate Change

Rachel Carson and Climate Change

  Rachel Carson’s Legacy Applies To Climate Change Issues Earth Day 2019 has just passed by as I write this essay. I came across a fine Earth Day essay on Rachel Carson at one of my favorite blog sites called “BrainPickings” . In writing about Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” on Earth Day, blogmaster Maria Popova stated: “Carson’s aim with Silent Spring was threefold — to transmute hard facts...

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The Architecture of Biodiversity

The Architecture of Biodiversity

  What Does Biodiversity Mean? Biodiversity is an interesting word so commonly used that it is beginning to sound like “motherhood” and “hot apple pie”. Said another way, many people, especially students, learn the word and are told that it is good. They are told that we must preserve biodiversity. So they agree with it. But, without further help from an environmental educator, they are not sure how or why. They are told that:...

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Ecoliteracy : The Poverty of Human Insight

Ecoliteracy : The Poverty of Human Insight

Human population growth is not sustainable on a planet with finite resources. Scientist Joe Hutto, in his book “The Light In High Places”, offers his perspective: “It is not the greed of multinational corporations with their vicious bulldozers, chain saws, and oil rigs that consume resources, but rather individuals like you and me creating these insatiable demands. The real problem is our many nonnegotiable needs for...

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Ecoliteracy : Interdependence Is Life

Ecoliteracy : Interdependence Is Life

Interdependence is a defining feature of all life If I were asked to select one word that describes life on Earth, I would definitely choose the word “interdependence”. Everything in Nature is interconnected. Nothing lives in isolation!! There is no such thing as living separately. Everything, including we humans, depends on everything else in Nature. But, more than mere interconnectedness, interdependence refers to the...

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Nature’s Relationships: We Are Imperiled From Within

Nature’s Relationships: We Are Imperiled From Within

“It makes far better sense to reshape ourselves to fit a finite planet than to attempt to reshape the planet to fit our infinite wants. — David W. Orr.”   A conflict rages between two groups of conservation scientists.  That conflict centers on how we humans must conserve our Earth. As far as I know, no one within these two groups disagrees that humanity is facing a terrible crisis that could affect our very...

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Ecoliteracy – Video and Text Web Resources

Ecoliteracy – Video and Text Web Resources

  Video Resources Can A Collapse of Civilization Be Avoided? *********** Biologist Predicts how Civilization Collapses Soon. *********** For more wonder, rewild the world – George Monbiot *********** David Orr at Schumaker College : Ecoliteracy and Ecological Education *********** Fritjof Capra, The Systems View of Life *********** Karen Brown – Revolutionizing K-12 Education with Sustainability in Mind | Bioneers...

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