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NWF climate scientist Amanda Staudt, Ph.D., contributes from Washington, D.C. after a briefing National Academy of Sciences.
South Dakota’s House passed a resolution calling for “balanced” teaching of global warming in the state’s public schools. The 36 state representatives who supported HCR 1009 believe that “carbon dioxide is not a pollutant…Many scientists refer to carbon dioxide as ‘the gas of life’”.
My colleague Tom Lovejoy, Biodiversity Chair at the Heinz Center and head of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel for Global Environment Facility, has an excellent reminder in his New York Times piece The Earth is Crying Out for Help …
The benefits of nature have been widely documented—active time in the outdoors improves classroom performance, gets kids off the couch, and can help prevent children from being “coronary time bombs”, and now new research shows that nature can also make people more caring.