• NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter MIDWINTER 2019 – CLIMATE REALITIES and CLIMATE GRIEF– HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

    CLIMATE REALITIES and CLIMATE GRIEF– HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM This midwinter issue of NHT explores the anxiety that the issue of climate change can have on our mental health as the reality increasingly comes into focus.  Aside from going full Chicken Little on one hand or living in denial on the other, how do […]

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  • NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER – Guest article from Nancy Sefton

    Nature Deficit Disorder I was strolling through North Kitsap Heritage Park, trailing behind a family of four.  Each youngster held a smart phone, and seemed thoroughly engrossed in what was on the screen.  (How they avoided tripping over the exposed roots, I can’t imagine.) Now, had a black bear stood in the way, I’m guessing […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter NOV 2019 – Rights of Nature

    RIGHTS OF NATURE Rights of Nature is a legal philosophy that is starting to influence the fight to preserve the environment. Rights of Nature is the recognition, quite simply, that nature has rights—that our ecosystems, including trees, oceans, animals, and mountains, have rights just as human beings do.[1] Since nature has no voice, it falls […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter OCT 2019 – GOVERNMENT AND THE CLIMATE CATASTROPHE

    GOVERNMENT AND THE CLIMATE CATASTROPHE This month’s issue of NHT continues to consider the deforestation that’s taking humanity down the road of self-destruction. We’ve reported on the eradication of trees both for profit and through wildfires, occurring at an unsustainable rate. How can we reverse this alarming trend? How about replanting? A recent article in […]

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  • A LIVABLE WORLD FOR OUR CHILDREN

    A LIVABLE WORLD FOR OUR CHILDREN A “carbon footprint” refers to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the greenhouse gas (GHG) most responsible for the present climate crisis. It’s created by our consumption of fossil fuels, which include petroleum, natural gas and coal. CO2 becomes a pollutant when used with motor vehicles and power plants. Everyone I […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter SEPT 2019 – FORESTS IN CRISIS

    FORESTS IN CRISIS The Earth’s forests—magnificent, ancient oxygen factories and homes to wildlife—are being destroyed at alarming rates. We know the arguments to cut trees: forests will grow back; we need wood; we need more farmland; indigenous wildlife matters less than human habitation. Such reasoning is dangerously shortsighted. Until the 20th century, mankind considered nature […]

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  • Memorializing Forests of the Pacific Northwest

    MEMORIALIZING FORESTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST If you come to Oregon or Washington today, you might question why I’m commemorating something that seems so alive and present. Ahh, you’re seeing the trees but not the forest. Look closer. The original forests, while dominated visually by trees, were alive with diverse vegetation and animal life. The […]

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  • Alternatives to Glyphosate and other Chemical Herbicides

    Alternatives to Glyphosate and other Chemical Herbicides Chemical herbicides cause many pathological conditions in humans (infertility, immune problems, cancers), are contributing to the rapid extinction of many species, denature soil, and penetrate to the water table endangering the entire ecosystem (see DANGERS OF GLYPHOSATE). Dandelions and many other plants that Americans consider weeds support insects […]

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  • Dangers of Glyphosate

    Dangers of Glyphosate Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, is the key ingredient in the toxic mix of chemicals routinely sprayed in industrial farming and on forest clearcuts, because it’s the most cost-effective way to prevent “competition” by weeds. Glyphosate went on the market in […]

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  • Rights of Nature

    Rights of Nature In the United States of America, nature has no rights. Nature has no agency. Nature has no standing in a court of law. This comes as a surprise to many of us. This is the result of the common paradigm we have in this country—the belief that nature is property.  A property […]

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