Defenders of Wildlife Calls for Nature Poems to Help Combat Global Warming and Natural Deficit Disorder
Posted Aug 25 2008 8:17am
America’s Natural Lands
Between rural areas which are under permanent military protection and others
which have been designated as wildlife refuges, parks and research facilities,
the government of the United States is the holder of one of the largest areas of
environmentally sensitive lands on Earth.
Sadly, the willingness of that landlord to protect its real estate is subject to
political whims, whims so variable, in fact, that they often span partisanship.
Sadly, in recent years, lands under the protection of the Department of the
Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, have seen levels of neglect reach historic
proportions. This neglect comes in two general forms:
1) Failure to provide maintenance of key facilities on public lands, especially
in public parks; and
2) Failure to police public lands to prevent illegal activity such as the
growing of marijuana.
America’s public lands are a vital tool which can help us combat global warming
because, in general, they are left in their original, natural state.
Additionally, they offer the immediate palliative effect of fighting natural
deficit disorder, a psychological condition which only recently has entered
Back in May, I told you about natural deficit disorder and the health effects gained by
fighting it. Cycling can be a valuable tool in doing just that. Sadly, though,
as I will explain next time, many locations offer few if any safe spots to ride