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Nature's Value Proposition and the End of Human Adolescence Brett M. Powell Brett M. Powell Lifespan.exci-ng, reflexive, indestruc-ble, imaginary audience, diffusion of responsibility We are experiencing

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  3. Lifespan….exci-ng, ¡reflexive, ¡indestruc-ble, ¡ imaginary ¡audience, ¡diffusion ¡of ¡responsibility ¡ ¡ We are experiencing the end of adolescence. Brett M. Powell

  4. A tumultuous period of intellectual expansion, risk taking, and an attitude of invincibility Brett M. Powell

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  6. CO 2 Temp Source: James Balog documentary, Chasing Ice, 2014 Brett M. Powell

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  8. Man. Our only hope. Brett M. Powell

  9. Technology and culture are sounding the alarm Earth looks fragile from the surface of mars. Modern storytelling shaping culture Brett M. Powell

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  12. Nearly 20 million; greater than the population of NYC in 2013 Update: +600,000 in three weeks Brett M. Powell

  13. Speaking of New York City, The 2014 People’s Climate March 2646 solidarity events in 162 countries Were coordinated using communications technology ¡ Brett M. Powell

  14. For the first time in 25 years, scientists have made a major health breakthrough with the discovery of a new type of antibiotic that may be more effective than existing drugs at treating infectious diseases, such as Tuberculosis. And it was found in a pile of soil. Brett M. Powell

  15. Penicillium mold (penicillin) Willow bark (aspirin) Opium poppy (morphine, codeine) Ephedra sinica (Sudafed) Brett M. Powell

  16. The more scientists look, the more they seem to discover. Increasing evidence suggests that relatively tiny doses of naturally occurring lithium may have beneficial effects, including: significant decreases in suicide rates, increased cognitive functioning, and mood stabilization. Brett M. Powell

  17. An antiquated response to chronic stress Brett M. Powell

  18. The old response… Recovery Resistance to stress Normal level of resistance Shock to stress Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Alarm Resistance Exhaustion Brett M. Powell

  19. Chronic Stress a modern health issue Sustained Resistance to stress Normal level of resistance Shock to stress Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Alarm Resistance Exhaustion Brett M. Powell

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  21. Imagine a readily available therapy that could improve your cognitive functioning at zero cost and with no known side effects . We’ve always suspected that being in nature promoted improved cognitive functioning and overall well-being, and these effects are now being documented. Poten&al ¡Natural ¡Treatment ¡for ¡A1en&on-­‑Deficit/Hyperac&vity ¡Disorder: ¡Evidence ¡From ¡a ¡Na&onal ¡Study ¡ Frances ¡E. ¡Kuo, ¡PhD ¡& ¡Andrea ¡Faber ¡Taylor, ¡PhD ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡Conclusions. ¡Green ¡outdoor ¡se?ngs ¡appear ¡to ¡reduce ¡ADHD ¡symptoms ¡in ¡children ¡across ¡a ¡wide ¡range ¡of ¡individual, ¡residen-al, ¡and ¡ case ¡characteris-cs. ¡ ¡ ¡ Brett M. Powell

  22. Your vitamin D levels will go up Epidemiologic studies are suggesting it may have protective effects against everything from osteoporosis to cancer to depression to heart attacks and stroke. You'll get more exercise (especially kids) If you make getting outside a goal, that should mean less time in front of the television and computer and more time walking, biking, gardening, cleaning up the yard, and doing other things that put the body in motion. You'll be happier (especially if your exercise is ‘green') Light tends to elevate people's mood, and there's usually more light available outside than in. In 2010 the English scientists reported results from a meta-analysis of their own studies that showed just five minutes of green exercise resulted in improvements in self- esteem and mood. Your concentration will improve ADHD studies have suggested that outdoor exercise could have positive effects on the condition. If you have trouble concentrating — as many do — you might see if some outdoor activity, the greener the better, helps. You may heal faster University of Pittsburgh researchers reported in 2005 that spinal surgery patients experienced less pain and stress and took fewer pain medications during their recoveries if they were exposed to natural light. Brett M. Powell

  23. Effects of Healthcare View Through a Window May Influence Recovery from Surgery Environmental Investigations of aesthetic and affective responses to outdoor Design on Medical Outcomes , visual environments have shown a strong tendency for American -Roger S. Ulrich, Ph.D and European groups to prefer natural scenes more than urban views that lack natural elements. Views of vegetation, and Access to nature (gardens) especially water, appear to sustain interest and attention more and natural imagery impact effectively than urban views of equivalent information rate. health outcomes by lowering Because most natural views apparently elicit positive feelings, stress and anxiety , lowering reduce fear in stressed subjects, hold interest, and may block or blood pressure/heart rate, reduce stressful thoughts, they might also foster restoration from shorter hospital stays, lower anxiety or stress. doses of pain medication, -Roger S. Ulrich, Ph.D and more. Patient Recovery & Health Outcomes Suggested art “there is suggestive evidence that aspects of the designed waterscapes: environment exerts significant effects on clinical outcomes calm or non-turbulent water for patients” Landscapes: -Dr. Haya Rubin et al., 1998 – John’s Hopkins Medical School visual depth or open foreground trees with broad canopy An overwhelming majority (94%) of patients felt that some savannah landscapes access to plants inside the therapy area would be positive. Brett M. Powell verdant vegetation - Bhargav ¡Goswami, ¡2011 ¡ Flowers: healthy and fresh Don’t forget the positive impact on healthcare familiar staff and the delivery of their services gardens with open foreground

  24. ”The favored living place of most peoples is a prominence near water from which parkland can be viewed," and that "in the U.S. and Canada, more people visit zoos and aquariums than attend all professional athletic events combined.” - Edward O. Wilson, Ph.D, Harvard University Researchers at the University of Essex in England are advancing the notion that exercising in the presence of nature has added benefit, particularly for mental health. Their investigations into "green exercise," as they are calling it, dovetails with research showing benefits from living in proximity to green, open spaces. -Harvard University Research suggests that exercise is more beneficial— leading to enhanced tranquility, and more relief of anxiety and depression—when it occurs in natural settings, like parks, rather than along urban streets -Bodin and Hartig, 2003 Studies have reported that 50% to 80% of patients with SAD get significant relief from depressive symptoms after bright light therapy. Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School Brett M. Powell

  25. Health studies have shown that contact with nature— with plants, with animals, with pleasing landscapes, and with wilderness- offers a range of medical benefits. These include lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, enhanced survival after a heart attack, more rapid recovery from surgery, fewer minor medical complaints, and lower self-reported stress. In children with attention disorders and in teens with behavioral disorders, contact with nature has resulted in significant improvement -Frumkin, 2001 Cal Tech’s Jet Propulsion Lab interviews all candidates about their play experiences as children, because they’ve found a direct correlation between hands-on play and superior problem solving skills . The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 60 minutes daily of unstructured free play as an essential part of children’s physical and mental health and social development. Source: Whole Child Report, National Wildlife Federation Brett M. Powell

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