Sunday, March 4, 2018

Recommended Reading 03/04/18

This month's reading and viewing suggestions have more to do with the environment.
There is difference of opinions on whether "climate change" or "global warming" is a real thing.  I believe it is very real and a very major threat to our environment and how we will deal with human existence.  Multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming.
Climate Change, "11 things you need to know" is a great article by Conservation International.
Splitting of the Polar Vortex" by Forbes Magazine is frightening.   Did you know that the North Pole even though still shrouded in darkness for another month has had record warm temperatures.  45' Fahrenheit  above normal! It has had above freezing temperatures. 
We all remember Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.  This could very well happen again.  The Dept of Interior headed by Ryan Zinke wants to allow offshore drilling to be resumed off the coasts of the U.S.  It is a recipe for disaster. Make time to read an excellent book by Abraham Lustgarden titled Run to Failure.  It details British Petroleum's negligent actions leading up to the Deepwater Horizons blowout. Then sign the petition from Surfrider Foundation to stop offshore oil drilling.

Another major problem with our oceans is plastic pollution.  Plastic "lives" forever.  Gradually over time in just degrades into smaller and smaller pieces.  Only 9% of plastic is recycled, the rest ending up in our waterways, oceans and landfills.  Sea life and wildlife ingest the degraded plastics and die a slow agonizing death.  Small fish consume the microscopic plastic particles  believing they are a food source.  They are consumed by larger predators, which are then consumed by those who use fish as a source of food.  Check out this article from Global Citizen about How a College Dropout Plans to Rid The Oceans of Plastic.

Switching gears.. on to a few nutrition recommendations.
Inflammation in our bodies is the root of many chronic health issues.
We all know the importance of Eating Our Greens, here's 8 Greens You're Probably Not Eating Enough.

For my podcast recommendation: Rich Roll talks with Jared Blumenfeld, on planetary preservation.  Jared has worked with National Resource Defense Council, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the City of San Francisco, and was the EPA's administrator for the Pacific Southwest Region.

For your viewing pleasure check out Plant Pure Nation, available free on YouTube and Amazon Prime now for a limited time.

Have a great week.
Be kind.

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