Edited by Samuel Myers and Howard Frumkin, 2020
Human health depends on the health of the planet. Earth’s natural systems—the air, the water, the biodiversity, the climate—are our life support systems.
Nature and Health’s Steering Committee Members Peter Kahn and Usha Varanasi recently contributed to the new issue of Ecopsychology! Peter Kahn was Editor-in-Chief for the special issue Reciprocal Healing: Nature, Health, and Wild Vitality and Usha Varanasi was published in Focusing Attention on Reciprocity Between Nature and Humans Can Be the Key to Reinvigorating Planetary Health.Ecopsychology
Focusing Attention on Reciprocity between Nature and Humans
Can be the Key to Reinvigorating Planetary Health
Usha Varanasi, Ph.D., College of the Environment, University of Washington
In Press, Ecopsychology Journal, https://home.liebertpub.com/publications/ecopsychology/300/overview
Mary Ann Liebert Inc., Publishers
This timely essay raises the importance of shifting individual and societal attention to preventive and precautionary measures to maintain human and ecological health.
A new study led by the University of Washington has found that not all forms of nature are created equal when considering benefits to people’s well-being. Experiencing wildness, specifically, is particularly important for physical and mental health, according to the study published Jan.Read more
Managed retreat as a strategy for climate change adaptation in small communities: Public health implications.
Dannenberg, A., Frumkin, H., Hess, H., & Ebi, J. (2019). Managed retreat as a strategy for climate change adaptation in small communities: Public health implications. Climatic Change, 153(1), 1-14.
In coming decades, sea level rise associated with climate change will make some communities uninhabitable.
Bratman, G.; Anderson, C.; Berman, M. G.; Cochran, B.; de Vries, S.; Flanders, J.; Folke, C.; Frumkin, F.; Gross, J.; Hartig, T.; Kahn Jr., P. H.; Kuo, M.; Lawler, J.; Levin, P.Read more