Finding nature love stories in the news

CEC members share news that reminds them of the CEC campaign about the power of positive messages that tell love stories about nature.

Biodiversity communication campaign of IUCN Commission on Education and Communication

Juliane Zeidler writes: Some more interesting research related to Love not loss! When it comes to happiness, it seems that the young and the old have the secret. And it turns out what's true for humans is also true for our primate cousins, explains neuroscientist Tali Sharot in a BBC News Viewpoint How Happiness Changes with Age

Rod Abson writes: I read this story from the International Herald Tribune on the weekend and thought it was a great example of personalise, humanise and publicise nature. “We must love plants — without plants we cannot live. We must love bacteria — without decomposition our bodies can’t go back to the earth. If everyone learns to love living organisms, there will be no crime. No murder. No suicide. Spiritual change is needed. And the most simple way to achieve this is through song," says Scientist Shin Kubota.
Read the story Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?

Rod also sends this great example: Governator says 'I still drive my Hummers but now they are all on hydrogen and biofuel technology.'  Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for an end to "doom and gloom" environmentalism as he hosted the first conference of his new green movement fostering action by local governments and individuals. Full story

Joe Zammit-Lucia writes: Yes, the world, our politicians and many individuals all have many issues to deal with – and not only environmental ones. But, as we enter 2013 there are many reasons to celebrate what has been achieved. Read his blog 2013 - Reasons to be cheerful

Keith Wheeler recommends a book: How can we help and support people to face climate change? Engaging with Climate Change is one of the first books to explore in depth what climate change actually means to people. It brings members of a wide range of different disciplines in the social sciences together in discussion and to introduce a psychoanalytic perspective. The important insights that result have real implications for policy, particularly with regard to how to relate to people when discussing the issue.

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