Documentales American Grim

Publicado el: 30 marzo, 2018

How do you define “nature?” If we define it as that which is untouched by humans, we won’t have any left, says environmental writer Emma Marris. She urges us to consider a new definition of nature — one that includes not only pristine wilderness but also the untended patches of plants growing in urban spaces — and encourages us to bring our children out to touch and tinker with it, so that one day they might love and protect it.

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  1. lydiafoshydia
    4:53 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    Lol i wrote an essay sort of about this for my environmental writing’s a good thing i only found this video now so that i couldn’t have plagiarized anything by accident BUT kind of a shame that i was unable to word it as nicely as she had xD

  2. Zontik
    5:27 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    4:29 Isaac Lidsky is in the audience with his eyes closed

  3. Karışık Kanal HD
    6:23 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    özet geçeydin be abla

  4. Karla martinez
    7:00 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    Hugo Martínez 1A

  5. Corey Wofford
    7:06 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    Great perspective – haven't appreciated "novel ecosystems" since I was a kid, but now do again

  6. Maisie Moo
    7:32 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    I love this talk so much, i have a dream when I'm older to start lots of nature related activities such as outdoor kindergarten, urban farm,forest school etc coz I love the outdoors and think it's sad that less kids spend time outdoors! 😀 I especially loved the bit about the boy and the weed! 😀

  7. cafn8ed74
    7:54 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    One spring day many years ago as I prepared my garden for planting, enriching the soil and pulling out weeds, I looked down near my feet and saw a mother spider in an all out sprint, scrambling across the terrain carrying a tiny sack of eggs. I suddenly realized that I wasn't just clearing a little spot beside the patio for some beans and tomatoes. I was changing an area that was full of life and diversity.

  8. No Quarter
    8:04 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    It's true, but "If you know where the hole in the fence is…".
    that is the problem everywhere, everything is privately owned and prohibited. If it isn't privately owned, that what is said to be public lands, are actually considered State or Federal land, which, due to budget constraints, have been closed to public use because the government is unable to manage it.
    It is so bad presently that the US government is selling of our public lands, resources, to Corporate investors, for profit.
    This is unspeakable. And, they don't speak about it for fear of outrage. People just seem to accept the closures when driving by a gated access road, never wondering why they're denied entrance.

    That's the truth of it. We're deprived the use of those lands and penalized for trespass when you climb through that hole in the fence.

  9. Nate Owen
    8:33 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    This is bullshit, there are two types of bacteria in fucking mine tailing lakes, so by her definition that counts as nature.

    Obviously any definition of "nature" is going to be arbitrary because it's just a category humans invented, but when Bill Mckibben defines nature as anything humans haven't altered, he's making a point about how severely we've depleted nature resources, including the resource of biodiversity.

    Defining nature as this lady wants to doesn't serve any purpose except to give an excuse to people who want to say "well, why shouldn't we bulldoze this old-growth forest to dig a mine, the mine willd nature too right?"

    And comparing the way indigenous people work within their ecosystems to the way that industrialized nations destroy and then replace them is deceptive at best, and downright despicable at worst.

  10. Se th
    9:30 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    Mankind was meant to involve itself in nature. One reason why depression is rampant in urban environments.

    Wild at Heart describes it perfectly

  11. Mudit Gupta
    9:52 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    that's smart.. you smart.. you beautiful.. I preciate you..
    what's my name.. say what's my name..
    that's right.. you smart.. you very smart..

  12. Drew Havelick
    10:30 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    This lady takes 100 words to say what can be said with 10…

  13. Empowering Pictures
    10:55 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    Awesome talk! Important message!

  14. A.C
    11:07 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    Everyone thinks they know what is going on but the reality is no one has a fucking clue. Nature is not in the city.

  15. ravikiran haritas
    11:23 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    how one can give lecture on nature? when her own country which is just 4.2% of total world population consumes more than 25% crude oil

  16. ravikiran haritas
    11:49 am on marzo 30th, 2018

    nature is getting destroyed when human touch nature

  17. Ron Reiserer
    12:05 pm on marzo 30th, 2018

    I have been growing a wild lawn for five years. It's hard to do when your city has ordinances against wild lawns. I've been in court over it at least half a dozen times. One advantage of a wild lawn is that zero fossil fuels are required if you are willing to use a few hand tools. I have not used a single drop of gasoline to maintain my yard in the past five years. Another advantage is that you can start to find wild edible and medicinal plants in your yard. I have edibles like wild lilly which is great in salads (the flowers are sweet) and yarrow which is a fantastic medicinal (this plant can stop bleeding in seconds, even very deep cuts, is anti-microbial which fights infection, and analgesic). Admittedly, I do have a couple species considered invasive that I try to manage a bit. Whenever the mint starts to get out of hand, I declare it a mojito night! Wild lawns are quite fun and my kids are always disappointed when I have to chop down some of the plants to keep from paying hundreds of dollars in fines to the city.

  18. Earumamaadu
    12:58 pm on marzo 30th, 2018

    Isn't climate change a Hoax create by the Chinese ?

  19. pvtpain66k
    1:51 pm on marzo 30th, 2018

    Lawns piss me off. Monocultures do not exist in nature.

  20. Bd Rj
    1:56 pm on marzo 30th, 2018

    so what about bacteria? and other living things that we don't see but lives in cities?