|The view from our home is all nature all the time|
I would die if I didn't have my daily dose of nature. Exaggeration? Or are the benefits of nature more important than we realize?
A growing line of research is revealing "the entanglement of our health with the health of nature", as Lindsay Abram writes in When Trees Die, People Die.
It shouldn't surprise us that nature is a requirement for overall planetary health, including our own. After all, as Henry David Thoreau's pointed out, we are all partly leaves and vegetable mold ourselves.
We need healthy, fully functional nature to have healthy, fully functional humans.