Midday with Dan Rodricks, Tue. March 18 12-1 p.m.
11:33 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Adults and Nature Deficit Disorder

Bestselling author Richard Louv, founder of the Children & Nature Network,  spawned an international call-to-action with his writing on the importance of reconnecting kids to nature. 

Journalist Richard Louv warns of the danger of what he calls "nature deficit-disorder," or the distancing of humans from the environment.
Journalist Richard Louv warns of the danger of what he calls "nature deficit-disorder," or the distancing of humans from the environment.
Credit National Park Service

He also coined the term "nature deficit-disorder" to describe problems that result from spending so little time outdoors. Louv's latest book is, "The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder," which focuses on re-connecting adults to the natural world in the digital age.

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