March 08, 2017

Dr. Reese Halter – What You Can Do to Help Stop Environmental Toxins – Episode 60


TODAY’S GUEST: Dr. Reese Halter

Earth Doctor Reese Halter is the recipient of the President’s Distinguished Service Award from Humboldt State University for his inimitable leadership in conservation biology, an Outstanding Environmental Awareness Achievement Award for Dr Reese’s Planet from The National Society of The Daughters of the American Revolution, an Outstanding Achievement Award for writing The Insatiable Bark Beetle from California Lutheran University, an Outstanding Achievement Award for writing Shepherding the Sea: The Race to Save our Oceans from MUSE School CA, an Excellence in Conservation-in-Action Award from Sea Shepherd Australia and an Outstanding Service Award from the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise, California, for excellence in public outreach to “Save Nature Now.”

Join Dr Reese Halter from the tallest trees on Earth, Californian redwoods, and largest coastal forests of the Alaskan and British Columbian wilderness, Sitka spruce, to the incomparable honeybee and the incredibly delicate Monarch butterflies that migrate southward and return northward in the summer from Canada to Mexico and Baja California (which spans the life of 3 or 4 generations of the butterfly). From the land Down Under, marvel with him at breathtaking life on the Great Barrier Reef or the incredible bees that pollinate eucalypts, and express gratitude for the colossal leatherback sea turtles and remarkable whales of the Great Southern Ocean. And from Africa please take a few moments to read Dr. Reese Halter’s stories on the endangered surreal cetaceans, magnificent elephants, and majestic rhinos. Or from SE Asia the latest great coal rush killing Earth and the last Sumatran tigers that loathsome poachers are mercilessly slaughtering in the bloody ‘War Against Nature’. Or the repulsive ocean-killing bloodlust in Taiji, Japan, and the Danish Faroe Islands. Kudos to Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for standing up to Japan and saying “Stop Killing Endangered Whales” and Bob Barker, the late Sam Simon, Pamela AndersonYao MingPharrell Williams and “Anonymous” for being best friends forever to the Animal Kingdom. Humans are driving The Sixth Great Extinctiondestroying sea life like nothing ever before since the dawning of reproductive life 1.1 billion years ago. The bees, trees, and seas are telling us to immediately future-proof our towns and cities — climate in crisis.

To protect nature we must love it, to love it we must understand it, to understand it we must be taught. From understanding comes wonder, which The Earth Doctor is a master at evoking. Please join him and help safeguard our environment!

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The earth is our only home. Please take care of it! I love this episode with Dr. Reese Halter, because he not only talks about the danger our planet is in because of environmental toxins (especially due to the coal industry), but he also tells us specific things that each of us can do to be part of stopping this massive polluting of our world. Listen to this episode to find out what carbon dioxide and mercury poisoning in our environment is doing to our health and the health of the world’s bio-system. And discover what you can do about it. Even changing one or two habits can make a difference for the world and all who live here.

America is second only to China when it comes to carbon dioxide emission. And new regulations are actually allowing coal pollution to be pumped into freshwater systems. What we do to our air and our water, we do to everything that lives on the planet. Listen to this episode to find out what you can do about environmental toxins. Even small efforts and lifestyle changes can make a big impact.

When you eat fish and seafood from the ocean, the mercury they have absorbed gets into your body and stays there. Want to learn more and do something about it? In this episode, Dr. Reese Halter and I talk about how mercury gets transmitted and dangerous it is to your health and to the health of our world. I hope you’ll listen and find out what steps you can take to hold on to your health and to protect our oceans.

Do you want to be part of helping to save this wonderful planet Earth that we live on? Listen to this episode to find out how. Even simple things like writing your senators and congressmen, or making changes to your investment portfolio or how you pay your electric bill, can make a big difference. Listen to my conversation with Dr. Reese Halter to find out just how easy it is to start being involved in cleaning up the environmental toxins that have polluted our home.

What if a small change in your lifestyle could help put an end to the environmental toxins that are bringing disease and destruction to our planet? Would you do it? Do you want your children to learn to care about the world? Listen to my conversation with The Earth Doctor – Dr. Reese Halter, to learn about both small and large lifestyle changes that can make a huge difference for our planet, the animals, and ourselves. You’ll be surprised how simple it is. Be part of the unstoppable force for goodness!

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [2:00] Introduction to the podcast
  • [5:14] Introduction of today’s episode with Dr. Reese Halter, on the health ramifications of the mercury that is spewing into the environment, and what we can do about it.
  • [10:35] Coal industry 101. How the byproducts of the coal industry are poisoning our planet.
  • [15:50] Pollution in one part of the planet affects the rest. Toxicity loadings are only getting higher. But there are things each of us can do.
  • [21:48] The consequences of carbon dioxide emissions and coal pollution being pumped into freshwater systems.
  • [24:39] Why you need to drink distilled water.
  • [26:54] The many things you can do to help stop the poisoning of the earth and its inhabitants.
  • [36:19] How a 100% plant-based diet impacts your health and the health of the earth.
  • [39:42] Break and product descriptions.
  • [41:06] More on the impact of a plant-based diet.
  • [45:25] How your investment portfolio, social media, and science can change the world.
  • [49:49] Why growing your own food is good for the earth (and you).
  • [50:59] Why you shouldn’t use plastics, and why you should volunteer in animal sanctuaries and as part of the #saturdayplasticpatrol.
  • [57:22] The dangers of mercury, a neurotoxin. How to lessen your risk and be part of limiting it in the world.

Resources Mentioned On This Episode