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Peaches, No Cream

Watch Dr Nancy Mroczek talk about the sorry state of our produce, in particular here – peaches.

On Nature and Environmental Regulation III

In the first 21 minutes, Dr Mroczek makes a case for how wrong it is to use animals for research. She parses the logic of such exploitation to show that animal suffering is the ultimate and only relevant matter regarding animal research. Dr Mroczek then continues about serious environmental wrongs, focusing here on the genetic engineering of plants, commercialism, and the disconnect between we humans hurting the environment and thereby hurting ourselves. She extends her argument to money being our God and the fact that we are forever making ‘products’. Nancy Mroczek PhD

holocaustHolocaust in the Gulf

Sea Life in the Gulf of Mexico continues to suffer and then dies, dies, dies, and, no, it’s not over; the death, dying, and depletion will continue. Nancy Mroczek PhD (2010)

holocaust2Louisiana Oil Spill 2010: Killing Life As We Know It

A Louisiana holocaust unfolds with untold environmental ramifications to human life quality, while, most cruel of all, animals suffer painful, slow horror. A president steps back, failing to recognize the most base and fundamental practical and moral call to engagement.

jeopardJeopardies to our Physical Well-Being

Highlighting a few of the very very many body harmful things we eat or use everyday; also a plea for animals.

env_fishyfishTopic 1: Fishy Fish Topic 2: New Car Smell Part 1

Even before the 2010 oil spill in Louisiana, the alarming condition of sea life and the seafood supply; also what’s in your new car smell can hurt you

env_fishyfishMcDonald’s Needs No Farm

Fast-Food Dangers: case in point; non-food half of chicken McNuggets and your well-being and health.

Nature and Animals in Distress

Dr Mroczek talks about the multitudinous negative realities for our exploited earth and suffering animals and receives listener calls. She talks about soil quality, air quality, ocean pollution, dwindling seafood, the horror for animals used in research, as well as how and why these are important and bad.

download (2)Energy Fundamentals in the Human Interest

Dr Mroczek delivers a lecture about oil in the USA. She begins with an overview of oil in its extraction, oil on exchanges, variables affecting price, the effectiveness of non-collusive markets, the entrenchment of major and highly profitable oil based corporations, gov’t benefits given to oil, the great leverage of major oil corporations, the need to arrest any increase of deregulation, pollution associated with oil, harm to animals and the environment, and harm to human health. Dr Mroczek supports that gov’t be out of businesses. She stresses conservation, decreased consumption, better ways of building to decrease energy consumption, least high consuming vehicles, ingenuity in public transportation, and protection of human and animal habitat. D Mroczek also notes negative realities of nuclear power.

Biological Disturbance in the Marine Environment

Dr Mroczek talks with MIT marine ecologist Professor Judith Pederson about non-native colonies of small sea animals, such as hydroids and tunicates that attach to hard surfaces such as docks, hulls, rock, etc. Such sea animals largely come in through the ballast waters of tankers. Non-native species of these small creatures act as competitors to the natural order of our shorelines, some being outright invasive. These non-native organisms are polluting our oceans. Economically, they are a threat to fisheries and aquaculture. Dr Pederson brings live species of tunicates and other attaching organisms for us to examine and to entice viewers to be aware of their existence and perhaps even to help in the effort to forestall their taking over areas previously foreign to them. The topic is interesting even as a lesson in the wonders of sea life. Children may enjoy the show and tell aspect of the talk. 

envirmt2 croppdAnimal Suffering/ Environmental and Health Degradation

Dr Mroczek begins at 6:17 talking about the suffering and pain of animals in experimental research and otherwise. She follows with information on the understanding and detriment of multiple environmental wrongs such as weather anomalies and effects of radiation exposure and toxins, etc. Dr Mroczek has been distressed about animal research and environmental toxicities for decades, so much so that denial is necessary to carry on living with seeing how bad things are for life – life for ourselves, life for animals, life of the planet itself.

pollutionEnvironment and Regulation

Dr Mroczek continues her efforts to inform about environmental degradation and the travesty that it is. Here she talks about the multiple insults to our environment such as agricultural runoff, radioactivity, and marine dead zones ; genetically engineered sterile seeds; salt used on roadways; roundup in our soil; bad human attitudes toward all insects; and commercial conditionings that further obfuscate awareness. Dr Mroczek proposes that though the many many environmental woes are depressing to focus on, if we all carry the consciousness of them together they would not exist nor would they be the depressants to mood, life, and liberty that they are. Finally she discounts technology as any sort of salvation to these problems which can only be solved by abandonment of much of what is causing the harm.

envirmtEnvironment and Regulation III

Dr Mroczek returns with another lecture about the massively deleterious environment we are living in and discussing some of the many ills that plague it and we, the people: ills such as pesticided and artificially preserved foods, detergents we use, plastics per their manufacture and ill effects on us all the way to the recycling bin, industrial solvents, etc, etc. She notes the increasing number of children born with disease and/or abnomalities and the plethora of health ailments such as cancer and neurological disorder plaguing the general population. Dr Mroczek emphasizes awareness as the key. That is, if we all saw these things, took note of them as we live our daily lives, the contaminations and travesties against natural living would cease to exist. Dr Mroczek discusses the media as our brain source, the media as empty platitudes, and corporations as liable for perpetrating ignorance for purposes of furthering commerce. She notes recent instances of corporations delivering advance conditionings favorable to products they see as coming in for criticism. Again, she emphasizes greater personal awareness and attention to what is harming us and Mother Earth. She proposes getting in advance of recycling by ceasing to use materials that are not good for people or the Earth in the first place. Dr Mroczek espouses considering the entire complex of the many many things we are doing that hurt our health and welfare as well as that of Mother Earth and espouses laying out the many many problems in totality across the board such that no one entity must take a hit in isolation. To right the ship we must live an entirely different way. Finally she makes clear that technology is neither the boon nor the answer and most often is ‘just another brick in the wall’.

envirmtEnvironment, Corporations, and You

Dr Mroczek first talks about the multiple and multifarious ways humans and all life are being poisoned and/or being made unwell and burdened due to ‘advancements’ of technology and biology running amok with insufficient attention to harm caused. She talks about extreme weather, radiation, carbon emission, plastic, aluminum, destruction of trees, phosphate usage, insecticides, deep sea drilling, etc and the fact that so much of the unhealthy environment we are living in is antithetical to human welfare. She then addresses the ills of corporate organization and control as de facto agency for many ills to exist with less than adequate attention to their effect on the lives we are trying to live. Dr Mroczek describes what is effectively control of air and water quality, food and food processing, government agency, media and ultimately humans. She sides with reverence for Mother Earth. She speaks to the influence and control on persons’ lives and the greening or bilking of their natural and economic means. In sum, Dr Mroczek argues for ways to think about quality of life.

Urban Development – Boston a Case in Point 

Dr Mroczek talks with writer and industrial engineer Peter Catalano about how the city of Boston, especially Fenway, home to the Red Sox, is being developed. The concepts discussed apply to quality of living in any city or place and the discourse can open our eyes to greater awareness, input, and concern about ways in which our living environments matter and either hurt or help human living now and into the future.

Environment Is A Priority

Dr Mroczek discusses some of the truly worrisome environmental problems happening in the US and the world. She begins with weather and notes the lack of educational discourse on and in the media about it as well as the lack of greater public consciousness about specifics and realities of the many problems. Dr Mroczek also decries nuclear power and radiation and she singles out the need to re-adjust our way of living to be in harmony with nature as opposed to proliferating gizmos and gadgets that expend resources and continue a pattern of environmental usury. She cites harmful effects to animals as well. She notes that our true dependency is on a clean and unviolated mother earth.

Toward A Quality of Life with Call-Ins

Dr Mroczek continues her discussion of our low quality of life and gives ideas on ways to think about it for better overall health and adjustment. She cites the many dysphoric qualities of living in contemporary society, including issues of catastrophic weather and toxic events such as spills resulting in benzene and toluene in the open environment, eg. She answers call-in questions about nuclear power, human jealousies, and human deviancy. She emphasizes the need for meaningful human relation to help keep us grounded and adjusted. She further tries to steer us toward being aware of contingencies influencing behavior in order to make change in our own lives.

Life Got In The Way

Dr Mroczek talks about our environment and our biological quality of life in crisis. She talks about increasingly extreme and variable weather, food supply, agribusiness, genetic engineering, petrochemicals, and trees. She cites a general human lack of consciousness of these societal ills as well as a lack of central open discussion and coverage of the many ills – as well as how we, as a group together can think about and plan systemic changes to benefit nature and ourselves as a whole. The second half of the lecture is devoted to the most horrible tragedy of research on animals, in this instance, xenotransplantation.

Brutal Sound Under the Sea

Dr Mroczek talks with Ms Taffy Williams, environmentalist and Director of the New York Whale and Dolphin League who addresses LFA (low frequency active) sonar use in the ocean by militaries the world over. The sonar is reportedly used to locate other vessels, persons, objects, etc in the ocean. This high intensity sonar travels hundreds of miles in every direction of the ocean causing pain, destruction, disorientation, and death to cetaceans and other marine life which are all at its horrible mercy. It causes the tissue of airspaces such as lungs and ears to hemorrhage and tear. Pod strandings are repeatedly correlated with naval use of LFA sonar. Ms Williams notes availability of so-called passive sonar which works by listening instead of sending sound and can perform the same function. Ms Williams believes that in modern society there is a fascination with sound (loud, intense) as power. In any event, the immoral desecratory consequences of lfa sonar use on marine life is insupportable. Scientists, scientific organizations, and activists have been fighting legally against it for years it but the practice continues. 

 
 

Further lectures available by order, not yet online :

Natural Environment Is Good For Youdog & cat

Dr. Mroczek continues to talk about the many many problems of the environment, why to care, and with a caller to the show; also, about animals used for research.

City, Air, Trees

Supreme importance of environment to city.

Environment and Regulation Parts I-IV

Four videos: problems of environment and corporate latitude.

Piggy Problems: Energy Fundamentals Part II

Serious “energy” influences from self interest to gluttony.

On Nature/ Animals

Dr. Mroczek talks about ongoing matters of concern, remedies, – July 2002.