A big comment the stood out was this comment.
Because *kids* need to climb trees — and the world needs kids who need to climb trees. Research by environmentalists like Rachel Carson, Richard Louv, and Edith Cobb overwhelmingly demonstrates how the single most likely predictor of an adult's attitude toward nature is whether they were given the opportunity to play in (and with) nature as a child. Children who got that exposure go on to hold strong environmentalist values and a direct commitment to caring for nature; kids who didn't, however, later demonstrate a disconnect with nature that isn't so easily remedied. Basically: kid climbs a tree today, tomorrow that's one more environmentalist saving the forest.
Thank you for saying this.