Thinking Citizen Blog — Grateful for What? How about the Sun, the Moon, and Stars?

Thinking Citizen Blog — Wednesday is Climate Change, the Environment, and Sustainability Day

Today’s Topic: Grateful for What? How about the Sun, the Moon, and Stars?

Today, a step back. A look at the big picture. Why care about the environment? Ultimately, to me, it’s all about gratitude. Not only the first of the virtues but the parent of all the others (Cicero, allegedly). Specifically, what is there about the environment to be grateful for? Today, a few thoughts. Experts — please chime in. Correct, elaborate, elucidate.

THE SUN, THE MOON, AND THE STARS

1. To me the greatest show on earth is the sky.

2. The sun, the moon, the stars.

3. No sun, no earth. No earth, no us.

NB: No stars, no sun.

THE CLOUDS, THE OCEANS, THE RIVERS

1. No clouds, no rain. No rain, no drinkable water.

2. No drinkable water, no life.

3. No rivers, no civilizations.

NB: No civilizations, no us.

DNA, ATP, AA

1. No DNA, no ATP.

2. No amino acids. no proteins.

3. No proteins, no DNA or ATP.

NB: what came first: DNA or proteins? Who cares? Click here for the last three years of posts arranged by theme:

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YOUR TURN

Please share the coolest thing you learned in the last week related to climate change or the environment. Or the coolest, most important thing you learned in your life related to climate change that the rest of us may have missed. Your favorite chart or table perhaps…

This is your chance to make some one’s day. Or to cement in your own mind something that you might otherwise forget. Or to think more deeply than otherwise about something dear to your heart.