Thom Hartmann

A Quote by Thom Hartmann on plants, sun, light, sunlight, air, and earth

Many people I've met believe that plants are made up of soil--that the tree outside your house, for example, is mostly made from the soil in which it grew. That's a common mistake. That tree is mostly made up of one of the gases in our air (carbon dioxide) and water (hydrogen and oxygen). Trees are solidified air and sunlight.

Thom Hartmann

Source: The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation

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A Quote by Thom Hartmann on sunlight, sun, energy, earth, and civilization

It all starts with sunlight.

Sunlight pours energy on the Earth, and the energy gets converted from one form to another, in an endless cycle of life, death, and renewal. Some of the sunlight got stored underground, which has provided us with a tremendous "savings account" of energy on which we can draw. Our civilization has developed a vast thirst for this energy, as we've built billions and billions of machines large and small that all depend on fuel and electricity.

Thom Hartmann

Source: The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation

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A Quote by Thom Hartmann on sunlight, humanity, life, power, plants, animals, and sun

In a very real sense, we're all made out of sunlight.

Sunlight radiating heat, visible light, and ultraviolet light is the source of almost all life on Earth. Everything you see alive around you is there because a plant somewhere was able to capture sunlight and store it. All animals live from these plants, whether directly (as with herbivores) or indirectly (as with carnivores, which eat the herbivores). This is true of mammals, insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and bacteria . . . everything living. Every life-form on the surface of this planet is here because a plant was able to gather sunlight and store it, and something else was able to eat that plant and take that sunlight energy in to power its body.

Thom Hartmann

Source: The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation

Contributed by: Siona

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