by Dominique Browning, Senior Director of Moms Clean Air Force
I just stumbled on this gift of a link from a friend, having just gotten home from seeing the latest Batman movie, which I loved though it nearly made me crazy with anxiety. (I am a Batman freak from childhood, he was always my favorite superhero.)
I was in a mood of wonder, at how apocalyptic the world can get, and yet how people always have hope. What with drought, floods, blow outs of electric grids, searing heat waves, the fate of the world has been weighing on my mind–as it has on anyone who thinks about global warming.
Then I opened this video of scenes (above) from the International Space Station. It moved me to tears. The stunning beauty of this planet of ours. How vulnerable we are, how tiny in that infinitely spangled sky– and how large this world is, at the same time; our only home, containing everything we know and love. And how ingenious, how brilliant, how unnervingly ambitious, that humankind was able to send up a space ship that looks like a brittle, ...