Earth Day

In an unexpected global health crisis, unintended consequences abound. Most are unwelcomed. On Saturday morning, I spent a few minutes asking, “What are the welcomed unintended consequences of this pandemic?”

One unintended consequence of the stay home directives has been a measurable reduction in global air and water pollution. Today, the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970, you’ll see reports about this unintended consequence.

The absence of humans in state and national parks has extended the habitat of wild animals. With fewer vehicles on the road and fewer humans roaming the wilds, the animals have made themselves at home. On this Earth Day I’m reflecting on Earth as the garden planet of the Universe, the home we share with all creation.

2 thoughts on “Earth Day”

    1. Thanks for sharing this, Kathy. When I was a kid, I thought the “Weekly Reader” was pretty cool. Now, we have much more at our fingertips 24/7. I subscribed to National Geographic’s free email service (which may be limited to the COVID-19 period,)


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