Universal Well-Being And Planetary Considerations

What will it take for us to let go of our endless debates and finger-pointings over global warming or global climate change? When will we begin to truly recognize that the heart of our human existence and survival is the planet Earth and all it holds? As E. B. White noted decades ago, everything we do or hope to achieve is intimately reliant on the effects to and affects from Earth’s planetary considerations…

Planetary Considerations“… to speak of national security as though it were still capable of being dissociated from universal well-being; in fact, sometimes in these political addresses it sounds as though this nation, or any nation, through force of character or force of arms, could damn well rise above planetary considerations, as though we were greater than our environment, as though the national verve somehow transcended the natural world.”

~~ E.B. White, Essays of E.B. White


Elwyn Brooks “E. B.” White
(July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985)

Husband, father
Animal lover, naturalist, gentleman farmer
American essayist, columnist, poet and editor
Author of  The Elements of Style
Charlotte’s Web,  Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan



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