Thom Hartmann quote

"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

Born: May 7, 1951

Occupation: Radio host

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