We live at the bottom of a vast sea of air hundreds of miles deep. Without this air or atmosphere, neither animals nor plants could exist. There would be no wind, no clouds, no rain, no fire. In short, weather- and life as we know it- would not exist.
Shaw, R. H. and Elford, C. R.
"What is Weather?,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 12
, Article 3.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol12/iss8/3