Tuesday, May 24, 2011

We Were Warned

No, the tornadoes hitting large cities are not a sign of the impending doom of the Earth. The weather forecasters have been warning us for decades that as our cities grow larger, the treat of direct tornado hits becomes more probable and deadly. I am not making light of the horrible tragedy in Joplin, Missouri, but quite the opposite. What I am trying to convey is that forewarned is forearmed. No state is excluded and no city is immune from tornadoes. It’s a fact of life and those of us living in highly populated areas need to be prepared.

While we are at it, New York City and the Eastern Seaboard need to prepare for a direct hit from a hurricane. Again, the weather forecasters have been warning us about a direct hit on New York City by a category 3 or larger hurricane for years. It’s not if, but when, and the when could be this year. New Yorkers are not prepared for the massive flooding that will occur with this weather event.

These weather patterns are not hocus pocus or professed future events by false prophets. Agreed, it is the doomsday advocates dream scenario, but the doom and gloom fanatics have it all wrong. Nature is nature…sometimes good and sometimes really bad. You don’t need a crystal ball to know that because the Earth is overpopulated, deaths are going to occur during natural Mother Earth events. These natural events have nothing to do with God or the lack of God. They have everything to do with the dynamic planet upon which we live. Earth is a living organism and she kicks and turns often. Her body is in many parts and all the parts are moving in different directions at the same time. Her breath can be gentle or wild depending on her mood. She can cry a little or a lot; sometimes she doesn’t cry for decades. Our Mother Earth also ejects new life from her womb and the birth is violent, hot and fiery, but all life depends on her fertility.

Our Mother Earth is fickle and proves it often. Like any woman, she needs to be pampered and respected. I for one love our beautiful blue planet, whirling through the cosmos with breathtaking speed, because she is my haven from even more horrible conditions in outer space. With that said, let’s not bite the hand that feeds and protects us.

I’m just saying,


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