Most scientists and politicians blame Global Warming. But that's where I get confused. Global Warming doesn't cause record breaking earthquakes. Global Warming doesn't cause tsunamis that kill 300,000 people.
The Earth is clearly changing – but obviously with the increasing frequency of earthquakes in mind. And just in case you need some reminders of what's been going on over the past several years; hell, the past several months, keep reading.
That's right, we're talking about a tornado here.
Winds over 100 miles per hour destroyed trees and houses and closed school for several days in an area not known for seeing much in the line of such storms. Bethel resident Michael Tarzia spoke to NBC30.com about how his son's roof was ripped to shreds by a torn off tree top, and his observations seemed to sum up the devastation of the tornado quite well.
"It took it (the tree top), threw it on the roof, threw it on the house, and threw another section over the house," he said. "It destroyed the roof broke the ridge... broke some rafters. "
If only that were it with the strange weather that our world has been experiencing recently. Unfortunately, it's only the tip of the iceberg.
With hurricane force winds that gusted up to 191 kilometers per hour, the terrible storm tore through France, the Netherlands, Britain, and Germany before deciding to happen upon the Czech Republic and more. Kyrill left a trail of devastation, killing several people, destroying property, and shutting down businesses and schools in its wake.
The trajectory, severity, and timing of the storm were all odd. Further, it left the kind of devastation that still has people in Europe worried.
In sum, the state of Iowa still hasn't totally bounced back from the damage of that storm (there are still trees down).
Before we move on, it might be important to realize that all of this has happened in a one year period (most of it over the last several months).
Are we talking about devastation here? No. However, weather patterns like that just can't be good, can they?
Unfortunately, the aforementioned are only some examples. Further, they're unfortunately some of the milder ones. Here are a couple of examples of the worst this world has seen over the past three years.
Simply put, a near record setting earthquake (the second largest earthquake in recorded history) shook the floor beneath the Indian Ocean in December 2004. This in turn caused tidal waves to slam the shores of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and other countries. Along with this, the resulting series of tsunamis killed approximately 300,000. And the property damage?
Hard to even put into words. The best way to say it? It wasn't really property damage. More like property realignment.
The result? Twelve hours after the start of the earthquake, 3,000 were dead.
So why go through a list like this? Simply to remind people what we are actually experiencing in this world. Let's put it into two words.
Therefore, as you surf along the internet and skim articles on survival such as the ones on this site, you may want to ask yourself if you're truly taking what's going on in this world seriously enough. If not, read this article again. It may cause you to reconsider.