evil winds blow

Condolences and prayers to the people of America suffering as a result of the recent destructive tornadoes.

This year, it seems the not a continent has escaped some type of natural disaster. Whether you believe in climate change or not, it does cause one to pause and wonder.

Certainly natural disasters happen all the time, but it does appear that they are happening more frequently and with greater intensity than in recent times. Whether that is reality, or a perception created from intense media coverage, will no doubt be borne out by scientific research as time goes by.

In the meantime, even if you are a non believer in climate change, does it hurt to be kind to our earth, by taking a little extra effort in your daily life?  Recycling helps society, not just the planet; turning off lights and other energy devices can save you money; walking instead of driving may help you live a healthier old age and  growing your own vegetables, or herbs not only reduces your footprint, but is so rewarding that I swear it is more beneficial than a day at an expensive spa!

It is a little like saying a few prayers just in case there really is a God – what have you got to lose? Keep your own patch clean and we all benefit – what have you got to lose?

Quite a bit if climate change is accelerated by humankind”s activities…

Having experienced a close encounter with the flooding in Queensland earlier this year, I can honestly say, that had I ever had any doubt about the power of nature, I would have none now!When a disaster is on your doorstep, when your family and friends are killed, or suffer as a result, then it is too late to regret all the steps that you could have taken, that maybe, just maybe, might have made a difference, however small.

Take that action now, for all our sakes – think about our homes, think about our earth and do something positive. Just as every journey starts with the first step, so does our support of our earth.  Start today.

Small changes make big differences.

8 thoughts on “evil winds blow

  1. I’m afraid most people suffer from ‘oh, someone else will do it, I’m just one person’ syndrome. And for those who don’t think climate change is real and accelerating, they are on MY stick list

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  2. We can all do a little to improve what we have around us. As you say, there are little things we can do at the household level that contribute to making a bigger picture. That won’t stop natural disasters – the twisters in the US are to with the interaction between hot moist winds from the Carribean and cold flows from the Arctic combined with the geography – see Tim Flannery’s “The Eternal Frontier”

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    • I believe that natural disasters do in deed happen all the time, but there is debate as to whether we are contributing to the frequency and intensity. I tend to believe that human kind is having a negative impact on the climate, such as accelerating natural changes, and to my mind, we need to buy as much time as we can to adjust to those changes. Survival of the fittest, to me, means that we need time to evolve – physically and as a society, to those changes.

      I also detest the habit we have of dumping on whatever “area” we use be it on earth or in space. We just use our environment as a garbage dump. Deplorable.

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  3. I hear ya. The twisters down south make me realize that every country – no matter how rich or poor – is vulnerable.

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  4. The severe weather in recent years does make one wonder – I do think we are at least partially to blame. I echo your sentiments and suggestions!

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