~Natural Disasters~

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    I keep thinking about all the natural destructions that have been taking place lately.
    We have had many many tornadoes around...we have had major flooding...there are hurricanes and tsunamis worldwide.....earthquakes worldwide.
    Do you think all this is happening more and more??
    Or has it always been happening, it's just the news is bringing if forth more often??
    I feel like a lot of shitty stuff is going on, everywhere.
     
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    Are you afflicted with terminal nosey ? :cool:
     
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    Are you making fun of me?? :argue:
     
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    of course :lol:
     
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    Accroding to the "experts" we will see more weather related disasters as the climate changes.

    We will also see more damage and suffering as we become more populous.
     
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    Its been happening since the beginning of he world. Nothing new here.
     
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    Well stop it, or I'll.......I'll......be mean to you :razz:
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right, just like it says inna Bible - it's the end times...

    Study: Climate-related Disasters on Rise
    September 24, 2015 — A new report finds most natural disasters in 2014 were climate-related.
     
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    As has been said before, "Just because people are around more now to see it doesn't mean it's happening more often."

    What we call natural disasters are a natural function of the planet. As our species comes to occupy more of the planet, someone's gonna run into these things more and more often. But without hurricanes and the like, we wouldn't even exist. Hurricanes move heat around the planet. Without them there'd likely be no life at all as parts of the planet would be uninhabitable due to excessive heat.
    Floods are the result of paving over the natural earth which woulda absorbed the excess water. Tornadoes are the result of putting cities and population cneters right smack dab in the area where opposing winds meet then stupidly building above ground structures to be destroyed each year fromt he msot predictable natural calamity.

    Earthquakes happen because our planet isn't static but dynamic. Because all the planet's land is in motion, there are going to be snags and releases of those snags ala earthquakes. Tsunamis are what comes from the majority of the planet choosing to live too-near the ocean in seismicly-active regions.

    Nothing happening right now is unusual unless you've chosen to remain ignorant about this sort of thing. Watch an hour of the Weather Channel and you'll be sorted out.
     
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    Would have come in handy in the Nepal and Haiti earthquakes...

    New Algorithm Boosts Crowd-sourced Maps for Natural Disasters
    November 30, 2016 — Humanitarian workers delivering aid to regions hit by natural disasters might find it a little easier to reach people most in need of help following new advances in crowd-sourced mapping technology, researchers said on Wednesday.
     

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