Every day, somewhere on Earth, Nature is doing what Nature does.
Tectonic plates are smashing into each other far below us causing an earthquake somewhere.
Fires are burning in areas where it’s consistently hot and dry.
Hurricanes are wreaking havoc on tropical islands and coastlines.
Volcanoes are spewing.
Woe is me! The End is near!
Maybe, just maybe, we live on a volatile rock where no one is immune from the forces of Nature. Here are just a few examples:
The American Midwest – Tornadoes and Floods.
The American West and West Coast – Fires, Earthquakes, Flash Floods, Drought and the occasional Tsunami.
Africa – Fire, Flash Floods and Drought
Asia – Earthquakes, Cyclones and Tsunamis
You get the idea. The Earth we live on is over 4 Billion years old. Let that sink in for a minute. Just for fun start counting to 4 Billion in 1 Million year increments and remember that 1 Million years is a Hell of a long time:
1 Million, 2 Million, 3 Million, 4 Million, 5 Million etc..etc.. 187 Million, 952 Million, 1 Billion 387 Million etc..etc..If we’re lucky our lives will span maybe 100 of those 4 Billion years (my sincerest apologies for making your life seem small and inconsequential in comparison) The current physical state of the Earth (the position of the Continents, Ice Caps etc..) is only? about 3 Million years.
Over the course of all of these Millions and Billions of years, one thing is constant – Weather and Natural Events: Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Tsunami’s, Droughts, Fires, Floods, Glacial Movement and on and on. It’s what the Earth does.
When I read that the Climate Alarmist’s blame it on Global Warming I can’t help but shake my head. Much the same way I do when the Religious “End of Days” crowd blames these events on Divine Retribution intended to punish the wicked.
The Earth has been burning and shaking and spewing and flooding and cracking up long before humans were even a blip on the evolutionary radar screen. If people are being displaced by these natural disasters it’s because they live in areas where Nature favors these types of events to occur, for reasons known only to Nature.
It’s neither Man-Caused nor Divine Improvidence.
It’s just Nature doing what Nature does.
**Originally Posted on 11 Dec 2017**