I know it’s been 3 months since my last post, and this blog is basically dead to the select few people who randomly come by this blog. I don’t have a regular audience although i would love to, but for the few who do come by once in a while and drop me emails, or for those who take my content to their own forums and blogs, at least I know this blog does something.
It’s been a 5 weeks since Katrina slamed intor New Orleans and 3 weeks since Hurricane Rita. It’s been less than a week since the Earthquake in Pakistan and we all still rememeber the December 26th tsunami. Of course, the tsunami was followed by another earthquake in Indonesia a day after Easter, and while all this was going on Jemaah Islamiyah and Friends found time to bomb Bali…twice. Let’s not forget the flooding China as well as Europe, and over here in Malaysia we saw the worst case of haze we ever saw. The worst areas being hit, not too far from where I was, an API index of 600 was reached. Gives new meaning to the term if I had a nickel for every API point.
I’ve been wondering , are the occurence of natural disasters rising. Are they happening more often? A lot of people are pointing to global warming, as the poles (north and south) begin to melt, water levels begin to rise, causing unknown cataclysmic events. Forgive the spelling it’s not a word I often use. However, there is cause for concern, recent reports state that judging by the recent occurences of natural disasters, the safest place to be in was AFRICA. Imagine that , for years we’ve been talking about saving Africa now it looks like we’ll have to save ourselves. Even in rich europe more people have died from natural disaster than in Africa, and we all know how the worlds only HYPER-POWER responded to a hurricane that affected a mostly black community. I guess I’m just pointing a few things that most people already know, but the most recent disasters that killed most in magnitude were the tsunamis and the earthquakes. Both of these cannot be attributed to global warming. Let’s repeat, earthquakes are NOT a result of global warming.
I guess my point here is that maybe disasters are occuring more frequently, but if man with all his modern equipment were to be able to limit the deaths then these wouldn’t be considered disaster at all. Anyone remember a hurricane that kiled 10 people? Precisely because it’s not considered a disaster if it takes out an entire city but kills no ones. I guess we still have a long way to go before science and technology matches up to God(or nature). We think we’ve figured out everything, that we have the proof God and heaven don’t exist, when our ability to predict earthquakes or hurricanes are questioable to say the least. We think science can answer everything, science can explain what happens during a hurricane, but when it come to predicting when it will happen we still resort back to probabilities.
I guess disasters happen for a reason, one way or another. I’m not going to pretend I know those reasons, but I know God does . The only thing we can do is try our best to help or stay alive and most importantly…..pray.