Saturday, February 9, 2013
Blizzards and earthquakes and tornadoes oh my!
I just loved the above image borrowed from one Susan Madrak. I can only think of one time we got a snow day from school sometime in the early 60s. I believe it was a Sunday afternoon when it started snowing and it didn't stop until late the next day with something like 26 inches. Again it was one of those fluke weather patterns similar to today's events. How quickly we forgot those record breaking heat wave temperatures we had that killed people and the draught that's hit the midwest for the past few years. And the fires and heat that hit Australia just a short time ago. I'm hearing that such shifts in climate will be a boon to Canadian farming that is if the water doesn't dry up. So instead of oil pipelines maybe we should be installing water lines. Makes sense to me.
It's laughable that people complain where other people live when there's a disaster. Shouldn't have built so close to the ocean or river is the cry never realizing that things change and there really is no "safe" place to live. Live in a valley and risk flooding. Live in the mountains and risk an avalanche. Or maybe on a fault line that nobody knew about until recently. Pick a coast or the flatlands of the midwest and there'll be some problem. Don't like tornadoes then don't live in Kansas Dorothy. If you want stability then go live on an astroid but don't come crying to me it it should hit something.
So there it is I'm to lazy to blog. Now go do something productive like find that lost pen cap. And that sock you lost in the washer still needs a mate.