Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Message from Mother Nature

By Alan Caruba

Hurricane Gustav is just another example of Mother Nature’s basic message to mankind.

“Get out of the way!”

Here comes a hurricane.

Here comes a blizzard.

Here comes a tornado.

Here comes a flood.

Here comes an earthquake.

Here comes a forest fire.

Here comes a volcano.

“Get out of the way!”

And that is what thousands in the path of Gustav are doing, having learned the lessons of the last Category Five hurricane, Katrina. A lot of people in the New Orleans area, not to forget Mobile and a huge swath of coastal and inland areas, just didn’t pay attention to Mother Nature in 2005. Three years later they are heading for the high ground.

“Get out of the way!”

It is astounding to me that, after all the history of mankind and the accumulated knowledge of the impact that climate and natural events have had on that history, there are still people--environmentalists--running around telling us that we are in control of the climate and we can “save” the planet.

These people purposefully ignore the role of the greatest star in our galaxy, the Sun. They ignore the role of the oceans. They ignore the role of clouds. These and other factors totally beyond the control of mankind will decide the future of the planet.

A magnetic reversal, an event that has occurred in the past history of the Earth, would wreak havoc on modern technology and civilization as we know it.

If the Earth was to tilt slightly--an event that turned lush jungles of northern Africa into the Sahara Desert--that too would impact mankind.

We are all in need of a great deal of humility when it comes to Nature. We can appreciate it. We can strive to be good stewards of where we live, but in the end it is Nature itself that will determine our fate.

We are not in charge!

All we can do is pile into our cars, get on buses, planes and trains, and get the hell out of the way!

1 comment:

waterbug said...

In spite of what the liberals say, George Bush or the Republican Party did not create hurricane Katrina or cause the problems that it created, even though they are acting as though they did.