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November 12, 2013

Angry Seas

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 2:38 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the raw, windy and snowy island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this 12th day of November, 2013, or 11-12-13, coming to you LIVE from the Hyannis Harbor, looking out onto the first snow of the season, as it collects on my pumpkin outside.  Typhoon Haiyan hit the island nation of the Philippines 56 hours or so ago and the world has taken notice.  An estimated 10,000 people have lost their lives, cities and towns have literally been ripped from the earth, complete devastation, and communication has been cut, leaving the millions of survivors without food, water or shelter as they go about the grim business of putting their lives back together when looking at the overwhelming destruction no matter which way they turn their gaze.  The storm, dubbed by professional meteorologists as the most powerful ever recorded on planet earth, pounded the area for 18 hours, with sustained winds clocking in at 195 miles per hour, gusts up to 235, a 20 foot storm surge (not a wave, but a wall of water that must get somewhere when it hits land), and the inevitable flooding from said surge that swept away entire villages from their foundation.  It was only a little over a year ago that ’super storm Sandy’ hit the east coast of this country and as you could see, or may have lived through (and many still are!), what it did to a largely urban setting, with modern infrastructure and what not. Imagine what this even more powerful storm, much more powerful than Sandy, did to more primitive dwellings, not made of mortar and steel, but of clay and wood, palm and prayer?  Island nations such as this one, or the Maldives, are ever more prone to these ferocious typhoons as the seas continue to rise, coming close to overtaking the reality of a country that is only two feet above sea level.  Couple that with the rising surface temperatures of the seas around the world and you will conclude, scientifically and empirically, really one and the same, that this phenomenon–global warmingis the REASON why we will continue to see more and more of these mega storms, as well as more severe droughts, wild fires, eventual food shortages, rising seas and eventual mass displacements of large populations world wide, as those masses who have come to inhabit more and more of the coastlines, find themselves unable to continue living in an increasingly uninhabitable place.  Of course, that is not even on the radar for “the Governor of New Jersey” or “the tea party poster boy”.  Because money is the name of the game and if the planet melts, then so be it!  It must be the will of God and the fault of those uppity women, or the gays, the blacks, the Hispanics, the damn environmentalists, ah, well, it must be somebody’s fault, God dammit, ’cause I don’t have time for all of this ’science’ stuff, not with a primary coming up and more fund raising to do!  To hell with the next generation, I’m sure we can build a wall to keep out the next storm surge from the next hurricane, I mean, come on, how many Sandy’s are we realistically gonna get?  Huh?  So true my little republican friend, so true, I just hope you and yours are out of harm’s way when it does strike again, for just as this is a “global economy” so to is it a global environment and what affects the Polar Bear and the Bee, so to affects man in the end.  Without clean drinking water, clean air and clean intentions, where will WE be in 50 years Senator?  Have a wonderful day folks and keep on dodgin’ those wooden nickles thrown about by Rupert, “arrrrrrrgggggghh matie”, Murdoch’s FOX NEWS; side effects still include paranoia, purging, nausea, development of a twang, a horrible twang in one’s own native accent, as well as countless other issues with the bowels, tongue, throat and vision not to mention mild mental “challenges”, such as brain washing, dementia and tunnel vision, oh yeah and the eventual drooling…  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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