That's what passed my mind too.ksl wrote:Sad and shocking to see all those pictures and suffering people have their lives taken away in one foul swoop. Make's one wonder what economies are all about, just as well live in a tent in these areas.
The planet is angry and no doubt with weather changes, ice melts, and rising water world wide, will have cause more pressure in deeper waters, breaking open the earths crust in weak areas. we haven't seen nothing yet.
And no way the insurance will cover these people.
So damn sad for everyone and the poor children so frightened too! So much for gods.
To say the planet's angry sounds like animism (worshipping of nature), but to understand the fact that this has always happened and that the Ring of Fire runs round the sea bed of the Pacific region ( scientific ) will be useful for humans to plan and predict the future. It's claimed ( and I believe it ) by Professor Aryos Santos ( author of Atlantis- the Lost city )that the ancient civilisation of Lemur was buried deep under the sea floor when much, much larger catastrophes shook the Sunda Shelf before the ice age - the results of that quadruple disaster, earthquake, tsunami, flooding and lowering of temperature was felt worldwide which brought about the Ice age around 11,500 BC. The biblical story of Noah was true; it happened when the ice caps melted and the world was flooded so that the ring of fire (volcanoes) were submerged.
To make it worse, planet earth had been attacked by passing meteorites, one being so gigantic, it was supposed to have killed all the dinosaurs and drastically changed the whole format of earth.
So there's imminent dangers from above and below us. Some of us are lucky to be in less hazard prone regions but I'd say that science is definitely our advantage if we use it the right way. The high tech of Japan enable the world to witness the power of nature in all it's tragic details. Hopefully, it'll help humankind to understand and support each other to withstand future calamities of any scale. It does, I agree, make humankind fighting each other seem futile.
Back to the world, the insurance does cover so that affects the stock market and shares have tumbled. But that shouldn't be the point - as TT pointed out, the ancients, like the Incas, Mayas and other tribes had devised their own methods of avoiding the might of nature.
What Japan showed me was that in Tokyo, they have developed the technology to make their buildings withstand the tremors of the earthquakes; perhaps they can similarly work out the science for withstanding the tsunami.
Hokusai was an amazing artist. Can someone show Hokusai's block print of The Wave? Japan can have an aquamarine scientist so that in time, their buildings can be tsunami proof. That's how technology can help us analyse our defences in the regions round the ring of fire.
Yes, it's all in the elements, so back to your 'gods are angry' line, do we cultivate our karmas?
Whatever, I'm inclined to believe we can work with nature rather than fight it. My sympathies to Japan.