Are we living in troubled times? Houston, Florida, and the Caribbean Islands has been threatened and decimated by hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, Maria and Jose. Mexico City was devastated by an earthquake. In their path lies death and destruction that will impact many lives for several years.
There is no doubt we’re living in troubled times. There is many weather and earth related changes impacting our planet today. Hurricanes, earthquakes, climate change is a global phenomenon that is becoming more frequent and intense in occurrence.
If you want to bury your head in the sand and pretend it’s not going on, this past week hurricanes and earthquakes in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean should be a wake up call. By the way, other countries have been experiencing these global changes for years. It’s now intensifying in our neck of the woods, and we’re finally waking up to the fact they are not alone. We’ve had our share of disasters but we need to look at everything collectively. I wonder, what in the world is going on?
My parents live on the Island of Dominica which was passed over by hurricane Irma and hammered by hurricane Maria. The Islands power lines are down and I haven’t been able to contact them since Monday. There is very little information coming out of Dominica at this time due to their current condition.
The disaster on this small Island of approximately 70,000 people will be felt for the forseeable future. Needless to say I am eagerly awaiting word and praying for their safety.
The aftermath of the people who live in these affected areas will be huge. Loss of human life is by far the major concern. The people in all the affected areas like Houston, Florida, and the Caribbean will have to rebuild there lives in more ways than one. What we take for granted, will take them years to regroup and recoup.
The power grid will take months to be at peak performance. Some homes have to be abandoned and rebuilt. Businesses impacted by the destruction will result in loss of jobs and income for many islanders. The economy especially in the Islands is built on tourism and unfortunately they will have a huge loss of revenue for many years. In Dominica where there is no running water and the possibility of a food shortage, I pray they will get the much-needed help sooner rather than later.
In conclusion, I believe climate change is real and we’re headed for troubled times. I don’t say this lightly, because my family has been impacted by the hurricanes. If you take a look around the world, disastrous weather are getting more and more severe, thus impacting many lives around the world.
Our media tends to focus more on our part of the world. When other weather patterns leave their mark in European, Asian and African countries, it’s merely a bleep on our screen. We need to take a closer look on a global scale to have a better understanding of the degradation around our world due to current weather and earth related conditions.
We are living in troubled times, we need to wakeup and become more aware of the shift that’s taking place on our planet. Some of us have become so immune to disasters, its back to business as usual within a very short period of time.
There is a humanitarian crisis going on and we all need to do our part in order help those most in need. I read after 6 months, people no longer get involved helping communities which were severely impacted. Yes, the water has receded and the power is back on, but it doesn’t mean people no longer need our help. The rebuilding of lives impacted by these events are just beginning.
My prayers are with all those suffering and impacted through all these related weather events and their families.