Dec 2 2016, 6:29pm
...we are lucky to not have volcanoes (except, I think a very ooooooold dead one), earthquakes (except for the odd minor rumbly one, like the one I missed because I was on a pirate ship), tornadoes (OK, once in awhile there's a warning and people flee trailer parks). Hurricanes just hurl some mighty wind and rain at us here, no real deadly devastation.
here in southcentral PA...
The creeks and rivers flood, but we are hilly enough that you have to have parked your stupid house on a floodplain...
And there are the morons who insist on driving through water on the road and get swept away (DON'T DO IT, IT'S DEADLY!!!!).
While the west is notable for wildfires, we don't have a big issue with them, only house and barn fires.
We are part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and can see the effects of climate change easily. Tangier and Smith islands, in the middle of the Bay, are losing ground, literally as the water rises. Climate change creates stronger storms which create more erosion as well as rising seas. Both islands have been inhabited for over four hundred years (the Native people may have visited but didn't seem to live there). On the east coast, the barrier islands protect smaller islands like Chincoteague (notable for its wild pony roundup). They too are experiencing more storms and flooding. The barrier islands, left alone, tend to roll over themselves toward land, as more land rises up out of the sea, so they may be self-healing, if they can keep up with climate change.
Personally, I have a great fear of thunderstorms and tornadoes.
bigger on the inside...
Na 'Aear, na 'Aear! Mżl 'lain nallol, I sŻl ribiel a i falf 'loss reviol...
To the sea, to the sea, the white gulls are crying, the wind is blowing and the white foam is flying... (JRR Tolkien, Legolas Song of the Sea)
Te fenua, te mālie
Nā heko hakilia
We know the way
(Te Vaka, Moana soundtrack)
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