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The Wrath of Nature is really An Inconvenient Truth

Updated on March 17, 2011
The aftermath of the 8.9 magnitude of earthquake @ Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March 11, 2011
The aftermath of the 8.9 magnitude of earthquake @ Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March 11, 2011 | Source

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Chaos everywhere

I was told by my cousin who's already at the Naga City downtown, waiting for me, about the biggest magnitude of earthquake that hit Japan (as of March 11, 2011). It was not the political uprising in the Middle East and neighboring Muslim nations. It's not the New Zealand's earthquake aftermath, either or the recovery of Haiti. It's about the 8.9 magnitude of Earth-shaking movement that nearly isolated the northeast part of the country, especially the capital city, Tokyo, from the rest of the world.

As of this writing, the Tsunami Advisory has been released by 20 neighboring countries in the Pacific Ocean region, including the USA, Australia, Central America, South America, Russia and the Philippines.

The grim scenarios of succeeding disastrous events left peoples of the world on how to cling for safety.

Internet helped a lot through the social media. Families and friends sought the media to offer prayers and messages of comfort to those who were affected by the calamity.

Personally, I wrote comforting messages on my Facebook account status and received likes and comments from people who shared the same sentiment.

Japanese people after the 8.9 magnitude of earthquake
Japanese people after the 8.9 magnitude of earthquake

We cannot fight the forces of nature

We always implement safety precautios in everything we do. We always see to it that we're safe after a day's work. Although, there are still accidents than occur, we can control it because it is man-made errors.

But with nature? We always cram for safety. Or even we prepared long enough, we should always expect the unexpected that can happen. Our world is unpredictable. We trust the daily weather reports but meteorology only predicts what will be the possible weather on the next days.

With the contribution of man to relentless usage of Earth's natural resources, we're the one's suffering from our faults. Pollutions of all kinds clouded the once clear sky of our planet. We cannot even see the stars that are shining brightly up there because of the massive fog. Industrialization contributed too much wastes on our dying planet.

Many businessmen benefited on the riches of this planet. I'm sure these disasters are indicators that they should give back worthwhile projects that can rebuild the old, and safe condition of the Earth.

The Tsunami-aftermath of earthquake
The Tsunami-aftermath of earthquake

When disaster strikes.

No one is safe when disaster strikes, especially earthquakes. Although experts and scientists can measure the magnitude of the underneath tremors and shaking on our planet, we still don't know how to warn people of the exact occurence of such 'wrath of nature'.

All year round, every government continue to implement disaster program and implement necessary measures whenever calamaty comes. Alliance of nations in specific region lend a helping hand, providing emergency assistance, like temporary shelter, food, clothing and medicine.

Every month we experience a tremendous upheaval on the center of the Earth. Volcanic eruptions and earthquakes make somuch confusion, fear and grief to the people of those affected nations. The aftermath includes tsunamis that can swept away the whole nation

These events are occuring on regular basis that greatly affect the world stock market, multi-national businesses and even the regular work of the labor force. Many people perish and those who live and been displaced, continue to look for a safer grounds in order to stay and live anew.

We're like ants. I can now compare our lives with these lowly creatures. If their anthill are compromised due to man's intervention, they evacuate and rebuild their homes to a safer location.

That's what we are doing these days.


Mother Earth is dying!

The world is old and we cannot deny the facts that man contributed to the fast-pace aging of Mother Earth. What are these problems?

  1. Pollution - Every country has it's own contribution with the menace that brought disasters to waters, atmosphere and soil. Massive oil spills contributed much problems in Alaska, Mexican Gulf, to mention a few. Fish kills occur due to the sedimentation of many lakes caused by fish feeds. Air pollution brought lung diseases and other health problems.
  2. Deforestation - Instead of planting trees, massive commercial logging caused erosion and people die because of mishandling this kind of natural resources. Reforestation programs cannot meet the recovery of the dangerous effects of illegal logging.
  3. Erratic climate - or the global warming creates too much imbalance in the ecology of nature. Ice meltdown, both in Artic and Antartica, greatly affects the normal weather conditions of the Earth. Too much industrialization contributed to the 'greenhouse effects' we continue to experience these days. The rays of the sun are harming us due to the depletion of the Ozone layer, creating a massive hole on it due to the burning of plastics and the use of hydroflorocarbons (HFC).
  4. Mining - Massive suction of oil underneath the Earth's surface create vacuum that triggers the occurence of untimely shaking underground that can lead to a huge magnitude of earthquake. Although, some will argue that the movement of magma underneath also create tremors or earthquake (tectonic or seismic in origin), the vacuum created by salting away of crude oil can lead to the destruction of Earth's surface. Aside from it, extractions of metal, gems and mineral deposits endanger the lives of miners and the inhabitants nearby. Not to mention poisoning caused by polishing or refining those products.

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An Inconvenient Truth

The wrath of nature is really an inconvenient truth. Athough, many skeptics just shrugged their shoulders when US Ex-Vice President Al Gore spearheaded he anti-Global warming campaign and have been invited to be the main speaker of the documentary movie: An Inconvenient Truth. What I've seen on that true-to-life narrative videos are happening now.

It was only released on 2006, but after five years of that campaign that died down into oblivion, the effects are happening now. Those who doubted his honest-to-goodness mission must be biting their teeth now.

I've seen how college students positively reacted on the anti-Global Warming campaign by planting trees at the end of school year. Recently, we did our share here in Camarines Sur (Philippines) when our governor spearheaded the massive tree planting program, El Verde Movement:  12 Million Trees on 2012. People's organizations and non-government organizations continue to launch reforestation program, but it's not enough because total commercial logging are still implemented in many parts of the world. Forest reserves are exploited by illegal loggers, causing the extinction of many birds and animals.

I recently viewed the documentary movie and it's apocalyptic message and relevance should not be taken for granted.

Alternate sources of fuel without using the natural resources on Earth should be used.

I admire those countries who are using the power of the air to extract and store electricity through windmills that supply  their residents abundantly. If only each country will implement the use of alternate and clean energy (called green resources), then it's only then that this planet will be healed in due time.

We are given dominion among the inhabitants of resources and living things on Earth (the Holy Bible passages say). It's our responbility not to overdo it because exploitation will make a living hell out of this planet.

And that is happening now.


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    • ImChemist profile image


      8 years ago

      Nice and great pictures and videos . rated and voted.

    • BkCreative profile image


      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      This is still unbelievable to look at - and the news today - Sunday (NYC time) is much much worse. We are not bigger, stronger or smarter than nature. It will always try to correct itself. We should be humbled and appreciative and not arrogant and destructive.

      Thanks for a great hub.

    • Romano Arnesto profile image

      Romano Arnesto 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      The world's attention is with Japan right now. Big industries and multi-national firms should talk about these catastrophies (earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.) that can wipe out mankind on the face of the Earth.

    • Arian Rey profile image

      Arian Rey 

      8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas (PHILIPPINES)

      It's the man's overexploitation of natural resources that triggered such massive earthquake and related calamaties. Mother Earth is dying; we still can save our planet if we will find alternative ways to keep our world in normal existence for the good of future generation.

    • Cogerson profile image


      8 years ago from Virginia

      Excellent written hub, heartbreaking photos and videos from yesterday.

    • earthbound1974 profile image


      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      It brings chill to me upon seeing those drastic photos of the biggest earthquake in Japan.


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