Second Day Of Ferocious Storms + Floods + Earthquakes Worldwide

huge bolt of lightening.

Violent storms have covered the globe with tornadoes and floods.

The end of April 2014 has been an active time. Violent storms have covered the Earth with tornado damage and serious flooding, and earthquakes  continue to shake the globe.

Here is some of the activity going on worldwide today:

  1. Severe storms – Eastern USA
  2. Tornadoes – Mississippi, USA
  3. Tornadoes – Alabama, USA
  4. Tornadoes – Arkansas, USA
  5. River flooding – Minnesota, USA
  6. River flooding – Tennessee, USA
  7. Severe storms – Italy
  8. Severe storms – Austria
  9. Severe storms – Germany
  10. Severe storms – Serbia
  11. Floods – Costa Rica
  12. Floods – Guatemala
  13. Floods – Afghanistan
  14. Floods – Florida Gulf Coast, USA
  15. Floods – Ontario, Canada
  16. Floods/Landslide – China
  17. 5.1 – earthquake Chile
  18. 4.8 – earthquake Greece
  19. 5.3 – earthquake China
  20. 5.6 – earthquake Ascension Island
  21. 5.0 – earthquake Visokoi Island
  22. 5.1 – earthquake Papua New guinea
  23. 5.0 – earthquake Panama
  24. 5.3 – earthquake LEsperance Rock, NZ
  25. 5.3 – earthquake Tonga
  26. 3.1 – earthquake Oklahoma, USA
  27. 3.2 – earthquake Alaska, USA

And that’s just for today!

 

 

How Life Fits Together On Any Spring Morning

A picture of a hand holding a glowing earth globe in his hand with a butterfly on the globe.

Earth’s Symphony of Life – why can’t humans be so gentle with one another?

I woke up this morning to a Symphony of Spring Life outside my door. A family of rabbits caught my eye as they carried pieces of straw and dry Pampas grass into a rabbit hole they just dug in my garden.

Cherry red cardinals were flying over the Cottontails, making their way to the suet cakes hanging next to a bird feeder dripping with crisp sunflower seeds that a fat and bushy squirrel was spilling overboard.

Then, a bird-sized yellow and black Swallowtail coasted between the squirrel and the Cardinal as the morning breeze carried it along with little effort.

Wow. What a diversity of life for North Texas. All I need to see now is a deer, but sprawling, human development north of Dallas ran those off years ago.

Bigger Than Life

Watching this small, yet magnified, exchange of “being” made me realize how well other animals get along with one another. With the exception of my domesticated wiener dogs and arrogant house cat (who are currently unaware), those Cottontails are safely shoving straw down their rabbit hole in my front yard – the squirrel hasn’t been arrested for stealing a few sunflower seeds – and, the Cardinals haven’t attacked the butterfly coasting close to the suet cake.

All these animals are going about their business and leaving one another alone.

So, why can’t we, humans, do the same thing?

The Ecosystem

A baby and mother polar bear looking endearing at one another.

Humans try to control the natural ecosystem for their own benefit.

If you study the Natural Sciences, you’ll discover that animals pretty much keep out of each other’s way, using a mere snarl or harmless pounce to set their boundaries. Killing is meant for food only, and as sad as that is, it helps regulate wild populations.

No other animal on our planet kills for the “convenience” of it other than the human. 

We annihilated the American Indian so we could possess their lands; we organize coos to steal another’s resources; we start wars for oil.

Do we inoculate newborn babies for profit, and produce toxic foods for ultimate population control? No matter the reason, our actions are a product of arrogance, judgement, and greed.

I’m glad to be human, but this morning, I think I’d rather be a Cottontail.

 

 

 

Google Maps Confirms Mass Animal Die-Offs Worse In USA And UK

 

A picture of a honey bee.

Honeybees are but one of many species dying off in the USA and UK at the hands of human technology.

Google has a very detailed map of the mass animal die-offs in 2013. As depressing as this is, Hat’s Off to Google for documenting this because it’s important for everyone to know where the majority of wildlife losses are taking place.

It’s time to hold these countries accountable. We need to look at the human influences, and where those influences are concentrated.

The USA And The UK

Does it come as much of a surprise to learn that the majority of massive animal die-offs are in the USA and in the UK

These are the countries that keep “pushing” technology, oil and gas production, nuclear energy, advancement of war, and consumption, consumption, consumption at the expense of the wildlife.

All the while, these are the countries trying to blame mass animal die-offs on global warming, Earth changes, and climate change.

Earth changes may be the cause of the die-offs in the three, sparse areas in Africa, or in the one area in Iceland, or the one area in Alaskaor maybe NOT. Further unbiased research is warranted, but it is clear that human influences are at the root of the massive die-offs in the USA and UK.

False Claims

picture of two Green Macaws

We are not witnessing massive die-offs of Macaws in Costa Rica. So, we cannot blame “global warming.”

Google maps confirms that there is no where else on Earth with so many animal die-offs concentrated on one continent.

It is time to reign in human gluttony, abuse, and arrogance. It’s time global societies stand up for the wildlife, and FORCE some boundaries on the bulldozing effects advanced humans have on Nature.

Look for yourself – every picture tells a story