Forecasting The What If?

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No one wants think about natural disasters destroying life as we know it. Life on Earth is awesome – our planet is filled with so much beauty, magnificence, and miracles.

Most of us choose to think about natural disasters later. The majority of us believe that major Earth events won’t happen in our lifetime, but too few have considered what our children or grandchildren may go through.

Forecasting The End

Here is the link to The Weather Channel’s short clips from their evening series, Forecasting The Future. This is an excellent Cliff’s Note education about what can happen to our planet.

Tips To Shift With Major Events

You can begin NOW making the much needed changes that can save you, your family, and your future loved ones from fear and discomfort.

  1. Get involved with local politics and secure that your community leaders are on their game concerning environmental and future development;
  2. Good local government bleeds into better state governments, which moves up the ladder into federal government;
  3. Spend your money supporting local farmers, shops and venders;
  4. Install alternative energy in your schools, homes, and businesses, and get off the global oil and gas grid;
  5. Bank with credit unions, local and small banks;
  6. Keep cash and small change on hand;
  7. Relocate from coastal areas, and encourage local governments to stop developing along rising shorelines;
  8. Keep stored water and dry foods/dry goods for two weeks of an emergency supply per household for both you and your pets.

Earth changes are nothing to be scared of – they are something to understand better so you can be more prepared.

Prepare for the inevitable, now and for the future, and go back to enjoying a wonderful life on this magnificent planet.


The Earth in space

Our Earth is a magnificent planet – enjoy it.


Tornado Tours – Seriously?

A storm spotter photo of Saturday's tornado in Kansas.

Storm spotter photo of May 2013 tornado in Kansas.

Yes, I have been a storm chaser, and I loved it. And yes, I have been part of a “group of chasers” going into storms.

But no, I would NOT take novice pedestrians into a storm chase. The El Reno, Oklahoma twister confirms that.

Just Text

A picture of an EF5 tornado in Oklahoma.

The deadly EF5 tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma, May 2013.

There is no doubt that our science education, both in the media and in the public schools, is falling FAR behind in the US. By the time students graduate from public high school, they do NOT know much about geography  or Earth Science (about the US or any other country), and most graduates have NO IDEA how violent storms form or how to react in a natural disaster.

Sorry to sound cynical, but most of the kids I know these days live for their I-phones. When a disaster occurs, they just start texting. Most get darn annoyed if they lose signal, and few pay attention to the danger around them.

We desperately need to revamp our attitudes and awareness and, today, the drama of a natural disaster has morphed into big business as opposed to a humbling respect for Earth changes.

Respect The Earth

I suppose humans have always enjoyed a thrill – there are tight-rope walkers, knife throwers, race car drivers, sky divers, and lion tamers. But tornado tours? One thing for sure, those who toured the El Reno tornado DID have the experience of their life, and are lucky to be alive.

A cartoon picture of a mad scientist with buildings in background.

Our desire to control the immense power of the Earth has become dangerously unnatural.

We’ve Got It Backwards

Today, we are ALL facing a new reality that the Earth, and its enduring movements, determine all life on this planet, your life. And everything can change in an instant.

Our villages, cities, states, nations, and countries are meaningless to the Earth’s mountains, volcanoes, streams, rivers, oceans and seas. Our human world has become unnaturally divided from the natural world, and humanity has begun battling with the Earth when our “possessions” are threatened. We look at the Earth today as if we are waging war against Nature. Humans feel victimized when violent storms get in their way.

We’ve got it backwards, though.

The Earth is our home, and it is an awesome place. We are the guests here, but we are overstepping our boundaries and have worn out our welcome. Sadly, mankind’s influences are no longer a natural part of the Earth’s standard operating system. The Earth will win this battle at the end of the day.

I’m all for teaching others about the power of tornadoes and violent storms, but tornado tours are a bit over-the-top for this storm chaser. Stay safe on your next tour, y’all.


EF5 Tornado In El Reno, Oklahoma Was The Widest Ever On Record

A picture of an EF5 tornado in Oklahoma.

The deadly EF5 tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma May 2013.

The month of May is prime time for tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma, but less than two weeks after an EF5 tornado leveled the town of Moore, Oklahoma, a 2.6 mile wide tornado, the widest tornado on record, hit the same area in less than two weeks. This “super-rare” tornado whipped down the same path, packing winds that reached 295 mph.

… and my oldest son, his fiance, my sister, my brother-in-law, and their 2 dogs were in the middle of it.

The Twister

Sadly, 18 people died in this tornado, including three, experienced storm chasers. I am grateful that my family escaped unharmed. If this EF5 twister had remained one, large rotating vortex, the small communities in the path of this massive storm would have been leveled, similar to the devastation in Moore.

Thankfully, this twister broke into smaller, multiple vortexes, and the stretch where this twister touched down between El Reno and Union City was mostly rural farm and grazing land. Most of the destruction came toward the end of the tornado’s 16.2-mile path along Interstate 40, where several motorists were killed when their vehicles were tossed around like toy cars.

History Repeating

The Weather Channel storm map showing serious storms over the Midwest.

Severe storms plagued Oklahoma in May 2013..

Both El Reno and Moore have been hit by EF5 tornadoes before this May 2013 outbreak. In 1999, Moore was hit by a EF5 with the strongest winds ever measured on Earth: 302 mph. On May 24, 2011, a violent long-track EF5 tornado passed through the El Reno area, causing extensive damage and killing 9 people.

Sooooo, it’s time for some changes, you think?

Restructuring Our Communities

While our global lawmakers spend time “debating” what to do about global warming, natural disasters, and Earth changes, we are missing the warning signs that Earth changes won’t wait for us to untangle our knots.  It’s time to step up our game.

We can no longer rebuild in the same places in the same ways within natural disaster zones; our development designs are antiquated, and we are wasting time and money. Mankind’s urban sprawl has become cumbersome – we aren’t changing with Earth changes.

The Earth is different today, and it will never go back to the way it used to be. Our entire solar system, is changing. The galaxy is changing. Our Universe is changing. Humans are NOT keeping up with the changes because we do not like change; people do not like to lose profits.

We can’t sit this one out, people.

Let’s start making the right changes because whether we like it or not, the planet will go forward without us.

I am grateful my family safely rode this one out!A picture of Dr. Hull's son and daughter in law.