Dear John and Doves -One can only wonder if the world is finally going to "get it" - that bad stuff doesn't just happen, and that the One Who causes disasters has a reason for doing so!One can certainly pray for Seth Borenstein, and hope that he and other writers and editors will start connecting the dots soon. At least they see that something unusual is happening. God has more disaster than Washington DC has relief (apparently, the FEMA budget is about tapped out already), and if we can't do any better than "prepare for the worst and hope for the best," we can expect escalating judgment, to match our escalating recalcitrance.
The U.S. has had a record 10 weather catastrophes costing more than a billion dollars: five separate tornado outbreaks, two different major river floods in the Upper Midwest and the Mississippi River, drought in the Southwest and a blizzard that crippled the Midwest and Northeast, and Irene.
What's happening, say experts, is mostly random chance or bad luck. But there is something more to it, many of them say. Man-made global warming is increasing the odds of getting a bad roll of the dice.
Sometimes the luck seemed downright freakish.
The East Coast got a double-whammy in one week with a magnitude 5.8 earthquake followed by a drenching from Irene. If one place felt more besieged than others, it was tiny Mineral, Va., the epicenter of the quake, where Louisa County Fire Lt. Floyd Richard stared at the darkening sky before Irene and said, "What did WE do to Mother Nature to come through here like this."
There are still four months to go, including September, the busiest month of the hurricane season. The Gulf Coast expected a soaking this weekend from Tropical Storm Lee and forecasters were watching Hurricane Katia slogging west in the Atlantic.
The insurance company Munich Re calculated that in the first six months of the year there have been 98 natural disasters in the United States, about double the average of the 1990s. (excerpt - Seth Borenstein - complete story here)(emphasis added - sc)The author overlooked the raging wildfires in Arizona and Texas, and major losses of beef because there was nothing to feed them.We need new experts. "Global Warming" is not God. Neither is "random chance" or "luck" (of any stripe). This is where the downward spiral of Darwinism leads. Next stop: the Abyss. Floyd Richard needs prayer, too. Yeah, we "did something" but it isn't the non-existent "Mother Nature" who is offended.I suspect that in September, hurricanes will not be the greatest of our concerns. Day 188 (we have been amply warned!) is just ten days out, and unless there is MASSIVE authentic repentance, Babylon-the-Mother-of-harlots is gonna get her chops busted ... again.Thanks for your good work.Best,SteveP.S. Here's a random, and perhaps useless, fact: the Pigmy Loris has a gestation period of 188 days.(isn't he cute?? Wouldn't you like to have one??)