Disasters


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Excuse Us for Living

Disaster Relief:

Take a Lesson from History

     Excuse us for living, but it’s a safe conclusion to say that we are experiencing more natural disasters. No matter whether you call these weather related events “climate change,” “global warming,” or “extreme weather.” Call them by their real names; like tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri, and Moore, Oklahoma, hurricanes “Katrina” and “Sandy,” western wild fires from California to Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and on and one, most recently the Oso, Washington, mudslide.

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         This is an aerial view of a neighborhood destroyed by the powerful tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri, Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

      That conclusion would be correct. Since 1980 the U.S. has sustained 151 weather/climate disasters each at or above $1 billion in 2013 dollars. That total cost comes to…hold on to your bloomers…in excess of $1 trillion!

Granted, there is a difference between the greater, overall…

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Dutch, Pothead, Married since 1999, once homeless officially homed since uh...I guess somewhere around 2006. Music lover (anything but techno) Animal friend (in general, dogs and cats more specific, wolves rule though), Happy (most of the time) Pacifist, optimist but also sarcastic, cynical and philosopher (big word, if I find a better one....) oh... Gamer, PC freak, Software junky, bottom level hacker (lol i can "hack" some of my games but t.b.h others did the work, I just apply their knowledge) all around "can you fix my pc Martin" guy did I mentioned married?

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