Friday, 11 March 2011

Tsunami after 8.9 scale quake in Japan.


Watching the horrifying images on TV today of the damage caused by the huge 8.9 scale earthquake in Japan it made me realise just how frail and venerable our societies are to the destructive powers of nature. We sometimes forget that when it comes to natural disasters we are no more able to avoid and defend against them now than we where a hundred years ago. Sure, our technology can warn us of impending doom and destruction, but against the natural world we are still pretty much at the mercy of the elements we often take for granted.

Lets just hope that fortune smiles on those effected, and that the death toll for this awful event does not rise much more.


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