The Earth, rain, snow, ice, water, and heat are taking control of our planet, so will there be a day when we can predict the future earthquakes, tsunamis and other disacters? Technological advances are in our favor. There are networks that produce the earthquakes locations, satellites that quantify the Earth’s movements, and an enormous history of past earthquakes that are due to slips in the fault lines. Much is done to help the devastation they cause, but not enough is done to help save it from happening in the first place, but there is hope that one day we will be able to. You would think that there would be some clue as to when the Earth will suddenly release a burst of energy in its crust.
The hurricane in New Orleans, Tsunami in Indonesia, global warming nationwide, and more recently the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile are all undoubtedly horrific events that created great amounts of wonder and disaster. Why can’t we predict their arrival? We can predict the weather to a certain extent, so why do we not know when a massive wave is going to strike or an earthquake will erupt in one the poorest country in the world? The two recent events are constant reminders that we are still not capable of predicting earthquakes. Many have tried, but were unsuccessful. They are attempting to predict the unpredictable. Some of these disasters such as earthquakes do occur spontaneously and are not similar to hurricanes that can be precisely predicted.
I hope that one day we will be able to predict tragedy but only time will tell? How about animals? An enormous amount of information is around to suggest that animals can feel an earthquake or tsunami coming a few days before these disasters actually happen. However, until more research is done on these disasters and animals abilities this will remain unknown. We are getting better at predicting the weather and severity of certain storms but there is so much more we cannot do.
Posted by Amanda Makowski (8)