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Thoughts On The 5th Anniversary Of Hurricane Sandy And The Prevalence Of Climate Change

Anyone who lived through Hurricane Sandy five years ago can easily tell you where they were and how they somehow survived.  Today is the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.

We believed, back then, that Hurricane Sandy was a once in a lifetime storm for the New York City area. It would go into the history books and we would move on with our lives. It was just another Hurricane.

Cut to this year. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma,  Jose and Maria left a wake of destruction in Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico respectively. Puerto Rico is still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Despite what the deniers will say, climate change is real. We, as a species, are shooting ourselves in our collective feet and pretending that we are not. When Donald Trump announced earlier this year that the US would be removing itself from the Paris Climate Agreement, he once again opened his mouth just to shove his foot in it.

Climate change may not be happening as quickly as it appears in the movies, but it is very real. If we live to see our grandchildren born, we may be asked some questions, that we as a generation may not be able to answer.

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Throwback Thursday- Jurassic Park (1993)

Science and mother nature are wondrous things. Their creations can be beautiful and dangerous. It becomes more dangerous when man enters the equation and starts to mess with science and mother nature.

Michael Crichton’s startlingly real 1990 novel, Jurassic Park can be boiled down to two sentences: don’t mess with mother nature. Mother nature always wins.

In 1993, the novel was adapted into a highly successful film. A new theme park has opened. It’s name is Jurassic Park. The park’s shtick is that cloned dinosaurs have been brought back to life after millions of years. The park’s human visitors can marvel at creatures who they have only seen in pictures or whose bones litter the world’s museums. But then the power goes down and the animals are in control.

This movie scared the you know what out of me back in the day. The story itself is enough to startle the living daylights out of some audience members, but the special effects made the audience jump out of their seats.

I absolutely recommend it.


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