Strange Brouhaha

Monday, December 27, 2004

That's some power...

The earthquakes that caused the tidal waves that did so much damage in the Indian Ocean over the weekend? Strong enough, apparently, to disrupt Earth's rotation. I think it's amazing that something like that can happen without everyone in the world feeling it. I mean, it made the PLANET wobble.

It even erased the Maldives from the planet, at least for a few moments--not surprising, considering that its highest point is 2.4m above sea level (and no, that's not a typo).

We humans think we're such badasses. We got nothing on geology, weather, or the laws of physics. (What we do have that those things don't have, of course, is the ability to willfully USE what relatively-little power we have at our fingertips.)

(Snarky note: I wonder how far the hundreds of billions of dollars we're spending as a nation to prop up George W. Bush's ego would go for the relief effort?)


  • What the tsunami was only able to do temporarily, global warming will do permanenty soon enough. I have some seaside property in Nevada you might be interested in (props to Lex Luthor).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:24 PM  

  • (Fj) - I had the same thought re: Snarky. What's another billion or two added to the national debt? Of course the "administration" would demand that the billion dollar contracts for repair work be awarded only to American companies.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:46 AM  

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