When nature strikes back...

By Toni
@toniganzon (69920)
Philippines
August 15, 2012 2:29am CST
Our country has suffered from nature's wrath two weeks ago and we are still trying to recover from it. It's not even a typhoon, it's just monsoon rain, and yet major cities were under water. And now we have this storm again that might develop into a typhoon. Heavy rain pouring outside with strong wind too. Though there's no flood in my place, I feel worried for those who are not even back in their homes yet. Who are we to blame for this? Our own selves for abusing mother nature? I don't want to point fingers. I just don't want people in my country to suffer anymore.
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@thanks1961 (7035)
• India
15 Aug 12
There are certain things to be happened and that is the law of nature. In every second, something or the other is happening around and it is countless and even beyond our imagination. It is started millions and millions of years ago and still happening. We are here for few years and destined to witness few things and will disappear for ever. But when considering the length of earth and counting the happenings around, it is so big to imagine with our small mind. Whatever happening around the world is now happening because of the natural phenomenon and there is no extra force behind it. We are sure that if we keep water on a kettle on the fire, the water will boil for sure. And it is only one glass of water and keep boiling for more time, there wont be any water in the kettle and the kettle become red in colour and if heated again more, the kettle also may get melted. So, this is just one example that things are happening when few things are given chances to be together and a third result is occurring. We know how a child is first take birth in a women's womb. Definitely there is something happened earlier and the formation of a child is the next process of the earlier act. Similarly, the wind, rains, typhoon and many more things are happening only because of the changes happening around. Some places are having volcano and some places it is not. Some palaces are sea and some are mountains. There are millions of living things under the water and that many are on the land also. So just imagine whatever happening is for a cause and we need to face it or we need to enjoy it. There are a lots of things around which we can't even understand. What we can do is to try to enjoy them, try to understand as much we can, live here with peace of mind and love the one around us for a common peace and for the harmony for the entire universe. When you do your part and I do my part, the world will be look so beautiful and this beauty is what we are looking for the whole (small) life what we have...
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@toniganzon (69920)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
Oh well i guess i wouldn't be enjoying when people are drowning in the flood, babies are up on the roof because their house is under water. But we don't have nobody else to blame. We just have to accept then that this is part of the cycle. An earth ageing.
@rog0322 (2829)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Aug 12
Hi, Newtonian Law: Action=reaction, Logic: cause=effect. What we throw around eventually get back to us, what we plant bears fruit for us to reap. Just the law of nature. Being intelligent beings, we should know how to direct these natural laws to the advantage of those who depend on it. Most of the time, it is the opposite that happens. I don't really understand why.
• India
16 Aug 12
Hi Tonig/Rog, One way, we all are lucky. We got everything ready around and we need just to arrange it properly and plan as per what we have. In fact our predecessors (our older generations) who lived here earlier had suffered a lot and led the hell like life and their hard work and efforts of those times made us to live now peacefully. The history says that and now, in fact we are much advanced and we made most of the things under our control and which is unable to do by us or out of our hands, we need to cooperate or suffer accordingly, as we are helpless.
@berting600 (3453)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
We have to blamed the advancement of technology,due to the fact that they are the mentors of fossil oils,the car that you used which makes the atmosphere with air pollution,the factories that throw away thick smokes and poisonous chemicals in the sea and in the air,the various chemical reactions done by many chemicals in the house in the factories,in the streets,and in the seas and air.The hard headed people who throws away their garbage just anywhere they wanted it to disposed.The lack of self respect to humanity,the lack of respect to atmosphere,the lack of respect to nature that we just burn our garbage even if there are plastic items that could deplete the ozone layer.That is already a part of our living condition even if we scold all of them there is no more time to make our planet be back to its natural cooler condition that we used to have.
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• Philippines
16 Aug 12
I am not pinpointing but I am just enumerating the various aspects why we have this kinds of weather disturbances which was never happening before my time.I am already 54 years old,and during my childhood floods do not occur,no tsunami,no soil erosion and even the heat waves and the el nino and la nina phenomenon do not exist.During the 1970's when plastics are introduced in the market flooding started to occur that hit not just Metro Manila but also several other provinces around our country.My only concern is the way people are reacting to announcements and not doing their own way to evacuate in there places when the government are already warning them of the danger the floods in their lives.They will just evacuate when the floods are already in the critical levels,then they blamed the government.Why?They are not the only one who needs help because there are many more.We should not throw our garbage just anywhere we wanted to throw it.Be good to environment and do not burn your garbage with plastic products.I wish you all the best in this site....
@toniganzon (69920)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
We have all committed those mistakes and there's no use pointing fingers now. We must be responsible for the things that we did and try to salvage what we have now.
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@maean_19 (4657)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
Hi my friend, It's so sad seeing our countrymen suffering. No one wants these disasters to happen. However, what we are experiencing now are just the effects of our own actions. The biggest issues we have done against our environment or nature are the continued plastic garbaging or inappropriate waste disposals as well as the continued illegal logging. In simple words, it's an effect of "karma".
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@toniganzon (69920)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
Yes you are right. It's just so sad, but we can't blame anyone but ourselves. Though several calamities passed, I think we are still not learning our lessons. I don't know how much it would take for us to suffer more before we realised that we need to pay extra attention to our environment.
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@airasheila (5455)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
hi there toniganzon, With reference to your post, you are indeed right, it is the nature's wrath. Actually i do also remember the homily of the mass that i have attended before, hence, according to the priest, "God always forgives and Man sometimes forgives but Nature never never forgives." What is happening now is that, nature do calls the attention of everyone, that, it was not being taking care of.
@toniganzon (69920)
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
I just hope that it won't be too late for us to realize that.
@asliah (11137)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
hi, we could not stop if the nature strikes back to us,and the only thing we can do is to pray and help each other people who needs help,that is why people should be aware in using of our mother nature because when we abuse it then she will strike us.
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@toniganzon (69920)
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
The best way to prevent nature from striking back is treating her well in the first place.
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
This is so true. And it's so really sick seeing the news with all those people affected with it, yet the government officials are all pin pointing who is to blame instead of helping those poor people. Each individual must be really aware that we are accountable to all of this because we don't care about mother nature. It isn't a priority for us Filipinos.
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@toniganzon (69920)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
We are all to blame for this and what we need to do now is to help those in need. But we must also learn how we can avoid the wrath of nature.
@jazel_juan (15748)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
I really do not think this is the time to blame..plus typhoons do really come i guess most often here as the pacific ocean is really near us.. what we need are ways to be able to cope up immediately after every typhoon.. more help from the government.. i am praying it wont damage anything anymore as a lot is suffering. the weather is bad here too.
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@toniganzon (69920)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
Like I said, I don't like pointing fingers. All of us have some how contributed to what's happening right now. All we can do is try our best to help those in need.
@yanzalong (18839)
• Indonesia
15 Aug 12
I amnsorry to hear this, tony. My prayer goes to you and all the people in your country. Hope things will get better soon.
@toniganzon (69920)
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
Thank you. We do need a lot of prayers and some physical help too.
@hsofyan (3447)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
15 Aug 12
What we can do is not to destroy nature. All inhabitants of the earth, must be friends with nature. Hopefully you understand what I mean.
@toniganzon (69920)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
Yes i do understand. But how many people do understand?
• India
29 Oct 12
We had 6 seasons earlier, now it is reduced to 3, summer, winter and rains; i know in your place it is the same, it is our play with mother nature that has caused this, we must stop it, if we don't earth will come to an end soon
@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
Yes, Toni. Same as you, my province has not been affected much by the past flooding that happened in M. Manila , Pampanga and the others, but i do feel sad for those people and places affected. How i really wish , all the people now will learn their lesson and give their share in helping our country from the prevention of flood. Yes, we don't have to point a finger now , because all of us knows that it's the neglect and hard headedness of some undisciplined people. I really hope and pray that the government will now be fully awake, as well as the people.
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@toniganzon (69920)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
How many more calamities do we have to suffer before we finally wake up to our senses? We suffered enough and yet this is still happening. HOpe it won't be too late.
@alberello (4752)
• Italy
15 Aug 12
Dear friend Toniganzon. You know, even in different threads that I posted on this site, you know that I am a lover of nature and blame the behavior human, entirely negative, against precisely the same nature. I believe that now we have reached a point that nature is somehow rebelling. Ok, I admit that in the whole world, every continent has its own climate, and also his own disasters. But I am more than sure that the "hand" human did much to get to such disasters to happen. I know for example that precisely in the Philippines where you live, there are often these meteorological phenomena. I believe that leaving belonging to the economic aspect, it is still possible to remedy. Then are even to say that the crimes against life, they call them errors! Such a shame!
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@toniganzon (69920)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
I just hope that it won't be too late for people to realize that our nature should not be taken for granted.
@sanjay91422 (2725)
• India
21 Aug 12
I know there is no one you can blame because even nature did not do that to make someone sorrow. It is the natural imbalance which caused it. When natural equilibrium disturbs it has to shift to a new one so such things happen. Some people become the victims and it makes me sad too.
@toniganzon (69920)
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
Indeed. If it's the natural course then we can't do anything about it but die.