Art Vandelay wrote:I don't know if there's necessarily more environmental disasters occurring or not, but I think the perception that there has been more is defintely there due in large part to 24-hour news outlets, the internet, and other relatively new media. We hear more about natural disasters that occur around the world, that doesn't necessarily mean that there is more. It also doesn't mean that there isn't, obviously.
And out of the ten strongest earthquakes on record, only one has occurred in the last 40 years.
exactly. nothing gets by humans nowadays without being recorded. before man became advanced, millions of things far worse happened but just were not recorded. what we are experiencing now is nothing really, compared to what happened long long time ago. ice ages, polar shifts, massive tectonic plate movements, all of these are on a global catastrophic scale, as what we see nowadays with regional earthquakes and hurricanes are minuscule in comparison.