Disasters are no big deal


Hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other disasters have a positive side to them. The disaster part is mostly due to our refusal to live with instead of against nature.
Animals know how to do this and handle disasters better than we do. For example, whenever hurricanes hit the outer banks of North Carolina. The wild horses living there move to higher ground and take cover in the local vegetation and rarely suffer any losses.

Birds have a variety of strategies for dealing with massive storms as well. They either leave the area or fly in to the center, surrounded on all sides by its mighty winds.

When a massive tsunami hit the India Point Calimere wildlife sanctuary in December of 2004. The local flamingos ditched their habitats in search of higher ground before the disaster hit, saving themselves in the process.

In 2009, scientists discovered that the creatures in a pond they were working at disappeared and were vexed. Three days later, the nearby town experienced a 5.9 magnitude earthquake. Apparently, the toads could sense it was coming and hopped off to safer ground.

Insects have a survival strategy too. When ants get flooded out, they cling together to form a living life raft.

Humans are the only species that tries to defeat the forces of nature, but in the end, we just look like fools.

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