I was shocked when I saw the news about the earthquake that stuck near the city capital of Acapulco yesterday. News of 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Mexico quickly spread which prompted me to email my colleague living in Mexico City. I didn’t know until I watched TV Patrol that another country was rocked, a few minutes earlier than Mexico, by 6.2 magnitude and the epicenter was reported in the hilly rolls of Papua, easternmost province of Indonesia.
After Japan and now these two Pacific countries, I cannot help but wonder if nature is taking its revenge or it starts cleansing itself. There was once (and still) a popular theory that Mother Earth heals itself. As we continue to abuse nature and destroy biodiversity, we are triggering a chain reaction that will result to drastic change in the environment we are living in. Do you know that Canada, thousands of years ago, was a vast frozen land? Nothing can prevent that from happening again so we have to protect what we have now.
Give it thousands of years, the Earth we know now will be different. Look at some geological maps to see how Earth looks like thousand years ago. Earth will continue to change and we should learn to adapt to it as well.
We call our Supreme Being in different names, but may Allah and God keep these countries safe, help families recover from their losses, and may the departed be at peace.