The technology has improved enough to give us a fair amount of time, but the weather is still unpredictable enough that each warning may not lead to a severe outcome. The result of which is the “boy cried wolf” scenario, and that only increases human losses. This creates a problem for the weather services.
Seems clear that, in the wake of yesteday's storms, for which a warning was issued 16 minutes in advance, the morale of this story is to take each tornado warning seriously. It may be inconvenient and may even seem silly, but you may only be able to laugh it off later if you heed the warning now.
Irony struck me this early this morning, when I learned the news that an abortion doctor in Philadelphia had been found guilty of murder for killing babies after he botched the initial abortion. Granted the whole ordeal turns my stomach in such a way that I don't really know the facts, and so I can't comment any further other than to ask, isn't it ironic, don't you think?
Then I came across news about the large loss of population in the nation's bee hives, between 31 and 45%. I know if this continues, it will be bad news for our agriculture, given the importance of bees in the life cycle of many plants. So I got to thinking about the bee.
Intelligent design? Here again we have an animal, apparently vital to the life of the biome, that is nearly always swatted at or killed if it gets in your house or car. I am unaware of any known pathogen carried by bees and transmitted to humans. Bees sting. Some people are deathly allergic to its toxin. Why in hell would such a vital animal be so reviled in isolation?