The Cyclical Earth in 2010.

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  Erosion: caused by weather and water, and the consequences of  tectonic plate movements, are the two primary  forces that have built the landscapes we enjoy everyday.
  My wife and I flew over the Grand Canyon during our honeymoon. To me, it looked like a mammoth gravel pit with a stream running through it. Actually, its just that.
  The great Rocky mountains were made after two tectonic plates collided.
  Our planet is geologically active. The surface or Crust is always changing. Think of the Earth’s surface as the film that builds on a cooling pot of freshly cooked pudding, (I like butterscotch). Volcanoes are the warm gooey pudding oozing out a weak spot in the film. Kinda like that.
  This post was inspired by the story on the link to the right. The top ten disasters of 2010.
  Is a natural shifting of the planet, or a phenomena caused by it’s atmosphere considered a disaster if no human life or property is involved? Disasters always rise up where people live.
  Headline: “…the disaster happened in an area hundreds of miles away from any witnesses. Nobody was killed or injured. The officials estimated the damage to be near nothing.” Have you ever heard this on your morning news?
  Yes, disasters happen every year and people do die. Aren’t scientist doing their best to understand, predict and warn the public about these natural events? But doesn’t civilization congregate in some of the most dangerous areas on the planet?
  The next trip my wife and I are planning is to Yellowstone National Park. Its a Super Volcano.
  I hope it doesn’t blow while we’re there; that would be a disaster. What are the odds?