Plate tectonics, with visible results – and some reflections on change

By | September 25, 2013
It's rare to see a change in landscape so drastic as the fallout of a natural disaster. We typically think of disasters as terrible because of harm inflicted on people, and assume that 'good' comes out of maintaining the status quo. But should it be that way?

The emergence of the new island puts disaster back into perspective: the earth is constantly changing, and we are just little nothings on its surface, subject to the Earth's will and fancy. And despite all the good and bad, in the end everything is really about change. It isn't just the earth that changes: it wouldn't be bad if we as a species learn to embrace change.

/via +Nicholas Vilppu 

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