I read the dumbest headline ever on the editorial page of one of the world's more serious newspapers. (I was so shocked by the stupidity of the headline, that I did not consider the implications of my disappointment in the newspaper). Even Onion writers might shy away from such a line.
"Is the tsunami too big to fight?"
Duh! and double duh! This could be the biggest case of hubris ever captured in print.
Nature always wins a fight with humans. Period. Full stop. The end. No happily-ever-after. Humans often talk about destroying the planet: they can't; they can only destroy life for fellow human beings.
Still, I imagine that somewhere someone is trying to figure out how to "prevent" earthquakes and volcanoes and hurricanes and wildfires and other natural phenomena. I can picture those Republican geniuses gleefully touting the benefits of a plan to harass those pesky volcanoes...(as a way to shift money to some friendly government contractor.) Glee, of course, results not from their concern for future benefits to mankind, but rather from dreams of hefty campaign contributions and freebees from companies contracted to perform this futile task.
New bulletin: I just noticed that Republicans want to cut spending on tsunami warning (the wrong people must be receiving the funding, ie. scientists). Is that predictable or what? There is no global warming; tsunamis are not a danger.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.