Me and my wife were watching the news last night and came to a consensus. Weather-wise, we really don't have it bad here.

We've been watching terrible wildfires out west for weeks. Tropical Storm Henri blew into the East over the weekend and sadly at least 22 people lost their lives in Tennessee, including two seven-month-old twins.

Thanks to all the greenhouse gases we've emitted, two of our largest ice-sheets are melting rapidly, adding to the mass of the ocean, which in turn is making the ocean floor "change at a non-negligible rate."

I'm not going to argue with you about climate change or that you should be an environmentalist, but these things are noticeable.

Sure we see flooding from time-to-time, maybe a tornado touches down or we get hammered with a snowstorm, but it's pretty rare to see hundreds of people lose their homes in our neck of the woods.

I guess if you include flooding over the last few years, or maybe the derecho last year, it's been a stretch since we've seen any major damage for a while.

My heart breaks for those folks and I keep them in my prayers daily.

If you want to help, you can always make a donation to the AMERICAN RED CROSS.

Lets be honest, we really don't have it that bad.

~Chris Farber

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