When we talk about a weather station what comes to your mind? A lot depends on whether you are a Baby Boomer, Generation X, or Millennial when discussing the same. Baby Boomers still contend with listening to the weather forecast on radio stations or on television sets, something the later two cannot contend with. One important factor that we need to put in perspective is that we are living in a totally different era and whether we say in loudly or not the latter two have literally out done the Boomers in literally everything. They in the first place are a force to contend with.
Baby Boomers are wise, wealthy and if not retired are talking about retirement in the near future. The later two are fast-faced, outgoing and go getters and have a whole bright future ahead of them without a care in the world. They have an easy life as everything can now be handled at the touch of a button. It is therefore not surprising that even how weather information is viewed has totally differed from what it was a few years back. Even though the Boomers as has been discussed in other forums are the future of economy, they must in essence catch up with the changes in both technology and the weather.
Over the last few years you will agree that most of the weather station jobs were handled by the Baby Boomers. This is not so in the 20st century, the fast-faced world is quickly removing them or retiring them from the work platform as they are not able to catch up with technology or are considered too old to handle the changes in technology. Whatever the case, the changes are great and are making it easier than ever to be able to know when a catastrophe struck or get prepared in the face of extreme weather conditions.
As I write this, a lot of people are still homeless and grappling with great uncertainties regarding their future as they have lost not only their property but their homes and source of livelihoods. Families have lost loved ones in storms like Harvey and Irma that have struck with a vengeance. Available research indicates that the ferocity of the storms was caused by the changes in the planets atmosphere ocassioned by damage of environment by human beings either looking for accommodation or because of greed wanting to own large chunks of land and forget to plant more trees.
If we were still stuck in the old weather station arrangement that the Baby Boomers were used to, it would have been worse. But because of technology and the social media, people were prepared early in advance and told beforehand to prepare for hurricanes headed their way. The rising sea levels and climate change is taking its toll in the weather and if this needs to be addressed, in better platforms, nothing can be better than the social media platform. It is the best thing that ever happened in the 21st century.
Even though a lot of discussion has been going on in the way the changes have been, we must agree that because of available information either in our homes, social media or in our gadgets, the level of deaths was far much less than it would been. This is not to say that we are happy with the deaths caused, in essence they well less not as people had thought. But this in essence is to say that with better arrangement and information, the number of deaths should be minimal if not any. People should by plan live to old age and only die in ripe old age as planned.
Finally, even though it is important to have informed regarding weather whichever place you live, subscribing to a weather station will enable you to know beforehand the trending condition. But that aside, let’s not forget that whether we are Baby Boomers, Generation X, or Millennia’s, it is our responsibility as individuals to take care of the environment and avoid contributing to the destruction of the environment further. If ever you forget every other things, you need to remember one thing that the weather never ever forgets, and even many years later, they will still hit hard when an opportunity allows them to do so. You better be safe than sorry.