Where are the hidden cities of the world? Why are they able to tell us so much about what has happened before and why are they able to tell the future? This is so true and so scary at the same time.
If you look at the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, you will see that history shows us that Mt. Vesuvius do a lot of damage. If you look to the past and that Mt. Vesuvius has buried the two cities. There is also the fact that there is proven ash deposits in Naples. When you look at the dangers would you honestly want to build there without the simple fact that you are going to have to at some point in time evacuate the city.
If you look at the history of the reasons that the Mayan’s ended up having to leave the great cities of Tikal and others. You will see that when you take advantage of the planet that there is damage that is going to hit you several times over. With the Mayans, you will find that they had cut down too many trees and the rains that would have helped them, ended up washing the good lands away. The trees that held the lands in place had been destroyed, the crops were failing and the people no longer trusted the Gods to take care of them. The cities were abandon and the people went back to the lands.
This shows that if you abuse the planet, then you will have to deal with what is the results. The planet is a living, breathing, entity and you need to respect her. When you cut down all the trees, you are removing the planets lungs. When you put too much Carbon Dioxide in the air, the planet has a harder time in dealing with it.
When Mt. St. Helens in Washington State erupted in 1980, it was a wakeup call for the people of Washington State. While she is in a remote area her sister Mt. Rainier, is part of the same range and a bigger danger for several reasons. There are the cities that are built on Lahars (mud flows) and that don’t have good evacuation plans. While people look at the City of Orting, what about the fact that parts of the City of Tacoma are built on the same lahars. How do you evacuate parts of the City of Tacoma, one of the larger cities in the State of Washington? When the ash cloud will cripple so much of the area, you are going to have a hard time doing much of anything.
Then there are the health issues that are going to have to be considered. Volcanic Ash isn’t the same ash as what is in your fireplace. It is microscopic pieces of glass and rock. If you get that into your lungs then you are going to be shredding the lungs and when that combination mixes with the water in your lungs it turns to a form of concrete. How do you get food when cars can’t drive due to the ash, planes can’t fly due to the ash?
We need to see what we are doing and change our ways or we will end up being a hidden city, due to mother nature taking it’s revenge on us.