Interesting question in the OP.
I have thought about this many times over the past several years, during this past solar cycle. What brought me to the same question was observing
people and how they are determined to scoff at any real discussion on the subject out of fear or denial.
So many times on this forum I have shared posts with people who took the stance that if you live in tornado alley you have to expect what you get. It
is not that easy I have said, generations, work, many factors lead to where people chose to live.
Most importantly, in my gut I knew that as climate changes accelerate there is little chance of any true safe places left on the planet. We have all
seen the validation of that instinct in the past couple years, locations that have been untouched by natural and man made disasters in the past have
been getting hit over and over.
Most of us have resonated with the idea that unless it happens to you directly... you can simply turn your head and compromise what you know you
should be doing now for your own protection when disaster strikes home in that comfort zone of thought. Lets face it, we have all read that
scientists said major earth quakes would happen in the next 50 years, well not much time left on that anymore. Sink holes, opening, tornadoes where
they have never been known to be, earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones, hurricanes, acid rain, melting glaciers, oceanic contamination and die off, meteor
showers, floods, drought, famine, water wars...
The news is FULL of BS, and the real kicker is that until people are given the facts in chronological order, in plain sight, they will continue to
remain in denial the steps needed to be taken can be placed on the back burner second to more entertaining notions.
Hindsight being 50/50, this article touches on just how long standing these changes have been affecting our terrestrial world, economies and our very
lives. Some of the best think tanks and professionals have been discredited and shut out long ago but climate change continues to become a greater
challenge every day and cannot be denied.
December 1995, Volume 31, Issue 2-4, pp 601-622
Documenting and detecting long-term precipitation trends: Where we are and what should be done