I woke up this morning to what I would call a disaster.

My reaction: laughter

I wasn’t laughing because there was a massive branch sitting on top of my car. I was laughing because I discussed the likelihood of this event the night before it happened. I jinxed it. And this is how the discussion went:

GF: Hey Amid, you should park your car inside. The wind is really bad.

Amid: Hmm, it cannot be that bad.

GF: Why?

Amid: I personally believe nature and karma are on my side because I believe in nature and karma.


Well, clearly neither mother nature, nor karma were on my side when I woke up this morning. So what to do when disaster strikes?

  • Remain calm
  • Discuss and think through your plan of action with anyone nearby because you would be surprised how good people are in trying to help you out and advise you.
  • Await help from the professionals.
  • Be patient.
  • Don’t beat yourself up.

Now I cannot 100% say that the high speed winds were a result of global warming but I will take this moment to address global warming. It is a subject that will impact our future generations. Yes, your grandchildren will face the most extreme weather conditions that have never been recorded before and will judge your legacy if we continue to release greenhouse gases (GHG).

Scientists have proven that there is a serious correlation between the increase of GHG and more extreme weather conditions. There are no arguments. There are only facts.

With global warming, we still have a chance to avert disaster. But when disaster strikes… remain calm.