An Emergency Medicine resident in the deep south blogs about thoughts and experiences both inside and out of the Emergency Room
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Earth Getting Windier
Here is a beautiful picture from a fairly recent article, National Geographic, I believe, used to illustrate recent increases in high winds around the globe. As thunderstorms and tornados tore across the south recently, this fact was brought home. The tornados were the deadliest since 2008. Did you know that the vast majority of tornadoes in the world occur in North America? Only a very few have been reported on other continents, although they have been reported on every continent except antartica.
Although some parts of this blog may be based on real life events, the patients represented are either completely fictional characters, or the details of the clinical circumstances are so drastically changed that a connection should never be made with an actual person or event. Those seeking to make such a connection would do better to look inside their own hearts and in their own communities because this blog is about a large part of America