The tsunamis are still taking up most of my thoughts. I have always had an interest in earth science, which easily leads to natural disasters. I hoped we would never see something as devestating as the eruption of Tambora in 1815. It is estimated that 92,000 people were killed and the global climate was affected for years.
While this earthquake won't change the global climate as it did so stunningly with Tambora, it will have a global impact. We have never seen anything like this.
I hope that there are less than 100,000 people dead. I can't even imagine that many people dying. That is about the size of the town where I grew up. It is 4 times the size of the place we live now. And it could have been even worse. Larger tsunamis have occured.
I still wish there were more we could do. I don't even think that flying to Indonesia would help, which is something we've thought about. We'll have to figure out something.