Cure for the Uncertain

Natural phenomenon were unexpected events before. People were frightened and eventually became victims of these events. It was a threat to the lives of many, but it couldn’t be stop since it is a force of nature. However, people who study these phenomena knew that these couldn’t be ignored or else more lives would be casualties.

                Nowadays, these phenomena became more unpredictable because of the rapid rate of climate change brought about by global warming. Because of that, it proposed a greater threat to everyone.

                The cure for this uncertainty is by trying to predict it, so that people would be given an advanced warning so that they would be able to prepare themselves since there is no way to stop it from happening. Some agencies in our country are trying their best to equip themselves with better equipment to better predict these phenomena and also try to create new ways of disseminating the information to the public to reduce casualties. Our country is slowly improving itself to lessen casualties from these events and have shown significant improvements.

                Today, our country has the project NOAH, which monitors the conditions of the whole country. This project has a mobile app to better disseminate the information together with the ARKO app. There are also efforts to attain a better digital map of the country to better pinpoint locations so that predictions would be more precise. These projects are still being improved, so that it could serve the public better.

                These technological improvements in our country are the cure for the uncertainty that the forces of nature brings us. Although, we as humans cannot stop these events from happening, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do something about it and that we couldn’t prepare for it. 

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2 thoughts on “Cure for the Uncertain

  1. I agree that these apps that would be very useful in spreading awareness and warning people during times of disaster, but I really can not help think that the extent to which these innovations would help mitigate casualties is rather limited. I say this because, let’s face it, how many Filipinos have smartphones that could provide them access these apps? And even then, those people that do have smartphones are most likely those who are not in most danger when it comes to flooding since they most likely have cars that could easily transport them away or houses in higher ground. What about the informal settlers in Marikina or other places that do not have access to these things? Yes, the apps developed by the government would come in handy, but these are hardly the “cures” to our problem with flooding.

  2. “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.”

    My mom tells me this all the time, and I think it definitely applies to what you talked about in this blog. These technological improvements are indeed cures for the uncertainty of the problems we face today, but more importantly, they aim at preventing these problems from happening in the first place, or at least becoming too big. However, not all the time these advancements become the best measures for preventing these uncertainties, the bigger question is how people receive these new information. Without the cooperation of the people who receive these information, the technology becomes useless. That’s why the attitudes of people towards the new technology and how much they’re willing to listen in order to prepare for these kinds of events are more critical than the cure itself.

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