As geophysicists, we study the Earth and its environment to understand, quantify, explain, predict. We live intimately with the power of nature. Knowing that we cannot master nature physically, we nevertheless seek to master it intellectually. And we know that the destruction caused by the forces we study is neither directed nor purposeful.
But, occasionally, we may benefit from another outlook. Asked to write about a storm as part of an atmospheric education class, 14-year-old Guinevere Kennedy saw it quite differently. Here is her perspective.