The Fujiwara Effect

The Importance of Preventing Climate Change and Gaining Compassion

Alessandra is the protagonist in my upcoming fiction based novel”The Rideshare Chronicles, Destination Destiny” has dreams that are used to give her signs and signals of the dangers she may face later on in life. Although I am no Alessandra, I did wake up to a dream that inspired this blog. As the dream was a flashback of riding out Harvey which ended up waking up to a super storm as I looked at the window the first time I saw it, which found me alone in the apartment my ex and I used to live. Since it was a dream, I’m glad he didn’t make an appearance in it. As it’s been assumed to be recorded that this has only happened twice in history. Assumingly one in 1933 and the other in 1969, it makes you wonder if the Universe has it out for Texas. Which I already know what the comment would be “the mayor” but if this is the case, it wouldn’t be because of the one person, it would be the majority of the whole. As it once was told to me as a kid, “Doing the right thing is hard. Not because of being a bad person. Because of wanting to fit in.”

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What is the Fujiwara Effect?

When two hurricanes spinning in the same direction pass close enough to each other, they begin an intense dance around their common center. If one hurricane is a lot stronger than the other, the smaller one will orbit it and eventually come crashing into its vortex to be absorbed. Two storms closer in strength can gravitate towards each other until they reach a common point and merge, or merely spin each other around for a while before shooting off on their own paths. In rare occasions, the effect is additive when the hurricanes come together, resulting in one larger storm instead of two smaller ones according to the National Weather Service (https://www.weather.gov/news/fujiwhara-effect). What has also been reported as of late by other weather service channels, this storm is predicted to throw Hurricane Sandy out of the water.

Why is this more dangerous?

According to the consensus of many sources, climate change is the culprit as the ocean temperatures will either increase or decrease the speed and intensity of a hurricane. With climate change increasing and polar ice caps melting, this is one of the causes as to why this hurricane may potentially become a Super Storm, which would be the first ever to happen in our human history. With COVID on the rise and in some parts starting to decrease, this brings the risks of having a quadruple chance of exposure as those who use to not wear mask, may be about the time to start taking this COVID thing seriously. As it ends up putting you and your family at risk. Following guidelines and not going against the grain is something we all should abide by as going against the grain intentionally in a situation that causes harm to a bigger population may mean you have a psychological condition that may be a trigger specifically due to this pandemic. Here’s a link to the information (https://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/mental-health-and-behavior/psychological-disorders). Those who protest against helping those in need due to fear of catching the COVID may also be a condition due to this, which can possess a much dangerous threat. Depending on the walk of life, it can potential be an illegal act as you may be now committing an act of discrimination due to COVID and the stigmatic idealism of what you feel someone with COVID looks like. Let’s face it we all have had a sneeze due to allergies and have had people express that look of fear that made people end up literally running away. Hey, when I have a guy who’s being creepy and stalker-ish, the fake cough is my go “wash my hair” deflection as another thing COVID has revealed, it’s all of sudden opposite day when you politely say no and it’s taken as playing hard to get (low-key narcissistic).

The Time to Band Together

A natural disaster like COVID is already a traumatic situation. Adding a hurricane is just adding another traumatic situation to the table. The one thing that was so amazing about the Harvey recovery which I had a blessing to see, is the amount of individuals who selflessly helped one another and help one another come back on their feet. I hope to see the same thing, however I feel COVID is going to change that as it has revealed some nasty attitudes and just evil acts due to the fear of the pandemic. As I am still hopeful that good people are still present (as I’ve seen many in this era) I am not going to make it my trust. Part of the scientific method is actually seeing the probability of how things may play out. Based on current factors you already analyze what the outcome might be on the existing factors that are present. But like science, it can surprise you and give you the best case scenario. If you’re lucky, it may give you something more greater that what you expected. That’s life. In the end when we find ourselves in a bad spot (never say never cause my friend just found that never always happens) get the kindness in return. How do you repay the kindness? By continuing the same act of kindness passing it on to the next person that is blessed. If you continue to be consistent on doing this act, who knows it may be the first time in history that we see good people and good deeds finally coming up in the world. And if it’s hard to believe, then you may want to look at my previous blog as you just may be a pessimist in denial.

Published by Frieda Lopez at Frieda the Writer

Frieda Lopez is a Texas Native, born in the heart of San Antonio's West Side Community. Frieda attended Lanier High School and primarily attended Memorial High School where she graduated with the class of 2001. Raised in a blended family dynamic, Ms. Lopez gained her noble character from the women she admired and loved the most, her grandmothers. Frieda attended Alamo Community College where she majored in Liberal Arts primarily studying on biology, sociology, philosophy, psychology, and creative writing and shortly attended University of Incarnate Word. She gained a MBA from AIU and has actively participated in local fashion shows until she moved to Houston returning back August 2019. She began her career in healthcare, where she gained the skill of being able to not only resolve conflicts but reach out and engage in the community through her time serving as health care relations customer care and outreach representative. After being let go from her employer which she last served as a Customer Relations Representative for DentaQuest, she began her journey in retail where she came part of the leadership team a month of working as a part time representative for MarketSource and build a relationship with her local Target team. She later served five years with Amtel T-Mobile as a Store Manger after moving to Houston to pursue a management position with unfortunately ended in adversity which opened the opportunity of writing her first book "Journey of an Unraveled Road" will be releasing her second book a fiction based series titled "The Rideshare Chronicles" with the first book to the installment titled "Destination Destiny."

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