Tornadoes are a real concern for real people. If a relationship with climate cycles can be found, then perhaps emergency funding can be set aside in advance for victims. Also, if there is a relationship, perhaps these findings can be translated to other weather phenomena such as thunderstorms, flooding, or hurricanes. Knowing that an increase in occurrences is coming, authorities can take necessary precautions to minimize economic and human losses. Another benefit of proving a relationship is to provide a more convincing argument for the need to rethink the way we treat our environment.