Monday, July 9, 2012

Opposite Ends

It is a well-known fact that America and Russia are not friends. The 2 countries find themselves on opposite ends on a lot of issues; the latest being Syria. Now it seems their weather are getting into the action.

Whereas a blistering heat wave has caused 30 deaths in America, torrential rain in Russia has caused severe flooding in the Black Sea region of Russia causing a death toll of 171 people. To put it in even more perspective, the heat wave in America had broken at least 3,000 temperature records in July alone while the rain in Russia is the heaviest in over 70 years. In fact the rains were so heavy, Russian leaders believed that over 2 months of rain fell in the area in just 24 hours!

If things weren’t so tragic, it would be funny. Heat wave in America, torrential rain in Russia; truly America and Russia are on opposite ends of the spectrum in all things.

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