This is a really handy little report to pass on to all of my fellow media blackout North Americans ~ Canadian and American both.
August 10, 2010
By George Ure
A great reader email:
We're basically in a media blackout (effectively) concerning anything really meaningful, so here's a snapshot of what's really going on in the world:
August 9: Katla Volcano, Iceland ~ Twelve earthquakes in the past 48 hours.
August 9: Deadly Russian Heat Wave Gravest Over Millennium
August 6: Sacramento running 10 degrees below average
August 5: Snow in Brazil, below zero in the River Plate, tropical fish frozen. For a second day running it snowed in Southern Brazil and in twelve of Argentina’s 24 provinces including parts of Buenos Aires.
August 3: Coolest July in San Francisco since 1971
August 3: More than six million fish and thousands of alligators, turtles, dolphins and other river wildlife are floating dead in Bolivian rivers, the cruel aftermath of the extreme cold in South America.
August 3: Argentina colder than Antarctica
August 1: Peru declares state of emergency
August 1: Worst flooding in Pakistan history
July 31: July rainiest month in Mexico history
July 29: Record cold in San Diego
July 10: Record cold at LAX