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Thursday, August 23, 2012
Worldwide ironies and tragedies
While most of America--and plenty of the rest of the world, too--bakes in record dry weather, comes this breaking news today:
Heavy monsoon rains trigger flooding in northern Pakistan; 26 people die
Would that we could take some of their burden, with their monsoon rains, eh?
To make things worse, from the article:
"Pakistan suffered the worst flooding in its 65-year history in 2010. Floodwaters inundated one-fifth of the country, an area larger than England, and killed over 1,700 people. Over 20 million people were affected."