Storm in a tea cup?

In India a million people are left homeless, 77 are killed and six are missing.
Overall, some 2,000 villages in 27 of the north eastern state’s districts are said to be under water.

Yet the rest of India is dry, with serious consequences for agriculture.

Meanwhile in the UK the convergence between moist maritime air and dry continental air from the world’s largest land mass, Euro Asia, usually means  volatile and wet weather – though thankfully never, so far, on this scale.

The UK’s location in the world means that many different types of weather can be experienced in a single day, and June  was the wettest since 1766 — with 2½ times the normal rainfall. 

But July is already looking wetter than last month, as the first nine days saw two inches of rain in England and Wales — three times the usual amount.

The devastation is not of Indian proportions, but we should  all begin to think of how we can protect our communities from the elements. 

And that means thinking of all our neighbours.

Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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