Good Riddance to 2010
2010 has been an eventful year! It was the worst year for millions of people from every corner of the globe.
2010 was truly a year when;
the greedy got greedier
financial markets quivered and shook
religious fundamentalism disdained
And – despots proved that <em>leopards can’t change their spots</em>.
2010 had it all!
Wars – Terrorist plots – Nuclear threats from despots
Economic doom – Job losses – Home foreclosures
Floods – Earthquakes – Hurricanes – Famines – Forest Fires – BP Oil spill
What have I missed?
EVERYONE is looking forward to the New Year with optimism and hoping that 2011 will bring us some good cheer.
The only people who thriveds in 2010 were the behemoth<em>energy, banks and tech companies</em>.
2010 had many successful and memorable events as well but they just escape me for the moment.
Just a few more days to keep your head down!
The Haiti earthquake – January 12, 2010
The Haiti earthquake was a disaster of gigantic proportion. It claimed over 230,000 lives an made the list of top ten disasters in human history.
Britain Freeze-over -18 Dec 2010
Snow and ice bring travel chaos to Britain
Israel Wildfires - Dec 2010
At least 41 people have died in what is thought to be Israel’s largest fire.
Colombia Floods – 8 Dec 2010
Heavy rain has caused floods that have killed more than 200 people, damaged crops and livestock and forced around 1.7 million from their homes across Colombia.
Iran Quake - 21 Dec 2010
Hundreds were trapped after an earthquake destroyed villages in Iran. Nine aftershocks followed the 6.3 magnitude quake, which hit at least thirty villages in the southeast of the country.
Chile earthquake – February 27, 2010
The 8.8 quake was the fifth largest on record, and moved the city of Concepción at least 10 feet (3 meters) to the west. The quake killed 500 to 700 individuals.
Russian Heatwave – 25 June 2010 – 1st August
Scorching heat waves caused fires throughout Russia from June-August 2010. The country experienced its worst drought in nearly 40 years. As a result many people died and at least 9 million hectares of crop were destroyed.
Alexander Frolov, head of the Rosgidromet state weather agency, suggested that this was the worst heat wave for over 1000 years.
The Pakistan Floods – July/August 2010
Monsoon floods devastated the country. The scale of the disaster was such that millions of people are still homeless.