The press discovered this summer that Moscow makes up a good 90% of the planet. At least it did for a few weeks, while it was hot.
How about the rest of the planet? We know that Australia is quite small compared to Moscow, and yet the entire continent is running well below normal temperatures. Pay no attention to those dark blue areas on the map below. Compared to Moscow, they are insignificant.
Last winter, the Mayor of Moscow promised a “winter without snow.”
(METEOROLOGYNEWS.COM) When one thinks of Moscow in the winter, visions of snow-covered domes and Russians cloaked in fur coats often come to mind. But if the mayor of Moscow has his way, this winter will be much different. It will be a winter without snow.
How did that work out for him?
A total of 392,000 cubic meters of snow have been removed from Moscow streets in the past 24 hours, a spokesman for the Russian capital’s authorities said Sunday. He said since the start of the winter, over 17 million cu m of snow have been cleared in Moscow. Meteorologists say February has seen record snowfalls in the Russian capital in the past 40 years.
Last winter in Moscow, temperatures were far below normal. It was a much smaller city back then.