According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricanes aren't linked to global warming, and storms are no more intense or frequent worldwide than they have been since 1850. Extra heat in the air or the oceans is a form of energy, and storms are driven by such energy. What we do not know is whether we might see more storms as a result of extra energy or, as other researchers believe, the storms may grow more intense, but the number might actually diminish. Here is a look at the most recent natural phenomenon which struck cities from Hawaii to the UK.
Firefighters tackling a rapidly developing, aggressive fire which is ravaging moorland across Lancashire, England.
Tropical Cyclone Mekunu slammed the southwest of Oman in May, unleashing its fury on the city of Salalah the likes of which haven’t been seen in decades in that part of the Arabian Peninsula.
Kilauea, the most active volcano on Hawaii, has been in continual eruption since 1983. It entered a new phase in early May when fractures along a rift on the eastern side of the volcano opened during a series of earthquakes—some of which became volcanic fissures from which lava erupted.