On Friday evening, 10 December 2010, some 30 tornadoes smashed through six mid-West states, creating havoc and spreading devastation, claiming upwards of 100 lives. The outbreak, apart from being one of the worst recorded, is all the more historic given the unseasonable timing, with most tornadoes occurring in the spring. Normally, cooler temperatures preclude the formation of tornadoes, and this December rampage is yet another sign of increasing weather instability stemming from unchecked climate change globally.
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After several fairly quiet years, the 2017 hurricane season promises to be one of the worst, and most expensive, in history. Literally millions of people have been affected, displaced, injured or killed, and hundreds of billions of dollars in damage created, by three massive storms, some of the largest on record, which have pounded the Caribbean and the southern shores of the US.