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Extreme Weather Events in 2012 that Severely Damaged the Earth

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Extreme Weather Events in 2012 that Severely Damaged the EarthDid you know that last year, 2012, several record-breaking extreme weather occurrences took the world by surprise?

For starters, the hottest temperature recorded took place in the US and neighboring countries in March. As per reported by the NOAA or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2012 was the hottest year in all of US history. Alarmingly, more of these extreme weather events will happen again and likely worsen if no action is done.

Below are some seriously devastating and disturbing climate change events that happened in 2012:

· The worst drought recorded in the United States after 50 years happened in 2012. At least 1,300 counties all over 29 states were dubbed drought disaster areas.

· Wildfires have destroyed hundreds of houses, to say the least. The average number of wildfires that transpired last year recorded an all-time high of 165 hectares per fire. This increase exceeded the average of 2001 to 2010 which was 90 acres per fire.

· Super storm Sandy ravaged several communities all over New York and New Jersey. Aside from deaths and injuries, respiratory illnesses were prevalent.

Read more on extreme weather events that took the world by storm by visiting this page.

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