The year 2017 turned out to be the hottest in the history of meteorological observations within the last 150 years. Additionally, some scientists believe that Europe and the USA will soon be covered with eternal cold. We don’t know how precise the predictions of scientists are, but we know for sure that we haven’t brought much good to our planet so far.
Experts define nature’s “mood swings” as a nervous climate. The main reason for such atypical behavior is the overheating of Arctica, causing Greenland’s ice sheets to disappear rapidly. It is happening 2 times faster now than it was 10 years ago.
We at Bright Side have collected a list of official facts showing nature’s most current “bad mood”. And in this case, only humans are to blame.
Abnormal heat makes people adjust to new conditions. The ambient temperature in Arizona reached 120°F, and 130°F in Kuwait.
Due to the impact of chemical compounds of anthropogenic origins, the ozone layer of our planet collapses. Not only does this layer prevent Earth from losing
oxygen but it also protects us from harmful ultraviolet radiation. That’s the reason why meteorologists around the world keep recording an abnormal temperature increase.
Abnormal cold in regions where it’s not typical
It seems that the whole world has seen the photos of alligators hibernating in ice as well as iguanas that have fallen into a state of anabiosis.
While alligators are adjusted to such dramatic changes in temperature, iguanas are not that cold-resistant and extreme cold means death for them.