By the Numbers: Apocalyptic events across the globe

Mother Nature’s wrath is on display with record-breaking fires, hurricanes, heat and Arctic melting.
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Apocalyptic. Scenes playing out across the planet fires hurricanes the Arctic melting just to name a few. We to take a look at mother nature's recent rant by the numbers. Of course there are seventy major wildfires burning across the American West Coast killing dozens and turning skies red. And record heat half the planet in Northern Hemisphere just had its warmest summer on record and the globe as a whole. Had its third hottest three month season on record according to know I'm. In the US at least twenty American cities that had their hottest Summers ever. And then the storm's hurricane Sally now the seventh hurricane this season and for the first time in almost fifty years and only the second time on record. There are at least five tropical cyclones over the Atlantic all at the same time. Tropical storm Vicki now over the Atlantic Ocean is the twentieth Atlantic storm this season and it's the earliest we've ever had this many named storms and more fire this one burning through the world's largest wetlands in Brazil a diverse ecosystem spanning about 57000. Miles. Finally two glaciers in an aren't there are now showing signs of rapid deterioration that scientists fear could contribute to rising sea levels.

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