While extreme weather causes problems on both sides of the Pond and in Asia parts of Spain were hit by a 6.3 earthquake.
CBS News reports a "pre-dawn earthquake Monday sent people running into the streets and caused damage to buildings in Spain's North African enclave Melilla. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured 6.3 on the Richter scale and had its epicentre in the Mediterranean Sea about 48miles northwest of Melilla, a small Spanish city surrounded by Morocco and the sea. The quake struck at 5:22 a.m. (0422 GMT) and had several aftershocks."
Our planet goes through many cycles and will ultimately die; how we treat it in the meantime may slow down or speed up the dying process.
Is our current extreme weather the new norm and if it is can we do anything to improve it?
[ Note: On this day in history, January 24 / 25, 1939, Earthquake hits Chillan Chile - Approximately 10,000 of Chillan's 40,000 residents die when they are crushed by falling buildings. The town of Concepcion is also struck hard.]