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Extreme weather and climate changes around the world

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Aryel Narvasa
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Now on to one of our top global news stories for 2018.<br />This year has seen a range of wild weather in various parts of the world.<br />From heatwaves to hurricanes, extreme weather has been making headlines around the globe once again this year.<br />Our Seo Bo-bin reports.<br /><br />This summer was said to be the fourth hottest on record, raising alarms over the future of our planet. Experts have also warned that heatwaves across the world could grow more frequent and intense in the years to come. <br /><br />From the U.S and Canada, to Norway and Japan, the northern hemisphere has seen record-breaking temperatures and extreme heatwaves in the summer months. <br /><br />In the U.S., excessive heat warnings were issued, and Denver and Los Angeles both hit their all-time highest temperature of 42 degrees Celsius. <br /><br />The extreme weather in California also led to deadly wildfires including Camp Fire, which has been described as the state's most destructive and third deadliest wildfire in history after it left towns and homes in ruins. <br /><br />Asia also suffered from heatwaves, and in some areas of Japan the temperature hit 40 degrees Celsius in July. <br /><br />And after the heatwaves, there were a series of powerful hurricanes and typhoons.<br /><br />In October, Hurricane Michael plowed through the Southeastern United States after making landfall in Florida. Michael was the most powerful hurricane on record to ever make a landfall on the Florida panhandle.<br /><br />In Japan, when Typhoon Jebi hit Osaka in early September, thousands of people were stranded and had to be evacuated from Kansai International Airport after a ship collided with the bridge connecting the airport to the mainland. <br /><br />Scientists say there could be even more extreme weather in the future with the World Meteorological Organization predicting that the number of heatwave days could double by 2020 and quadruple by 2040.<br /><br />SEO Bo-bin, Arirang News. <br />

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