It’s been said we’re going to run out of water before we run out of oil. The water crisis is not only a problem in poor or developing countries. California is a region of the United States being affected by one of the most severe droughts in its history. Approximately 25 million people are at risk of running out of water. Endangering food production with several consequences in the agricultural sector. The basins are estimated to have lost 10 km3 fresh water for each of the last 2 years. This is equivalent to consummated water in urban areas in California each year.
The 2014 North American cold wave was an extreme weather event affecting parts of Canada and the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, extending as far south as Central Florida, and Northeastern Mexico. An Arctic cold front, initially associated with a nor'easter on January 2, tracked across Canada and the United States, resulting in heavy snowfall. Temperatures fell to unprecedented levels due to the front, and consequently low temperature records were broken across the U.S., leading to business, school, and road closures.
Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, in November 8, 2013. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing at least 6,201 people in that country alone. Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed. As of January, 2014, bodies are still being found.