Cyclone Cleopatra Kills 18 People In Italy's Sardinia.

Sup Travellers?! Why are there so many strong natural disasters this year? Powerful natural disasters occur every year but the rate at which it's happening this year is kind of high. This year was plagued with earthquakes, tornadoes, and typhoons, just to name a few. Just today, a cyclone swept over the Mediterranean island of Sardinia killing as much as 18 people and leaving hundreds homeless.

The BBC reports that Prime Minister Enrico Letta has declared a state of emergency, calling the situation a national tragedy. "We are focusing on essential operations: saving human lives, assisting displaced people and clearing road access," he said after an emergency cabinet meeting today. The government also set aside 20 million euros in immediate emergency funds to help the rescue and clean-up work.

This year is expected to see some more natural disasters. Typhoon Haiyan is expected to hit the UK in just a couple weeks. It is unsure if any more storms or tornadoes will develop this year but the likelihood of one forming is high. What's causing the increased intensity of storms this year? Is it global warming? Is it climate change? Whatever the reason is, it doesn't change the fact that my name is Trinikid and you have just been informed.