In Russia they are sweltering in heat which has lead to devastating forest fires. In a month long record breaking heatwave temperatures in Moscow reached 39 degrees. Moscow has been swathed in smoke for burning peat fires pushing up carbon monoxide levels to the equivalent of smoking several packets of cigarettes a day. The heat has wilted crops and is likely to cause shortages which will push up the price of grain globally causing further problems.
Today came news that a massive sheet of ice amounting to 100 square miles has broken off the Petermann glacier in Northern Greenland. The ice sheet could pose a threat to shipping. Scientists also reported that the first 6 months of 2010 have been the hottest on recored - ever.
Of course, we've had natural disasters like the flooding and heatwave before. But the point is that these events are becoming more severe and more frequent. They are part of a pattern caused by man made global warming. Still don't believe in climate change?