Since 2000, disasters have taken a drastic leap in frequency and have continued to occur at a consistently high rate.
Yearender 2020: From Poland's 'mistaken' armed invasion to UFO sightings, 7 bizzare events that occurred this year
Apart from the global pandemic, there have been events around the world that have left people gobsmacked due to their bizarre and sometimes even outlandish nature during the course of 2020.
Watch: 'Huge swarm' of locusts invade Gurugram; CEO advises farmers to take precautions to prevent damage to crops
Alarmed at the invasion of the locusts, which settled on trees, rooftops and plants, many residents of Gurugram shared videos from their high-rise perches
'Beat drums, burst firecrackers to prevent locust attacks': Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh advises farmers
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has asked people to burst firecrackers and beat drums to prevent attacks by locust swarms
After Rajasthan and MP, locusts reach Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi, damage crops in Maharashtra's Nagpur; Punjab issues alert
A locust swarm reached Jhansi district on Wednesday, an Uttar Pradesh official said. Other districts in the region are also on alert.
Coronavirus, cyclones and locusts: In 2020, it's getting harder than ever to ignore science and our impact on the environment
It’s hard to deny it any longer: 2020 is getting seriously apocalyptic.
In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.
“Ducks rely on water, but in Pakistan’s desert areas, the temperature is very high,” Zhang Long, a professor from China said.
The large radar 'echo' spotted by weather forecasters was a 'cloud of ladybugs', known as a 'bloom'.