If we weren't before, we should probably all be worrying about the ozone layer right about now: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that this past October was the fifth warmest ever, tied with the one in 2008. One repercussion of this unseasonably warm trend, says an analyst at Weather Underground, is the danger of drought, which has the potential for even more destruction and fatalities than Hurricane Sandy. During the heat wave-induced drought in the US back in 1998, 7,500 Americans died. For a visual aid, check out the infographic.


But here's a weather-related fact somewhat less likely to ruin your next dinner party: anyone born in or after April 1985 (which would make them 27) has never lived through a month that was colder than average. Ever. So, MILLENIALS (I hate that term) stop complaining, nut up and get a scarf.

'If you're 27 or younger, you've never experienced a colder-than-average month' [Grist]

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