2010 Has Been An "Exceptional Year" November 6, 2010 : 5:50 PM

More evidence of our changing planet:

“Catastrophic floods in Pakistan, wildfires in Russia, hurricanes in Mexico: 2010 has so far been an "exceptional" year for weather disasters, German reinsurance giant Munich Re said Thursday.”

"This year really has been a year of weather records," Peter Hoeppe, an expert from Munich Re's Geo Risks Research department, told journalists.”

"The first nine months of the year have seen the highest number of weather-related events since Munich Re started keeping records," he added.”