Unlike any other time in recent history, the number of natural disasters have been unprecedented; Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding, and tornadoes.
Has the earth shifted?
Is this a part of global warming?
Personally, I do not know, however there are scientist who study atmospheric conditions. Even the more forecasting and predicting the weather has a very interesting history of its own. The following link provides interesting changes in how the weather has been predicted over time. http://www.history.noaa.gov/nwstech_tales.html.
Teachers who teach students enrolled in 5th, 6th and 7th grade science classes may choose to visit the "Morehead Planetarium & Science Center" website to find valuable resources and facts about the interesting types of weather we have been experiencing lately.
Other websites that offer information about natural disasters as well as facts about weather are: