2015 was marked by many exceptional natural disasters. The toll of these terrifying events, 20,000 lives lost and more than 42 billion dollars worth of damage. 2015 was a record breaking year in several categories. Tropical storms of unprecedented strength, interminable droughts, and the highest temperatures measured in the 130 years. Is this the result of global warming? Or could other factors, such as El Niño be to blame.