The following series of news briefs from Curry were aired on the December 1 Today show:
ANN CURRY: Wild weather was one for the record books last night or overnight, with record rainfall in parts of Georgia, North Carolina and Alabama. Eleven reported tornadoes ripped through Mississippi with winds of up to 165mph. In the Midwest snow and sub zero temperatures snarled traffic and shut down schools.-Geoffrey Dickens is the Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. You can follow him on Twitter here 
And unusual weather seems to be a growing trend. Deadly, scorching heat waves could soon become the new normal for the summer, according to the World Meteorological Association, rather Organization, addressing a global climate conference currently underway in Mexico. And extreme heat isn't the only potential danger. The pattern of Atlantic hurricanes is shifting toward more frequent and more powerful category 4 and 5 storms according to the researchers in Mexico.
And it may not be the solution to global warming but it is a bright idea. An aquarium near Tokyo is using an electric eel - look at this - to light its Christmas tree. The muscle tissue of the fish generates up to 800 volts, enough to power up some holiday cheer.