Extreme weather strikes worldwide, bringing floods, fire and ice (PHOTOS)

Clouds from a nearby bushfire are over Mount Wellington in back of the Hobart International at Domain Tennis Centre on Jan. 4, 2013 in Hobart.

Last year was the hottest on record in the United States, and 2013 has already shown itself to be another year of extreme weather worldwide.

Just in the past ten days, Australia has seen record temperatures sparking wildfires (that can be seen from space), Turkey has been blanketed in snow, and Israel and the Palestinian territories have waded through major flooding.

Extremely cold weather has also struck South Asia, prompting people to put coats on goats and huddle around fires.

Looks like climate change is planning to settle in for a long stay.