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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

What's with the weird weather?

January 24th, 2011
07:01 PM ET

The last few months around the world have proven that it really is impossible to predict the weather.

Blizzards in the United States' deep south, warm weather in Canada's arctic, frigid temperatures across Europe, disastrous floods in Australia and torrential downpours in Brazil are just some of the erratic weather patterns that have gripped most of the globe in the last few months.

The unpredictable weather has already claimed hundreds of lives since the beginning of 2011. The bill for the damage is running in the billions.

The extreme weather is only highlighted by newly compiled data from NASA that shows 2010 was tied for the hottest year on record.

Many of us are used to terms like El Nino and La Nina, but scientists are increasingly finding it difficult to explain what the reasoning is behind weather patterns that the planet has rarely experienced before.

Some scientists are blaming a weak northern jet stream for the planet's weather woes that is bringing cold Arctic air south. Less ice cover over parts of the globe's oceans are also being blamed.

Now it's your turn to weigh in. We want to know what you think!

Is the weird weather being caused by global warming? Is this just a natural cycle that the earth is going through? Is this climate change or something else?

Let us know what you think below by leaving us your comments for both sides of the debate and be sure to tell us where you're writing from.


Filed under:  General

Best viral videos: From Taylor Swift to a special dance

January 24th, 2011
12:59 PM ET

Quiz tennis star Victoria Azarenka

January 22nd, 2011
06:32 PM ET

She’s the highest ranked tennis player still competing for the French Open singles title. Victoria Azarenka is trying to win her first grand slam championship.

She’s made it into the quarter-finals and will play Li Na of China next. Victoria was born in Belarus, but moved to Arizona to train.

She’s ranked number four in the world – which makes her  the highest ranked Belarusian in WTA history. The aggressive baseliner is hopeful that 2011 will be her year in Paris.

Victoria Azarenka is your connector of the day.  Now it’s your chance to ask the tennis star your questions. Please post them below.

Bollywood's Hrithik Roshan takes your questions

January 19th, 2011
06:13 PM ET

Born into a Bollywood dynasty, it's perhaps a bit unsurprising that Hrithik Roshan first appeared on film as a child.

Hrithik Roshan is your Connector of the Day.
Hrithik Roshan is your Connector of the Day.

After a short stint as an assistant director on films directed by his father, Roshan began to star in a spate of big banner movies.

Roshan even brought India its first celluloid superhero in the movie "Krrish".

Performances in other movies like "Jodhaa Akbar" won Roshan critical acclaim and numerous accolades at film festivals in India and across the world.

In 2010, Roshan starred in the film "Kites" - there was even an English version of the movie entitled "Kites: The Remix" which was edited by Hollywood producer, Brett Ratner.

Today Roshan will soon become a splitting image of himself - at least in wax.

He is the latest celebrity that will be immortalised at world famous wax museum Madame Tussaud's.

Here's your chance to have your questions answered by this Bollywood superstar.

Please leave your questions below and be sure to include where you're writing from.

Quiz a producer of 'The Kings Speech'

January 19th, 2011
05:38 PM ET

The film, 'The Kings Speech,' has already been nominated for countless awards and its leading man, Colin Firth, has won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of King George VI.

The movie follows the story of the king while he struggles with a harsh speech impediment during his reign and also stars Geoffrey Rush as speech therapist Lionel Logue.

One of the film's producer, Iain Canning is ready to answer your questions about the film.

From the issues of bullying to the story of enduring friendship between two men.

Please leave your questions for Canning below and be sure to include where you're writing from.

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