There’s something strange happening on Venus. Which would be worrying, but given that the surface of the second planet from our sun is a boiling hot mass of carbon dioxide, sulphuric acid clouds and vaporised oceans, there’s always something strange happening on Venus.
On the other hand, this time around it’s even stranger than normal.
According to the Space Research Institute in Moscow, the average cloud-top wind speed on the planet has risen from 186mph in 2006 to 249mph in 2012.
That’s a rise of more than 33% – and scientists aren’t sure why it’s happening.
97% of experts say that climate change is primarily due to man’s activities. The increase in extreme weather on Venus is related to the recent unprecedented loss of polar ice on the planet.