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October 31, 2014

Global Warming Will Produce More Extreme El Niño Events

“A new study predicts that global warming will increase the frequency of ‘extreme’ instances of El Niño, the Pacific Ocean warming pattern that disrupts global weather,” National Journal reports.

From a summary published in the journal Nature Climate Change: “Potential future changes in such extreme El Niño occurrences could have profound socio-economic consequences.”

“It predicts that occurrences of unusually strong El Niño events will double in frequency, from once every 20 years to once every 10 years. The major El Niño in 1997-1998 caused an estimated $35 billion in damages, the researchers said.”

  • Jim Linkster

    Wow! Still drinking that GW kool-aid crap huh? I guess there will always be a few clueless ones.

    • Jesse4

      Yeah, 97% of the experts are clueless, and you’ve got it all figured out.
      Grow a brain.

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