What Does El Niño Mean, in 3.4 Seconds
This year’s strong El Niño event—the warming of east Pacific waters that drives rainfall and drought around the globe—already has had a big impact, and it’s likely to continue for awhile, though some effects may have peaked. Still ongoing: a wet winter in the southern U.S., the mid-Atlantic coast and California.
Scientists at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society took a moment from their work (a very brief moment) to answer the question, “What does El Niño mean?” The sum of their comments, with a dose of humor, paints an interesting picture of the climate phenomenon.
And to watch researcher Tony Barnston deliver the December forecast, link up here.