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Research reveals the connection between climate change, El Niño and the possibility for more extreme wildfires

August 2018 by Sonia Fernandez, University of California – Santa Barbara   At roughly 415,000 acres, Northern California’s Mendocino Complex Fire is now the state’s largest recorded wildfire, surpassing the record held by Santa Barbara and Ventura counties’ Thomas Fire, which occurred less than a year before. Roughly 10 […]

Peru: El Niño Still on Economic Radar

Carl Kelly, Economist Earlier this year, many expert climatologists sounded alarm bells about the possibility of another devastating episode of the weather phenomenon known as El Niño. Peru is one of Latin America’s most vulnerable countries to the economic impacts of El Niño and the Peruvian government and […]

The blueprint for El Niño diversity

July 2018 Schematic illustration of the two atmosphere/ocean oscillations that contribute to the complexity of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation and its impacts. A new research study, published this week by an international team of climate scientists in the journal Nature, isolates key mechanisms that cause El Niño events […]