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El Nino is taking a toll on the world’s coral reefs


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Michael Casey February 24, 2016 A powerful El Niño combined with rising temperatures is wreaking havoc on the world’s coral reefs, causing what federal scientists say is the longest die-off event on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, whose researchers are expected to present their findings Friday […]

Zimbabwe: El Nino Breaks World Record


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By Samantha Chigogo Climate researchers from America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have revealed that 2015 has broken records as the earth’s hottest year and the global scorching weather conditions are forecast to continue. According to the NOAA Annual Global Analysis for 2015, last year’s sharp spike […]

El-Nino, poor urban design leave Chennai battered


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Guataman Bhaskaran on December 4, 2015 in Asia Times News & Features The recent rain in the southern Indian coastal city of Chennai — unimaginably torrential and reportedly as heavy as it once was a hundred years ago — may have been caused by the global meteorological event, […]

The worst El Niño in years is triggering acute food shortages in Zimbabwe


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Yomi Kazeem February 05, 2016 Zimbabwe has declared a state of disaster in parts of the country which have been badly hit by one of the worst droughts it has seen in recent years. According to reports, as many as 2.4 million people—almost a quarter of Zimbabwe’s population—are […]

El Niño Is Fueling One of the Scariest Droughts In Recent History


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Maddie Stone 2/01/16  Imagine if crop yields across the United States dropped more than 50 percent in a single year. It’s difficult to fathom just how catastrophic this would be—but that’s exactly what’s happening in Ethiopia right now, thanks to a deadly, El Niño-fueled drought. The effects of […]

Monster El Niño probed by meteorologists


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Unprecedented Pacific Ocean campaign aims to improve forecasts for strong storms. Richard Monastersky 20 January 2016 El Niño has sent heavy rains to California this year. Climate scientists this week began a research blitz to study El Niño, the climate trouble-maker that disrupts weather around much of the globe. […]

El Niño Is So Last Year, Here Comes La Niña to Bring Havoc


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by Eko Listiyorini January 6, 2016 As the effects of the most severe El Niño in almost 20 years still reverberate globally, parts of the world are already preparing for La Niña. Indonesia is set to distribute water pumps to farmers and is assessing its rice stockpiles in anticipation […]