Tag: El Nino

El Nino gone; winter outlook unclear

DON JENKINS August, 2019 A weak El Nino went away in July as sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean along the equator cooled to within a normal range, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center estimated the chances of neutral conditions sticking through […]

How El Niño is threatening livelihoods

El Niño-driven drought has already left more than 34 million people hungry in Eastern and Southern Africa, and this is set to double in 2016. ActionAid is helping people in the countries most severely hit by El Niño. We’re giving emergency food to people in Ethiopia, Somaliland, Zimbabwe and Malawi. And […]

Australian Reef Skeletons

Rebecca Green and James Paton Gilmour May 21, 2019 Diving on the remote coral reefs in the north of Western Australia during the world’s worst bleaching event in 2016, the first thing I noticed was the heat. It was like diving into a warm bath, with surface temperatures of […]