Tag Archive for 'El Nino'

World Meteorological Organisation reports on global weather in 2013

March 25th, 2014 by World Meteorological Organization

The year 2013 demonstrated the dramatic impact of droughts, heat waves, floods and tropical cyclones on people and property in all parts of the planet, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Annual Statement on the Status of the Climate. The report confirmed that 2013 tied with 2007 as the sixth warmest on record, continuing the […]

Climate change doubles risk of extreme El Niño events

January 19th, 2014 by University of Exeter

The risk of extreme versions of the El Niño weather phenomenon will double over the coming decades due to global warming, new research has shown. The frequency of ‘extreme El Niños’ could see a twofold increase as the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean warms faster than the surrounding regions. Similar events were experienced in 1982 and […]

Satellite telemetry shows average global sea level rising 60% faster than IPCC projections

November 30th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The rate of sea-level rise in the past decades is greater than projected by the latest assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC) while global temperature increases are in agreement with its best estimates. This is shown in the paper “Comparing climate projections to observations up to 2011” published in the journal Environmental […]

Global warming shows no signs of slowing down

December 9th, 2011 by Institute of Physics

Researchers have added further clarity to the global climate trend, proving that global warming is showing no signs of slowing down and that further increases are to be expected in the next few decades. They revealed the true global warming trend by bringing together and analysing the five leading global temperature data sets, covering the […]

Civil conflicts are twice as likely to occur during El Niño years

September 19th, 2011 by Nature

Civil conflicts are twice as likely to occur during El Niño years, when conditions are typically warmer, than in cooler La Niña years, suggests a paper published in the 25 August 2011 issue of Nature. This is the first demonstration that the stability of modern societies relates strongly to global climates.