Tag Archive for 'La Niña'

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 […]

WMO reports that last decade saw climate changing more rapidly

March 24th, 2012 by World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization’s Annual Statement on the Status of the Global Climate said that 2011 was the 11th warmest since records began in 1850. It confirmed preliminary findings that 2011 was the warmest year on record with a La Niña, which has a cooling influence. Globally-averaged temperatures in 2011 were estimated to be 0.40° […]

Global temperatures in 2011 higher than in any previous La Niña year

December 4th, 2011 by World Meteorological Organization

Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with a La Niña event, which has a relative cooling influence. The 13 warmest years have all occurred in the 15 years since 1997. The extent of Arctic sea ice in 2011 was the second lowest on […]

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.