El Niño

Global average sea and air temperatures are spiking in 2023, before El Niño has fully arrived. We should be very concerned

Climate scientists around the world are searching for an explanation for recent increases in ocean heat content and the average worldwide air temperature. During a portion of March and the first few days of June, the worldwide average air temperature exceeded the lower 1.5°C Paris Agreement threshold when compared to 1850-1900. This most recently occurred …

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Global ocean temperatures spike to record levels as El Niño nears

The world’s oceans have been warmer since mid-March than they have been since at least 1982, which has some climate experts worried about faster warming. Why it matters: Since hotter oceans can cause more frequent and severe extreme weather and climate events, from floods to heat waves, they have major implications for land areas. •Additionally, …

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Climate models warn of possible ‘super El Niño’ before end of year

According to climate specialists, the size of the anticipated weather event is undetermined, but “we’ll need to buckle up” if an extreme El Niño happens. A probable El Niño, a trend of ocean warming in the Pacific that might raise the danger of catastrophic weather events around the world, is still being foreseen by climate …

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Stronger El Niño events may speed up irreversible melting of Antarctic ice, research finds

New study shows impact of weather phenomenon could have a ‘double whammy’ effect, leading to worsening extreme weather and accelerating sea level rise. Stronger El Niño events due to global heating may accelerate irreversible melting of the Antarctic ice sheet and ice shelves and the rise in sea levels, according to research from Australia’s premier …

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Transition into El Nino could lead to record heat around globe

When the world’s largest and deepest ocean basin warms, satellites will be busy over the Pacific Ocean detecting analogous water temperatures but also, if history repeats itself, landmasses across the globe will have to deal with heat that could be record-breaking. Since reliable technology started keeping track of world temperatures in the 1950s, the warmest …

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