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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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Australia could swing from three years of La Niña to hot and dry El Niño in 2023

.Bureau of Meteorology climate models indicate sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific may exceed El Niño thresholds by June. Australia could swing from three years of above-average rainfall to one of the hottest, driest El Niño periods on record, as models show an increasing likelihood the climate driver may form in the Pacific in 2023. The …

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Weather’s unwanted guest: Nasty La Nina keeps popping up

Something weird is up with La Nina, the natural but potent weather event linked to more drought and wildfires in the western United States and more Atlantic hurricanes. It’s becoming the nation’s unwanted weather guest and meteorologists said the West’s megadrought won’t go away until La Nina does. The current double-dip La Nina set a …

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