Extreme El Niño Events to Double as Climate Change Warms the Globe

Science World Report

20 January 2014

It turns out that as our planet warms, extreme weather events are likely to increase. Scientists have discovered that El Niños may double in number as our planet warms, causing scenarios such as the 1983 heatwave that led to the Ash Wednesday bushfires in Australia.

"We currently experience an unusually strong El Niño evnt every 20 years," said Agus Santoso, one of the researchers, in a news release. "Our research shows this will double to one event every 10 years." Read more