El Niño and La Niña and its effects

El Niño and La Niña events are a natural part of the global climate system. They occur when the Pacific Ocean and the atmosphere above it change from their neutral (‘normal’) state for several seasons. El Niño events are associated with a warming of the central and eastern tropical Pacific, while La Niña events are… Continue reading El Niño and La Niña and its effects

EXTREME CLIMATE VARIABILITY, HEATWAVES & HEAVY RAIN

THE “NEW NORM” The sudden increased of heat temperature, heavy and excessive rainfall we are experiencing right now is part of what climate scientists call “the new norm.” This means we are experiencing weather extremes that are more widespread and harder to predict. What is EXTREME CLIMATE VARIABILITY? Climate variability refers to variations in the… Continue reading EXTREME CLIMATE VARIABILITY, HEATWAVES & HEAVY RAIN