change could spawn more frequent El Ninos.
Some of the worst El Niños, the infamous climate patterns that shake
up weather around the world, could double in frequency in upcoming
decades due to global warming, says a new study out Sunday in the
journal Nature Climate Change.
of extreme El Niños to double as globe warms.
Global-warming’s impact on the tropical Pacific Ocean has been hotly
contested, but an analysis now suggests that powerful warming events
in the eastern equatorial region, known as El Niños, are likely to
double as greenhouse-gas emissions rise this century.