[Coral-List] El Niño will increase in intensity and frequency with global warming

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 19:59:37 UTC 2018

    New article just out in Nature, which finds that El  Niño, particularly
the version that centers in the eastern equatorial Pacific, will increase
in intensity and frequency with global warming.  And of course the worst
mass bleaching events are mainly due to El Niño events.
     Also, if you haven't seen it, the first article in my signature argues
that global warming is going to come faster than has been predicted.
     Both are bad news for coral futures.

El Niño events will intensify under global warming
After decades of uncertainty, it now seems clear that global warming will
enhance both the amplitude and the frequency of climate phenomena known as
eastern Pacific El Niño events, with widespread climatic consequences.

This is the popular article based on the technical article, link below.


Cheers,  Doug

Douglas Fenner
Ocean Associates, Inc. Contractor
NOAA Fisheries Service
Pacific Islands Regional Office
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

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