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El Niño: Typhoons in the Pacific Ocean will have global consequences.


El Ni o Typhoons in the Pacific Ocean will have global consequences

Source: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2...

It’s the height of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and the oceans have never been hotter. What’s more, there’s increasing evidence that a warming feedback loop has been kicked off in recent days—which could quickly ramp up El Niño.

If you’re not a seasoned weather nerd, the feedback loop—warm water begets typhoons beget weird trade winds beget more warm water—is a bit tricky to follow in charts and maps. But its effects on El Niño could produce global ramifications.

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That the oceans have never been hotter is still a fact sinking in.

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/nhem/ocean/1/5/1880-2015

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