El Niño: Typhoons in the Pacific Ocean will have global consequences.
J Thoendell stashed this in California
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.