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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


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.

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