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Will La Nina Shape 2016 Weather?

Will La Nina Shape 2016 Weather? | El Nino | Scoop.it
Agriculture climatologists live for those “A-ha!” moments when weather data reveals a trend or pattern that’s useful for farmers. There are dozens of weather cycles and millions upon millions of data points to ponder. But the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is usually the place to start.
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This is what El Niño will do to the global economy

This is what El Niño will do to the global economy | El Nino | Scoop.it
The globe is about to experience one of the strongest El Niños since 1950.
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El Nino Hits Dinner Table as Food Costs Soar Most in 3 Years

El Nino Hits Dinner Table as Food Costs Soar Most in 3 Years | El Nino | Scoop.it
The effects of El Nino are starting to reach the dinner table, with global food prices rising the most in three years on supply concerns for everything from New Zealand milk to sugar in Brazil and Southeast Asian palm oil.
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Drought pushes up food prices - Business News | IOL Business

Drought pushes up food prices - Business News | IOL Business | El Nino | Scoop.it

By Sechaba ka'Nkosi and Dineo Faku                                         

      
                                                                    BLOOMBERGDried maize plants in North West. An ongoing drought has ruined crops, leading to higher food prices all round. File picture: Waldo Swiegers

Johannesburg - The devastating drought that is wreaking havoc in the country has hit home with the price of staple foods soaring to new heights.

Observers say the general price of food increased by 4.4 percent, while maize, bread and cereals increased by 6.4 percent year on year in September against the consumer price index of 4.6 percent.

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Commodities Prices Are Heating Up on El Niño

Commodities Prices Are Heating Up on El Niño | El Nino | Scoop.it
The El Niño weather phenomenon is starting to push up prices for key agricultural commodities as its impact spreads through key crop-growing regions in Asia and beyond.
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El Niño 2015 continues to strengthen

El Niño 2015 continues to strengthen | El Nino | Scoop.it
El Niño 2015 continues its climb in the record books, why the Sun is not the cause of global warming, and climate tipping points we'll reach even before warming hits 2 degrees C. It's What's Up In Climate Change.
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El Niño could leave 4 million people in Pacific without food or drinking water

El Niño could leave 4 million people in Pacific without food or drinking water | El Nino | Scoop.it
Papua New Guinea drought has already claimed two dozen lives and looming El Niño weather pattern could be as severe as 1997-98, when 23,000 died globally
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Don't Get Too Excited About That Giant El Nino

Don't Get Too Excited About That Giant El Nino | El Nino | Scoop.it

Excitement has been building for the massive El Niño heading toward the drought-stricken western U.S., but scientists say the hype is premature. 

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it expects this year's El Niño, a periodic warming event in the Pacific Ocean known for dumping rainfall in California and other parts of the West, to be one of the three strongest on record. That makes a wet winter likely -- but not a sure thing.  

 

"While it does point us in a direction, it doesn’t promise anything," Mike Halpert, the deputy director of the Climate Prediction Center, said in a phone call with reporters Thursday. "We’ve done our best, from NOAA’s point of view, to try to stick to what we understand and what we can say and really stay out of the hype that 'This is the strongest El Niño and this is what it means.'"

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Massive El Niño is now 'too big to fail,' scientist says

Massive El Niño is now 'too big to fail,' scientist says | El Nino | Scoop.it
An El Niño that is among the strongest on record is gaining strength in the Pacific Ocean, and climate scientists say California is likely to face a wet winter.
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Near-Record El Nino Will Shake Up Winter Weather : DNews

Near-Record El Nino Will Shake Up Winter Weather : DNews | El Nino | Scoop.it
In case there was any doubt, NASA has released a reminder that this El Niño is big, likely to get bigger (maybe even record-setting) and that the weather is likely to be anything but normal through this winter for much of the United States.
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El Nino drought poses poverty challenge for Indonesia's Widodo

By Nicholas Owen KARANG JATI, Indonesia (Reuters) - On a dry and dusty sports field in central Java, Indonesian men dressed as traditional warriors take turns to battle with wooden staves, while village women crowd around, chanting: "All farmers let us pray that rain comes and washes our sorrow away." As in many parts of Java, Indonesia's main rice-growing island, seasonal rains are late coming to Karang Jati. A drought caused by the El Nino weather pattern, which scientists say could be the wor
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El Nino Rains May Increase Risk for Disease Outbreaks, Crop Loss in East Africa

El Nino Rains May Increase Risk for Disease Outbreaks, Crop Loss in East Africa | El Nino | Scoop.it
Heavy rain set to fall across East Africa this winter as a result of El Nino will increase the chance for disease outbreaks and crop loss, experts warn.
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How El Niño sparks major changes in weather patterns across the world

How El Niño sparks major changes in weather patterns across the world | El Nino | Scoop.it
Forest fires in tinder-dry Indonesia, a disappointing monsoon in India and even the unusually warm, wet and windy weather this weekend in Britain are all being blamed on a record El Niño developing in the South Pacific which meteorologists believe could become the biggest in living memory.
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DOF backs increase in rice importation

Lower global prices and higher stock volumes of rice would augur well for the government’s plan to import more of the commodity early next year to temper domestic price movements amid the El Niño,
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El Niño: Californians urged to buy flood insurance even if they're not near water

El Niño: Californians urged to buy flood insurance even if they're not near water | El Nino | Scoop.it
"If there ever was a time to buy flood insurance, this is that time," a federal emergency official said, adding that the warning applies even to those who don't live near creeks.
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News | Crop Monitor

News | Crop Monitor | El Nino | Scoop.it

Models indicate that the current El Niño event is likely to be in the top 4 strongest events since 1950. El Niño can have both positive and negative impacts on growing conditions, depending on the region, season, timing and strength. El Niño has already affected growing conditions, particularly in Asia, with drier than average conditions in parts of India, Thailand, Viet Nam and the Philippines, and these conditions are forecast to continue and spread to Indonesia. North-central China has experienced below average rainfall, impacting spring and summer crops, whereas parts of southern China have experienced much wetter than average conditions. Similarly, in Central America, a dry corridor across Panamá, Colombia and Venezuela has already severely affected the first crop season of 2015. In Australia, El Niño is generally associated with reduced precipitation in the east and warmer temperatures in the south. However, increased sea surface temperatures across the Indian Ocean are likely moderating these conditions and therefore, to date conditions have been largely favourable for winter crops, though continued rain in coming weeks will be critical. In southern Africa, El Niño traditionally results in below average rainfall during the main growing season (maize), and in South America, it generally results in wetter than normal conditions during summer months (soy and maize season) in southern Brazil and Argentina, and drier than normal conditions in northern Brazil. In North America most effects are expected during the upcoming winter season, with warmer than average temperatures expected across Canada and the northern US, and wetter than average conditions across the southern half of the US. Over Central Asia El Niño generally increase

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Climate Change and El Niño: A Double Whammy | Heal the Bay

Climate Change and El Niño: A Double Whammy | Heal the Bay | El Nino | Scoop.it
Local shorelines already impacted by climate change are now bracing for El Niño. The picture may not be pretty, says Heal the Bay's Dana Murray, but there are things we can do to prepare. What will El Niño’s footprint be on our beaches this winter?
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El Niño keeps getting stronger, raises chance of drenching rains

El Niño keeps getting stronger, raises chance of drenching rains | El Nino | Scoop.it
The National Weather Service now expects El Niño to bring greater-than-average rainfall to virtually all of California, forecasters said for the first time Thursday.
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Goldman Sachs says El Nino could force RBA to cut interest rates

Goldman Sachs says El Nino could force RBA to cut interest rates | El Nino | Scoop.it
A severe drought from an intense El Nino weather pattern may drag Australia's growth below 2 per cent and force the RBA to cut rates, Goldman Sachs says.
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The El Niño Phenomenon

The El Niño Phenomenon | El Nino | Scoop.it
The El Niño Phenomenon

An El Niño state occurs when the central and eastern equatorial Pacific sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) are substantially higher than usual. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines an El Niño event when the NIÑO 3.4 area has sea-surface temperatures at least 0.5 ºC higher than normal for five consecutive three-month-averaged periods.

  Date: 25/08/2015  
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